Ron Leibman (1937–2019)


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Ron Leibman was born on October 11, 1937 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for Zorro: The Gay Blade (1981), Garden State (2004) and Kaz (1978). He was married to Jessica Walter and Linda Lavin. He died on December 6, 2019 in New York City. See full bio »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

(1981)
Garden State Dr. Cohen
(2004)
Kaz Martin 'Kaz' Kazinsky
(1978-1979)
Auto Focus Lenny
(2002)

Filmography

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 2013-2016 Archer (TV Series)
Ron Cadillac
- Motherless Child (2016) ... Ron Cadillac (voice)
- Drastic Voyage: Part 1 (2015) ... Ron Cadillac (voice)
- Archer Vice: House Call (2014) ... Ron Cadillac (voice)
- Archer Vice: A Debt of Honor (2014) ... Ron Cadillac (voice)
- The Papal Chase (2013) ... Ron Cadillac (voice)
 2010 A Little Help
Warren Dunning
 2006 The Sopranos (TV Series)
Dr. Lior Plepler
- The Fleshy Part of the Thigh (2006) ... Dr. Lior Plepler
- Mayham (2006) ... Dr. Lior Plepler
- Join the Club (2006) ... Dr. Lior Plepler
 1996-2004 Friends (TV Series)
Dr. Leonard Green
- The One Where Joey Speaks French (2004) ... Dr. Leonard Green
- The One with the Stripper (2001) ... Dr. Leonard Green
- The One with the Race Car Bed (1996) ... Dr. Leonard Green
- The One with the Two Parties (1996) ... Dr. Leonard Green
 2004 Garden State
Dr. Cohen
 2003 The Practice (TV Series)
Atty. Robert Colby
- Concealing Evidence (2003) ... Atty. Robert Colby
 2002 Auto Focus
Lenny
 1998-2002 Holding the Baby (TV Series)
Stan Peterson
- Barefoot in the Nanny Park (2002) ... Stan Peterson
- Gordy's Choice (1999) ... Stan Peterson
- One Date at a Time (1998) ... Stan Peterson
- The Gay Divorcee (1998) ... Stan Peterson
- Looking for Mr. Hoppity (1998) ... Stan Peterson
 2002 The Dummy
Lou
 2002 Personal Velocity
Avram Herskowitz
 2001 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Stan Villani
- Ridicule (2001) ... Stan Villani
- Inheritance (2001) ... Stan Villani
- Rooftop (2001) ... Stan Villani
- Repression (2001) ... Stan Villani
 1995-2000 Law & Order (TV Series)
Barry Nathanson / Mark Paul Kopell
- Amends (2000) ... Barry Nathanson
- House Counsel (1995) ... Mark Paul Kopell
 1998 Just the Ticket
Barry the Book
 1997 Don King: Only in America (TV Movie)
Harry Shondor
 1996 Rugrats (TV Series)
Rabbi / Old Man
- Chanukah (1996) ... Rabbi / Old Man (voice)
 1996 Night Falls on Manhattan
Morgenstern
 1995-1996 C.P.W. (TV Series)
Allen Rush
- You Belong to Me! (1996) ... Allen Rush
- Mermaids Strike Better (1996) ... Allen Rush
- Everything Has Its Price (1996) ... Allen Rush
- Out on Bail (1996) ... Allen Rush
- End of a Marriage (1996) ... Allen Rush
 1995 Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (TV Series)
Geofredo
- Papa Oom M.O.W. M.O.W. (1995) ... Geofredo (voice)
 1991-1992 Pacific Station (TV Series)
Det. Al Burkhardt
- The Last Angry Detective (1992) ... Det. Al Burkhardt
- One for the Road (1992) ... Det. Al Burkhardt
- Whose Dad Is It Anyway? (1992) ... Det. Al Burkhardt
- My Favorite Dad (1992) ... Det. Al Burkhardt
- Operation! (1991) ... Det. Al Burkhardt
 1992 Fish Police (TV Series)
- The Codfather (1992) ... (voice)
 1990-1992 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Darryl Heyward / Roland Trent
- Incident in Lot 7 (1992) ... Darryl Heyward
- O'Malley's Luck (1990) ... Roland Trent
 1988 Seven Hours to Judgment
David Reardon
 1987 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Sam Greene
- Class Act: A Teacher's Story (1987) ... Sam Greene
 1986 Christmas Eve (TV Movie)
Morris Huffner
 1986 Many Happy Returns (TV Movie)
Jerry Brenner
 1985 Comedy Factory (TV Series)
Joey Caruso
- Side by Side (1985) ... Joey Caruso
 1984 Rhinestone
Freddie Ugo
 1984 Door to Door
Larry Price
 1983 Romantic Comedy
Leo
 1983 Phar Lap
Dave Davis
 1981 Zorro: The Gay Blade
Esteban
 1981 Rivkin: Bounty Hunter (TV Movie)
Rivkin
 1980 Linda in Wonderland (TV Movie)
 1980 Up the Academy
Major Vaughn Liceman (uncredited)
 1978-1979 Kaz (TV Series)
Martin 'Kaz' Kazinsky
- The Avenging Angel (1979) ... Martin 'Kaz' Kazinsky
- The Battered Bride (1979) ... Martin 'Kaz' Kazinsky
- A Fool for a Client (1979) ... Martin 'Kaz' Kazinsky
- They've Taken Our Daughter (1979) ... Martin 'Kaz' Kazinsky
- A Piece of Cake (1979) ... Martin 'Kaz' Kazinsky
 1979 Norma Rae
Reuben
 1978 A Question of Guilt (TV Movie)
Lieutenant Louis Kazinsky
 1977 Martinelli, Outside Man (TV Movie)
Richie Martinelli
 1975 Police Story (TV Series)
Ray Oberstar
- Vice: 24 Hours (1975) ... Ray Oberstar
 1975 The Art of Crime (TV Movie)
Roman Grey
 1974 The Super Cops
David Greenberg
 1972 Slaughterhouse-Five
Paul Lazzaro
 1972 The Hot Rock
Murch
 1970 Where's Poppa?
Sidney Hocheiser
 1966 Hawk (TV Series)
Eddie Toll
- The Man Who Owned Everyone (1966) ... Eddie Toll
 1963 Ride with Terror (TV Movie)
Pfc. Philip Carmatti
 1963 The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Series)
Carmatti
- Ride with Terror (1963) ... Carmatti
 1956 The Edge of Night (TV Series)
Johnny (1964)
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Other Works:

(July 12 to September 23, 1990) He acted in Neil Simon's play, "Rumors," at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson at the James A. Doolittle Theatre (University of California) in Los Angeles, California with Jessica Walter and Kandis Chappell in the cast. Gene Saks was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)

Spouse:

Jessica Walter  (his death) | See more »

Children:

Brooke Bowman

Parents:

Leibman, Murray | Leibman (Marks), Grace

Relatives:

Daniel Walter (niece or nephew)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[2011, on Kaz (1978)] Short-lived, well-remembered...I got an Emmy, and the show was canceled two weeks later. What a business, huh? I really don't understand this business. I've stopped trying to figure it out. It was a very urban show, and I think they wanted it to be more suburban for their viewership. My question was, "Why the hell did you pay for the thing in the first place? You knew what ... See more »

Trivia:

He was a lifelong liberal Democrat. See more »

Trademark:

Drawling nasal voice

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