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Overview (3)

Born in Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameLeigh Joseph McCloskey
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Born on June 21, 1955 in Los Angeles, California, Leigh McCloskey was classically trained as an actor at the Juilliard School in Lincoln Center, New York. He began his professional acting career playing Billy Abbott in the original miniseries Rich Man, Poor Man (1976) starring Nick Nolte and Peter Strauss. He went on to star in three nighttime television series: Executive Suite (1976), Married: The First Year (1979), and is perhaps most widely known for his role as Lucy Ewing's husband Mitch Cooper on the CBS nighttime soap opera Dallas (1978). McCloskey was a series regular from 1980-1982, and made brief appearances in 1985 and 1988. In 1978, he married production executive Carla Reinke, and they have two daughters: Caytlyn Alexander and Brighton Aubreigh.

McCloskey starred in numerous made-for-television films and miniseries including The Bermuda Depths (1978) with Connie Sellecca, Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway (1976) and its sequel Alexander: The Other Side of Dawn (1977) in which he played the title role. He starred with Kris Kristofferson in Trouble Shooters: Trapped Beneath the Earth (1993) and with his "Dallas" co-star Linda Gray in Accidental Meeting (1994). He also co-starred with Brooke Shields and Scott Glenn in the television miniseries Gone But Not Forgotten (2005). McCloskey has also had made numerous films including Fraternity Vacation (1985) with Tim Robbins, Just One of the Guys (1985), Cameron's Closet (1988), and the cult classic Inferno (1980) directed by Dario Argento among others.

McCloskey has guest-starred on numerous television series and pilots including Medical Center (1969), Jake and the Fatman (1987), Life Goes On (1989), Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993), Star Trek: Voyager (1995), Chicago Hope (1994), JAG (1995), Bones (2005) and many others. He has played villains on four sci-fi television series: "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine", "Star Trek: Voyager", Babylon 5 (1994) and Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979) with Dorothy Stratten. He has also appeared in a number of daytime soap operas, including General Hospital (1963), One Life to Live (1968), The Young and the Restless (1973) and Santa Barbara (1984). McCloskey has played unrelated characters on three television series: The Love Boat (1977), Hotel (1983) and "Santa Barbara".

- IMDb Mini Biography By: A. Nonymous

Spouse (1)

Carla Reinke (19 August 1978 - present) ( 2 children)

Trade Mark (2)

Deep baritone voice
Light bold blue eyes

Trivia (8)

Also an artist, author, teacher and visual philosopher.
Kelsey Grammer's roommate and Juilliard classmate in New York City during the mid-1970s.
Has played unrelated characters on three different series: The Love Boat (1977), Hotel (1983) and Santa Barbara (1984).
Has played villains on four science fiction series: Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979), Babylon 5 (1994), Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) and Star Trek: Voyager (1995).
Has appeared with Trisha Noble in episodes of two different series: Executive Suite (1976) and Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979).
Has two daughters with his wife Carla McCloskey: Caytlyn Alexander (born 1982) and Brighton Aubreigh (born 1987).
Best remembered by the public for his role as Mitch Cooper on the 1980s soap opera Dallas (1978).
Had to perform the stunt work for the explosive finale of the horror film Inferno (1980). In interviews, he said it was an intense experience as the rest of the crew and equipment were protected by multiple layers of Plexiglas while he had to run without protection through the sets rigged to explode and burn. He said "When you feel glass flying by you like a Harrier jet, you never forget it!".

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