Joseph Leon

Birthday: Jun 8, 1918
Birthplace: Not Available
An understudy to blacklisted actor Zero Mostel in Broadway's The Merchant, one might have to maintain a keen eye to spot character actor Joseph Leon in such films as Shaft (1971) and Sophie's Choice (1982). With such credit listings as Cab Driver #2 and Stamp Store Proprietor, as well as voiceover credits in numerous television commercials, Leon's face may not have etched itself into one's memory, but the feeling of "seen him somewhere before" is unavoidable. Born in 1918, in New York, NY, Leon appeared in features before moving to Broadway to understudy Mostel (taking over for the actor after his death) and appear in numerous New York productions, including Glengarry Glen Ross and Café Crown. Beginning a six-year tenure as a drama professor at Hofstra University in 1966, Leon shared his skills with students while frequently appearing on TV, stage, and in film. Joseph Leon died of natural causes in Bradenton, FL, in March 2001. He was 82.

Highest Rated Movies



13% Arthur 2: On the Rocks Hank 1988
36% Brewster's Millions Stamp Store Proprietor 1985
No Score Yet Almost You Uncle Mel 1985
43% Daniel Selig Mindish 1983
No Score Yet Cold Feet Harold Fenton 1983
77% Sophie's Choice Dr. Blackstock 1982
No Score Yet Skokie Hershkowitz 1981
22% He Knows You're Alone Ralph the Tailor 1980
No Score Yet Just Tell Me What You Want Julie Raskin 1980
No Score Yet My Old Man Shimmy 1979
No Score Yet If Ever I See You Again Sosnick 1978
70% The Anderson Tapes Actor 1971
88% Shaft Bryan Leibowitz 1971
No Score Yet The People Next Door Price Whitehead 1970
No Score Yet Act One Max Siegel 1963
98% Sweet Smell of Success Robard 1957


No Score Yet Kojak
Willis Newton
  • 1976


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