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Joseph Leon

Highest Rated:   98% Sweet Smell of Success (1957)
Lowest Rated:   13% Arthur 2: On the Rocks (1988)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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
79% Sophie's Choice
  • Dr. Blackstock
1982
No Score Yet Skokie
  • Hershkowitz
1981
25% 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
82% The Anderson Tapes
  • Actor
1971
89% 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

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