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Peter Leeds

Highest Rated: 100% 99 River Street (1953)

Lowest Rated: 33% The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat (1974)

Birthday: May 30, 1917

Birthplace: Bayonne, New Jersey, USA

In a career spanning over 45 years, actor Peter Leeds made upwards of 8,000 television appearances, frequently as a straight man opposite comedy stars such as Bob Hope, Lucille Ball, and Johnny Carson. Born in Bayonne, New Jersey, he trained with the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City before performing on Broadway in shows such as "My Heart's in the Highlands." His feature debut came in 1941 in "Public Enemies," followed by a decade of small supporting parts, often going uncredited. He next saw roles in higher-profile fare, including "The Last Time I Saw Paris" with Elizabeth Taylor and the musical biopic about torch singer Ruth Etting, featuring Doris Day and James Cagney, "Love Me or Leave Me." After sharing the screen with Bob Hope in 1954, he joined the renowned comedian and actor in other shows and on 14 United StatesO. tours through 1991. In his television heyday of the '50s and '60s, he usually played guest spots with a couple of recurring-role exceptions, on the Robert Culp Western "Trackdown" and the "December Bride" sitcom spinoff, "Pete and Gladys." A veteran of radio with over 3,000 shows to his name, he also lent his voice to animated series such as "The Jetsons" and "Challenge of the GoBots." Giving back to the business, Leeds served as president of the Los Angeles chapter of the actors union A.F.T.R.A. and held a spot on the board of governors for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Highest rated movies

99 River Street
It's Always Fair Weather
I'll Cry Tomorrow
Love Me or Leave Me
Tight Spot

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
33% 41% The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat Juan / Various Characters (Voice) - 1974
No Score Yet 67% Eight on the Lam Marty (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 45% Harlow Parker (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 50% The Wheeler Dealers Arthur Watkins (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 60% The Facts of Life Thompson (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 27% High School Big Shot Mr. Carter (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Girls Town Michael Clyde (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 69% Interrupted Melody Dr. Ed Ryson (Character) - 1955
83% 75% I'll Cry Tomorrow Richard (Character) - 1955
88% 74% It's Always Fair Weather Mr. Trasker (uncredited) (Character) - 1955
71% 75% Love Me or Leave Me Fred Taylor (Character) - 1955
67% 55% Tight Spot Fred Packer (Character) - 1955
100% 80% 99 River Street Nat Finley (Character) - 1953

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 65% Alice Unknown (Guest Star) 1978 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jeffersons R.S. Whittendale (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chico and the Man Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Woman Lunds (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie's Angels Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
100% 100% Kolchak: The Night Stalker Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Here's Lucy Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Affair Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mod Squad Lou Anthony (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Green Acres Unknown (Guest Star) 1965 1968
No Score Yet 100% The Beverly Hillbillies Unknown (Guest Star) 1963-1965 1968
No Score Yet 100% Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1960 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet That Girl Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Flying Nun Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Petticoat Junction Unknown (Guest Star) 1965 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet F Troop Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Please Don't Eat the Daisies Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet 100% I Dream of Jeannie Big Charlie (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Mother the Car Ernie Stewart (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Joey Bishop Show Norman Richards (Guest Star) 1961-1963 1965
100% 98% The Addams Family Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet 100% Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Lou Caporale (Guest Star) 1958-1959 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet 77 Sunset Strip Phil Kneighler (Guest Star) 1960 1962
No Score Yet 90% The Andy Griffith Show Sergeant Nelson (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet 100% The Dick Van Dyke Show Officer Jack Bain (Guest Star) 1961-1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Startime Unknown (Character) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Untouchables Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Lucky Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Have Gun -- Will Travel Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trackdown Tenner Smith (Guest Star) 1958-1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Thin Man Sgt. Dave Martin (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Letter to Loretta Danton Hall (Character) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Turn of Fate Bill Lorrimer (Character) 1957
No Score Yet 98% Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Married Joan Unknown (Guest Star) 1952
No Score Yet 98% I Love Lucy Reporter (Guest Star) 1952