Peter Leeds

Peter Leeds

  • Highest Rated: 100% It's Always Fair Weather (1955)
  • Lowest Rated: 15% The Oscar (1966)
  • Birthday: May 30, 1917
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Peter Leeds played straight man to some of the most popular comedians of the mid- to late 20th century, including Bob Hope, Lucille Ball, Milton Berle, Carole Burnett, and Johnny Carson. Leeds was also a fine dramatic actor. He spent most of his 40-plus-year career on television, appearing an astonishing 8,000 times on situation comedies and variety shows. Leeds has appeared on Broadway, in feature films, and on over 3,000 radio shows and was a popular voice-over artist. A native of Bayonne, NJ, Leeds received his training at the Neighborhood Playhouse. He made his film debut with a bit part in Public Enemies (1941). Leeds hooked up with Bob Hope in 1954 for a television special and continued working with Hope on specials and 14 U.S.O. tours through 1991. During the '70s, Leeds spent five years as the president of the Los Angeles chapter of AFTRA and later served on the actors' union's national and local Board of Directors. In 1992, AFTRA repaid his many years of service with its highest honor, the Gold Card. Leeds later served on the Board of Governors for the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Leeds died of cancer on November 12, 1996, at age 79.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

50% Dragnet Roy Grest 1987
No Score Yet Senior Trip Mickey's Friend 1981
43% The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat Actor 1974
No Score Yet With Six You Get Eggroll Police Officer Joelson 1968
No Score Yet Eight on the Lam Marty 1967
15% The Oscar Bert 1966
No Score Yet The Wheeler Dealers Arthur Watkins 1963
No Score Yet The Facts of Life Thompson 1960
57% Please Don't Eat the Daisies Larry's Secretary 1960
No Score Yet The Rookie Man at Bar 1959
No Score Yet The 30 Foot Bride of Candy Rock Bill Burton 1959
No Score Yet Kiss Them for Me Reporter 1957
80% Tea and Sympathy Headmaster at Bonfire 1957
No Score Yet I'll Cry Tomorrow Richard 1955
67% Love Me Or Leave Me Fred Taylor 1955
No Score Yet Interrupted Melody Dr. Ed Ryson 1955
No Score Yet Tight Spot Fred Packer 1955
No Score Yet Six Bridges to Cross Harris 1955
100% It's Always Fair Weather Trasker 1955
88% The Last Time I Saw Paris Barney 1954
No Score Yet Atomic Kid Bill 1954
38% The Long, Long Trailer Garage Manager 1954
100% 99 River Street Nat Finley 1953
97% Stalag 17 Barracks No. 1 POW 1953
86% Come Back, Little Sheba Milkman 1952
No Score Yet The Frogmen Pharmacist's Mate 1951
No Score Yet Ma and Pa Kettle Back on the Farm Manson 1951
No Score Yet Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Town Manson 1950
No Score Yet The Lady Gambles Hotel Clerk 1949
No Score Yet Reunion in France Boy 1942

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet The Jeffersons
1975-1985
Whitty
  • 1978
No Score Yet Charlie's Angels
1976-1981
General Greene
  • 1976
No Score Yet Sanford and Son
1972-1977
Suitcase Courier
  • 1976
No Score Yet Mission: Impossible
1966-1973
John Larson
  • 1972
No Score Yet Green Acres
1965-1971
Moving Man Sweitzer
  • 1968
  • 1965
No Score Yet The Beverly Hillbillies
1962-1971
Joe Harry Sledge Truck Driver Policeman
  • 1968
  • 1965
  • 1964
  • 1963
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Bartender Norton
  • 1968
  • 1960
No Score Yet I Dream of Jeannie
1965-1970
Big Charlie
  • 1966
No Score Yet Rawhide
1959-1965
Samson
  • 1964
No Score Yet Perry Mason
1957-1966
Emory Lou Caporale Photographer
  • 1963
  • 1959
  • 1958
No Score Yet The Andy Griffith Show
1960-1968
Sgt. Nelson
  • 1962
No Score Yet The Dick Van Dyke Show
1961-1966
Police Officer Off. Jack Bain
  • 1962
  • 1961
No Score Yet Leave It to Beaver
1957-1963
Theater Manager
  • 1959
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
Custodian
  • 1957
No Score Yet I Love Lucy
1951-1957
Reporter Mr. Krausfeld
  • 1956
  • 1953
  • 1952

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