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Phil Leeds

Highest Rated: 85% Enemies, a Love Story (1989)

Lowest Rated: 0% All I Want for Christmas (1991)

Birthday: Apr 06, 1916

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Durable character actor Phil Leeds began his career as a stand-up comedian and went on to appear in dozens of films, television programs and stage productions throughout his 60 years in show business. With a face that was far more memorable than his name, he was a familiar presence on TV, racking up numerous guest appearances in his later years. Leeds was raised in the Bronx, NY and worked as a peanut vendor in nearby Yankee Stadium and Manhattan's Polo Grounds. The comedian started a stand-up career in his early twenties, and soon made his Broadway debut in 1942 opposite Betty Garrett in the musical "Of V We Sing" before going off to serve in the US Army Special Services during World War II. While stationed in the Pacific, Leeds continued to hone his craft, entertaining the troops. He resumed stand up upon his return to New York, opening for the likes of Mike Nichols and Elaine May, Harry Belafonte, and Barbra Streisand through the 1950s and 1960s while continuing to work on Broadway. Among his better known stage appearances were those opposite Peter Ustinov in "Romanoff and Juliet" (1958) and Robert Preston in "Nobody Loves an Albatross" (1963). Other theatrical credits include a successful 1973 San Francisco production of "The Sunshine Boys" co-starring Jose Ferrer. and the tour of the New York Shakespeare Festival musical "Two Gentleman of Verona." Settling in Los Angeles in the early 1970s, Leeds found regular work in films and on TV. He had already played Dr. Shand in 1968's creepy "Rosemary's Baby" and went on to be cast as the Chief Monk in Mel Brooks' "The History of the World Part I" (1981) before making several scene stealing appearances in features like "Beaches" (1988), "Enemies, A Love Story" (1989), "Ghost" (1990), "Frankie and Johnny" and "Soapdish" (both 1991).

Highest rated movies

Enemies, a Love Story
He Said, She Said
Two Much
All I Want for Christmas

Filmography

Movies

Credit
14% 36% Two Much Lincoln Brigade (Character) $1.1M 1996
31% 34% He Said, She Said Mr. Spepk (Character) $8.7M 1991
0% 58% All I Want for Christmas Mr. Feld (Character) $13.9M 1991
85% 52% Enemies, a Love Story Pesheles (Character) $7.8M 1989
No Score Yet 36% Don't Drink the Water Sam Blackwell (Character) - 1969

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ally Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
61% 74% Ally McBeal Unknown (Guest Star) 1997-1998
No Score Yet 77% Everybody Loves Raymond Uncle Mel (Guest Star) 1996-1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet You Wish Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murphy Brown Unknown (Guest Star) 1997-1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ellen Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
50% 82% The Closer Ned (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet 95% Boy Meets World Milton (Guest Star) 1996-1997
17% No Score Yet Fired Up Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
71% No Score Yet Nothing Sacred Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Caroline in the City Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wings Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
43% No Score Yet Ink Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
76% 69% Roseanne Lily (Guest Star) 1996 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dave's World Unknown (Guest Star) 1995-1996 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Local Heroes Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet 94% Friends Mr. Adelman (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Misery Loves Company Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet 83% ER Husband (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Double Rush Unknown (Character) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock Unknown (Guest Star) 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mad About You Vacky (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet 94% The Golden Girls Guido Spirelli (Guest Star) 1991
83% No Score Yet thirtysomething Phill - Insurance Agent (Guest Star) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Coach Unknown (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet 87% ALF Jack (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gimme a Break Unknown (Guest Star) 1984-1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barney Miller Brent LaMear (Guest Star) 1979-1981 1977 1975
56% No Score Yet Alice Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet 94% Three's Company Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet 88% All in the Family Unknown (Guest Star) 1978 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Woman Abe the Deli Owner (Guest Star) 1977 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Starsky and Hutch Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Maude Unknown (Guest Star) 1975-1976 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Happy Days J. Jackie Silver (Guest Star) 1975
100% No Score Yet Kolchak: The Night Stalker Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Odd Couple Mr. Katleman (Guest Star) 1971-1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Professor Wilson (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dick Van Dyke Show Blackie Sorrell (Guest Star) 1962

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