Rotten Tomatoes

Movies / TV


      No Results Found

      View All
      Movies Tv shows Movie Trivia News Showtimes
      Phil Leeds

      Phil Leeds

      Highest Rated: 89% Enemies, a Love Story (1989)

      Lowest Rated: 7% All I Want for Christmas (1991)

      Birthday: Apr 6, 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 poster
      Enemies, a Love Story
      He Said, She Said poster He Said, She Said Two Much poster
      Two Much
      All I Want for Christmas poster All I Want for Christmas




      14% 36% Two Much Lincoln Brigade (Character) $1.1M 1996
      35% 34% He Said, She Said Mr. Spepk (Character) $8.7M 1991
      7% 59% All I Want for Christmas Mr. Feld (Character) $13.9M 1991
      89% 52% Enemies, a Love Story Pesheles (Character) $7.8M 1989
      No Score Yet 35% Don't Drink the Water Sam Blackwell (Character) - 1969


      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ally Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
      61% 73% Ally McBeal Unknown (Guest Star) 1997-1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet You Wish Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
      No Score Yet 84% Everybody Loves Raymond Uncle Mel (Guest Star) 1996-1998
      50% No Score Yet The Closer Ned (Guest Star) 1998
      No Score Yet 90% 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 41% Murphy Brown Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Caroline in the City Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
      No Score Yet 100% Wings Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
      44% No Score Yet Ink Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
      76% 73% Roseanne Lily (Guest Star) 1993 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dave's World Unknown (Guest Star) 1993 1995-1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Local Heroes Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
      79% 93% Friends Mr. Adelman (Guest Star) 1996
      13% No Score Yet Misery Loves Company Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
      No Score Yet 84% ER Husband (Guest Star) 1995
      57% No Score Yet Double Rush Unknown (Character) 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock Unknown (Guest Star) 1993
      No Score Yet 87% Mad About You Vacky (Guest Star) 1992
      No Score Yet 91% 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 82% ALF Jack (Guest Star) 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gimme a Break Unknown (Guest Star) 1984-1985
      No Score Yet 100% Barney Miller Brent LaMear (Guest Star) 1975 1977 1979-1981
      No Score Yet 65% Alice Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
      No Score Yet 94% Three's Company Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
      No Score Yet 91% All in the Family Unknown (Guest Star) 1976 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Woman Abe the Deli Owner (Guest Star) 1975 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Starsky and Hutch Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Maude Unknown (Guest Star) 1973 1975-1976
      No Score Yet 60% Happy Days J. Jackie Silver (Guest Star) 1975
      100% 89% Kolchak: The Night Stalker Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
      No Score Yet 100% The Odd Couple Mr. Katleman (Guest Star) 1971-1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Professor Wilson (Guest Star) 1967
      No Score Yet 100% The Dick Van Dyke Show Blackie Sorrell (Guest Star) 1962