Robert Sean Leonard

Robert Sean Leonard

Highest Rated: 100% Andy Warhol: A Documentary Film (2006)

Lowest Rated: 14% Driven (2001)

Birthday: Feb 28, 1969

Birthplace: Westwood, New Jersey, USA

In 1986, clean-cut American actor Robert Sean Leonard made his Broadway debut in Brighton Beach Memoirs and his film debut in The Manhattan Project. His first starring film role was as a high-school vampire in the '80s teen comedy My Best Friend Is a Vampire (1988). But Leonard's chiseled features and dark brown eyes made him perfect for the role of Neil Perry, the sensitive prep-school student whose acting aspirations are crushed by his wealthy father in the much-loved drama Dead Poets Society (1989). His next few films were period pieces: the Merchant-Ivory production Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (1990), Kenneth Branagh's Much Ado About Nothing (1993), and Martin Scorsese's The Age of Innocence (also 1993). Leonard also earned a Young Artist award for his performance in the WWII-era musical Swing Kids in 1993 and earned his first Tony nomination that same year for a revival of Candida. Though he often chose the stage over the screen, his theatrical training directed him toward roles in the talky feature films Married to It (1993), Safe Passage (1994), and The Last Days of Disco (1998). He also fared well in television adaptations of stage productions (The Boys Next Door [1996], In the Gloaming [1997]) and based-on-a-true-story docudramas (Killer: A Journal of Murder [1995], A Glimpse of Hell [2001]).In 2001, Leonard reunited with Dead Poets Society co-star Ethan Hawke to appear in the independent drama Chelsea Walls, Hawke's directorial debut. He also co-starred with Hawke and Uma Thurman in Richard Linklater's intensely talky drama Tape. After spending most of his career on the stage, Leonard finally earned a Tony award for his portrayal of A.E. Houseman in Tom Stoppard's The Invention of Love. Also on Broadway, he could be seen in A Long Day's Journey Into Night and The Violet Hour. Though Leonard's 2004 projects would include the feature film The I Inside, based on the play Point of Death, it would soon become apparent that television was his true calling when, later that same year, he donned a white coat as Dr. James Wilson on the phenominally successful series House.


Highest Rated Movies



100% Andy Warhol: A Documentary Film Actor 2006
43% The I Inside Peter Cable 2005
No Score Yet A Painted House Jesse Chandler 2003
No Score Yet Reluctant Saint: Francis of Assisi Francis 2003
77% Tape Jon 2001
26% Chelsea Walls Terry 2001
14% Driven DeMille Bly 2001
33% A Glimpse of Hell Dan Meyer 2001
40% Ground Control Cruise 1998
73% Last Days of Disco Tom 1998
No Score Yet Standoff Jamie Doolin 1998
40% I Love You, I Love You Not Angel of Death 1997
No Score Yet In the Gloaming Danny 1997
No Score Yet Stand Off Actor 1997
No Score Yet Killer: A Journal of Murder Henry Lesser 1996
No Score Yet The Boys Next Door Barry Klemper 1996
54% Safe Passage Alfred 1995
83% The Age of Innocence Ted Archer 1993
90% Much Ado About Nothing Claudio 1993
33% Married to It Chuck 1993
56% Swing Kids Peter Müller 1993
50% Wind Mooney 1992
80% Mr. & Mrs. Bridge Adult Douglas Bridge 1990
84% Dead Poets Society Neil Perry 1989
No Score Yet My Best Friend Is a Vampire Jeremy Capello 1988
No Score Yet Bluffing It Rusty Duggan 1987
50% The Manhattan Project Max 1986
No Score Yet My Two Loves Larry Taylor 1986


No Score Yet The Good Doctor
Shamus O'Malley 2020
90% The Hot Zone
Walter Humboldt 2019
No Score Yet Blue Bloods
Charles Beard 2017
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Guest Kenneth O'Dwyer ADA Kenneth O'Dwyer 2016
96% Battle Creek
Brock 2015
94% The Good Wife
Del Paul 2014
79% Falling Skies
91% The Blacklist
Frederick Barnes 2013
91% House
Dr. James Wilson 2012
No Score Yet American Experience
Appearing Voice 2010
6% Wasteland
Matt 2001
No Score Yet The Outer Limits


Neil Perry says: I went to the woods because I wanted to live deliberately. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life. To put to rout all that was not life; and not, when I had come to die, discover that I had not lived.

Neil Perry says: So what are you going to do, Charlie?

Charlie Dalton says: Damn it Neil, the name is Nuwanda.

Neil Perry says: For the first time in my whole life, I know what I wanna do! And for the first time, I'm gonna do it! Whether my father wants me to or not! Carpe diem!

Claudio says: Silence is the perfectest herald of joy.