Sheldon Leonard

Sheldon Leonard

Highest Rated: 100% Captain Kidd (1945)

Lowest Rated: 50% Pocketful of Miracles (1961)

Birthday: Feb 22, 1907

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

This stage and film character player who specialized in Brooklynesque hoods and heavies, both serious and comic, in the 1940s and 50s (including "Harry the Horse" in the 1955 film of "Guys and Dolls") turned innovative, and highly successful TV producer in the mid-50s. Sheldon Leonard began his film career in the 1927 "The Overland Stage," but returned to the real stage until 1939. He then appeared in "Another Thin Man," continuing to act in more than 70 films through the 1970s. Among his better-known were "Weekend in Havana" (1941), "Lucky Jordan" (1942), Howard Hawks' "To Have and Have Not" (1944), Frank Capra's "It's a Wonderful Life" (1946), as the bartender who throws James Stewart out of his tavern, and "A Pocketful of Miracles" (1961).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Spy Returns Executive Producer - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Top Secret Carl Vitale (Character) - 1978
75% 56% The Brink's Job J. Edgar Hoover (Character) - 1978
50% 72% Pocketful of Miracles Steve Darcey (Character) - 1961
91% 83% Guys and Dolls Harry the Horse (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 50% Money From Home Jumbo Schneider (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stop, You're Killing Me Lefty (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Here Come the Nelsons Duke (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Breakdown Nick Sampson (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 62% Come Fill the Cup Lennie Garr (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 40% Behave Yourself Shortwave Bert (Character) - 1951
80% 63% Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man Boots Morgan (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tomahawk Trail Chief Ogane (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Take One False Step Detective Harry Pacciano (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Daughter of the Jungle Dalton Kraik (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Two Knights From Brooklyn Louis Glorio/The Frisco Ghost (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 39% My Dream Is Yours Fred Grimes (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alias a Gentleman Harry Bealer (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Joe Palooka in Winner Take All Herman (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jinx Money Lippy Harris (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Open Secret Detective Sgt. Mike Frontelli (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 17% Violence Fred Stalk (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fabulous Joe Louie (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 38% The Gangster Cornell (Character) - 1947
80% 60% Sinbad the Sailor Auctioneer (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 52% Decoy Sgt. Joe Portugal (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Her Kind of Man Felix Bender (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gentleman Misbehaves Trigger Stazzi (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bowery Bombshell Ace Deuce Baker (Character) - 1946
94% 95% It's a Wonderful Life Nick (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Why Girls Leave Home Chris Williams (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Radio Stars on Parade Lucky Maddox (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet 32% Zombies on Broadway Ace Miller (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Frontier Gal 'Blackie' Shoulders (Character) - 1945
100% 48% Captain Kidd Cyprian Boyle (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gambler's Choice Chappie Wilson (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 68% Uncertain Glory Henri Duval (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trocadero Mickey Jones (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 45% The Falcon in Hollywood Louie Buchanan (Character) - 1944
97% 90% To Have and Have Not Lt. Coyo (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harvest Melody Chuck (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Klondike Kate "Sometime" Smith (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Taxi, Mister Glorio (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 17% Street of Chance Detective Joe Marruci (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Born to Sing Pete Detroit (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lucky Jordan Slip Moran (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 45% Tortilla Flat Tito Ralph (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Married Bachelor Johnny Branigan (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tall, Dark and Handsome Pretty Willie Williams (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rise and Shine Menace (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 59% Weekend in Havana Boris (Character) - 1941
82% 85% Another Thin Man Phil Church (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ouanga LeStrange (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gem of the Ocean Pasha (Character) - 1934

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 92% Cheers Sid Nelson (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Facts of Life Josef Polniaczek (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Littlest Hobo Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sanford & Son Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tattletales Guest 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Unknown (Character) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Norman Miles (Guest Star),
Director,
Executive Producer
1964-1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Spy Unknown (Guest Star),
Director,
Producer
1965-1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning World Creator,
Executive Producer
1967-1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Accidental Family Executive Producer 1967-1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lucy Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Andy Griffith Show Executive Producer,
Director
1963-1965 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dick Van Dyke Show Floyd B. Bariscale (Guest Voice),
Max Calvada (Guest Star),
Director
1963 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Favorite Martian Director 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Joey Bishop Show Kowalski (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Screen Directors Playhouse Unknown (Character) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lassie Director 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Burns and Allen Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Married Joan Golf Pro (Guest Star) 1952-1953
No Score Yet 98% I Love Lucy Harry Martin (Guest Star) 1953

QUOTES FROM Sheldon Leonard CHARACTERS

Jean Picard says: My head comes off the way it is (he was being shaved for the guillotine).

Jean Picard says: My head comes off the way it is. [he was being shaved for the guillotine]

Jean Picard says: I said it was the floor. Isn't that blunt enough? (when asked about his using a blunt intstrument to kill someone)

Jean Picard says: I said it was the floor. Isn't that blunt enough? [when asked about his using a blunt intstrument to kill someone]

Henri Duval says: Even if I could, the whole world is asleep.

Louise says: You look like you got caught in an air raid.

Henri Duval says: I see you helped yourself to my best suit. (Picard was dressed in Duval's suit as he needed a change of clothes)

Henri Duval says: I see you helped yourself to my best suit. [Picard was dressed in Duval's suit as he needed a change of clothes]

Drover's Wife says: Well, it said coffee on the bag. (Her husband Drover asked her what awful coffee he just drank)

Drover's Wife says: Well, it said coffee on the bag. [her husband Drover asked her what awful coffee he just drank]

Louise says: If anyone told me I would take a train clear across France, I'd laugh in his face.

Jean Picard says: Then laugh in mine, sweetheart.