Leonard Frey (1938–1988)


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Leonard Frey originally wanted to become an artist, but in college he became interested in acting. He made his stage debut in an off-Broadway production of "Little Mary Sunshine" and his film debut as a celebrant in Passages from James Joyce's Finnegans Wake (1966), but he first rose to prominence in the role of Harold, the self-proclaimed "Jew ... See full bio »

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(age 49) in New York, USA

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(1971)
(1970)
Mr. Smith Raymond Holyoke
(1983)
Murder, She Wrote Felix Casslaw
(1987)

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 1987 The Magical World of Disney (TV Series)
Walter Witherspoon
- Bride of Boogedy (1987) ... Walter Witherspoon
 1987 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Felix Casslaw
- Simon Says, Color Me Dead (1987) ... Felix Casslaw
 1985-1987 Moonlighting (TV Series)
Skyler Cantrell (Bloopers) / Skyler Cantrell
- The Straight Poop (1987) ... Skyler Cantrell (Bloopers) (uncredited)
- Next Stop Murder (1985) ... Skyler Cantrell
 1986 Mr. Sunshine (TV Series)
Prof. Leon Walters
- Take My Ex-Wife Please! (1986) ... Prof. Leon Walters
- Great Expectations (1986) ... Prof. Leon Walters
- Leftwich in Love (1986) ... Prof. Leon Walters
- Fear of Falling (1986) ... Prof. Leon Walters
- Too Many Cooks (1986) ... Prof. Leon Walters
 1984 Earthlings (TV Movie)
Jayza
 1983 Mr. Smith (TV Series)
Raymond Holyoke
- Mr. Smith Goes to Court (1983) ... Raymond Holyoke
- Mr. Smith Goes Public (1983) ... Raymond Holyoke
- Mr. Smith Makes a Commercial (1983) ... Raymond Holyoke
- Mr. Smith Plays Cyrano (1983) ... Raymond Holyoke
- Mr. Smith Loses a Friend (1983) ... Raymond Holyoke
 1982 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Derrick Peters
- The Object of My Affliction (1982) ... Derrick Peters
 1981-1982 Best of the West (TV Series)
Parker Tillman
- The Funeral (1982) ... Parker Tillman
- Sam's Life Is Threatened (1982) ... Parker Tillman
- Elvira's Old Beau (1982) ... Parker Tillman
- The Pretty Prisoner (1982) ... Parker Tillman
- Daniel Fights a Bully (1982) ... Parker Tillman
 1981 Tattoo
Halsey
 1980 Up the Academy
Keck
 1980 Where the Buffalo Roam
Desk Clerk
 1980 Skag (TV Series)
Philip
 1975-1980 Barney Miller (TV Series)
Alfred Royce / Roland Gusik
- Vanished: Part 2 (1980) ... Alfred Royce
- Escape Artist (1975) ... Roland Gusik
 1980 Hart to Hart (TV Series)
Roger Winslow
- Color Jennifer Dead (1980) ... Roger Winslow
 1978 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Frank Bristol
- Double Death (1978) ... Frank Bristol
 1978 Eight Is Enough (TV Series)
- Author, Author! (1978)
 1977 Testimony of Two Men (TV Mini-Series)
David Paxton
- Part I (1977) ... David Paxton
- Part III (1977) ... David Paxton
- Part II (1977) ... David Paxton
 1976 Phillip and Barbara (TV Movie)
George
 1975 The Mary Tyler Moore Show (TV Series)
The Student
- Ted Baxter's Famous Broadcasters' School (1975) ... The Student
 1974 Shirts/Skins (TV Movie)
 1974 Medical Center (TV Series)
Joshua
- Girl from Bedlam (1974) ... Joshua
 1973 Shaft (TV Series)
Kyle Bruckner
- The Killing (1973) ... Kyle Bruckner
 1973 Shirts/Skins (TV Movie)
Jerry Axelrod
 1971 Fiddler on the Roof
Motel
 1971 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Dr. Thomas Burke
- Mindbend (1971) ... Dr. Thomas Burke
 1970 The Boys in the Band
Harold
 1970 Neither Are We Enemies (TV Movie)
Judas Iscariot
 1969 The Magic Christian
Laurence Faggot
 1969 N.Y.P.D. (TV Series)
Moss
- No Day Trippers Need Apply (1969) ... Moss
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Originated the lead role of Harold in the original off-Broadway production of 'The Boys in the Band'. See more »

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[on playing the role of Motel, the Tailor, in Fiddler on the Roof (1971)] I'm grateful to The Boys in the Band (1970) but I started to get paranoid that I'd reach old age with people still thinking of me only as Harold - if they thought of me at all. Since 'Fiddler,' I've stopped worrying." See more »

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Studied acting at New York City's prestigious Neighborhood Playhouse under famed acting coach Sanford Meisner. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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