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Peter Leeds

Highest Rated:   100% 99 River Street (1953)
Lowest Rated:   13% The Oscar (1966)
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Peter Leeds played straight man to some of the most popular comedians of the mid- to late 20th century, including Bob Hope, Lucille Ball, Milton Berle, Carole Burnett, and Johnny Carson. Leeds was also a fine dramatic actor. He spent most of his 40-plus-year career on television, appearing an astonishing 8,000 times on situation comedies and variety shows. Leeds has appeared on Broadway, in feature films, and on over 3,000 radio shows and was a popular voice-over artist. A native of Bayonne, NJ, Leeds received his training at the Neighborhood Playhouse. He made his film debut with a bit part in Public Enemies (1941). Leeds hooked up with Bob Hope in 1954 for a television special and continued working with Hope on specials and 14 U.S.O. tours through 1991. During the '70s, Leeds spent five years as the president of the Los Angeles chapter of AFTRA and later served on the actors' union's national and local Board of Directors. In 1992, AFTRA repaid his many years of service with its highest honor, the Gold Card. Leeds later served on the Board of Governors for the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Leeds died of cancer on November 12, 1996, at age 79.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
50% Dragnet
  • Roy Grest
1987
No Score Yet Senior Trip
  • Mickey's Friend
1981
33% The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat
  • Actor
1974
No Score Yet With Six You Get Eggroll
  • Police Officer Joelson
1968
No Score Yet Eight on the Lam
  • Marty
1967
13% The Oscar
  • Bert
1966
No Score Yet Harlow
  • Director of '30s
1965
No Score Yet The Wheeler Dealers
  • Arthur Watkins
1963
No Score Yet The Facts of Life
  • Thompson
1960
57% Please Don't Eat the Daisies
  • Larry's Secretary
1960
No Score Yet The Rookie
  • Man at Bar
1959
No Score Yet The 30 Foot Bride of Candy Rock
  • Bill Burton
1959
No Score Yet Kiss Them for Me
  • Reporter
1957
80% Tea and Sympathy
  • Headmaster at Bonfire
1957
83% I'll Cry Tomorrow
  • Richard
1955
71% Love Me Or Leave Me
  • Fred Taylor
1955
No Score Yet Interrupted Melody
  • Dr. Ed Ryson
1955
67% Tight Spot
  • Fred Packer
1955
No Score Yet Six Bridges to Cross
  • Harris
1955
88% It's Always Fair Weather
  • Trasker
1955
88% The Last Time I Saw Paris
  • Barney
1954
50% The Long, Long Trailer
  • Garage Manager
1954
No Score Yet Atomic Kid
  • Bill
1954
100% 99 River Street
  • Nat Finley
1953
97% Stalag 17
  • Barracks No. 1 POW
1953
78% Come Back, Little Sheba
  • Milkman
1952
No Score Yet The Frogmen
  • Pharmacist's Mate
1951
No Score Yet Ma and Pa Kettle Back on the Farm
  • Manson
1951
No Score Yet Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Town
  • Manson
1950
No Score Yet The Lady Gambles
  • Hotel Clerk
1949
No Score Yet Reunion in France
  • Boy
1942

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Alice
1976-1985
  • Pete
  • 1984
No Score Yet The Jeffersons
1975-1985
  • Whitty
  • 1978
No Score Yet Charlie's Angels
1976-1981
  • General Greene
  • 1976
No Score Yet Sanford and Son
1972-1977
  • Suitcase Courier
  • 1976
No Score Yet Mission: Impossible
1966-1973
  • John Larson
  • 1972
No Score Yet Green Acres
1965-1971
  • Moving Man Sweitzer
  • 1968
  • 1965
No Score Yet The Beverly Hillbillies
1962-1971
  • Joe Harry Sledge Truck Driver Policeman
  • 1968
  • 1965
  • 1964
  • 1963
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
  • Bartender Norton
  • 1968
  • 1960
72% Batman
1966-1968
  • Harry Upps
  • 1966
No Score Yet I Dream of Jeannie
1965-1970
  • Big Charlie
  • 1966
No Score Yet Rawhide
1959-1965
  • Samson
  • 1964
No Score Yet The Alfred Hitchcock Hour
1962-1965
  • Andrew
  • 1963
  • 1962
No Score Yet Perry Mason
1957-1966
  • Emory Lou Caporale Photographer
  • 1963
  • 1959
  • 1958
No Score Yet The Andy Griffith Show
1960-1968
  • Sgt. Nelson
  • 1962
No Score Yet The Dick Van Dyke Show
1961-1966
  • Police Officer Off. Jack Bain
  • 1962
  • 1961
No Score Yet Leave It to Beaver
1957-1963
  • Theater Manager
  • 1959
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
  • Custodian
  • 1957
No Score Yet I Love Lucy
1951-1957
  • Reporter Mr. Krausfeld
  • 1956
  • 1953
  • 1952
No Score Yet Dragnet
1951-1959
  • George
  • 1954

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