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Ron Leibman

Ron Leibman recently appeared as Parker Posey's father in Rebecca Miller's Sundance award-winning film, Personal Velocity. He appeared in dozens of films, including: Dummy, Just the Ticket, Night Falls on Manhattan, Romantic Comedy, Zorro, the Gay Blade, Norma Rae, The Super Cops, The Hot Rock, Up at the Academy, Slaughterhouse-Five and Where's Poppa?

On television, Leibman appeared in many movies, such as Don King: Only in America Christmas Eve, Rifkin: Bounty Hunter, Many Happy Returns and Terrorist on Trial. He was also featured on many television series, with recurring roles on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Central Park West and Friends. He was also featured on: Kaz (which he also created and wrote and for which he received the Emmy Award for Best Actor)

Leibman appeared on Broadway in Tony Kushner's Pulitzer Prize winning Angels in America, where his performance received a Tony Award and a Drama Desk Award. He also won the Drama Desk and Theatre World Awards for Joseph Heller's We Bombed in New Haven and another Drama Desk award for Room Service. He also starred in two Neil Simon comedies: Rumors and I Ought To Be In Pictures. His other Broadway productions include: John Guare's Cop-Out, Doubles, The Deputy and Dear Me, The Sky is Falling among others. Leibman worked Off-Broadway in Transfers and the New York Shakespeare Festival's The Merchant of Venice, both of which earned him Obie and a Drama Desk Awards. He also worked at The Public in other productions: John Guare's Rich and Famous and Tony Kushner's adaptation of The Dybbuk directed by Brian Kulik, which garnered him another Drama Desk nomination. In Los Angeles he has appeared on stage in Angels in America at the Mark Taper, Rumors and Tartuffe. The last two productions were with his wife, Jessica Walter. The couple lives in Pound Ridge, New York and Manhattan.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.

Ron Leibman Facts

BirthdayOctober 11, 1937 (85)
BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA
Height6' (1m83)  How tall is Ron Leibman compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Norma Rae
Night Falls On Manhattan
Hot Rock, The
Where's Poppa?
Personal Velocity
Hostile Witness
Won Ton Ton the Dog that Saved Hollywood
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