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Occupation
  
Actor

Height
  
1.83 m

Role
  
Actor


Name
  
Robert Leonard

Years active
  
1986–present

Books
  
Chelsea Walls

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Full Name
  
Robert Lawrence Leonard

Born
  
February 28, 1969 (age 55) (
1969-02-28
)
Westwood, New Jersey, U.S.

Spouse
  
Gabriella Salick (m. 2008)

Children
  
Eleanor Leonard, Claudia Leonard

Movies and TV shows
  
House, Dead Poets Society, Swing Kids, Much Ado About Nothing, Tape

Similar People
  
Hugh Laurie, Omar Epps, Lisa Edelstein, Jesse Spencer, Jennifer Morrison

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Robert Lawrence Leonard (born February 28, 1969), better known by his stage name Robert Sean Leonard, is an American actor. He is known for playing Dr. James Wilson in the television series House (2004–2012) and Neil Perry in the film Dead Poets Society. Leonard won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his performance in The Invention of Love in 2001. His other Broadway credits include Candida, Long Day's Journey Into Night, Breaking the Code, The Speed of Darkness, Philadelphia, Here I Come!, Arcadia, The Music Man, Born Yesterday, and To Kill a Mockingbird. From 2013 to 2014, Leonard had a recurring role as Dr. Roger Kadar on the television series Falling Skies.

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Early life

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Leonard was born in Westwood, New Jersey, the son of Joyce Patricia (née Peterson), a nurse, and Robert Leonard, a teacher at Collier High School. He grew up in Ridgewood, where he attended Ridgewood High School before moving on to Fordham University and later the Columbia University School of General Studies.

Career

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Because he shares his birth name with another actor, Leonard uses the name of his brother Sean for his Screen Actors Guild membership.

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Leonard is a three-time Tony Award nominee (1993, 2001 and 2003), winning in 2001 (Best Actor – Featured Play) for his role as A. E. Housman in Tom Stoppard's The Invention of Love. He had a prior association with Stoppard's work, playing the role of Valentine in the New York premiere of Arcadia at Lincoln Center in 1995. His 2003 Tony nomination was for his portrayal of Edmund Tyrone in a well-received revival of Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night that co-starred Philip Seymour Hoffman, Brian Dennehy and Vanessa Redgrave. Leonard has also appeared in Broadway musical productions, in 2001 replacing Craig Bierko as the lead performer in a successful revival of The Music Man. On February 8, 2011, it was announced that Leonard would co-star as Paul Verrall in the 2011 Broadway revival of Born Yesterday beginning in March.

In 1997, Leonard received rave reviews for his role in the Christopher Reeve-directed television film In the Gloaming. Entertainment Weekly said that, in the film, Leonard "does a first-rate job of juggling Danny's mixture of despair, neediness, and mordant jokiness."

From 2004 he played Dr. James Wilson, head of the oncology department, on the FOX TV series House, until the series ended in 2012. In 2007 Leonard appeared on Entertainment's Weekly's 100 list as "Dr. Underrated."

In 2016, Leonard played King Arthur in David Lee's adaptation of the musical Camelot at the Westport Country Playhouse in Westport, Connecticut. He appears in the Broadway revival of Sunday in the Park with George as Jules/Bob, running in February 2017 to April 23.

Personal life

Leonard maintains a good friendship with House co-star Hugh Laurie, as well as childhood friend, Dead Poets Society and Tape co-star Ethan Hawke, with whom he founded the Malaparte theater company, along with James Waterston, Steve Zahn, and Frank Whaley.

Leonard has been married to Gabriella Salick since 2008. They have two daughters: Eleanor (born 2009) and Claudia (born 2012).

Awards and nominations

Awards
  • 2001: Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play – The Invention of Love
  • Nominations
  • 1990: Chicago Film Critics Association for Most Promising Actor – Dead Poets Society
  • 1993: Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play – Candida
  • 1997: Online Film & Television Association for Best Actor in a Motion Picture or Miniseries – In the Gloaming
  • 2003: Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play – Long Day's Journey into Night
  • 2009: Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series – House, M.D.
  • 2011: People's Choice Award for Favorite TV Doctor – House, M.D.
  • Filmography

    Actor
    2023
    The Gilded Age (TV Series)
    - Episode #2.1 (2023)
    - Episode #2.9
    - Episode #2.8
    - Episode #2.7
    - Episode #2.5
    - Episode #2.6
    - Episode #2.3
    - Episode #2.4
    - Episode #2.2
    2022
    The First Lady (TV Series) as
    President Truman
    - Victory Dance (2022) - President Truman
    2019
    The Good Doctor (TV Series) as
    Shamus O'Malley
    - Claire (2019) - Shamus O'Malley
    2019
    The Hot Zone (TV Series) as
    Walter Humboldt
    - Hidden (2019) - Walter Humboldt
    - Charlie Foxtrot (2019) - Walter Humboldt
    - Cell H (2019) - Walter Humboldt
    - Arrival (2019) - Walter Humboldt
    2017
    Blue Bloods (TV Series) as
    William Holt
    - Lost Souls (2017) - William Holt
    2015
    Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series) as
    ADA Kenneth O'Dwyer
    - Catfishing Teacher (2016) - ADA Kenneth O'Dwyer
    - Transgender Bridge (2015) - ADA Kenneth O'Dwyer
    - Perverted Justice (2015) - ADA Kenneth O'Dwyer
    2015
    Battle Creek (TV Series) as
    Brock
    - Sympathy for the Devil (2015) - Brock
    2014
    The Good Wife (TV Series) as
    Del Paul
    - Dear God (2014) - Del Paul
    2013
    Falling Skies (TV Series) as
    Roger Kadar
    - Saturday Night Massacre (2014) - Roger Kadar
    - Door Number Three (2014) - Roger Kadar
    - Mind Wars (2014) - Roger Kadar
    - The Eye (2014) - Roger Kadar
    - Brazil (2013) - Roger Kadar
    - Journey to Xibalba (2013) - Roger Kadar
    - Search and Recover (2013) - Roger Kadar
    - At All Costs (2013) - Roger Kadar
    - Collateral Damage (2013) - Roger Kadar
    2013
    The Blacklist (TV Series) as
    Frederick Barnes
    - Frederick Barnes (No. 47) (2013) - Frederick Barnes
    2004
    House M.D. (TV Series) as
    Dr. James Wilson
    - Everybody Dies (2012) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Holding On (2012) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Post Mortem (2012) - Dr. James Wilson
    - The C Word (2012) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Body and Soul (2012) - Dr. James Wilson
    - We Need the Eggs (2012) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Gut Check (2012) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Blowing the Whistle (2012) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Love Is Blind (2012) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Man of the House (2012) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Chase (2012) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Runaways (2012) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Better Half (2012) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Perils of Paranoia (2011) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Dead & Buried (2011) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Parents (2011) - Dr. James Wilson
    - The Confession (2011) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Risky Business (2011) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Charity Case (2011) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Transplant (2011) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Moving On (2011) - Dr. James Wilson
    - After Hours (2011) - Dr. James Wilson
    - The Fix (2011) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Changes (2011) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Last Temptation (2011) - Dr. James Wilson
    - The Dig (2011) - Dr. James Wilson (credit only)
    - Fall from Grace (2011) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Out of the Chute (2011) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Bombshells (2011) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Recession Proof (2011) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Two Stories (2011) - Dr. James Wilson
    - You Must Remember This (2011) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Family Practice (2011) - Dr. James Wilson (credit only)
    - Carrot or Stick (2011) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Larger Than Life (2011) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Small Sacrifices (2010) - Dr. James Wilson
    - A Pox on Our House (2010) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Office Politics (2010) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Unplanned Parenthood (2010) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Massage Therapy (2010) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Unwritten (2010) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Selfish (2010) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Now What? (2010) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Help Me (2010) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Baggage (2010) - Dr. James Wilson
    - The Choice (2010) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Open and Shut (2010) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Knight Fall (2010) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Lockdown (2010) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Black Hole (2010) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Private Lives (2010) - Dr. James Wilson
    - 5 to 9 (2010) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Moving the Chains (2010) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Remorse (2010) - Dr. James Wilson
    - The Down Low (2010) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Wilson (2009) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Ignorance Is Bliss (2009) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Teamwork (2009) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Known Unknowns (2009) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Brave Heart (2009) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Instant Karma (2009) - Dr. James Wilson
    - The Tyrant (2009) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Epic Fail (2009) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Broken (2009) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Both Sides Now (2009) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Under My Skin (2009) - Dr. James Wilson
    - House Divided (2009) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Saviors (2009) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Simple Explanation (2009) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Locked In (2009) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Here Kitty (2009) - Dr. James Wilson
    - The Social Contract (2009) - Dr. James Wilson
    - The Softer Side (2009) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Unfaithful (2009) - Dr. James Wilson
    - The Greater Good (2009) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Big Baby (2009) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Painless (2009) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Joy to the World (2008) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Let Them Eat Cake (2008) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Last Resort (2008) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Emancipation (2008) - Dr. James Wilson
    - The Itch (2008) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Joy (2008) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Lucky Thirteen (2008) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Birthmarks (2008) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Adverse Events (2008) - Dr. James Wilson (credit only)
    - Not Cancer (2008) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Dying Changes Everything (2008) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Wilson's Heart (2008) - Dr. James Wilson
    - House's Head (2008) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Living the Dream (2008) - Dr. James Wilson
    - No More Mr. Nice Guy (2008) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Don't Ever Change (2008) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Frozen (2008) - Dr. James Wilson
    - It's a Wonderful Lie (2008) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Games (2007) - Dr. James Wilson
    - You Don't Want to Know (2007) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Ugly (2007) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Whatever It Takes (2007) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Mirror Mirror (2007) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Guardian Angels (2007) - Dr. James Wilson
    - 97 Seconds (2007) - Dr. James Wilson
    - The Right Stuff (2007) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Alone (2007) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Human Error (2007) - Dr. James Wilson
    - The Jerk (2007) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Resignation (2007) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Family (2007) - Dr. James Wilson
    - House Training (2007) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Act Your Age (2007) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Airborne (2007) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Fetal Position (2007) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Top Secret (2007) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Half-Wit (2007) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Insensitive (2007) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Needle in a Haystack (2007) - Dr. James Wilson
    - One Day, One Room (2007) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Words and Deeds (2007) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Merry Little Christmas (2006) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Finding Judas (2006) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Whac-A-Mole (2006) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Son of Coma Guy (2006) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Que Será Será (2006) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Fools for Love (2006) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Lines in the Sand (2006) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Informed Consent (2006) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Cane and Able (2006) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Meaning (2006) - Dr. James Wilson
    - No Reason (2006) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Who's Your Daddy? (2006) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Forever (2006) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Euphoria: Part 2 (2006) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Euphoria: Part 1 (2006) - Dr. James Wilson
    - House vs. God (2006) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Sleeping Dogs Lie (2006) - Dr. James Wilson
    - All In (2006) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Safe (2006) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Clueless (2006) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Sex Kills (2006) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Skin Deep (2006) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Distractions (2006) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Need to Know (2006) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Failure to Communicate (2006) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Deception (2005) - Dr. James Wilson
    - The Mistake (2005) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Hunting (2005) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Spin (2005) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Daddy's Boy (2005) - Dr. James Wilson
    - TB or Not TB (2005) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Humpty Dumpty (2005) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Autopsy (2005) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Acceptance (2005) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Honeymoon (2005) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Three Stories (2005) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Love Hurts (2005) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Kids (2005) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Babies & Bathwater (2005) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Role Model (2005) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Heavy (2005) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Mob Rules (2005) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Control (2005) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Cursed (2005) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Sports Medicine (2005) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Detox (2005) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Histories (2005) - Dr. James Wilson
    - DNR (2005) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Poison (2005) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Fidelity (2004) - Dr. James Wilson
    - The Socratic Method (2004) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Damned If You Do (2004) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Maternity (2004) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Occam's Razor (2004) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Paternity (2004) - Dr. James Wilson
    - Pilot (2004) - Dr. James Wilson
    2010
    American Experience (TV Series documentary) as
    Herman Melville
    - Into the Deep: America, Whaling & the World (2010) - Herman Melville (voice)
    2009
    Bridge to Terabithia (Video) as
    Narrator (voice)
    2004
    The I Inside as
    Peter Cable
    2003
    A Painted House (TV Movie) as
    Jesse Chandler
    2002
    Corsairs (TV Movie)
    2001
    Chelsea Walls as
    Terry Olsen
    2001
    A Glimpse of Hell (TV Movie) as
    Lt. (j.g.) Dan Meyer
    2001
    Driven as
    Demille Bly
    2001
    Tape as
    Jon
    2000
    The Outer Limits (TV Series) as
    Robby Archer
    - Nest (2000) - Robby Archer
    1999
    Wasteland (TV Series) as
    Jesse's ex
    - My Ex-Friend's Wedding (1999) - Jesse's ex
    1998
    Ground Control as
    Cruise
    1998
    The Last Days of Disco as
    Tom
    1998
    Standoff as
    Jamie Doolin
    1997
    In the Gloaming (TV Movie) as
    Danny
    1996
    I Love You, I Love You Not as
    Angel of Death
    1996
    The Boys Next Door (TV Movie) as
    Barry Klemper
    1995
    Killer: A Journal of Murder as
    Henry Lesser
    1994
    Normandy: The Great Crusade (TV Movie) as
    Robert Sales (voice)
    1994
    Safe Passage as
    Alfred
    1993
    A Dog Race in Alaska (Short)
    1993
    The Age of Innocence as
    Ted Archer
    1993
    Much Ado About Nothing as
    Claudio
    1993
    Swing Kids as
    Peter
    1991
    Married to It as
    Chuck Bishop
    1990
    Mr. & Mrs. Bridge as
    Douglas Bridge (grown-up)
    1989
    Dead Poets Society as
    Neil Perry
    1987
    My Best Friend Is a Vampire as
    Jeremy Capello
    1987
    Bluffing It (TV Movie) as
    Rusty Duggan
    1986
    Comedy Factory (TV Series) as
    Garrett
    - Father's Day (1986) - Garrett (as Robert Leonard)
    1986
    The Manhattan Project as
    Max (as Robert Leonard)
    1986
    My Two Loves (TV Movie) as
    Larry Taylor
    Soundtrack
    2010
    House M.D. (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
    - The Down Low (2010) - (performer: "One (From 'A Chorus Line')" - uncredited)
    2001
    Chelsea Walls (performer: "Promising" (2001), "The Lonely 1" (2001), "Softly and Tenderly (Jesus Is Calling)" (1880))
    Thanks
    2006
    The Hottest State (thanks)
    2003
    Easy Six (thanks)
    Self
    1999
    American Experience (TV Series documentary) as
    Self / Edmund Tyrone
    - Death and the Civil War (2012)
    - Eugene O'Neill: A Documentary Film (2006) - Self / Edmund Tyrone
    - New York: Part V - Cosmopolis (1999) - (voice)
    - New York: Part IV - The Power and the People (1999) - (voice)
    - New York: Part III - Sunshine and Shadow (1999) - Self (voice)
    - New York: Part II - Order and Disorder (1999) - (voice)
    2012
    House M.D.: The Doctor Directs (Documentary) as
    Self
    2012
    House: Swan Song (TV Movie documentary) as
    Self
    2011
    Nantucket (Documentary) as
    Narrator
    2011
    Big Morning Buzz Live (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Robert Sean Leonard/Cast of Bob's Burgers/The Civil Wars (2011) - Self
    2011
    The 56th Annual Obie Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Presenter
    2009
    The 35th Annual People's Choice Awards (TV Special) as
    Self
    2008
    House, M.D., Season Four: New Beginnings (Video documentary short) as
    Wilson - Dr James
    2007
    The 61st Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Presenter
    2006
    House Unplugged (TV Movie documentary) as
    Self
    2006
    House: Paley Fest. 2006 (TV Special) as
    Self
    2006
    The 65th Annual Peabody Awards (TV Special) as
    Self
    2006
    PaleyFest L.A. (TV Special) as
    Self
    2006
    Dead Poets: A Look Back (Video documentary short) as
    Self
    2005
    RSC Meets USA: Working Shakespeare (Video documentary) as
    Self
    2003
    The 57th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Nominee
    2003
    Reluctant Saint: Francis of Assisi (TV Movie documentary) as
    St. Francis of Assisi
    2002
    Intimate Portrait (TV Series documentary) as
    Self
    - Cynthia Nixon (2002) - Self
    2001
    Charlie Rose (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Episode dated 6 November 2001 (2001) - Self - Guest
    1995
    Working in the Theatre (TV Series documentary) as
    Self
    - Performance (2001) - Self
    - Performance (1995) - Self
    2001
    The Rosie O'Donnell Show (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode dated 25 September 2001 (2001) - Self
    2001
    The 55th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Winner
    1999
    New York: A Documentary Film (TV Mini Series documentary)
    - Cosmopolis (1919-1931) (1999) - (voice)
    - Sunshine and Shadow (1865-1898) (1999) - (voice)
    - The Power and the People (1898-1918) (1999) - (voice)
    - Order and Disorder (1825-1865) (1999) - (voice)
    1993
    The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode #2.123 (1993) - Self
    1993
    The 47th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) as
    Self - Nominee
    1991
    Going Live! (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode #5.4 (1991) - Self

    References

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