The Info List - Ron Leibman

Ronald Leibman (born October 11, 1937) is an American actor. He won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play in 1993 for his performance in Angels in America. More recently, he had a recurring role on the animated television series Archer.


Leibman was a member of the Compass Players in the late 1950s, and was admitted to the Actors Studio shortly thereafter.[1]

Leibman won an Emmy Award, Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series, in 1979[2] for his convict-turned-lawyer character in Kaz (1978–79), a series which he also created and co-wrote.[3]

He co-starred with second wife Jessica Walter in Tartuffe at the Los Angeles Theatre Center in 1986,[4] and they co-starred again in Neil Simon's play Rumors in 1988 on Broadway.[5] They also appeared together as husband and wife in the film Dummy (2003)[6][7] and in the TV series Law & Order in the episode "House Counsel" in 1995.[8]

Leibman received a 1993 Tony Award for his performance as Roy Cohn in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Angels in America.[9][10]

He played Dr. Leonard Green, Rachel Green's overbearing father, on the sitcom Friends. He had a recurring role on The Sopranos as Dr. Plepler.[6] In 1983, Leibman starred in the Australian movie Phar Lap as David J. Davis, the owner of legendary New Zealand/Australian racehorse Phar Lap, [6][11] who won the 1930 Melbourne Cup and the 1932 Agua Caliente Handicap.

In 2013, Leibman began appearing as a recurring character on the TV series Archer as Ron Cadillac. He stars as the husband to Malory Archer, voiced by his real life wife Jessica Walter.[6]

Personal life

Leibman was born in New York City, New York, the son of Grace (née Marks) and Murray Leibman, who worked in the garment business.[12] He graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University.[4] He has been married to actress Jessica Walter since 1983.[4] [13] He was previously married to actress Linda Lavin (1969–1981).[14][13][citation needed]

Filmography (selected)

Sources:[6]; [15]; [16]; [17]


  1. ^ Ron Leibman at the Wisconsin Historical Society's Actors Studio audio collection
  2. ^ "Ron Leibman Emmy" emmys.com, retrieved February 19, 2018
  3. ^ Kaz tvguide.com, retrieved February 18, 2018
  4. ^ a b c Arkatov, Janice. " 'Tartuffe' Stars Aren't Just Acting As A Couple" Los Angeles Times, July 15, 1986
  5. ^ Rumors Playbill, retrieved February 18, 2018
  6. ^ a b c d e "Ron Leibman Credits" tvguide.com, retrieved February 18, 2018
  7. ^ Dummy tcm.com, retrieved February 18, 2018
  8. ^ " 'Law & Order', Season 5, Episode 10" rottentomatoes.com, retrieved February 18, 2018
  9. ^ Angels in America: Millennium Approaches Playbill, retrieved February 18, 2018
  10. ^ Lefkowitz, David. "Playbill On-Line's Brief Encounter with Ron Leibman" Playbill, 1999
  11. ^ Phar Lap tcm.com, retrieved February 18,2018
  12. ^ "Ron Leibman profile" filmreference.com; accessed February 2, 2018
  13. ^ a b Johnson, Bonnie. "Egg Rolls Brought Ron Leibman and Jessica Walter to the Altar and Left Them Hungry for More" People, July 16, 1984
  14. ^ Bosworth, Patricia. "Ron Lunt and Linda Fontanne?" The New York Times, May 31, 1970
  15. ^ "Ron Leibman Filmography" tcm.com, retrieved February 18, 2018
  16. ^ "Ron Leibman Filmography" rottentomatoes.com, retrieved February 18, 2018
  17. ^ "Ron Leibman Filmography" allmovie.com, retrieved February 19, 2018

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