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Sheldon Leonard (Leonard Sheldon Bershad)

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Biography

New York City, New York, USA
Sheldon Leonard was born in New York City's lower Manhattan, the son of Jewish parents. He studied acting at Syracuse University and, after graduating, landed a job on Wall Street. Following the Wall Street crash of 1929, he found himself unemployed and resolved to become a professional actor on the stage. The road was hard, since it took him five years to first appear on Broadway in "Hotel Alimony" (1934). Read more...

Actor

Character: Phil Church

Another Thin Man 1939

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Character: Pretty Willie Williams

Tall, Dark and Handsome 1941

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Character: Tito Ralph

Tortilla Flat 1942

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Character: 'Silky' Fellowsby

Hit the Ice 1943

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Character: 'Sometime' Smith

Klondike Kate 1943

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Character: Lt. Coyo

To Have and Have Not 1944

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Character: Louie Buchanan

The Falcon in Hollywood 1944

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Character: Chappie Wilson

Gambler's Choice 1944

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Character: Cyprian Boyle

Captain Kidd 1945

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Character: 'Blackie' Shoulders

Frontier Gal 1945

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Character: Kid Banty

Sock a Doodle Do 1952

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Character: Jumbo Schneider

Money from Home 1953

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Character: Harry the Horse

Guys and Dolls 1955

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Character: Himself - Audience Member

The 27th Annual Academy Awards 1955

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Character: Josef Polniaczek

The Facts of Life 1979

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Character: Himself

The Tonight Show 1962

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Character: Steve Darcey

Pocketful of Miracles 1961

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Character: Floyd B. Bariscale

The Dick Van Dyke Show 1961

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Character: Phil Brokaw

Make Room for Daddy 1953

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Character: Himself - Comic Actor

The Colgate Comedy Hour 1950

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Character: Lennie Garr

Come Fill the Cup 1951

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Character: 'Chicasaw Pete' Wickowski

Burke's Law 1963

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Character: Himself

Laugh-In 1967

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Character: Norman Miles

Gomer Pyle: USMC 1964

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Character: Himself - Memorial Tribute

The 69th Annual Academy Awards 1997

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Directing

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Character: Floyd B. Bariscale

The Dick Van Dyke Show 1961

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Character: Phil Brokaw

Make Room for Daddy 1953

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Character: Norman Miles

Gomer Pyle: USMC 1964

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Writing

Character: Phil Brokaw

Make Room for Daddy 1953

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