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Len Lesser

Leonard King "Len" Lesser (December 3, 1922 – February 16, 2011) was an American actor. He was known for a key role in the Clint Eastwood movie Kelly's Heroes and his recurring role as Uncle Leo in Seinfeld, which began during the show's second season in "The Pony Remark" episode. Lesser was born in The Bronx in 1922. His father, a grocer, was a Jewish immigrant from Poland. Lesser received his bachelor's degree from the City College of New York in 1942 at the age of 19. Lesser enlisted in the United States Army the day after the attack on Pearl Harbor, and served in the China Burma India Theater during World War II. Lesser worked for years in film, TV and on stage. His résumé included projects with Clint Eastwood, Barbra Streisand, Lee Marvin, Dustin Hoffman and Steve McQueen. Lesser appeared on American television steadily since 1955 on scores of TV classics such as The Monkees, Have Gun-Will Travel,The Outer Limits, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Get Smart, Family Affair, Quincy, The Rockford Files, The Amazing Spider-Man, Mad About You, Seinfeld, All in the Family, Boy Meets World, Smart Guy, The Munsters, and, most recently, Castle. He appeared in a variety of films such as The

Seinfeld's 'Uncle Leo' Dead at 88

Seinfeld's 'Uncle Leo' Dead at 88

Veteran actor Len Lesser, who's best known as Jerry Seinfeld's Uncle Leo on "Seinfeld," passed away today of complications from pneumonia. He was 88. The actor reportedly died in his sleep this… READ MORE >

'Seinfeld' Uncle Calls Cops on Kim K Poser

'Seinfeld' Uncle Calls Cops on Kim K Poser

Remember Jerry Seinfeld's Uncle Leo?  He just got a taste of something even more annoying than the show ... seems someone posing as Kim Kardashian posted his name and number on Facebook and… READ MORE >

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