Leonard Frey

Actor
Stage character actor who often appeared in comedy or musical comedy roles, frequently in priggish or fey roles, Leonard Frey earned an Academy Award nomination for best supporting actor for playing Motel the tailor in ... Read more »
Born: 09/04/1938 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (18)

Mr. Sunshine 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Mr. Smith 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

The Earthlings 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Best of the West 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Fit For a King 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Tattoo 1981 (Movie)

Halsey (Actor)

Mad Magazine Presents: Up the Academy 1980 (Movie)

Keck (Actor)

Where the Buffalo Roam 1980 (Movie)

Desk Clerk (Actor)

Phillip and Barbara 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Fiddler on the Roof 1971 (Movie)

Motel (Actor)

Neither Are We Enemies 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon 1970 (Movie)

Guiles (Actor)

The Boys in the Band 1970 (Movie)

Harold (Actor)

The Magic Christian 1969 (Movie)

Passenger on Ship (Actor)

Passages From James Joyce's Finnegans Wake 1964 (Movie)

Celebrant (Actor)

Bride of Boogedy (TV Show)

Actor

Shirts/Skins (TV Show)

Actor

Testimony of Two Men (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Stage character actor who often appeared in comedy or musical comedy roles, frequently in priggish or fey roles, Leonard Frey earned an Academy Award nomination for best supporting actor for playing Motel the tailor in the screen version of "Fiddler on the Roof" (1971), but may have a more memorable impact as Harold, the self-described "pock-marked Jew fairy" in both the stage and screen versions of "The Boys in the Band" (1970).

Relationships

Charles Frey Sr

Father

Charles Frey Jr

Brother

EDUCATION

The Neigborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre

New York , New York

James Madison High School

Brooklyn , New York

Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

New York , New York
left when decided on acting career

Milestones

1986

Co-starred in series "Mr. Sunshine"

1983

Starred in NBC series "Mr. Smith"

1973

Made TV movie debut in "Shirts/Skins"

1970

Co-starred as Motel the tailor in film version of "Fiddler on the Roof"; Made TV episodic debut on "Mission Impossible"

1969

Recreated his stage role of Harold in film version of "The Boys in the Band"

1965

Made screen debut in "Passages From James Joyce's Finnegan's Wake"

Made Off-Broadway debut in "Little Mary Sunshine"

Played bad guy Parker Tillman on "Best of the West"

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