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Ron Leibman
Born October 11, 1937 (1937-10-11) (age 72)
New York City, New York,
United States
Occupation Actor
Years active 1963–present
Spouse(s) Linda Lavin (1969–1981)
Jessica Walter (1983–present)

Ron Leibman (born October 11, 1937) is an American actor.



Leibman was a member of the Compass Players in the late 1950s. He has appeared in many films such as Where's Poppa?; The Hot Rock; Slaughterhouse-Five; The Super Cops; Up the Academy; Norma Rae; Romantic Comedy; Zorro, The Gay Blade; Garden State; and Rhinestone. He co-starred with second wife Jessica Walter in Neil Simon's play Rumors. They also appeared together as husband and wife in the film Dummy and in the TV Series Law & Order in the episode, "House Counsel."

He won an Emmy Award for his convict turned lawyer character in Kaz (1978 – 79), a series which he also created and co-wrote. Leibman also received a Tony Award for his performance as Roy Cohn in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Angels in America. He is also widely known for his portrayal of Leonard Green, Rachel Green's overbearing father, on the sitcom Friends. Leibman had a recurring role on The Sopranos as Dr. Plepler.

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.[1] He graduated in 1958 from Ohio Wesleyan University. He has been married to actress Jessica Walter since 1983. He was previously married to actress Linda Lavin (1969-1981). He is currently the chair of the acting department at The New School in New York City.


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