Robert Sean Leonard

(Robert Lawrence Leonard)

Robert Sean Leonard
Robert Sean Leonard
  • Born: February 28, 1969
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Actor









Robert Lawrence Leonard, better known by his stage name Robert Sean Leonard, is an American actor. He is known for playing Dr. James Wilson in the television series House (2004–2012) and Neil Perry in the film Dead Poets Society. Leonard won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his performance in The Invention of Love in 2001. His other Broadway credits include Candida, Long Day's Journey Into Night, Breaking the Code, The Speed of Darkness, Philadelphia, Here I Come!, Arcadia, The Music Man, Born Yesterday, and To Kill a Mockingbird. From 2013 to 2014, Leonard had a recurring role as Dr. Roger Kadar on the television series Falling Skies.

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Any time the character is in a moral quandary is interesting. That's been true from the Greeks on down. Time
As a kid, the theatre always felt a bit like running away to join the circus.
I didn't want to be the lead guy. That's too much work. But I thought that it might be fun to be the lead guy's friend. I'd have days off, and still get a paycheck every week. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I didn't want to chase movies. It's too hard. You've got to work at it - opening nights, photo shoots, publicity people, managers. I never wanted to do that. I'm too lazy. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I prefer stage work, as an actor. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I probably haven't even seen ten of the films I've done. I don't get a joy out of it, and I don't go to the movies. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
I think people respect my work, but I was never in one of those movies that made me a star. Respect ;Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I want to know everything there is to know about Lewis and Clark. And I want to do the Sunday crossword in less than an hour. I want to be the best dad in the world. I want to play Richard II, and I want to win another Tony award. Families, Children & Parenting
I want to read books and go for walks and make dinner. I guess there are people who love working and that's great. I'm not one of them. I love tackling roles and I love theater, but filming, I don't get it. It seems mind-numbing to me. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I was proud of 'House, MD,' and I think it was good for what it was and remarkably smart for a television show. I loved Hugh Laurie and was proud to be by his side that long and to be trusted by him.
I'm allergic to the word 'important' in film and theatre. Cancer research is important.
Los Angeles is a bleached-out, soulless pit.
My brother is a policeman; my sister's an English teacher. When I hear what they make versus what I make, it's ridiculous. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
My career has mostly been jobs I love or cases where I needed money. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Money, Coins & Minting
My greatest desire was to be in a sandbox with Kevin Kline or Kenneth Branagh - to be with the people I admired - and I have.
My wife and I are really strange people. We never spend any money. Money, Coins & Minting
Sure, theater is tough because you're not home at night a lot and you work on weekends - every job has its downside. But to do something that you love doing for two hours a night, that's a pretty sweet gig. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
The less I work, the happier I am. I discovered that, as most people discover at some point. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
There are a few roles I want to play, but mostly I just want to keep doing a play every now and then, watch kids grow and eat cookies and drink tea.
This is kind of a uniquely New York experience, but when you can't afford an apartment nicer than the place you're renting, there's something so inherently depressing about it.
When I was a kid, it was a little bit exciting working with Peter Weir and Robin Williams, but that faded pretty quickly for me.