Leslie Jordan

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Leslie Jordan
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Born Leslie Allen Jordan
(1955-04-29) April 29, 1955 (age 59)
Chattanooga, Tennessee, U.S.[1]
Occupation Actor
Years active 1986–present
Emmy Awards
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
2006 Will and Grace

Leslie Allen Jordan (born April 29, 1955) is an American actor and playwright.[2]

Career[edit]

Jordan is best known for his role of Karen's pretentious, sexually ambiguous rival Beverley Leslie on the hit series Will & Grace. For that role he received an Emmy Award for Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series at the 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in 2006.

Jordan has made numerous appearances in both film and television. He is best known for his television work - including guest appearances on Will & Grace, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Star Trek: Voyager, Caroline in the City, Reba, Boston Public, Boston Legal, Nash Bridges and his secondary role on Hearts Afire. He has recently guest-starred on the popular comedy-drama Ugly Betty as celebrity-trasher Quincy Combs. In 2007, Jordan starred as Jesse Joe in the short-lived CW television program, Hidden Palms. He also portrayed the ski patrol director in Ski Patrol.

Jordan is an accomplished stage actor and playwright. In one of his best-known performances onstage, he played "Brother Boy" in Sordid Lives, a role he took to the big screen in the popular cult film of the same name. Jordan reprised the role in the Sordid Lives: The Series, a televised spin-off of the movie airing on Logo.[3] He wrote and starred in the autobiographical play Lost in the Pershing Point Hotel, which was also made into a motion picture. He recently toured the country performing his one-man stage comedy, Like a Dog on Linoleum, to generally favorable reviews.[4][5]

Jordan has recently starred in the pilot episode of Laugh Out, the world's first interactive, gay-themed comedy show.[6]

Jordan distilled his experiences growing up as an effeminate tiny boy in the Southern United States and in show business into an autobiographical one-man show, My Trip Down the Pink Carpet. After touring the nation for several months with the production, the show opened off-Broadway at the Midtown Theater on April 19, 2010. The show is produced by Jordan's friend Lily Tomlin. Jordan announced on The Paul O'Grady Show that he will be bringing his show to London's Apollo Theatre.

Credits[edit]

Writer[edit]

  • Lost in the Pershing Point Hotel (play)
  • My Trip Down the Pink Carpet (2008)
  • Hysterical Blindness and Other Southern Tragedies That Have Plagued My Life Thus Far

Stage[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Genre Year Title Role Notes
TV series 1986 Fall Guy, TheThe Fall Guy Malone
TV series 1986 Wizard, TheThe Wizard Jimmy
TV series 1987 CBS Summer Playhouse Worm
Film 1988 Frankenstein General Hospital Iggy
Film 1988 Moving Customer at Bar
TV series 1988 Night Court Irwin
TV series 1989 Midnight Caller Little Bob Johnson
TV series 1989 Murphy Brown Kyle
TV series 1989 Newhart L. Gardner
TV series 1989 People Next Door, TheThe People Next Door Truman Fipps 10 episodes
TV film 1989 Road Raiders, TheThe Road Raiders Whip uncredited
TV series 1990 American Dreamer Short
TV series 1990 Babes Clem
TV series 1990 Pee-wee's Playhouse Busby
Film 1990 Ski Patrol Murray
TV series 1990 Sugar and Spice Monsieur Jacques
TV series 1991 Top of the Heap Emmet Lefebvre 06 episodes
TV series 1992 Bodies of Evidence Lemar Samuels 16 episodes total
Film 1992 Hero Court Official
Film 1992 Missing Pieces Krause
TV series 1992 Perfect Strangers Rob Bob Phillips
TV series 1992 Reasonable Doubts Asst. Public Defender Clifford Sizemore
Marvin Sizemore
16 episodes total
TV series 1993 Bodies of Evidence Lemar Samuels 16 episodes total
TV series 1993 Getting By Mr. Bergner
Film 1993 Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday Shelby
TV series 1993 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Alan Morris / The Invisible Man
TV series 1993 Nurses Mr. Cooley Waits
TV series 1993 Reasonable Doubts Asst. Public Defender Clifford Sizemore 16 episodes total
TV series 1994 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman William Wallace Webster Waldecker / Resplendant Man
TV series 1993 Hearts Afire Lonnie Garr 28 episodes total
TV series 1994 Hearts Afire Lonnie Garr 28 episodes total
Film 1995 Black Velvet Pantsuit Ernie
TV series 1995 Charlie Grace Darnell Sims
TV series 1995 Courthouse Mr. Barnes
TV series 1995 Hearts Afire Lonnie Garr 28 episodes total
Film 1996 Shoot the Moon
TV series 1996 Coach Blatt
TV series 1996 Star Trek: Voyager Kol
TV series 1996 Mr. & Mrs. Smith Earl Borden
TV series 1997 Arli$$ Skip Lloyd
TV series 1997 Pretender, TheThe Pretender Pat
Short film 1997 Two Weeks from Sunday 25 minutes
TV series 1997 Weird Science Boyd Butayne
TV series 1997 Wings Teddy Kolb
TV series 1998 Buddy Faro Frankie Delgado
TV series 1998 Caroline in the City Dr. Leslie
TV series 1998 Dharma & Greg Kenny
TV series 1998 Ellen Top Studio Executive
Film 1998 Goodbye Lover Homer
Short film 1998 Hamburger Helper Larry Lewis 22 minutes
TV series 1998 Maximum Bob Cletus Huntley
TV series 1998 Pacific Blue Bo Nyby
TV series 1999 Martial Law Horatio Hawkins
Film 1999 Eat Your Heart Out Director
TV series 2000 Any Day Now
TV series 2000 FreakyLinks Hotel Clerk
Film 2000 John John in the Sky Tot Dixon a.k.a. I'll Wave Back
Film 2000 Lost in the Pershing Point Hotel Storyteller writer (play; screenplay)
TV series 2000 Nash Bridges Walter Marley
TV series 2000 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Chuck
TV series 2000 Son of the Beach Jordan 02 episodes total
Film 2000 Sordid Lives Earl "Brother Boy" Ingram
TV series 2000 Strip, TheThe Strip Gaston
TV series 2001 Ally McBeal Dr. Benjamin Harris
TV series 2001 Boston Public Dr. Benjamin Harris 05 episodes total
Film 2001 Gristle, TheThe Gristle Jake Bennett
TV series 2001 Will & Grace Beverley Leslie 11 episodes total
TV series 2002 Boston Public Dr. Benjamin Harris 05 episodes total
TV series 2002 Son of the Beach Jordan 02 episodes total
TV series 2002 Will & Grace Beverley Leslie 11 episodes total
Short film 2003 Farm Sluts Coroner 17 minutes
TV series 2003 Judging Amy Reginald Hoyt
Film 2003 Moving Alan Arthur
TV series 2003 Reba Terry 03 episodes total
Terry is the jeweler from the rings.
TV film 2003 Tracey Ullman in the Trailer Tales Rog Monroe
TV series 2003 Will & Grace Beverley Leslie 11 episodes total
TV series 2004 George Lopez Doctor
Animated film 2004 Home on the Range Additional Voice voice actor
Film 2004 Madhouse Dr. Morton
TV series 2004 Monk Town Official
TV series 2004 Reba Terry 03 episodes total
TV series 2004 Will & Grace Beverley Leslie 11 episodes total
Animated TV series 2005 American Dad! Mr. Beauregard voice actor; 2 episodes total
TV series 2005 Boston Legal Bernard Ferrion 06 episodes
TV film 2005 Chasing Christmas PastPast
Short film 2005 Sissy Frenchfry Principal Principle 28 minutes
TV series 2005 Will & Grace Beverley Leslie 11 episodes total
Animated TV series 2006 American Dad! Mr. Beauregard voice actor; 2 episodes total
TV series 2006 Will & Grace Beverley Leslie 11 episodes total
Short film 2007 Watch & Learn Martin 12 minutes
Film 2007 Undead or Alive: A Zombedy Padre
TV series 2007 Ugly Betty Quincy Combs
TV series 2007 Hidden Palms Jesse Jo 05 episodes
TV series 2008 12 Miles of Bad Road Kenny Kingman 06 episodes
TV series 2008 Privileged Dale Dart
TV series 2008 Sordid Lives: The Series Earl "Brother Boy" Ingram 10 episodes
TV series 2008 Under the Pink Carpet Himself 02 episodes total
TV film 2009 Alligator Point
Film 2009 Eating Out 3: All You Can Eat Harry
Animated TV series 2009 Glenn Martin, DDS voice actor
Film 2010 Demonic Toys: Personal Demons Prof. Butterfield
Film 2010 Love Ranch Mr. Hainsworth
Film 2010 Leslie Jordon: My Trip Down The Pink Carpet Himself Stand Up
TV series 2011 Desperate Housewives Felix Bergman
Film 2011 Help, TheThe Help Mr. Blackly
Film 2011 Mangus! Bruce Jackson
Film 2009 Rockabilly Baby writer (play)
TV series 2011 Shake It Up Theodore Van Glorious
TV series 2011 Under the Pink Carpet Himself 02 episodes total
TV series 2012 DTLA Theatre Director
TV series 2012 Game, TheThe Game
Documentary 2012 Hollywood to Dollywood Himself
TV series 2012 Raising Hope Reverend Bob
TV series 2012 Secret Life of the American Teenager, TheThe Secret Life of the American Teenager
Short film 2012 Yahoo! News/Funny or Die GOP Presidential Online Internet Cyber Debate Ron Paul
TV series 2013 American Horror Story: Coven Quentin Fleming 3 episodes total
TV series 2013 Supernatural Yorkie
Mutt
voice actor; 2 episodes

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leslie Jordon Biography Page
  2. ^ Leslie Jordon IMDb Page
  3. ^ Tim Parks (17 Aug 2006). "The ‘Sordid Lives’ of ‘Southern Baptist Sissies". The Gay and Lesbian Times. Retrieved 2008-04-08. 
  4. ^ David C. Nichols (October 15, 2004). "'Dog on Linoleum' finds firm footing". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 2, 2014. 
  5. ^ Helbig, Jack (August 11, 2005). "Like a Dog on Linoleum". Chicago Reader. Retrieved April 2, 2014. 
  6. ^ Atlanta Entertainment Company to Produce Innovative, Interactive Gay-Themed Comedy Show
  7. ^ Drake, Sylvie (July 1, 1986). "Stage Review : 'Found A Peanut' As Child's Play". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved October 31, 2013. 

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