Lee Wallace (actor)

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Lee Wallace
Born Leo Melis
(1930-07-15) July 15, 1930 (age 87)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Residence New York City, New York
Nationality American
Occupation Actor
Years active 1973–present
Spouse(s) Marilyn Chris (1974–present)
Children step-son Paul Christopoulos

Lee Wallace (born July 15, 1930) is an American actor of film, stage, and television.


Wallace was born as Leo Melis in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Celia (née Gross) and Eddie Melis.[1]


His movie roles include more than a dozen productions big and small, including Klute (1971), The Hot Rock (1972), The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974) as the Mayor of New York City, The Happy Hooker (1975), Diary of the Dead (1976), Thieves (1977), Private Benjamin (1980) as Mr. Waxman, World War III (1982), Daniel (1983), Batman (1989) as Gotham City's Mayor Borg, and Used People (1992).

On Broadway, he appeared in A Teaspoon Every Four Hours, Unlikely Heroes, The Secret Affairs of Mildred Wild, Molly, Zalmen or The Madness of God, Some of My Best Friends, Grind and The Cemetery Club.

Personal life[edit]

Wallace currently lives in New York City with his wife Marilyn Chris. They have one child together.


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