Robert Lesser

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Robert Lesser or Bobby Lesser (born October 22, 1942) is an American actor born in New York City and now living in Santa Barbara, California. His earliest work dates back to 1967 with "David Holzman's Diary", directed by Jim McBride. His latest movies include the Japanese film "Best Wishes for Tomorrow" and post-production "Painting in the Rain". Lesser has worked with Bruce Willis, Ed Harris, Alan Arkin, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Matthew Broderick, Dennis Quaid, Penelope Ann Miller, and Richard Mulligan.[1][2] He is well known in the Santa Barbara theater community.[3][4]

In 2011, The Hollywood Reporter published an open letter from Lesser to the Internet Movie Database after they repeatedly refused to correct his birthdate, which they had listed as May 28, 1938.[5] They have since corrected the date.

Selected theaters[edit]

Rubicon Theatre: My Antonia, In All Honesty
Center Stage Theatre: The Goat or Who is Sylvia, by Edward Albee and Krapp's Last Tape by Samuel Beckett.
Ensemble Theatre Company: The Fourth Wall, Communicating Doors, The Last Night of Ballyhoo, The Weir, An Inspector Calls, and The Cripple of Inishmaan.

Selected films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1967 David Holzman's Diary Max, Penny's agent
1974 Hot Times Coach / Guru
1975 Hester Street Lawyer
1977 The Goodbye Girl Richard III Cast
1980 Christmas Evil Detective Gottleib
1981 The Gangster Chronicles Treasury Agent #1
1984 2010 Dr. Hirsch
1986 Poltergeist II: The Other Side Kane's People
Running Scared Supoena Lawyer
The Big Easy 'Silky' Foster
1987 The Monster Squad Eugene's Dad
1988 Shoot to Kill Minelli
The Presidio Sgt. Mueller
Die Hard Businessman
Ernest Saves Christmas Marty
1989 Great Balls of Fire! Alan Freed
1991 Oscar Officer Keough
1993 What's Love Got to Do with It Fairmount M.C.
1995 Across the Moon Dentist #2
Steal Big Steal Little Agent Buchanan
1997 The Relic Mayor Robert Owen
1998 Godzilla Murray
1999 The Auteur Theory Abusive Dad - The Quest
End of Days Carson
2001 An American Rhapsody Harold
2007 Best Wishes for Tomorrow Featherstone title translates to "Ashita e no yuigon"
2009 Painting in the Rain Stefan
2016 8989 Redstone Pavel

Selected television[edit]

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