Andrew Leeds (actor)

Andrew Leeds is an American actor, comedian and writer. He is known for his portrayal of Josh on Cristela, Christopher Pelant on Bones, and David Clarke on Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist. He is also in the Main Company of the sketch comedy/improv theater The Groundlings.[1]

Andrew Leeds
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Born
Andrew Harrison Leeds
Alma materStanford University (BS)
Occupation
  • Actor
  • comedian
  • writer
Years active1995–present

Early lifeEdit

While at Stanford University, Leeds participated in theatrical productions on campus.[2][3] He graduated with a degree in computer science.

CareerEdit

Leeds' first job as a professional actor was as an understudy in the Broadway musical Teddy & Alice. Eventually, Leeds took over the role of Quentin Roosevelt.[4] Leeds then originated the role of Gavroche in the national tour of Les Miserables.[5] After leaving Les Miserables, Leeds appeared in the Broadway production of Falsettos playing the role of Jason on Wednesday and Saturday matinees.[6] He starred in the musical for a year, acting opposite such Broadway legends as Michael Rupert,[7] Chip Zien, and Mandy Patinkin. After taking over the evening performances for a short stint, Leeds departed the production to play the title role in Carly Simon's opera Romulus Hunt.[8]

Leeds appeared in the movie A Pig's Tale produced by Polygram Filmed Entertainment and as Cadet Dotson in Major Payne starring Damon Wayans.[9]

Leeds and his writing partner at the time, David Lampson, were selected to be on the Bravo reality show Situation: Comedy.[10] Produced by Sean Hayes, the show documented the process of making two competing pilots. Leeds and Lampson's pilot, Stephen's Life, was selected out of 10,000 submissions. The pilot was shot for NBC and went on to win the competition, launching Leeds' career as a writer. Leeds then returned to his acting career and appeared on Veep and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

His drama pilot Rex is Not Your Lawyer was produced by NBC in 2011. Leeds and Lampson then wrote another television pilot, a comedy for NBC called Brenda Forever, but it was not ordered for a full series.[11] Leeds was later cast in a regular role as Josh in the ABC comedy Cristela.[12]

Leeds then wrote a comedy pilot called Those People for Kelly Ripa's company and ABC and appeared on the Comedy Central show Workaholics. In November 2015, Leeds became a member of the Main Company of the sketch comedy/improv troupe The Groundlings.[13]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1995 Major Payne Private Dotson
2009 Irene In Time Marcus
2011 Subject: I Love You Chris
2015 Entourage Paul
2016 Office Christmas Party Tim

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2003 Nip/Tuck Henry Season 1, Episodes 8 & 11
2006 Numb3rs Daniel Season 2, Episode 22
2008 Desperate Housewives Leo Season 5, Episode 3
2009 House Dr. Medina Season 6, Episode 1
2010 Castle Adam Murphy Season 3, Episode 4
2011 Rules of Engagement Lester Season 6, Episode 3
2012 Grey’s Anatomy Andy "Second Opinion" (Season 9, Episode 6)
2012–2015 Bones Christopher Pelant Recurring cast (Seasons 7-10)
2013 NCIS: Los Angeles John Booker Recurring Season 5

2013 - American Horror Story

2014 Hot in Cleveland Tom "The Italian Job" (Season 5, Episode 20)
2015 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Jason "The Gang Misses the Boat" (Season 10, Episode 6)
2014 Veep Jackson "Debate" (Season 3, Episode 8)
2014–2015 Cristela Josh Main cast (22 episodes)
2016 Workaholics Dan "A Night at the Dudeseum" (Season 6, Episode 7)
2016 Modern Family Rich (Season 7, Episode 22)
2016 Shameless Micah "The Defenestration of Frank" (Season 7, Ep 6)
2017 The Great Indoors Paul Recurring role (6 Episodes)
2018 Silicon Valley Duncan (Season 5, Episode 1)
2018 Lucifer Joel "The Last Heartbreak" (Season 3, Episode 18)
2018-2019 Get Shorty Ken Stevenson Recurring role (10 episodes)
2019-present Barry Leo Recurring role (4 Episodes)
2019 The Morning Show Alan (Season 1, Episode 1)
2020–present Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist David Clarke Main cast (Season 2), recurring role (Season 1)
2020-present A Million Little Things Peter Benoit Recurring role (season 3)
2021-2022 The Conners Nick Recurring role (season 4)
2022 The Dropout Roland "Old White Men" (Season 1 Episode 4)
2022 The Patient Ezra Limited Series

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Groundlings". The Groundlings Website. Retrieved March 15, 2016.
  2. ^ "The Stanford Daily 2 April 1997 — The Stanford Daily". stanforddailyarchive.com. Retrieved March 15, 2016.
  3. ^ "The Stanford Daily 13 April 2000 — The Stanford Daily". stanforddailyarchive.com. Retrieved March 15, 2016.
  4. ^ "Andrew Harrison Leeds | Playbill". Playbill. Retrieved March 15, 2016.
  5. ^ Willis, John (January 1, 1995). Theatre World 1992-1993. Hal Leonard Corporation. ISBN 9781557832047.
  6. ^ Gerard, Jeremy. "Review: 'Falsettos'". Variety. Retrieved March 15, 2016.
  7. ^ LLC, New York Media (January 18, 1993). New York Magazine. New York Media, LLC.
  8. ^ Rothstein, Edward (February 27, 1993). "Review/Music; Carly Simon's New Opera for Children". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved March 15, 2016.
  9. ^ Klady, Leonard. "Review: 'Major Payne'". Variety. Retrieved March 15, 2016.
  10. ^ "Picks and Pans Review: Situation: Comedy : People.com". www.people.com. Retrieved March 15, 2016.
  11. ^ Andreeva, Nellie. "Andrew Leeds/David Lampson Comedy Spec Lands NBC Pilot Order, Ellie Kemper Circling". Deadline. Retrieved March 15, 2016.
  12. ^ Andreeva, Nellie. "Quintet Cast In ABC Comedy 'Cristela'". Deadline. Retrieved March 15, 2016.
  13. ^ Petski, Denise. "ABC Buys Comedy From Kelly Ripa & Mark Consuelos, Andrew Leeds". Deadline. Retrieved March 15, 2016.

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