Robert Sean Leonard

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Robert Sean Leonard
Date of BirthFebruary 28, 1969
Place of BirthJersey City, New Jersey, United States
Spouse(s)Gabriella Salick (2008-present)

Background and Career

Robert Sean Leonard is an American actor, best known for his role as Dr. James Wilson on the TV series House and for his role as Neil Perry in the 1989 movie Dead Poets Society. He grew up in Ridgewood, where he attended Ridgewood High School before moving on to Fordham University and later Columbia University School of General Studies and Continuing Education. He is a three-time Tony Award nominee (1993, 2001 and 2003), winning in 2001 (Best Actor - Featured Play) for his role as A.E. Housman in Tom Stoppard's The Invention of Love. He also played Romeo Off Broadway in Romeo and Juliet at the Riverside Shakespeare Company in 1988.

Since 2004, he has played Dr. James Wilson, head of the oncology department, on the FOX TV series House. In 2007, Leonard appeared on Entertainment's Weekly's 100 list as "Dr. Underrated. Leonard maintains a good friendship with House co-star Hugh Laurie (who plays House).


Year Title Role Notes
1986 The Manhattan Project Max
1988 My Best Friend Is a Vampire Jeremy Capello
1989 Dead Poets Society Neil Perry
1990 Mr. & Mrs. Bridge Douglas Bridge
1991 Married to It Chuck Bishop
1993 Swing Kids Peter Müller
Much Ado About Nothing Claudio
The Age of Innocence Ted Archer
1994 Safe Passage Alfred Singer
1996 The Boys Next Door Barry Klemper TV
Killer: A Journal of Murder Henry Lesser
I Love You, I Love You Not Angel of Death
1997 In the Gloaming Danny TV
1998 Standoff Jamie Doolin
The Last Days of Disco Tom Platt
Ground Control Cruise
2001 Tape Jon Salter
A Glimpse of Hell Lt. Dan Meyer TV
Driven Demille Bly
Chelsea Walls Terry Olsen
2003 The I Inside Peter Cable
A Painted House Jesse Chandler TV
2004-present House Dr. James Wilson TV series
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