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Robert Sean Leonard Biography

Birth Name:
Robert Lawrence Leonard
Birth Place:
Westwood, New Jersey, United States

Fast Facts

  • Began acting in summer stock at age 12, making his stage debut as the Artful Dodger in a New Jersey production of Oliver! Made Broadway debut in 1986 as a replacement in the role of Eugene Jerome in Neil Simon's Brighton Beach Memoirs
  • Breakthrough movie role was as sensitive student Neil Perry in 1989's Dead Poets Society
  • Best known as oncologist James Wilson on FOX's medical drama House, a role he has played since 2004


  • 2008Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated