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David Leisure

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia David Russell Leisure (born November 16, 1950) is an American actor best known for his role as Charley Dietz in the sitcom Empty Nest from 1988 to 1995 and fictional (and "lying") automotive "pitch man" Joe Isuzu in a series of North American television commercials for Isuzu from 1986 to 1990, and again from 1999 to 2001. Additional television credits include Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, One on One, V.I.P., Diagnosis: Murder, The Parent 'Hood, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show, For Your Love, Caroline in the City, The Wayans Bros., Touched by an Angel, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Renegade, The Golden Girls, Married... with Children, ALF, 227, T. J. Hooker, The Equalizer, Falcon Crest, Sledge Hammer, and Nurses. Leisure was born in San Diego and attended Grossmont High School in El Cajon, California. He went on to attend Grossmont College also in El Cajon and then to San Diego State University. Among his smaller roles, Leisure appeared as the "First Krishna" in the 1980 film Airplane! In 1999, he made a brief but memorable appearance in 10 Things I Hate About You as a high school soccer coach and detention monitor. More recently, falling back on his "Joe Isuzu" shtick, Leisure has been acting as a fictional and disreputable insurance lawyer in a series of commercials for various American personal-injury law firms. In different markets, different firms have licensed the footage and add in their own spokespeople and names. For much of the first quarter of 2009, Leisure appeared as Roger Wilkes on the CBS daytime drama The Young and the Restless. As of July 2010, he is in a recurring role as Salem District Attorney Woods on Days of Our Lives. Leisure also provided the voice of Metus on the animated feature BIONICLE: The Legend Reborn. Description above from the Wikipedia article David Leisure, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Nov 16, 1950 In San Diego, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
28
First Appeared:
In the series Falcon Crest 1981-12-04
Latest Project:
Movie Bionicle: The Legend Reborn 2009-08-24
Known For
Poster of Teed Off
Poster of 10 Things I Hate About You
Poster of Perfect People
Poster of The Golden Girls
Filmography
Movie Bionicle: The Legend Reborn Metus 2009-08-24
Movie Teed Off Your Golf Guide 2005-09-20
Movie Elvis Has Left the Building Hole-in-the-Head Elvis 2004-08-27
Movie World's Funniest & Cleverest Commercials Himself - Host / Joe Isuzu 2004-03-29
Series Celebrities Uncensored Unknown 2003-06-04
Movie Ghost Dog: A Detective Tail Dr. Vaughn 2003-01-10
Movie 10 Things I Hate About You Mr. Chapin 1999-03-30
Movie Gangster World Dr. Greenstreet 1998-06-13
Movie Fallout Peter Colgrove 1998-01-01
Series Perversions of Science Unknown 1997-06-07
Series Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Bob Bermuda 1996-09-27
Series The Parent 'Hood Unknown 1995-01-18
Series The Wayans Bros. Unknown 1995-01-11
Series Renegade Unknown 1992-09-19
Series Blossom Unknown 1990-07-05
Movie Mother Goose Rock 'N Rhyme Newscaster / Game Show Host 1990-05-19
Movie Goddess of Love Jimmy 1988-11-20
Series Empty Nest Charley Dietz 1988-10-08
Movie Perfect People Derek 1988-02-29
Movie You Can't Hurry Love Peter Newcomb 1988-01-20
Series Sledge Hammer! Officer Jackson 1986-09-23
Series ALF Unknown 1986-09-22
Series The Equalizer Unknown 1985-09-18
Series 227 Unknown 1985-09-14
Series The Golden Girls Unknown 1985-09-14
Movie Airplane II: The Sequel Religious Zealot 1982-12-10
Series T. J. Hooker Unknown 1982-03-13
Series Falcon Crest Unknown 1981-12-04