Posted in TV | comedy on February 17, 2011

Uncle Leo

"Veteran actor Len Lesser died in his sleep Wednesday morning in Burbank, California, of complications from pneumonia. He was 88.

"It was very peaceful," his daughter, Michele Lesser, told CNN, saying the family had hoped for a quick and painless death. "He was a great grandpa, and an amazing father. He had a heart of gold -- and a sense of humor of platinum."

Best known as Jerry Seinfeld's Uncle Leo on TV's "Seinfeld," Lesser made more than 500 film, television and stage appearances. His TV roles ranged from "Studio One in Hollywood" in 1949 to a 2009 role on "Castle."" [CNN]

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An interview with Len Lesser aka Uncle Leo from 'Seinfeld'


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Comments (42)

jerry!! hello!!!

R.I.P.

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2011 10:24 AM

Most over-rated show EVA!

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2011 10:26 AM

rip

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2011 10:29 AM

JERRY: (Pointing) Hey, there's Leo.

KRAMER: Oh? Who's Leo?

JERRY: Uncle Leo.

KRAMER: Oh, yeah. Right. Uncle Leo. Forgot his first name..

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2011 10:32 AM

If anyone ever betrays me, I never forget!

Posted by Hello! | February 17, 2011 10:33 AM

HELLO!

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2011 10:36 AM

ah shouldn't the "uncle leo" part be in parenthesis?

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2011 10:38 AM

i 1st.

hopefully he Rest In Peace..

Posted by love film | February 17, 2011 10:45 AM

UNCLE LEEEEEOOOO

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2011 10:49 AM

"Jerry, you wanna hear something? Your cousin, Jeffrey, is switching parks. They're transferring him to Riverside - so he'll completely revamp that operation, you understand? He'll do in Riverside what he did in Central Park. It's more money. So, that's your cousin."- Uncle Leo

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2011 10:53 AM

You Don't Say Hello?!?!

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2011 10:55 AM

He likes the spots...

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2011 10:56 AM

it was a crime of passion!

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2011 10:57 AM

Totally off topic but the last time I saw the Uncle Leo , there was this amazingly annoying couple who were not only talking during the whole show but were talking about TMI info. The guy kept asking her "Do you like my seven and a half inches? Do you like my seven and a half inches? Is it the biggest you've ever had?" Yeah bro you're cool

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2011 11:06 AM

11:06, stop posting these annoying couple TMI stories please. it's really dumb.

thanks!

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2011 11:10 AM

wow, you forgot to take out "the" before Uncle Leo. you're getting lazy

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2011 11:10 AM

It doesn't even make sense on this one, you idiot. At least TRY to be a little creative and thoughtful and alter it to fit the topic at hand. You could've like changed the venue to Uncle Leo's funeral or something...if your gonna post the same stupid joke ad nauseum at least put some effort into it.

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2011 11:20 AM

At least cousin Jeffrey is still alive?

RIP Leo!

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2011 11:22 AM

jeffrey had a face like a horse

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2011 11:26 AM

After he became a household face as Uncle Leo, it was always fun to spot him in his myriad older (and usually dramatic) roles. If I recall correctly, he was one of the convicts who starts the armed prison revolt in Birdman of Alcatraz.

Posted by Scott | February 17, 2011 11:28 AM

Tickets to Unlcle Leo's memorial service on pre-sale at Mercury Lounge now....wait a minute, breaking news.....Sold out! Scalpers got them all! Wait, more breaking news...5 MORE SERVICES ADDED! And on a final note, to answer the inevitable question.....yes, hummus will be served.

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2011 11:30 AM

11:28 - yeah, and the guy who forced Jerry to take the pen from him was in a bunch of movies. Notably Raging Bull and Broadway Danny Rose

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2011 11:34 AM

His name is Jack Klompus and he's ridden in a Cadillac thousands of times.

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2011 11:46 AM

I should be lending YOU money...but I'm not!

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2011 11:48 AM

He was an adonis. I loved him.

Rest in peace.

Posted by Harry Fong | February 17, 2011 12:23 PM

You nailed it 11:30

Posted by Dan | February 17, 2011 12:40 PM

"I thought they were sending over an Asian woman"

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2011 12:41 PM

first of all kudos to BV for the respect!!
now great quotes everybody but 10:32's wins!!
(10:26 i understand that in ohio that kinda new york humor flys above your heads, not your fault.)

Posted by me | February 17, 2011 12:46 PM

12:41 - probably the best ending to a seinfeld episode ever

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2011 12:55 PM

One of the top 3 tv shows of all time. Will still be showing somewhere long after you losers are gone from this earth.

And one of the the best Leo exchanges was this:

Leo: Move back with Lydia?

Jerry: C'mon, you're lucky to have anybody.

Leo: Last week you told me I was in my prime, I should be swinging.

Jerry: Swinging? What are you, out of your mind? Look at you, you're disgusting. You're bald, you're paunchy, all kinds of sounds are emanating from your body twenty-four hours a day. If there's a woman that can take your presence for more than ten consecutive seconds, you should hang on to her like grim death. Which is not far off, by the way.

Leo: But she's an anti-Semite.

Jerry: Can you blame her?

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2011 1:15 PM

Uncle Leo: Look at this, I told them medium rare, it's medium.

Jerry: Hey, it happens.

Uncle Leo: I bet that cook is an anti-Semite.

Jerry: He has no idea who you are.

Uncle Leo: They don't just overcook a hamburger, Jerry.

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2011 1:18 PM

After the service, Dunkin' Danny will be handing out coffee and donuts to those waiting in line for the viewing.

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2011 1:41 PM

Well done 1:41! Good show my boy! :)

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2011 2:04 PM

"I'm an old man, I'm confused!"

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2011 2:33 PM

she's on a fixed income. STOP THE SHOW!!!

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2011 2:41 PM

ohio suxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2011 2:48 PM

RIP

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2011 4:14 PM

***totally off topic but everytime I read that comment regarding the amazingly annoying couple who were talking about TMI info, I always think back to a time when I brought a rather large container of hummus to a house party and when everyone was gathered around dipping their pita triangles into it I recall asking them, "Do like my seven and a half inch bowl of hummus? Do you like my seven and a half inch bowl of hummus? Is it the biggest you've ever had?" Yeah bro you're cool'

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2011 7:54 PM

10:26AM! You're officially the worst person eva! no seriously

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2011 2:43 AM

Dude was pretty funny

Posted by Tom | March 3, 2011 11:11 PM

He was an adonis. I loved him.

Posted by Anunturi Gratuite | March 7, 2011 3:22 PM

He was an adonis. I loved him.

Rest in peace.

Posted by DanieleRua | May 22, 2013 10:51 PM

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