Finnie, Leo V., III

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Finnie, Leo V., III


Career: Actor.

Awards, Honors: Drama Desk Award, outstanding ensemble performance, and Obie Award, excellence of ensemble performance, Village Voice, both with others, 2000, for Jitney.


Stage Appearances:

Balm in Gilead, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Chicago, IL, c. 1981, Circle Repertory Theatre, New York City, 1984.

Foos, Distant Fires, Hartford Stage, Hartford, CT, 1986.

The man, The Blast of War Blows in Their Ears—Back in the World (also known as Back in the World), 1988.

A Tempest, Ubu Repertory Company, Ubu Theatre, New York City, 1991.

The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World, Yale Repertory Theatre, University Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1992.

Philmore, Jitney, GeVa Theatre, Rochester, NY, 1999–2000, Second Stage Theatre, New York City, 2000, then Union Square Theatre, New York City, 2000–2001.

Appeared in off-Broadway productions of Antigone, Body Bags, Lux in Tenebris, The Mighty Gents, and Out at Sea; in American Buffalo, Moon on a Rainbow Shawl, and The Talkin' Drums, all St. Louis, MO; and in Fences, Florida and Cincinnati, OH.

Film Appearances:

Monty man, Vibes, Columbia, 1988.

Pete, Thirteen Conversations about One Thing (also known as 13 Conversations and 13 Conversations about One Thing), Sony Pictures Classics, 2002.

Some sources also cite appearances in Scrooged, Paramount, 1988; Tap, TriStar, 1989; and You Got That Right.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"The Kryptonite Kid," Superboy (also known as The Adventures of Superboy), syndicated, 1991.

Abbott, "Man Enough," Third Watch, NBC, 2001.

Bartender Joe, "Folly," Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (also known as Law & Order: SVU and Special Victims Unit), NBC, 2001.

Grand juror number one, "Possession," Law & Order, NBC, 2001.

Father, "Two Days of Freedom," Ed (also known as Stuckeyville), NBC, 2002.

Maurice Langlois, "Sound Bodies," Law & Order: Criminal Intent (also known as Law & Order: CI), NBC, 2003.

Appeared as a car washer in an episode of New York Undercover (also known as Uptown Undercover), Fox; also appeared in episodes of All My Children (also known as All My Children: The Summer of Seduction), ABC; The Cosby Show, NBC; and One Life to Live (also known as Between Heaven and Hell), ABC.