Leggio, Jerry 1935–

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LEGGIO, Jerry 1935–


Born September 23, 1935, in Baton Rouge, LA; married Gloria, November 7, 1959. Education: Louisiana State University, B.A., speech/psychology.


Actor. Appeared in television commercials, including ads for Holiday Inn, Lee Jeans, and Cracker Barrel. Previously worked as a personnel administrator and as a research analyst for Gulf South Research Institute.


Stage Appearances:

Boolie, Driving Miss Daisy, Cabaret Theatre, Baton Rouge, LA, 1990.

Ben Chambers, Norman, Is That You?, Cabaret Theatre, 1993.

Appeared as Erwin Leeds, Subject to Change, Sol Weisenheimer, Drop Dead, Officer Welch, Rumors, all at Cabaret Theatre; Senex and Miles Gloriosus, Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Col Jessep, A Few Good Men, Sen Malbeaux, Home Spin, Judge Bastardson, Sly Fox, Doc, Westside Story, Henry Drummond, Inherit the Wind, Herb Tucker, I Oughta be in Pictures, Lieutenant Shrank, Westside Story, Virgil Blessing,Bus Stop, Sheriff Dodd, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Cap'm Andy, Show Boat, Captain Von Trapp, Sound of Music, Watson Frye, Close Ties, Lancelot, Camelot, Desmonde, Happy Time, Dr. Carrasco, Man of LaMancha, Lou Tanner, Gingerbread Lady, Peter Marriott, Sound of Murder, Bert Jefferson, The Man Who Came to Dinner, Phil Romano, That Championship Season, Hajj, Kismet, King Arthur, Camelot, Stanley Kowalsky, Streetcar Named Desire, Bertram Cates, Inherit the Wind, Allen Baker, Come Blow Your Horn, Paul Sevine, Shot in the Dark, Bernie Dodd, Country Girl, Sky Masterson, Guys and Dolls, Nerone, Devil's Advocate, Thomas Cromwell, Man for All Seasons, Bill Sykes, Oliver, Billy Bigelow, Carousel, all Baton Rouge Little Theatre; G. Patton, All the King's Men, Swine Palace Productions; Sir Charles Clarke, Gross Indecency, the Three Trials of Oscar Wilde; Reader D, The Hollow Crown, Sudden Theatre Group; President Jefferson, PASSAGES: A Story of Lewis and Clark; Miles Gloriosus, Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum, Dr. Chumley, Harvey, Julian Winston, Cactus Flower, King of Siam, The King and I, Sheriff Oglesby, The Death and Life of Sneaky Fitch, Captain Von Trapp, Sound of Music, all Aubin Lane Dinner Theatre; King, Sleeping Beauty; Paul Verral, Born Yesterday, The Dinner Theatre; Jack/George, You Know I Can't Hear You When the Water's Running, Skyline Theatre; Adam, Creation of the World and Other Business; Moony, Moony's Kid Don't Cry, Opelousas Little Theatre; Bonario, Volpone, and Linzman, Lilliom, both Louisiana State University Theatre.

Film Appearances:

(Uncredited) Doctor, Hush … Hush, Sweet Charlotte (also known as Cross of Iron and What Ever Happened to Cousin Charlotte?), 1964.

(Uncredited) Doctor, Hurry Sundown, Paramount, 1967.

Guard, Sounder, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1972.

Mr. Bonnard, Sister, Sister, New World, 1987.

(Uncredited) Photographer, Blaze, Buena Vista, 1989.

(Uncredited) Doctor, Heaven's Prisoners, New Line Cinema, 1996.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Carpetbagger, The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, 1974.

Mr. Valchex, The Deadly Tower (also known as Sniper), NBC, 1975.

Jack Williamson, The Life and Assassination of the Kingfish (also known as Every Man a King), NBC, 1977.

Coach, Superdome, 1978.

First policeman, Murder at the Mardi Gras, CBS, 1978.

(Uncredited) Businessman, Big Bob Johnson and His Fantastic Speed Circus, NBC, 1978.

Farmer, Rascals and Robbers: The Secret Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn, CBS, 1982.

Charlie, Hot Pursuit, NBC, 1984.

Sixth reporter, Margaret Bourke–White (also known as Double Exposure), TNT, 1989.

Dr. Melvin, False Witness (also known as Double Exposure), NBC, 1989.

Judge Altzo, Doublecrossed, HBO, 1991.

Mayor Mann, The Ernest Green Story, The Disney Channel, 1993.

Deputy coroner, House of Secrets (also known as Conspiracy of Terror), NBC, 1993.

Morris McGonigal, Jake Lassiter: Justice on the Bayou, NBC, 1995.

Farley's aide, Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long, TNT, 1995.

Warden, Old Man (also known as William Faulkner's "Old Man"), CBS, 1997.

Henry, The Badge, Starz!, 2001.

Ackerman, Malpractice, Lifetime, 2002.

Dr. Harns, Torn Apart, Lifetime, 2004.

Doctor, Infidelity, Lifetime, 2004.

Television Appearances; Series:

Harry, In the Heat of the Night, NBC, 1988.

Judge Hopewell, Sweet Justice, NBC, 1994.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Preacher, The Night Rider, ABC, 1979.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Coleman's third man, A Woman Called Moses, NBC, 1978.

Varnedoe, Beulah Land, NBC, 1980.

District attorney, The Mississippi, CBS, 1983.

Banker, Louisiana (also known as Louisiane), Cinemax, 1984.

(Uncredited) Policeman, If Tomorrow Comes, CBS, 1986.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"An Eye for an Eye," Dangerous Curves, CBS, 1992.

David Larkin, "Deathwatch," Dangerous Curves, CBS, 1992.

Governor, "Luther's Temptation," Orleans, CBS, 1997.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Banker, Hollywood Gets MADD (documentary), TBS, 1993.



Jerry Leggio Official Site, http://www.sremploy.org/, April 21, 2005.