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  • Real name : Leigh Joseph McCloskey
  • Date of birth : 21/06/1955

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Leigh McCloskey (1955)

Leigh Joseph McCloskey

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Leigh Joseph McCloskey is an American actor.

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McCloskey was classically trained as an actor at the Juilliard School in Lincoln Center, New York.
He began his professional acting career playing Billy Abbott in the original Rich Man, Poor Man miniseries starring Nick Nolte and Peter Strauss. He went on to star in three nighttime television series: Executive Suite, Married: The First Year, and is perhaps most widely known for his role as Mitch Cooper on the CBS nighttime soap opera Dallas. McCloskey was a series regular from 1980–1982, and made brief appearances in 1985 and 1988.

McCloskey starred in numerous made for television films and miniseries including Bermuda Depths, Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway and its sequel Alexander: The Other Side of Dawn in which he played the title role. He starred with Kris Kristofferson in Trouble Shooters: Trapped Beneath the Earth and with Linda Gray in Accidental Meeting. He also co-starred with Brooke Shields and Scott Glenn in the miniseries Gone But Not Forgotten in 2004. McCloskey has also had made numerous films including Just One of the Guys, Cameron's Closet, Fraternity Vacation with Tim Robbins, and the cult classic Inferno directed by Dario Argento among others.

McCloskey has guest-starred on numerous television series and pilots including Bones, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, Jake and the Fatman, JAG, Life Goes On, Chicago Hope, Medical Center, and many others. He has played villains on four sci-fi television series: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager, as well as Babylon 5 and Buck Rogers in the 25th Century with Dorothy Stratten. He has also appeared in a number of daytime soap operas, including Santa Barbara, General Hospital, The Young and the Restless and One Life to Live. McCloskey played two unrelated characters on both Santa Barbara and on General Hospital as Dr. Baranski and later as Damian Smith.

 personal life
McCloskey married Carla Reinke, director, assistant director, author and production executive in 1978, and they have two children, Caytlyn Alexandra and Brighton Aubreigh .

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