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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.

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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 29

Birthday 1950-11-16

Place of Birth San Diego, California, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2009 Bionicle: The Legend Reborn as Metus
2005 Teed Off as Your Golf Guide
2004 Elvis Has Left the Building as Hole-in-the-Head Elvis
2004 World's Funniest & Cleverest Commercials as Himself - Host / Joe Isuzu
2003 Celebrities Uncensored (1 episode)
2003 Ghost Dog: A Detective Tail as Dr. Vaughn
1999 10 Things I Hate About You as Mr. Chapin
1998 Gangster World as Dr. Greenstreet
1998 Fallout as Peter Colgrove
1997 Perversions of Science (1 episode)
1996 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1 episode) as Bob Bermuda
1995 The Parent 'Hood (1 episode)
1995 The Wayans Bros. (1 episode)
1992 Renegade (1 episode)
1990 Blossom (1 episode)
1990 Mother Goose Rock 'N Rhyme as Newscaster / Game Show Host
1988 Goddess of Love as Jimmy
1988 Empty Nest (170 episodes) as Charley Dietz
1988 Perfect People as Derek
1988 You Can't Hurry Love as Peter Newcomb
1986 Sledge Hammer! (1 episode) as Officer Jackson (1 episode)
1986 ALF (2 episodes)
1985 The Equalizer (1 episode)
1985 227 (1 episode)
1985 The Golden Girls (1 episode)
1982 Airplane II: The Sequel as Religious Zealot
1982 T. J. Hooker (1 episode)
1982 Wait Until Dark as Policeman
1981 Falcon Crest (1 episode)

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