Ron Leibman is an American actor, best known for playing ‘Dr. Leonard Green‘ in the TV sitcom ‘Friends’ (1994-2003). He also played Martin 'Kaz' Kazinsky’ in the crime drama series ‘Kaz,’ from 1978 to 1979. He earned a ‘Primetime Emmy Award’ for his role in the series. He also won the ‘Tony Award’ for his performance as ‘Roy Cohn’ in the play ‘Angels in America’ (1993). He made his screen debut as ‘Johnny’ in the TV series ‘The Edge of the Night’ (1956). He made his film debut in ‘Where's Poppa?’ (1970). Some of his successful films include ‘The Super Cops’ (1974), ‘Norma Rae’ (1979), ‘Phar Lap’ (1984), ‘Door to Door’ (1984), ‘Auto Focus’ (2002), and ‘Garden State’ (2004). He also starred in a few unsuccessful films, such as ‘Romantic Comedy’ (1983) and ‘A Little Help’ (2010). He appeared in TV series, such as ‘Murder, She Wrote’ (1990-92), ‘The Sopranos’ (2006), and ‘Archer’ (2013-16), in a voice role.
Directed by Zach Braff, the film Garden State is based on his real-life experiences as a young man who returns to his hometown in New Jersey after his mother dies. The movie received positive reviews and has garnered a cult following.
Playwright Jason Carmichael, seeking a writing partner, meets aspiring writer, Phoebe Craddock, on the day he marries affluent Allison St. James. Over the years, Jason-Phoebe’s work-partnership proves successful, but they try to ignore their mutual attraction. Allison’s political ambitions result in Jason’s affair with actress Kate Mallory, which drives away both Allison and Phoebe. Can he disentangle the complications and find happiness?
Known for the large number of cameo appearances by Hollywood's golden age actors and actresses, the movie is loosely based on the film debut of Rin Tin Tin, a male German shepherd, who follows an aspiring actress to Hollywood; but himself becomes an international star.