San Diego, California, USA
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During his student-actor days at San Diego State University, Leisure roomed with Robert Hays. Graduating with a degree in fine arts, he pursued acting jobs for 6 years before landing a bit part in "Airplane!", which ironically starred his former roomie. Acting prospects continued to be dim, and Leisure was living out of his VW bus. Taking a girlfriend`s advice, he joined a workshop on tv commercial acting, and soon started his spokesman career pitching for Bell Atlantic Yellow Pages and appearing as superliar "Joe Isuzu" in a series of outrageous Isuzu commercials.
David Leisure began acting while studying drama at Grossmont College and San Diego State University. Following graduation, he worked for two seasons in the professional theater production of Feiffer`s "The Trial of the Catonsville 9" at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, and also performed in "The Boys in the Band," "Pal Joey" and "Lenny." After moving to Los Angeles he made his screen debut in the role of a Hare Krishna devotee in the hit comedy film "Airplane!" He has also appeared in more than 60 television commercials, but is best known for the role of the inveterate liar, "Joe Isuzu," of the Isuzu automobile commercials. Leisure has made numerous guest appearances on such television series as "Married...With Children" and "Alf." His television movie credits include "If It`s Tuesday, It Still Must be Belgium," "Perfect People" and "Goddess of Love." Leisure, a passionate golfer, enjoys spending his free time on the gold course.
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David Russell Leisure
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.
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