National Obituary Review

Dead Person of the Day February 16 – Len Lesser

0 Comments 16 February 2012


Its everyone’s favorite Jewish Uncle! Man, just the other day I was watching a rerun of Seinfeld and I was incredibly disappointed with how little of the humor translated 15 years later. In fact Uncle Leo was the saving grace of the episode. This is just my opinion but one of the only shows from that era whose entertainment value never wanes is Tales From The Crypt….I love that lil guy!

However, onward.

After taking a deeper dive into Lesser’s career his credits read like my afternoon TV watching schedule when I used to stay home from school in 1994. Ahem:

  • Seinfeld
  • The Monkees
  • Alfred Hitchcock Presents
  • Mad About You
  • All In The Family
  • The Outlaw Josie Wales

Boy, as the theme song for All In The Family goes “Those were the days!”.


Len Lesser obituary

Film and TV actor best known as Seinfeld’s bothersome Uncle Leo

The American actor Len Lesser, who has died aged 88 from pneumonia, after suffering from cancer for two years, won many fans in his role as Uncle Leo in the offbeat sitcom Seinfeld. He was notable for the boisterous “Jerry! Hello!” greeting he gave his screen nephew. The elderly uncle had an obsession with greetings and insisted that Jerry must always say “Hello!”, no matter how embarrassing the situation. That applied even when Jerry caught Leo shoplifting at a bookshop. “You still say hello,” he chastised. Continue


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