Robert Sean Leonard: Facts About The Star In TV Show House

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Robert Sean Leonard

Robert Sean Leonard is an American actor who starred as Dr. Wilson in the television series “House” for more than a decade. Here are all the facts you need to know about the star

Early life

The actor was born Robert Lawrence Leonard on February 28, 1969, in Westwood, New Jersey.

He adopted the name “Sean” (his brother’s name) because another actor bears his three names and had already used it to register in the actors’ Screen Guide. His parents were working-class Americans. His father Robert Howard Leonard was a teacher at Collier High School and his mother Joyce Patricia worked as a nurse.

Robert went to Ridgewood High School before he gained admission into Fordham University, New York City. The actor is also an alumnus of the Columbia University School of General Studies.

Robert Sean Leonard: Death hoax

Death hoaxes are common in the entertainment industry but they are jokes taken too far. It also pooh-poohs the fact that the celebrity lifestyle is no longer easy as stars have to deal with steamy streams of gossips from desperate blogs.

In 2019, a fake Facebook page reported that Robert Sean Leonard was dead. “At about 11 a.m. ET on Sunday (July 14, 2019), our beloved actor Robert Sean Leonard passed away. Robert Sean Leonard was born on February 28, 1969, in Westwood. He will be missed but not forgotten. Please show your sympathy and condolences by commenting on and liking this page.”

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In fact, the post had over 1 million likes with many expressing their sadness over the actor’s demise. Twitter was not left out as his name began to trend. While all these were on-going, some fans probed further, waiting for a major American TV station to carry the news but when no giant media house reported the news, some gave it a second thought.

It took the actor’s spokesperson 10 days to officially tell the press that Robert Sean Leonard was not dead. “He joins the long list of celebrities who have been victimized by this hoax. He’s still alive and well, stop believing what you see on the Internet,” they said.

Robert Sean Leonard: Career

Robert Sean Leonard’s career started in 1986 when he played the role of Max in the movie “The Manhattan Project”. Then in 1988, he portrayed the role of Jeremy Capello in the teen comedy vampire film “My Best Friend is a Vampire”. The film earned him praises and it received made 174 million dollars in the box office.

In 1993, he earned a Young Artist Award for his performance in the WWII-era musical “Swing Kids.”

The film “Dead Poets Society” where he portrayed the role of Neil Perry informed fans and critics that his bold entry into Hollywood was not a fluke. In the movie, Robert played the role of a prep-school student whose acting dreams were crushed by his rich father. His childhood friend Ethan Hawke also played a role in the movie.

Robert went to appear in a number of films and TV shows before the start of the third new millennium.

Then from 2004 to 2012, he was the main cast in the Television series “House” playing the role of Dr.Wilson, a role that has turned out to be one of the most defining career moments.

His last notable contribution on screen, so far, in 2019, was playing the role of Walter Humboldt in the miniseries “The Hot Zone”.

Robert Sean Leonard’s net worth

Robert Sean Leonard has been in the acting business since 1986 that was after the American great recession. He has been active in the acting industry till date, witnessing six new Presidents take their oaths at the White House.

Internet sources put his net worth to be around $15 million. His earnings come from the over 50 TV/movies he appeared on. He is still active in Hollywood. And judging from the way the acting business goes, he might still feature in movies even when he has clocked 80, which doesn’t mean his net worth will increase.

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Robert Sean Leonard married Gabriella Salick in 2008. Ms. Salick was a professional American horserider who was famous for her appearances in Equestrian Show Jumper.

They have two daughters together. Their first daughter is named Eleanor and was born in 2009 while the couple named their second daughter Claudia, born in 2012.

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