Leonard Stone
Leonard Stone
Leonard Stone appeared in two episodes of "Sanford and Son", in different roles.
Vital Information
Gender: Male
Born: (1923-11-03)November 3, 1923
Birthplace: Salem, Oregon, U.S.
Died November 2, 2011(2011-11-02) (aged 87)
Family/Personal information
Character/series involvement
Appeared on/
Involved with:
Sanford and Son
Episodes appeared in: "The Copper Caper" in season 2
"I Dream of Choo-Choo Rabinowitz" in Season 5
Character(s) played: Otto/Mr. Grayson
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Leonard Stone (November 3, 1923 – November 2, 2021) was a veteran character actor and voice actor who played supporting roles in over 120 television shows and thirty-five films. UbHe voiced the canyon guide in The Last Airbender. Leonard appeared in two Sanford and Son episodes, appearing as Otto, an unscrupulous copper pipe salesman in the Season 1 episode "The Copper Caper", then as Mr. Grayson, a Guinness Book of World Records representative in the Season 5 episode "I Dream of Choo-Choo Rabinowitz".

Selected filmographyEdit

Television workEdit


Career biographyEdit

n 1961 and 1962, he was twice cast in different roles on ABC-TV's The Real McCoys in the episodes "Money from Heaven" and "You Can't Beat the Army". Between 1962 and 1966, Stone made four guest appearances on CBS-TV's Perry Mason. In his 1962 role, he played murderer Jerel Leland in "The Case of the Hateful Hero." In 1966, he had a supporting role as Morton on the short-lived CBS sitcom The Jean Arthur Show starring Jean Arthur and Ron Harper. He played popular and memorable characters on The Outer Limits, Lost in Space, and M*A*S*H. He appeared twice on ABC's The Donna Reed Show as Mr. Trestle in "The Good Guys and the Bad Guys" (1961) and as Harlan Carmody, Jr., in "Joe College" (1965).

In 1966, Leonard had a supporting role as Morton on the short-lived CBS sitcom The Jean Arthur Show starring Jean Arthur and Ron Harper. Between 1988 and 1994 he appeared in twelve episodes of the NBC legal drama L.A. Law as Judge Paul Hanson. On September 22, 2000, Stone appeared as an ordinary, non-celebrity contestant on the popular game show Wheel of Fortune He placed second, winning $4,250 in cash and a trip to Bermuda valued at $5,310.

One of his earlier notables came in 1971 when he played Sam Beauregarde, the father of golden ticket winner Violet Beauregarde, in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

Stone's last role came in 2006 at the age of eighty-three, when he played a minor character in the TV movie.Surrender, Dorothy.

Death Edit

Stone died on November 2, 2011 in Encinitas, California,[1] after a brief bout with cancer, one day shy of his 88th birthday.[2]


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