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Overview (3)

Born in San Diego, California, USA
Birth NameDavid Russell Leisure
Nickname Joe Isuzu

Mini Bio (2)

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.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Ray Hamel

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 golf course.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (3)

Patricia Bunch (14 June 1997 - 2011) ( divorced)
Kelly Hutchinson (1989 - 1994) ( divorced) ( 1 child)
Flora Kleinfeld (29 November 1975 - 13 October 1983) ( divorced) ( 1 child)

Trivia (2)

Played "Joe Isuzu" [lying car salesman] in Isuzu's successful ad campaign.
Once admitted in an interview that as a child he had a weight problem. Once he lost the weight, he began acting to overcome shyness.

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