Leslie Allen Jordan was an American actor, writer, and singer. He was best known for his roles as Lonnie Garr on Hearts Afire (1993–1995), Beverly Leslie on Will & Grace (2001–2006, 2017–2020), for which he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series in 2006, several characters in the American Horror Story franchise (2011–present), Sid on The Cool Kids (2018–2019), and Phil on Call Me Kat (2021–2023).

One of his best-known onstage performances was in Sordid Lives, where he played Earl “Brother Boy” Ingram, a role he took to the big screen in the popular cult film of the same name. During the 2020 pandemic, he became an Instagram sensation, amassing 5.8M followers. In April 2021, he published his autobiography How Y’all Doing?: Misadventures and Mischief from a Life Well Lived.

Jordan began his career in 1986, appearing as Malone in the adventure series The Fall Guy. He quickly became recognisable in the industry for his diminutive size and Southern drawl. He appeared as newspaper editor Mr. Blackly in the movie The Help. His television career includes guest appearances on Murphy Brown, Will & Grace, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Star Trek: Voyager, Caroline in the City, Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, Reba, Boston Public, Boston Legal, Nash Bridges, American Horror Story, and Hearts Afire.

1988MovingCustomer at Bar[40][41]
1990Ski PatrolMurray[40][41][42]
1992HeroCourt Official[40][41]
1992Missing PiecesKrause[40][41]
1993Jason Goes to Hell: The Final FridayShelby[40][41]
1995Black Velvet PantsuitErnie[40][41]
1996Shoot the Moon[40][41]
1997Two Weeks from Sunday25 minutes[40][41]
1998Goodbye LoverHomer[40][41]
1998Hamburger HelperLarry Lewis22 minutes[40][41]
1999Eat Your Heart OutDirector[40][41]
2000John John in the SkyTot Dixona.k.a. I’ll Wave Back[40][41]
2000Lost in the Pershing Point HotelStorytellerwriter (play; screenplay)[40][41]
2000Sordid LivesEarl “Brother Boy” Ingram[40][41][42]
2001The GristleJake Bennett[40][41]
2003Farm SlutsCoroner17 minutes[40][41]
2003Moving AlanArthur[40][41]
2004Home on the RangePhotographervoice actor[40][41]
2004MadhouseDr. Morton[40][41]
2005Sissy FrenchfryPrincipal Principle28 minutes[40][41]
2007Watch & LearnMartin12 minutes[40][41]
2007Undead or Alive: A ZombedyPadre[40][41]
2008Roadside RomeoAdditional voices[40][41]
2009Eating Out 3: All You Can EatHarry[40][41]
2010Demonic Toys: Personal DemonsProf. Butterfield[40][41]
2010Love RanchMr. Hainsworth[40][41]
2010Leslie Jordon: My Trip Down the Pink CarpetHimselfStand Up[40][41]
2011The HelpMr. Blackly[40][41][42]
2011Mangus!Bruce Jackson[40][41]
2009Rockabilly Babywriter (play)[40][41]
2012Hollywood to DollywoodHimself[40][41]
2012Yahoo! News/Funny or Die GOP Presidential Online Internet Cyber DebateRon Paul[40][41]
2013Southern Baptist SissiesPeanut[40][41]
2014Lucky DogMr. Kaufman[40][41]
2017A Very Sordid WeddingEarl “Brother Boy” Ingram[40][41]
2018The Last Sharknado: It’s About TimeBenjamin FranklinTelevision film[40][41]
2021The United States vs. Billie HolidayReginald Lord Devine[40][41]


1986The Fall GuyMalone[40][41]
1986The WizardJimmy[40][41]
1987CBS Summer PlayhouseWorm[40][41]
1988Frankenstein General HospitalIggy[40][41]
1988Night CourtIrwin[40][41]
1989Midnight CallerLittle Bob Johnson[40][41]
1989Murphy BrownKyle[40][41][42]
1989NewhartL. Gardner[40][41]
1989The People Next DoorTruman Fipps10 episodes[40][41]
1989The Road RaidersWhipuncredited[40][41]
1990American DreamerShort[40][41][42]
1990Pee-wee’s PlayhouseBusby[40][41]
1990Sugar and SpiceMonsieur Jacques[40][41]
1991Top of the HeapEmmet Lefebvre6 episodes[40][41]
1992Bodies of EvidenceLemar Samuels16 episodes[40][41][42]
1992Perfect StrangersRob Bob Phillips[40][41][42]
1992Reasonable DoubtsAsst. Public Defender Clifford Sizemore
Marvin Sizemore
16 episodes[40][41][42]
1993Getting ByMr. Bergner[40][41]
1993Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of SupermanAlan Morris / The Invisible Man[40][41]
1993NursesMr. Cooley Waits[40][41]
1993Reasonable DoubtsAsst. Public Defender Clifford Sizemore16 episodes[40][41]
1994Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of SupermanWilliam Wallace Webster Waldecker / Resplendant Man[40][41]
1993–1995Hearts AfireLonnie Garr28 episodes[40][41][42]
1995Charlie GraceDarnell Sims[40][41]
1995CourthouseMr. Barnes[40][41]
1996Star Trek: VoyagerKolEpisode: “False Profits[40][41]
1996Mr. & Mrs. SmithEarl Borden[40][41]
1997Arli$$Skip Lloyd[40][41]
1997The PretenderPat[40][41][42]
1997Weird ScienceBoyd Butayne[40][41]
1997WingsTeddy Kolb[40][41]
1998Buddy FaroFrankie Delgado
1998Caroline in the CityDr. Leslie
1998Dharma & GregKenny
1998EllenTop Studio Executive
1998Maximum BobCletus Huntley
1998Pacific BlueBo Nyby
1999Martial LawHoratio Hawkins
2000Any Day Now
2000FreakyLinksHotel Clerk
2000Nash BridgesWalter Marley
2000Sabrina, the Teenage WitchChuck
2000, 2002Son of the BeachJordan2 episodes
2000The StripGaston
2001Ally McBealDr. Benjamin Harris
2001–2002Boston PublicDr. Benjamin HarrisRecurring role; 5 episodes
2001–2006, 2017–2020Will & GraceBeverley Leslie17 episodes
2003Judging AmyReginald Hoyt
2003–2004RebaTerry (The jeweler from the rings)Recurring role; 3 episodes
2003Tracey Ullman in the Trailer TalesRog Monroe
2004George LopezDoctor
2004MonkTown Official
2005–2006American Dad!Beauregard LaFontainevoice actor; 2 episodes
2005Boston LegalBernard FerrionRecurring role; 6 episodes
2005Chasing ChristmasPast
2007Ugly BettyQuincy CombsEpisode: “Punch Out
2007Hidden PalmsJesse JoRecurring role; 5 episodes
200812 Miles of Bad RoadKenny KingmanRecurring role; 6 episodes
2008PrivilegedDale Dart
2008Sordid Lives: The SeriesEarl “Brother Boy” Ingram10 episodes
2008Under the Pink CarpetHimself2 episodes
2009Alligator Point
2009Glenn Martin, DDSvoice actor
2011Desperate HousewivesFelix Bergman
2011Shake It UpTheodore Van Glorious
2011Under the Pink CarpetHimself2 episodes
2012DTLATheatre Director
2012The Game
2012Raising HopeReverend Bob
2012The Secret Life of the American Teenager
2013American Horror Story: CovenQuentin FlemingRecurring role; 3 episodes
2013Baby DaddyEdwin the Mall ElfEpisode: “Emma’s First Christmas
2013RuPaul’s Drag RaceHimselfGuest judge on Season 5, Episode 7
voice actor; Episode: “Dog Dean Afternoon”
2014PartnersMarion PhillipsEpisode: “Jurist Prudence”
2014Celebrity Big Brother UKHimselfSeries 14, 12 episodes
2015BenidormBuck A. RooSeries 7, Episodes 1 & 2
2015Con ManLeslie Jordan / ‘Curley’Recurring role; 6 episodes
2016Fear, Inc.Judson
2016American Horror Story: RoanokeAshley Gilbert (reenactor of Cricket Marlowe)Recurring role; 3 episodes
2016K.C. UndercoverCecil B. DeVille
2017-2019Living the DreamAiden
2018–2019The Cool KidsSidMain role, 22 episodes
2019American Horror Story: 1984CourtneyRecurring role; 4 episodes
2021-2022Call Me KatPhilMain role; 31 Episodes
2021The Great NorthThomas WintersboneSeason 1 Episode 6: “Pride and Prejudice Adventure”[40][41]
2021SpecialCharlesSeason 2 Episode 7: “Why Is No One Ready?”
2021The Masked SingerSoft Serve/Guest panelistSeason 6 Episode 5: “Time Warp”
2022RuPaul’s Drag RaceGuest directorSeason 14 Episode 12: “Moulin Ru: The Rusical”
2022Trixie MotelHimselfUpcoming Episode; posthumous release

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