Lee Arenberg

Lee Arenberg

  • Highest Rated: 97% Bob Roberts (1992)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% Car 54, Where Are You? (1994)
  • Birthday: Jul 18, 1962
  • Birthplace: Palo Alto, California, USA
  • Lee Arenberg has the remarkable ability to morph himself into frightening aliens, twisted psychotherapists, lascivious entertainment executives and everything in between. Most frequently referred to as a character actor, Arenberg maintains a flourishing acting career--almost 20 years spanning television, stage and film. Arenberg has appeared in more than 30 movies, including Cradle Will Rock (1999), RoboCop 3 (1993), Waterworld (1995), Bob Roberts (1992), The Apocalypse (1997), Cross My Heart (1987) and the fantasy adventure feature Dungeons & Dragons (2000). Bitten by the acting bug at age eight when he portrayed David in his Hebrew school play, "Killing Goliath", Arenberg notes that the parable "could be the title of any actor's chances in this game." A native Angeleno, Lee attended Santa Monica high school with "brat packers" Sean Penn, Robert Downey Jr. and Emilio Estevez, and co-wrote a play with Estevez which was directed by Penn. Lee's first professional job was in 1986 at the Mark Taper Forum in "Ghetto", a play directed by Gordon Davidson. Within weeks he was cast in three films, including the role of Norton in the feature Tapeheads (1988)opposite Tim Robbins and John Cusack. Guest appearances on television began in 1987 with the hit sitcom "Perfect Strangers" (1986), and have continued with memorable roles such as the parking space-stealing New Yorker on "Seinfeld" (1990) and as the murderous rock promoter opposite Katey Sagal and Sam Kinison in "Tales from the Crypt" (1989), as well as roles on "Arli$$" (1996), "Friends" (1994), "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987), "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1993) and "Star Trek: Voyager" (1995). Arenberg can also be seen in the role of the notoriously huge studio head, Bobby G., on the controversial syndicated comedy "Action" (1999) opposite series star Jay Mohr. Arenberg names his family and friends as his inspirations, and states that having grown up on Los Angeles' Westside, he was able to see actors as the parents of friends and classmates, not as just as movie stars. "It also gave me an honest assessment of the industry and what I was getting myself into," he laughs. He credits "fear of failure" as his main motivation, and admires the talents and creativity of such legendary actors Paul Muni, Lon Chaney and Boris Karloff. Lee also credits much of his development as an actor to his participation in the Actors' Gang, one of Los Angeles' oldest theater companies. The Actors' Gang was founded by Lee in 1981 with Tim Robbins and other friends from UCLA. After 20 years as an actor in the group, Lee recently made his writing and directing debut with Foursome, a play about golf, sex and witchcraft. In his leisure time, Arenberg enjoys golf, cooking, blues harmonica, video games and pitching for his softball team Bubblin' Crude, which is made up of other actors, many of whom are friends from high school. He is involved with St. Jude's Children's Hospital and other children's health causes, and animal rights organizations, participating regularly in fund raising efforts on behalf of those charitable causes.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Black Velvet Actor 2011
No Score Yet A Kiss for Jed (A Kiss For Jed Wood) Mike 2010
No Score Yet Ashley's Ashes Actor 2010
No Score Yet Polar Opposites Actor 2008
44% Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End Pintel $309.5M 2007
53% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Pintel $423.1M 2006
79% Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Pintel $305.4M 2003
No Score Yet Natural Selection Actor 2003
10% Dungeons & Dragons Elwood Gutworthy $14.9M 2000
64% Cradle Will Rock Abe Feder 1999
No Score Yet Man Woman Film Actor 1999
No Score Yet Death Valley Gregory 1999
No Score Yet Young Hearts Unlimited Rocky 1998
No Score Yet Johnny Skidmarks Louie 1998
No Score Yet The Apocalypse Noel 1997
No Score Yet Mojave Moon Friendly Motorist 1997
18% Warriors of Virtue Mantose 1997
No Score Yet The Apocalypse Actor 1997
45% Waterworld Djeng 1995
0% Car 54, Where Are You? Ivan the Architect 1994
47% Freaked The Eternal Flame 1993
No Score Yet There Goes the Neighborhood (Paydirt) 2nd Burglar 1992
97% Bob Roberts Religious Zealot 1992
83% Roadside Prophets Happy Days Cook 1992
No Score Yet Live! From Death Row Griffith 1992
46% Whore Violent Man 1991
21% V.I. Warshawski Flesh 1991
No Score Yet Snow Kill Kolt 1990
No Score Yet Martians Go Home Newsroom Martian 1990
67% Class of 1999 Technician 1990
26% The Wizard Armageddon Registrar 1989
17% Brain Dead Actor 1989
No Score Yet Hollywood Boulevard II Barcode 1989
60% Tapeheads Norton 1988
No Score Yet The Underachievers Joey 1988
40% Cross My Heart Parking Attendant 1987
38% Who's That Girl? Actor 1987

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

80% Once Upon a Time
2011-2018
Leroy/Grumpy Leroy/Grumpy/Dreamy Leroy
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
57% Californication
2007-2014
Ken
  • 2013
63% Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
2013-2014
Leroy/Grumpy
  • 2013
96% Pushing Daisies
2007-2009
Bailey
  • 2008
  • 2007
50% Star Trek: Enterprise
2001-2005
Gral
  • 2005
No Score Yet Las Vegas
2003-2008
Floor Guy
  • 2004
  • 2003
No Score Yet Charmed
1998-2006
Mordock
  • 2003
83% Scrubs
2001-2010
Dr. Moyer
  • 2003
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
Joey
  • 2001
No Score Yet Grounded for Life
2001-2005
Hair Plugs
  • 2001
No Score Yet My Wife and Kids
2001-2005
Kevin
  • 2001
No Score Yet Two Guys and a Girl
1998-2001
Man/Mugger
  • 2000
No Score Yet Walker, Texas Ranger
1993-2001
Lester Squigman
  • 2000
93% Action
1999-2000
Bobby G. Bobby Gianopolis Bob Gianopolis
  • 2000
  • 1999
88% Angel
1999-2004
Tiernan
  • 1999
77% Star Trek: Voyager
1995-2001
Pelk
  • 1999
  • 1998
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
Juke
  • 1997
  • 1995
88% Seinfeld
1989-1998
Mike
  • 1997
  • 1992
86% Brotherly Love
1995-1997
Pasternack
  • 1996
86% Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
1993-1997
Major Domo
  • 1996
89% Star Trek: The Next Generation
1987-1994
Prak
  • 1994
  • 1993
No Score Yet Married...With Children
1987-1997
Sal
  • 1993
90% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
1993-1999
Gral
  • 1993
No Score Yet Night Court
1984-1992
DiJilly
  • 1992
76% Roseanne
1988-2018
Ghost of Halloween Past
  • 1992
82% Tales from the Crypt
1989-1996
  • 1991
  • 1990

QUOTES FROM Lee Arenberg CHARACTERS

Captain Barbossa
Masters Pintel and Ragetti, take this fishwife to the brig.
Pintel
Right this way, Mrs. Fish.
Elizabeth Swann
From the sweat of a man's brows, and the strength of his back and the courage of our hearts...Gentlemen, hoist the colors.
Will Turner
Hoist the colors.
Ragetti
Hoist the colors.
Pintel
Hoist the colors!
Gibbs
Aye, the winds are on our side boys, that's all we need!
Pintel
You know you can't read.
Ragetti
It's the Bible. You get credit for trying.
Pintel
Pretending to read the Bible's a lie.
Jack Sparrow
Palaly, palalalaloolay, parsley, parsnip, par, par...
Pintel
Parley?
Jack Sparrow
That's the one! Parley!
Ragetti
Damn to the depths whatever mud filth thought of Parley!
Jack Sparrow
That would be the French.
Jack Sparrow
Palalalala...parlalalaluh..pa..paluhluh
Pintel
Parlay?
Jack Sparrow
That's the one!
Ragetti
Oh! Who the blazes thought up "Parlay"?
Ragetti
Oh! Who the blazes thought up 'Parlay'?
Jack Sparrow
(matter of factly) The French.
Jack Sparrow
[matter of factly] The French.
Pintel
'Ello Poppet
Pintel
'Ello Poppet.
Pintel
You? you're supposed to be dead.
Pintel
You're supposed to be dead!
Jack Sparrow
I'm I not?
Jack Sparrow
I am not?
Pintel
If anyone so much as mentions the word 'parley', I'll have their guts for garters
Pintel
If anyone so much as mentions the word 'parley', I'll have their guts for garters.