Leslie Jordan

Leslie Jordan Headshot

Actor

Birth Date: April 29, 1955

Death Date: October 24, 2022

Birth Place: Memphis, Tennessee

Famous for his playful energy and diminutive stature, Leslie Jordan became a beloved character actor beginning in the mid-'80s. Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Jordan moved to Los Angeles in 1982 with the goal of joining the entertainment industry. Jordan found tremendous meaning by volunteering during the AIDS crisis, donating his time to AIDS Project Los Angeles and Project Angel Food. Eventually, Jordan began to find traction as an actor, landing appearances on shows like "The Fall Guy" (ABC, 1981-86) and "The Wizard" (CBS, 1986-87) in 1986. Within a few years, he would become a starring cast member of the short-lived series "The People Next Door" (CBS, 1989). Six years later, Jordan originated the role of Earl "Brother Boy" Ingram in the play "Sordid Lives." He reprised the role when the play was adapted into a feature film in 2000, and again when it was adapted into the series "Sordid Lives: The Series" (Logo, 2008-09). In the meantime, Jordan earned tremendous popularity playing the recurring role of Beverley Leslie on "Will & Grace" (NBC, 1998-2005). He would also write and star in the autobiographical play "Hysterical Blindness and Other Southern Tragedies That Have Plagued My Life Thus Far," which ran at the Soho Playhouse for seven months, and he later co-starred in an acclaimed off-Broadway production of "Lucky Boy" in 2011. Jordan would go on to play recurring characters on shows like "American Horror Story" (FX, 2011-) and "The Cool Kids" (Fox, 2018-). Jordan also had some smaller roles in series such as "The Great North" (Fox, 2021-), "Fantasy Island" (Fox, 2021-) and "American Dad" (Fox, 2005-2013; TBS, 2014-). Most recently Jordan had a recurring role as Phil in the sitcom "Call Me Kat" (Fox, 2021-), produced by Mayim Bialik and Jim Parsons. Leslie Jordan died on October 24, 2022 in Hollywood, CA at the age of 67.

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The Jennifer Hudson ShowStream

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2022

The Book of QueerStream

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Docuseries
2022

Oscars 2022

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2022

Let It Slide - Leslie Jordan, Blanco Brown, LOCASH

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2022

Squeaky Clean

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Game Show
2021

Fantasy IslandStream

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Jasper
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2021
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One Voice: The Songs We Share

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2021

The Great NorthStream

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Thomas Wintersbone
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2021

Call Me KatStream

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Phil
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2021

Fox's New Year's Eve Toast & Roast 2021

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Special
2020

Call Me Kat: Extras

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2020

The Drew Barrymore ShowStream

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2020

Celebrity IOUStream

Self
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2020

LEGO MastersStream

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Reality
2020

Barbie & Kendra Save the Tiger King

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Lil Joe Exotic
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2020

Until We Meet Again

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Angel
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2020

Access Daily

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2019

Tamron HallStream

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2019

The Masked SingerStream

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2019

The Cool KidsStream

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Sid
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2018
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The Cool Kids: Extras

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2018

Living the DreamStream

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Aiden
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2017

Will & GraceStream

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Beverly Leslie
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2017
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Daily Blast Live

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2017

Pickler & Ben

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2017

A Very Sordid Wedding

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Earl "Brother Boy" Ingram
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2017

American Horror Story: Roanoke

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Ashley Gilbert
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2016

Fear, Inc.

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Judson
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2016

Con ManStream

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Leslie Jordan
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2015

Life in PiecesStream

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Neils
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2015

The Late Late Show With James CordenStream

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2015

K.C. UndercoverStream

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Cecil B. Deville
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2015

Chris Tomlin Feat. Lauren Daigle & Leslie Jordan: A Christmas Alleluia (Live)

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2015

Late Night With Seth MeyersStream

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2014

American Horror Story: Coven

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Quentin Fleming
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2013

Southern Baptist Sissies

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Peanut
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2013

Home & Family

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2012

The NeighborsStream

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2012
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Baby DaddyStream

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2012

The ExesStream

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2011

Dish Nation

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2011

Mangus!

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Bruce Jackson
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2011

Shake It UpStream

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Theodore Van Glorious
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2010

The Talk

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2010

Raising HopeStream

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2010
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Demonic Toys: Personal Demons

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Prof. Butterfield
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2010

Watch What Happens Live With Andy CohenStream

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2009

Eating Out: All You Can Eat

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Harry
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2009

Sordid Lives: The Series

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2008

The Wendy Williams Show

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2008

Steven and Chris

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2008

Hidden Palms

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2007

Undead or Alive: A Zombedy

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Padre
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2007

Ugly BettyStream

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Quincy Combs
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2006
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Rachael Ray ShowStream

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2006

American DadStream

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Mr. Beauregard
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2005

Chasing Christmas

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Past
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2005

Madhouse

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Dr. Morton
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2005

Desperate HousewivesStream

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2004
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Boston LegalStream

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Bernard Ferrion
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2004
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The Ellen DeGeneres Show

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2003

MonkStream

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Town Offical
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2002
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George LopezStream

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2002

RebaStream

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Terry
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2001

Sordid Lives

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Earl "Brother Boy" Ingram
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2001

Boston Public

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2000

CribsStream

Self
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2000

Lost in the Pershing Point Hotel

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Storyteller
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2000

Lost in the Pershing Point Hotel

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2000

The Strip

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1999

Judging Amy

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1999

Buddy Faro

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1998

Will & GraceStream

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Beverley Leslie
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1998

Maximum Bob

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1998

Dharma & Greg

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1997

Ally McBeal

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1997
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The ViewStream

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1997

Mr. & Mrs. Smith

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1996

Access Hollywood

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1996

Nash Bridges

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Caroline in the CityStream

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Charlie Grace

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1995

Courthouse

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1995

Star Trek: VoyagerStream

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Kol
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1995
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Weird ScienceStream

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Boyd Butayne
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1994

Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of SupermanStream

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1993
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Hearts AfireStream

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Lonnie Garr
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1992
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Bodies of Evidence

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Nurses

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1991

Top of the Heap

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1991
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Sugar and Spice

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1990

Ski PatrolStream

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Murray
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1990

CoachStream

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Blatt
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1989

Frankenstein General Hospital

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Iggy
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1988

Perfect StrangersStream

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1986

NewhartStream

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1982

The Fall GuyStream

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1981

Entertainment Tonight

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1981

Good Morning America

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1975

TodayStream

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1952

News aboutLeslie Jordan

Cheyenne Jackson and Leslie Jordan

Cheyenne Jackson Recalls ‘Harrowing’ Moment ‘Call Me Kat’ Cast Learned of Leslie Jordan’s Death

Will & Grace

‘Will & Grace’ Turns 25: See the Moments We’ll Never Stop Rewatching (VIDEO)

Leslie Jordan attends the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards

6 Reasons We Love Leslie Jordan on What Would’ve Been His 68th Birthday

'Reportin' for Duty: A Tribute to Leslie Jordan'

‘Reportin’ for Duty: A Tribute to Leslie Jordan’: Mayim Bialik, Jim Parsons & More Head Star-Studded Show

Mayim Bialik and Leslie Jordan on Call Me Kat

Mayim Bialik Learned of Leslie Jordan’s Death While on Set for ‘Call Me Kat’

Oscars Viewers Call Out ‘In Memoriam’ for Seemingly Snubbing Charlbi Dean, Leslie Jordan & More

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‘Call Me Kat’ Star Leslie Jordan’s Cause of Death Confirmed

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‘Call Me Kat’: Mayim Bialik Teases Leslie Jordan Tribute Episode — ‘His Character Will Live Forever’

Vicki Lawrence guest starring on 'Call Me Kat'

‘Call Me Kat’: See Vicki Lawrence Join the Cast as Phil’s Mom in Winter Premiere (PHOTOS)

Mayim Bialik in 'Call Me Kat'
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Mayim Bialik on Why Vicki Lawrence as Leslie Jordan’s Mom on ‘Call Me Kat’ Is ‘So Special’

Mayim Bialik and Leslie Jordan in 'Call Me Kat'

Watch Mayim Bialik’s Emotional Tribute to ‘Call Me Kat’ Co-Star Leslie Jordan (VIDEO)

John Griffin and Leslie Jordan in the “Call Me Fancy Puffenstuff” episode of 'Call Me Kat'

Why Leslie Jordan’s Final ‘Call Me Kat’ Episode Was Just Perfect

Leslie Jordan and Vicki Lawrence on The Cool Kids

‘Call Me Kat’ Sets Leslie Jordan’s Final Episode; Vicki Lawrence Will Play His Mom

Celebrity IOU, Season 3 - Demo Day, featuring Cindy Crawford
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‘Celebrity IOU’ Premiere: Drew & Jonathan Scott Tease Season 5’s ‘All-In’ Guest Stars

Leslie Jordan

See How ‘The Masked Singer’ Paid Tribute to Leslie Jordan

Leslie Jordan on 'The Masked Singer' Season 7

Leslie Jordan to Make Posthumous Appearance on ‘The Masked Singer’ This Week

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‘Call Me Kat’ Airs Emotional Leslie Jordan Tribute Montage (VIDEO)

Leslie Jordan and Megan Mullally on 'Will & Grace'

Megan Mullally Pays Tribute to ‘Will & Grace’ Costar Leslie Jordan: ‘My Heart Is Breaking’

Leslie Jordan in 'Call Me Kat'

Leslie Jordan Dies: Fox & Warner Bros Release Statement as ‘Call Me Kat’ Halts Production

Nordstrom Celebrates NYC Pride With Leslie Jordan

Leslie Jordan Dies: Tributes Pour in for ‘Will & Grace’ Actor

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Leslie Jordan Dies: ‘Will & Grace’ & ‘Call Me Kat’ Star Was 67

Dominique Jackson, Leslie Jordan, Alex Newell, Ross Mathews

‘The Book of Queer’ Sets Dominique Jackson, Leslie Jordan, Alex Newell, Ross Mathews as Narrators (VIDEO)

Eric Stonestreet, Nicole Byer, and Leslie Jordan

‘The Masked Singer’ Reveals Guest Panelists for Season 7

Call Me Kat
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Leslie Jordan, Cheyenne Jackson on the Crazy Fun of ‘Call Me Kat’ (VIDEO)

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Why ‘Call Me Kat’ Star Leslie Jordan Is a Total Scene-Stealer

'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 14 Cast, Season Trailer

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’: J.Lo, Lizzo & More to Join Season 14 (VIDEO)

The Cast of Call Me Kat
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The ‘Call Me Kat’ Cast Is Back for Season 2 (PHOTOS)

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Leslie Jordan Previews His Spirited Visit to ‘Fantasy Island’ (VIDEO)

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‘Fantasy Island’ Adds Eric Winter, Debbi Morgan & Leslie Jordan

Leslie Jordan in Call Me Kate with a hairless cat
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Fox Celebrates LGBTQIA+ Moments & Pride Month With a ‘Little Bit of Color’ (VIDEO)

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‘Call Me Kat’ Star Kyla Pratt on Diva Cats, Leslie Jordan’s Ad Libs & Meeting Randi’s Family

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Inside Mayim Bialik’s ‘Call Me Kat’: Breaking the Fourth Wall, Cat Continuity & More

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‘Pee-wee’s Playhouse’ Ended 30 Years Ago: 8 Stars Who Appeared

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First Look at Jennifer Coolidge as Sid’s Ex-Wife on ‘The Cool Kids’ (PHOTOS)

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‘The Cool Kids’: Joanna Cassidy’s Joanie Makes an Impression on Hank (VIDEO)

THE COOL KIDS: L-R: Martin Mull, David Alan Grier, Leslie Jordan, and Vicki Lawrence in THE COOL KIDS premiering Friday Sept. 28 (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2018 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Patrick McElhenney/FOX
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Meet the Characters From Fox’s New Comedy ‘The Cool Kids’

THE COOL KIDS: L-R: Leslie Jordan, Vicki Lawrence, David Alan Grier and Martin Mull in THE COOL KIDS premiering Friday Sept. 28 (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2018 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Patrick McElhenney/FOX
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First Look: Vicki Lawrence, Martin Mull, David Alan Grier & Leslie Jordan in Fox’s ‘Cool Kids’ (PHOTO)

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