[Jan Leighton]
"A National Treasure" - Tom Mark, David E. Carter, Elliott Curzon, Carl Fischer, Nick Coudis,
Jerry Wexler, Michael Pollio, Stephen Shanker, Roseanne & Parish Kohanim,
Jeremy Goldsmith, Bob McCarron, Todd Willman and Allen Halpern

Henry Kissinger (NY Magazine) John Alden Albus Dumbledore Walter Cronkite Vincent Van Gogh
Henry Kissinger (NY Magazine) John Alden Albus Dumbledore Walter Cronkite Vincent Van Gogh
Davy Crockett Phil Donahue George Burns Sir Walter Raleigh Moliere
John Hancock Phil Donahue George Burns for Oldsmobile Sir Walter Raleigh Moliere
Lord Alfred Tennyson Alfred Hitchcock Toulouse Lautrec Commodore Perry Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Lord Alfred Tennyson Alfred Hitchcock Toulouse Lautrec Commodore Perry Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
John Barrymore Moses F. Scott Fitzgerald Galileo Galilei Charles Dickens
John Barrymore Moses F. Scott Fitzgerald Galileo Galilei Charles Dickens
Ludwig van Beethoven Giuseppe Garibaldi Geronimo Mark Twain Theodore Roosevelt
Ludwig van Beethoven Giuseppe Garibaldi Geronimo Mark Twain at Hartford Theodore Roosevelt

Jan's Movie Archive
(View and Download Windows Media
files of Jan as Patton, Einstein,
and more)

Jan is now an author! Read his
new book RARE WORDS
published by Levenger Press!

Listen to his Leonard Lopate
interview
with Hallie Leighton

To order book call 1-800-544-0880

Contact for a job:
(212) 757-5242
205 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019

mail@janleighton.com

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The Real Jan Leighton



Verbatim

 
"Your Einstein, Rod Serling, Ben Franklin for ADVO was the first time we ever saw a film receive a standing ovation!"
O'Neil & Prelle Adv.
 
"Our TV pitch to United Telephone with your Ben Franklin won us the account!"
Fry, Hammond, Barr Adv.
 
"In Hartford the Buick dealers loved your 'General Patton Live!' We brought it into NY, you murdered 'em. Bravo!"
Shiffman-Ferguson Adv.
 
"Johnson Corporation's convention booth with Einstein, Clousseau & Teddy Roosevelt 'in person' attracted record numbers of prospects!"
Tom Wiersma, Jaqua Adv., Bruce & Dick Maurer
"Sherlock Holmes Leighton, do you realize the game's been afoot with us for five fun years?
Don London, MLMW Adv., Joe Krawczyck PSE&G, NJ
 
"When Nabisco wanted 65 of your characters you said, 'Doing 6 a day comes out to 11 days.' You did it! with no overtime!!"
David Wohlstadter, West End Product'n.
 
"One 7AM in NY, carrying his costumes & makeup, Jan boarded a plane for Kentucky. There he filmed as FDR, Einstein, Washington, Lincoln, Holmes, Columbus & Uncle Sam. Later he did the straight VO tags, radio & print, then flew back to NY the same night. That successful campaign also won 2 gold medals."
David E. Carter Adv.
 

 

Jan is now an author! Read his new book RARE WORDS published by Levenger Press!

To order the book by phone call 1-800-544-0880

 

All the faces in every photograph on this page belong to one man--Jan Leighton (except for the young woman in the Time Digital photo below). Jan holds the Guinness Book of World Records title for portraying the most historical roles, and you can see him in the Guiness Book of World Records Exhibit at the Guiness Book of World Records Museum in Windsor, Canada. He plays figures both historical and current. The only actor in town to own all his own costumes and hairpieces, he can do almost any character on a day's notice: if you call Jan Leighton at 10 in the morning from New York City, he can show up and play the person before lunch--in full costume! No costume, hairpiece, wig or makeup is needed by you. He has played as many as six characters in a day.

Pictured above: Mr. Leighton on the cover of Time Digital (Nov/Dec. 2000) as William Shakespeare for their cover story on e-books.

Jan Leighton has appeared on commercials, print, and webzines (The Discovery Channel's "Mr. Curious," live motivational industrials and appearences, talk shows (including David Letterman, David Frost, Tom Snyder, and Good Morning America)). He is George Washington on David Wolper's Special which runs on PBS and the History Channel. He also has won many awards for his voiceovers. He has been profiled in New York Magazine (click here to read the article), and the American Airlines in-flight magazine, American Way.  He played Scrooge in the recent national PhoneMiser TV ad campaign.

Jan Leighton was also featured as FDR in the Tony Kushner's New York Times article. Check out Jan Leighton's diary!


Contact for a job:
(212) 757-5242
205 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019

There are many other characters Jan has played.  Have someone in mind?  He's probably played him.
Who is your favorite of Jan's characters?  Do tell, we'd love to hear from you..

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Or email Jan Leighton himself at mail@janleighton.com
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Webmaster:  Jeffrey Frankel at www.webbrooklyn.com
© Jan Leighton 1999-2005

Or email Jan Leighton himself at mail@janleighton.com
with questions or comments.

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