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Leslie Jordan (born 29 April 1955; age 66) is the diminutive actor from Chattanooga, Tennessee, who played Kol in the Star Trek: Voyager third season episode "False Profits". He was born on the same day as VOY co-star Kate Mulgrew.
Jordan may best be known for his recurring role as Beverley Leslie, the homophobic (though obviously homosexual) millionaire rival of Megan Mullally's character on the hit television series Will & Grace. Jordan won an Emmy Award as Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for this role in 2006. Jordan also had recurring roles on Boston Public and Boston Legal, both created by David E. Kelley. On the former, he played Dr. Benjamin Harris and worked with Seven of Nine actress Jeri Ryan. On the latter, he worked alongside the original series' William Shatner and Deep Space Nine's Rene Auberjonois and played Bernard Ferrion, a social misfit who killed his mother and a neighbor by whacking them on the head with a frying pan and who ultimately suffered the same fate at the hands of Golden Girls star Betty White.
In addition, Jordan was a regular on the NBC series Reasonable Doubts from 1991 through 1993, co-starring with Jim Beaver. He went on to become a regular of the CBS shows Hearts Affire (starring Doren Fein, with Mark Harelik in a recurring role) and Bodies of Evidence. He has also made guest appearances on such shows as Murphy Brown (playing the role of Kyle in an episode of the same name, also featuring Scott Lawrence), Newhart (with Tony Papenfuss), Perfect Strangers (with Sam Anderson), Lois & Clark (two episodes, one with Jim Beaver, the second with Denise Crosby, and both starring Teri Hatcher and K Callan), Mr. & Mrs. Smith (starring Scott Bakula), Wings (with Steven Weber), Nash Bridges (with Caroline Lagerfelt), and Ally McBeal (with Albert Hall). He even lent his voice to the role of Mr. Beauregard for two episodes of Seth MacFarlane's American Dad!, including one episode which just happens to be titled Star Trek.
He is also an accomplished stage actor, with perhaps his most well-known role being the institutionalized drag queen nicknamed "Brother Boy" in the play Sordid Lives. Jordan reprised his role of "Brother Boy" for the cult 2000 film adaptation of the play. Other films in which has appeared include Hero (1992), Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993, with Steven Culp and Michael Buchman Silver), Goodbye Lover (1998), The Gristle (2001, co-starring Michael Dorn and Richard Riehle), and Madhouse (2004). He also wrote the autobiographic play Lost in the Pershing Point Hotel, which also became a movie in 2000; he starred in both versions.