John Spencer (actor)

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John Spencer
Born John Speshock, Jr.
(1946-12-20)December 20, 1946
New York City, New York
Died December 16, 2005(2005-12-16) (aged 58)
Los Angeles, California
Cause of death Myocardial infarction
Resting place Laurel Grove Memorial Park, Totowa, New Jersey
Nationality American
Occupation Actor
Years active 1963–2005
Notable work Leo McGarry on The West Wing
Home town Totowa, New Jersey
Partner(s) Patricia Mariano
Parent(s) John Speshock, Sr.
Mildred Speshock
Awards Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
2002 The West Wing

John Spencer (December 20, 1946 – December 16, 2005)[1] was an American actor. He was best known for playing White House Chief of Staff Leo McGarry on the successful television series The West Wing. He won an Emmy Award for this role in 2002.

Spencer died of a heart attack in a hospital in Los Angeles. He was aged 58.[2]

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  1. "Actor John Spencer has died". Associated Press. December 16, 2005. 
  2. "John Spencer, 58, TV Actor Starring on 'The West Wing,' Dies". The New York Times. December 17, 2005. 

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