An American film and television actor that was born Harry Wycoff on January 20th, 1902 in Portland, IN. His television roles included leads in the adaptations of Life With Father (1953–55) and Father of the Bride (1961–62). Ames was one of the founders of the Screen Actors Guild in 1933. He served as its president in 1957. In 1980, after 50 years in show business, Leon Ames was presented with the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award.