Robert Leckie was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on December 18, 1920. He was the youngest of eight children in an Irish Catholic family and was raised in Rutherford, New Jersey. Before the war, Leckie was a sportswriter for The Bergen Evening Record, a local New Jersey newspaper.
James Badge Dale (PFC Robert Leckie) will star in the highly anticipated new series "Rubicon," a serialised political thriller that revolves around an analyst (Dale) at a New York City think tank whose work leads him to uncover a clue that points him toward an unfolding global conspiracy. The son of the late Broadway, film and TV star Anita Morris and two-time Tony Award-winning director-choreographer Grover Dale, he grew up backstage and followed his parents into the arts, making his off-Broadway debut in 2003 with the Flea Theatre Company's "Getting into Heaven." Since then, Dale has returned to the stage to work with The New Group and New World Stages. His most notable film role to date is Barrigan in Martin Scorsese's Academy Award®-winning "The Departed." Dale's other films include "Lord of the Flies" and the film festival favorite "Cross Bronx." On TV, he appeared as Chase Edmunds, Kiefer Sutherland's younger partner, in the hit series "24," and also originated memorable roles in "Rescue Me" and "The Black Donnellys."