The 46-year-old Spanish actor has been cast as a series regular on ABC’s comedy pilot Dream Team.
From Kari Lizer and Bill Wrubel, the project centers on Marty Schumacher, who coached his last club soccer team for ten years, ultimately taking them to the National Championships. He now has to start from scratch with a diverse group of eight-year-olds, and their disparate parents.
The project draws on personal experiences by Lizer, who is a soccer mom on the weekends.
Leal will play Carlos Diaz, Olga’s (Michelle Buteau) husband an affable and easy-going owner of a successful restaurant.
Leal has had arcs on Devious Maidsand The Last Shipand will next be seen in indie film Spaceman (aka The Wrong Stuff) opposite Josh Duhamel.
Entitled “The Wrong Stuff,” the project centers on an accordian league pitcher Bill “Spaceman” Lee.
Adapted from the memoir by the 1980s-set the film chronicles the downward spiral of Lee (Josh Duhamel), a hot-tempered, self-serving madman unable to see himself as anything other than a baseball player. Ave Zoli will play Mary Lou, Lee’s long-suffering wife who fights for custody of their kids. Leal is set as Gino Lapue, the French-Canadian manager for the Longeuil Senators where Joe (Ernie Hudson) plays and who is hoping that Lee will join the team.
Leal, who co-starred on European series The TeamandDer Bestatter, is repped by Creative Partners Group and Brio Entertainment in the U.S. and A6 Cinema in Spain.