Q&A on the News

Q: Did the actor who played Seinfeld’s Uncle Leo also play a role in “The Dirty Dozen,” maybe a driver or something? Or, could it have been in a similar war movie?

—Donald Varn, Conyers

A: Len Lesser, who played Uncle Leo in TV's "Seinfeld" from 1991 to 1998, had many roles throughout his career, including Sgt. Bellamy in the World War II movie "Kelly's Heroes."

Bellamy was part of the engineering unit that was asked to help build bridges in the movie.

Lesser, who was 88 when he died in 2011, also played Garvin in “Everybody Loves Raymond,” was Abe in “The Outlaw Josey Wales” and a guard in “Papillon.”

His career began in 1949 and included appearances on several TV shows.

Q: Does TSA in Atlanta have any special provisions for people over 80 or those with a cane or walker? Many are healthy travelers, but can’t stand in a line for 2-3 hours.

—Killian Smith, Decatur

A: Passengers can request wheelchair assistance when they purchase their airline tickets and the Transportation Security Administration has screening lanes at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport's security checkpoints to "accommodate passengers with disabilities and those needing special assistance," a TSA spokesman told Q&A on the News in an email.

Passengers also can ask for screening assistance from a TSA Passenger Support Specialist by calling TSA Cares at 855-787-2227.

TSA recommends arriving at Hartsfield-Jackson 2 hours before departure for domestic flights and 3 hours for international travelers.

Andy Johnston with Fast Copy News Service wrote this column. Do you have a question? We’ll try to get the answer. Call 404-222-2002 or email q&a@ajc.com (include name, phone and city).