Leslie Nielsen

Leslie Nielsen

  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 11-02-1926
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of Birth: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Also Known As:

    Леслі Нільсен

  • Popularity: 27.96
  • Homepage: N/A

Leslie William Nielsen, OC (February 11, 1926 – November 28, 2010) was a Canadian and naturalized American actor and comedian. Nielsen appeared in over one hundred films and 1,500 television programs over the span of his career, portraying over 220 characters. Born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Nielsen enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force and worked as a disc jockey before receiving a scholarship to Neighborhood Playhouse. Making his television debut in 1948, he quickly expanded to over 50 television appearances two years later. Nielsen made his film debut in 1956, and began collecting roles in dramas, westerns, and romance films. Nielsen's performances in the films Forbidden Planet (1956) and The Poseidon Adventure (1972) received positive reviews as a serious actor, though he is primarily known for his comedic roles. Although Nielsen's acting career crossed a variety of genres in both television and films, his deadpan delivery in Airplane! (1980) marked a turning point in his career, one that would make him, in the words of film critic Roger Ebert, "the Olivier of spoofs." Nielsen enjoyed further success with The Naked Gun film series (1988 – 1994), based on a short-lived television series Police Squad! in which he starred earlier. His portrayal of serious characters seemingly oblivious to (and complicit in) their absurd surroundings gave him a reputation as a comedian. In the final years of his career, Nielsen appeared in multiple spoof and parody films, many of which were met poorly by critics, but performed well in box office and home media releases. Nielsen married four times and had two daughters from his second marriage. He was recognized with a variety of awards throughout his career, and was inducted into the Canada and Hollywood Walks of Fame. Description above from the Wikipedia article Leslie Nielsen, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

Year Movie Character
1996 Spy Hard as Dick Steele
1997 Family Plan as Harry Haber
2000 2001: A Space Travesty as Richard 'Dick' Dix
1995 Dracula: Dead and Loving It as Count Dracula
1998 Wrongfully Accused as Ryan Harrison
1997 Mr. Magoo as Mr. Quincy Magoo
1995 Rent-a-Kid as Harry Haber
1994 Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult as Lt. Frank Drebin
1980 Prom Night as Mr. Hammond
2000 Santa Who? as Santa Claus
1988 The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! as Lt. Frank Drebin
1991 The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear as Lt. Frank Drebin
1993 The Unknown Marx Brothers as Self - Narrator
2001 Camouflage as Jack Potter
1965 Dark Intruder as Brett Kingsford
1957 Hot Summer Night as William Joel Partain
1976 Project: Kill as John Trevor
1997 Leslie Nielsen's Stupid Little Golf Video as Himself
1974 Can Ellen Be Saved? as Arnold Lindsey
1955 The Battle of Gettysburg as Narrator (voice)
1971 The Resurrection of Zachary Wheeler as Harry Walsh
1964 Night Train to Paris as Alan Holiday
1967 The Boy Who Flew with Condors as Narrator
1993 Leslie Nielsen's Bad Golf Made Easier as Himself
1985 Striker's Mountain as Jim McKay
1973 Journey to the Outer Limits as (voice)
1977 Sixth and Main as John Doe
2003 Noël Noël as Narrator (english version)
1994 Leslie Nielsen's Bad Golf My Way as Leslie Nielsen
1999 Pirates: 3D Show as Lucky
2004 The Nutcracker and the Mouseking as (Mouseking) (voice)
1989 The Railway Dragon as Narrator (voice)
1969 Deadlock as Lt. Sam Danforth
1977 Grand Jury as John Williams
1967 The Reluctant Astronaut as Major Fred Gifford
1957 Tammy and the Bachelor as Peter Brent
1977 Day of the Animals as Paul Jenson
1996 Harvey as Dr. Chumley
1995 Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree as Willowby's butler
1968 Dayton's Devils as Frank Dayton
1973 Snatched as Bill Sutter
1959 The Velvet Alley as Eddie Kirkley
1971 Incident in San Francisco as Lt. Brubaker
1985 Reckless Disregard as Bob Franklin
1991 Chance of a Lifetime as Lloyd Dixon
1967 Code Name: Heraclitus as Fryer
1980 Airplane! as Dr. Rumack
1956 Forbidden Planet as Commander John J. Adams
1994 S.P.Q.R.: 2,000 and a Half Years Ago as Lucio Cinico
1990 Repossessed as Father Jebedaiah Mayii
2009 Stan Helsing as Kay
2001 Chilly Dogs as Clive Thorton / Cab Driver
2008 An American Carol as Osama Bin Nielsen / Grandpa
1983 Spaceship as Capt. Jamieson
1969 Four Rode Out as Mr Brown
1982 Foxfire Light as Reece Morgan
1977 The Amsterdam Kill as Riley Knight
1980 Cave-In! as Joe Johnson
1967 Gunfight in Abilene as Grant Evers
1956 Ransom! as Charlie Telfer
1966 Beau Geste as Lt. De Ruse
1993 Digger as Arthur Evrensel
1968 Shadow Over Elveron as Sheriff Verne Drover
1958 The Sheepman as Stephen Bedford / Johnny Bledsoe
1970 The Aquarians as Official
1954 Dark Possession as Dr. Roger Waring
2011 Stonerville as Producer
1976 Brinks: The Great Robbery as Agent Norman Houston
2006 Amazing! Exploring the Far Reaches of Forbidden Planet as Self
1968 Cocoon as Brent
1969 Trial Run as Jason Harkness
1993 Surf Ninjas as Colonel Chi
1982 Creepshow as Richard Vickers (segment "Something To Tide You Over")
1979 City on Fire as Mayor William Dudley
1969 How to Commit Marriage as Phil Fletcher
1967 Counterpoint as Victor Rice
1969 Change of Mind as Sheriff Webb
1973 Amanda Fallon as Mr. Cummings
1994 An Audience with Jimmy Tarbuck as Self - Audience Member
2008 Superhero Movie as Uncle Albert Adams
2019 The Creature Wasn't Nice (Original Director's Cut) as Capt. Jamieson
1968 How to Steal the World as General Maximilian Harmon
1977 Viva Knievel! as Stanley Millard
1983 The Night the Bridge Fell Down as Paul Warren
1970 Hauser's Memory as Joseph Slaughter
1973 The Letters as Derek Childs
1968 Companions in Nightmare as Dr. Neesden
1987 Nightstick as Thad Evans
1985 Blade in Hong Kong as Harry Ingersoll
1986 The Patriot as Admiral Frazer
1977 The Dawson Patrol as Narrator
1989 Back to the Future Part II - Back to the Future Night as Host
2003 Scary Movie 3 as President Baxter Harris
2006 Scary Movie 4 as President Baxter Harris
1986 Soul Man as Mr. Dunbar
1956 The Opposite Sex as Steve Hilliard
1970 Night Slaves as Sheriff Henshaw
1964 See How They Run as Elliot Green
1956 The Vagabond King as Thibault d'Aussigny
1987 Fatal Confession: A Father Dowling Mystery as Senator Erdain
1967 Rosie! as Cabot Shaw
1987 Home is Where the Hart Is as Sheriff Nashville Schwartz
1973 ...And Millions Die! as Jack Gallagher
1966 The Plainsman as Col. George Armstrong Custer
1980 OHMS as Governor
1982 Wrong Is Right as Mallory
1987 Nuts as Allen Green
1978 Little Mo as Nelson Fisher
1965 Harlow as Richard Manley
1973 The Return of Charlie Chan as Alexander Hadrachi
1979 Institute for Revenge as Counselor Hollis Barnes
1972 The Poseidon Adventure as Captain Harrison
1988 Dangerous Curves as Greg Krevske
1991 All I Want for Christmas as Santa
2008 Slap Shot 3: The Junior League as Mayor of Charlestown
2007 Music Within as Bill Austin
1971 They Call It Murder
2008 Family Guy Presents: Blue Harvest as Dr. Rumack (archive voice)
1998 Safety Patrol! as Mr. Penn
2006 Robby the Robot: Engineering a Sci-Fi Icon as Himself
2002 Men with Brooms as Gordon Cutter
1985 The Canadian Conspiracy
2013 Mel Brooks: Make a Noise as Self (archive footage)
2009 Spanish Movie as Doctor Nielsen
1982 Twilight Theatre
1994 WWE SummerSlam 1994 as Himself
1978 Halloween as Commander John J. Adams (archive footage)
1982 Airplane II: The Sequel as Dr. Rumack (archive footage)
1996 Spy Hard
1997 Leslie Nielsen's Stupid Little Golf Video
Photo Name Department
1972 Kung Fu (4 episode) as Vincent Corbino
1996 The Rosie O'Donnell Show (2 episode) as Self
1994 Due South (4 episode) as Sgt. Buck Frobisher
1963 Kraft Suspense Theatre (1 episode) as Dr. David Cord
1985 The Golden Girls (2 episode) as Lucas
2007 Lipshitz Saves the World (1 episode) as Himself
1965 The F.B.I. (1 episode) as Hudson
1972 The Streets of San Francisco (2 episode)
2005 Robson Arms (39 episode) as Caldo Vasco
1955 Gunsmoke (1 episode) as Jess Trevor
1968 The Mod Squad (1 episode)
1948 Studio One (2 episode)
1973 The Evil Touch (2 episode)
1991 Herman's Head (1 episode) as God
1953 General Electric Theater (1 episode) as Judge Wayne Douglas
1971 Cannon (1 episode) as Joe Gilbert
2004 Zeroman (13 episode) as Zeroman (voice)
1975 The Swiss Family Robinson (1 episode)
1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1 episode) as Lloyd Ashley
1962 The Virginian (1 episode) as John Hagen
1963 The Farmer's Daughter (1 episode)
1959 Rawhide (1 episode) as Eli Becker
1961 The Defenders (2 episode) as Bob Garrison
1984 Shaping Up (5 episode) as Buddy Fox
1948 Actors Studio (2 episode)
1961 The New Breed (36 episode) as Lt. Price Adams
1969 The Bold Ones: The Protectors (6 episode) as Deputy Police Chief Sam Danforth
1961 Dr. Kildare (1 episode) as Walter Burton
1959 The Swamp Fox (8 episode) as Francis Marion (The Swamp Fox)
1950 Danger (4 episode)
1946 Lights Out (2 episode)
1951 Out There (1 episode)
1984 Showbiz Today (2 episode)
1994 The Danny Baker Show (1 episode)
1950 Stage 13 (1 episode)
1982 Twilight Theater (1 episode)
1964 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1 episode)
2003 Chilly Beach (1 episode)
1990 Evening Shade (1 episode)
1984 Who's the Boss? (1 episode)
1971 Columbo (1 episode) as A.J. Henderson
1972 M*A*S*H (1 episode) as Col. Buzz Brighton
1972 The Rookies (1 episode)
1999 Family Guy (1 episode) as Dr. Rumack (archive footage)
1977 The Love Boat (1 episode) as Hank Hardaway
1985 227 (1 episode)
2003 Odd Job Jack (1 episode)
1960 Route 66 (1 episode)
1968 Hawaii Five-O (1 episode) as Brent
1984 Highway to Heaven (1 episode)
1973 Kojak (1 episode) as Michael Hagar
1958 Naked City (1 episode) as Norman Garry
1967 Ironside (1 episode)
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame (1 episode)
1979 Backstairs at the White House (4 episode) as Ike Hoover
2005 Tubridy Tonight (1 episode)
1974 Celebrity Sweepstakes (1 episode)
1982 Police Squad! (6 episode) as Lt. Frank Drebin
1978 Vega$ (1 episode)
1988 Day by Day (1 episode)
1963 The Fugitive (1 episode) as Martin C. Rowland
1964 Daniel Boone (1 episode) as William Russell
1975 S.W.A.T. (2 episode)
1971 Sarge (1 episode)
1965 Convoy (1 episode)
1951 Goodyear Television Playhouse (3 episode)
1963 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1 episode)
1965 The Big Valley (1 episode) as Sgt. Maj. Earl Conway
1967 Judd for the Defense (1 episode)
1967 Cimarron Strip (1 episode)
1968 The Name of the Game (1 episode)
2001 Liocracy (13 episode)
1977 Lucan (1 episode)
1972 Assignment: Vienna (1 episode) as Floyd Macklin
1969 Bracken's World (1 episode)
1984 Finder of Lost Loves (1 episode) as Matthew Vail
1969 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (1 episode)
1974 The Manhunter (1 episode)
1950 Robert Montgomery Presents (1 episode) as C. K. Dexter Haven
1951 Tales of Tomorrow (4 episode)
1996 Life and Times (1 episode)
1962 Your First Impression (1 episode)
1979 The Chisholms (1 episode)
1954 Love Story (1 episode)
1949 Suspense (3 episode)
1982 Wogan (4 episode) as Self
2001 Liography (16 episode) as Terrence Brynne McKennie
1971 Monty Nash (1 episode)
1981 Aloha Paradise (1 episode)
1963 The Art Linkletter Show (1 episode)
1960 Moment of Fear (1 episode)
1969 The Movie Game (US) (1 episode)
1952 Short Short Dramas (1 episode)
1950 Sure As Fate (1 episode)
1956 First Performance (1 episode)
1953 Medallion Theatre (1 episode)
1949 The Clock (1 episode)
1999 The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (1 episode) as Self
1950 Starlight Theatre (1 episode)
1985 Doris Day's Best Friends (1 episode)
1977 What Really Happened To the Class Of '65? (1 episode)
1950 The Web (3 episode)
1975 Saturday Night Live (1 episode) as Self - Host
1995 The Harald Schmidt Show (1 episode) as Self
1968 It Takes a Thief (1 episode) as S.I.A. Security Man
1971 Columbo (1 episode) as Peter Hamilton
1992 Terry Wogan's Friday Night (1 episode) as Self
2006 Gameshow Marathon (4 episode)
1971 Cannon (1 episode) as Weller Dane
1971 Cannon (1 episode) as Erich Strasser
1994 Cybermania '94 - The Ultimate Gamer Awards (1 episode) as Host
1977 The Love Boat (1 episode) as Russ Blanchard
1977 The Love Boat (1 episode) as Dan Michaels
1973 Barnaby Jones (1 episode) as Edward Brendon
1962 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1 episode) as Mr. Grainger
1999 Harvey (1 episode) as Dr. Chumley
1984 Murder, She Wrote (1 episode) as Captain Daniels
1963 The Fugitive (1 episode) as Harold Cheyney
1963 Channing (1 episode) as Prof. Paul Stafford
1970 Night Gallery (1 episode) as Col. Dennis Malloy
1962 The Virginian (1 episode) as Cleve Mason
1961 Dr. Kildare (1 episode) as Harry Kleber
1953 General Electric Theater (1 episode) as Edward Morgan
1950 Robert Montgomery Presents (1 episode) as George
1950 Robert Montgomery Presents (1 episode) as Gates Holden
1963 Kraft Suspense Theatre (1 episode) as Paul Maytric
1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1 episode) as Rudy Cox
1948 Studio One (1 episode) as Chris Jackson
1948 Studio One (1 episode) as Stan Janicek
1948 Studio One (1 episode) as Dr. Clayborn
1948 Studio One (1 episode) as Dr. Roger Waring
1948 Studio One (1 episode) as Mac
1948 Studio One (1 episode) as Edmund
1948 Studio One (1 episode) as Tallman
1959 Bonanza (1 episode) as Sheriff Paul Rowan
1956 Playhouse 90 (1 episode) as Ralph Mohr
1983 Prime Times (1 episode) as Self
1985 The Ray Bradbury Theater (1 episode) as Fantoccini
1949 Suspense (1 episode) as Serge Soudekine
1954 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1 episode) as Col. Francis Marion
1972 The Streets of San Francisco (1 episode) as John T. Connor
1997 The Wonderful World of Disney (1 episode) as Mr. Penn
1951 Tales of Tomorrow (1 episode) as Harold 'Harry' Mason
1993 WWE Raw (3 episode) as Leslie Nielsen
1970 Night Gallery (1 episode) as The Phantom (segment "Phantom of What Opera?")
1965 The Wild Wild West (1 episode) as Major General Ball
1987 Race for the Bomb (3 episode) as Lewis Strauss
1950 The Bob Hope Show (1 episode) as Self
1979 The Littlest Hobo (1 episode) as Mayor Chester Montgomery

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