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Leslie Nielsen

Comedian / Film Producer | * 02/11/1926 († 84, 11/28/2010) | Regina, Saskatchewan (Canada)
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Leslie William Nielsen (11 February 1926 – 28 November 2010) was a Canadian actor and comedian. With a career spanning 60 years, he appeared in more than 100 films and 150 television programs, portraying more than 220 characters. Nielsen was born in Regina, Saskatchewan. After high school, he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1943 and served until the end of World War II. Upon his discharge, Nielsen worked as a disc jockey before receiving a scholarship to study theatre at the Neighborhood Playhouse. He made his acting debut in 1950, appearing in 46 live television programs a year. Nielsen made his film debut in 1956, with supporting roles in several dramas and western and romance films produced between the 1950s and the 1970s. Although his notable performances in the films Forbidden Planet and The Poseidon Adventure gave him standing as a serious actor, Nielsen later gained enduring recognition for his deadpan comedy roles during the 1980s, after being cast for the Zucker, Abrahams and Zucker comedy film Airplane!. In his... ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | TV Movies

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Awards & Nominations for Leslie Nielsen

Officer of The Order of Canada Canada's Walk of Fame Order of Canada Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame ACTRA Award
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Movies with Leslie Nielsen as Actor(121)

as (archive footage)2013 Mel Brooks: Make a Noise
as Producer2011 Stonerville
as Doctor Nielsen2009 Spanish Movie
as Kay2009 Stan Helsing
as Uncle Albert Adams2008 Superhero Movie
as Mayor of Charlestown2008 Slap Shot 3: The Junior League
as himself2008 An American Carol
as Bill Austin2007 Music Within
as Dr. Rumack (archive voice)2007 Family Guy Presents: Blue Harvest
as Narrator (voice)2006 Rage
as Präs. Baxter Harris2006 Scary Movie 4
as (Mouseking) (voice)2004 The Nutcracker and The Mouseking
as Narrator2003 Noël Noël
as President Baxter Harris2003 Scary Movie 3
as Gordon Cutter2002 Men with Brooms
as Jack Potter2001 Camouflage
as Clive Thorton / Cab Driver2001 Chilly Dogs
as Richard " Dick " Dix2000 2001: A Space Travesty
as Santa Claus2000 Santa Who?
as Lucky1999 Pirates: 3D Show
as Mr. Penn1998 Safety Patrol
as Ryan Harrison1998 Wrongfully Accused
as Mr. Quincy Magoo1997 Mr. Magoo
as Harry Haber1997 Family Plan
as Dick Steele1996 Spy Hard
as Dr. Chumley1996 Harvey
as Count Dracula1995 Dracula: Dead and Loving It
as Willowby's butler1995 Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree
as Harry Haber1995 Rent-a-Kid
as himself1994 WWE SummerSlam 1994
as Lt. Frank Drebin1994 Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult
as Lucio Cinico1994 S.P.Q.R. 2000 e 1/2 anni fa
as Arthur Evrensel1993 Digger
as Colonel Chi1993 Surf Ninjas
as Lloyd Dixon1991 Chance of a Lifetime
as Father Jebedaiah Mayii1990 Repossessed
as Greg Krevske1988 Dangerous Curves
as Sheriff Nashville Schwartz1987 Home is Where the Hart Is
as Thad Evans1987 Nightstick
as Allen Green1987 Nuts
as Admiral Frazer1986 The Patriot
as Mr. Dunbar1986 Soul Man
as Harry Ingersoll1985 Blade in Hong Kong
as Jim McKay1985 Striker's Mountain
as Capt. Jamieson1983 Spaceship
as Mallory1982 Wrong Is Right
as Richard Vickers (segment "Something To Tide You Over")1982 Creepshow
as Dr. Rumack (archive footage)1982 Airplane II: The Sequel
as Reece Morgan1982 Foxfire Light
as Mr. Hammond1980 Prom Night
as Governor1980 OHMS
as Joe Johnson1980 Cave-In!
as Dr. Rumack1980 Airplane!
as Mayor William Dudley1979 City on Fire
as Counselor Hollis Barnes1979 Institute for Revenge
as Nelson Fisher1978 Little Mo
as John Doe1977 Sixth and Main
as Riley Knight1977 The Amsterdam Kill
as Stanley Millard1977 Viva Knievel!
as Narrator1977 The Dawson Patrol
as Paul Jenson1977 Day of the Animals
as John Trevor1976 Project: Kill
as Agent Norman Houston1976 Brinks: The Great Robbery
as Arnold Lindsey1974 Can Ellen Be Saved?
as Alexander Hadrachi1973 The Return of Charlie Chan
as Jack Gallagher1973 ...And Millions Die!
as Mr. Cummings1973 Amanda Fallon
as Bill Sutter1973 Snatched
as Derek Childs1973 The Letters
as Captain Harrison1972 The Poseidon Adventure
as Lt. Brubaker1971 Incident in San Francisco
as Sheriff Henshaw1970 Night Slaves
as Official1970 The Aquarians
as Joseph Slaughter1970 Hauser's Memory
as Sheriff Webb1969 Change of Mind
as Mr Brown1969 Four Rode Out
as Phil Fletcher1969 How to Commit Marriage
as Jason Harkness1969 Trial Run
as Sheriff Verne Drover1968 Shadow Over Elveron
as General Maximilian Harmon1968 How to Steal the World
as Brent1968 Cocoon
as Dr. Neesden1968 Companions in Nightmare
as Major Fred Gifford1967 The Reluctant Astronaut
as Cabot Shaw1967 Rosie!
as Victor Rice1967 Counterpoint
as Grant Evers1967 Gunfight in Abilene
as Lt. De Ruse1966 Beau Geste
as Col. George Armstrong Custer1966 The Plainsman
as Brett Kingsford1965 Dark Intruder
as Richard Manley1965 Harlow
as Alan Holiday1964 Night Train to Paris
as Elliott Green1964 See How They Run
as Eddie Kirkley1959 The Velvet Alley
as Col. Stephen Bedford1958 The Sheepman
as William Joel Partain1957 Hot Summer Night
as Peter Brent1957 Tammy and the Bachelor
as Thibault d'Aussigny1956 The Vagabond King
as Steve Hilliard1956 The Opposite Sex
as Commander John J. Adams1956 Forbidden Planet
as Charlie Telfer1956 Ransom!
as Narrator1955 The Battle of Gettysburg
as Dr. Roger Waring1954 Dark Possession

TV Shows/Series with Leslie Nielsen as Actor(101)

as Caldo Vasco2005 Robson Arms
as Zeroman (voice)2004 Zeroman
as Dr. Rumack (archive footage)1999 Family Guy
as Sgt. Buck Frobisher1994 Due South
as God1991 Herman's Head
as Lucas1985 The Golden Girls
1985 227
as Captain Daniels1984 Murder, She Wrote
as Buddy Fox1984 Shaping Up
as himself1982 Wogan
as Lt. Frank Drebin1982 Police Squad!
1978 Vega$
as Hank Hardaway1977 The Love Boat
as Russ Blanchard1977 The Love Boat
as Dan Michaels1977 The Love Boat
as Himself - Host1975 Saturday Night Live
as Michael Hagar1973 Kojak
as Edward Brendon1973 Barnaby Jones
as Floyd Macklin1972 Assignment: Vienna
as Vincent Corbino1972 Kung Fu
as Buzz Brighton1972 M*A*S*H
1971 Sarge
as A.J. Henderson1971 Columbo
as Peter Hamilton1971 Columbo
as Joe Gilbert1971 Cannon
as Weller Dane1971 Cannon
as Erich Strasser1971 Cannon
as Deputy Police Chief Sam Danforth1969 The Bold Ones: The Protectors
as S.I.A. Security Man1968 It Takes a Thief
as Martin C. Rowland1963 The Fugitive
as Harold Cheyney1963 The Fugitive
as Prof. Paul Stafford1963 Channing
as Mr. Grainger1962 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour
as Bob Garrison1961 The Defenders
as Lt. Price Adams1961 The New Breed
1959 Rawhide
as Norman Garry1958 Naked City
1950 The Web
1950 Danger

Movies with Leslie Nielsen as Crew(2)

Production/Executive Co-Producer1997 Leslie Nielsen's Stupid Little Golf Video
Production/Executive Producer1996 Spy Hard

Born: Thursday, 02/11 1926 (February) in Regina, Saskatchewan (Canada)
Died: Sunday, 11/28 2010 (November) in Fort Lauderdale (aged: 84)
Zodiac sign: Aquarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Tiger)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre, Victoria School of Performing and Visual Arts
Spouses (current/former): Monica Boyar
Siblings: Erik Nielsen
Other names for Leslie Nielsen (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Леслі Нільсен"
"Leslie William Nielsen"
Leslie Nielsen frequently works together with these people:
William Shatner (32x, Actor)
Andy Samberg (29x, Actor)
Phil LaMarr (28x, Actor)
James Gregory (28x, Actor)
Alexandra Breckenridge (27x, Actress)
Harry Townes (27x, Actor)
Lois Nettleton (27x, Actress)
Ralph Garman (26x, Actor)
Richard Anderson (26x, Actor)
Jack Klugman (26x, Actor)
David Zucker (20x, Crew)
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