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Leslie Nielsen

Actor | * 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, comedian, and producer. He appeared in more than 100 films and 150 television programs, portraying more than 220 characters. Nielsen was born in Regina, Saskatchewan. He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force and later worked as a disc jockey before receiving a scholarship to study theatre at the Neighborhood Playhouse. Making 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 drama, 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 against type for the Zucker, Abrahams and Zucker comedy film Airplane!. In his comedy roles, Nielsen specialized in portraying characters oblivious to and complicit in their absu... ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Crime

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Awards & Nominations for Leslie Nielsen

Officer of The Order of Canada Canada's Walk of Fame

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Movies with Leslie Nielsen as Actor(99)

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 Leslie Nielsen2008 An American Carol
as Dr. Rumack (archive footage)2007 Family Guy Presents: Blue Harvest
as Präs. Baxter Harris2006 Scary Movie 4
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 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 Lt. Frank Drebin1994 Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult
as Lucio Cinico1994 S.P.Q.R. - 2000 e ½ anni fa
as Arthur Evrensel1993 Digger
as Colonel Chi1993 Surf Ninjas
as Father Jebedaiah Mayii1990 Repossessed
as Greg Krevske1989 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 The Creature Wasn't Nice
as Mallory1982 Wrong Is Right
as Richard Vickers (segment "Something To Tide You Over")1982 Creepshow
as Reece Morgan1982 Foxfire Light
as Mr. Hammond1980 Prom Night
as Joe Johnson1980 Cave In!
as Dr. Rumack1980 Airplane!
as Mayor William Dudley1979 City on Fire
as Nelson Fisher1978 Little Mo
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 Arnold Lindsey1974 Can Ellen Be Saved?
as Alexander Hadrachi1973 The Return of Charlie Chan
as Jack Gallagher1973 ...And Millions Die!
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 Lt. Sam Danforth1969 Deadlock
as Mr Brown1969 Four Rode Out
as Phil Fletcher1969 How to Commit Marriage
as Sheriff Verne Drover1968 Shadow Over Elveron
as General Maximilian Harmon1968 How to Steal the World
as Victor Rice1968 Counterpoint
as Dr. Neesden1968 Companions in Nightmare
as Major Fred Gifford1967 The Reluctant Astronaut
as Cabot Shaw1967 Rosie!
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(95)

as Caldo Vasco2005 Robson Arms
as Zeroman (voice)2004 Zeroman
as Himself (Leslie Nielsen)1994 Cybermania '94 - The Ultimate Gamer Awards
1985 227
as Buddy Fox1984 Shaping Up
1982 Wogan
as Lt. Frank Drebin1982 Police Squad!
1978 Vega$
as Michael Hagar1973 Kojak
as Vincent Corbino1972 Kung Fu
1972 M*A*S*H
1971 Sarge
as Geronimo / A.J. Henderson1971 Columbo
as Peter Hamilton1971 Columbo
as Joe Gilbert1971 Cannon
as Erich Strasser1971 Cannon
as Weller Dane1971 Cannon
as Deputy Police Chief Sam Danforth1969 The Bold Ones: The Protectors
as S.I.A. Security Man1968 It Takes a Thief
as Vincent Markham1964 Peyton Place
as Kenneth Markham1964 Peyton Place
as Prof. Paul Stafford1963 Channing
as Lt. Price Adams1961 The New Breed
1959 Rawhide
1950 The Web
1950 Danger

Movies with Leslie Nielsen as Crew(1)

Production/Executive Producer1996 Spy Hard

Additional Information

Born: Thursday, 02/11 1926 (February) in Regina
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
Spouses (current/former): Monica Boyar
Siblings: Erik Nielsen
Other names for Leslie Nielsen (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Leslie William Nielsen"
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:1481, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 05/11/2019