Person Details

Birthday: 1926-02-11 01:41:13

Death: 2010-11-28 01:41:13

Aliases: No known aliases

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

Homepage:

Movie Involvements: 58

TV Involvements: 18


Most Famous Work

Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Leslie William Nielsen, OC (11 February 1926 – 28 November 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

Most Famous Work

Due South
Average
7

Due South

(1994) Sgt. Buck Frobisher
Columbo
Average
8

Columbo

(1971) Peter Hamilton
Cannon
Average
7

Cannon

(1971) Weller Dane
Kojak
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7

Kojak

(1973) Michael Hagar
Forbidden Planet
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7

Forbidden Planet

(1956) Commander John J. Adams
The Poseidon Adventure
Average
7

The Poseidon Adventure

(1972) Captain Harrison
Prom Night
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6

Prom Night

(1980) Mr. Hammond
The New Breed
Average
9

The New Breed

(1961) Lt. Price Adams

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2011 Producer
2009 Doctor Nielsen
Kay
2008 Mayor of Charlestown
Leslie Nielsen
Uncle Albert Adams
2007 Dr. Rumack (archive voice)
Bill Austin
2006 N/A
Präs. Baxter Harris
2005 Caldo Vasco
2004 N/A
Zeroman (voice)
2003 Narrator
President Baxter Harris
N/A
N/A
2002 Gordon Cutter
2001 Terrence Brynne McKennie
N/A
Jack Potter
Clive Thorton / Cab Driver
2000 Santa Claus
Richard " Dick " Dix
1999 N/A
N/A
1998 Ryan Harrison
Mr. Penn
1997 Mr. Quincy Magoo
Himself
Harry Haber
1996 Dr. Chumley
N/A
N/A
Dick Steele
1995 Count Dracula
Willowby's butler
N/A
Harry Haber
1994 Lucio Cinico
Host
Sgt. Buck Frobisher
N/A
Lt. Frank Drebin
Leslie Nielsen
1993 Himself
Colonel Chi
Narrator
Arthur Evrensel
1992 Himself
1991 Santa
N/A
Frank Drebin
1990 N/A
Father Jebedaiah Mayii
1989 Host
Greg Krevske
1988 Lt. Frank Drebin
N/A
1987 Allen Green
Thad Evans
Sheriff Nashville Schwartz
1986 Mr. Dunbar
Admiral Frazer
N/A
1985 Jim McKay
N/A
N/A
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Harry Ingersoll
1984 N/A
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N/A
Buddy Fox
1983 Capt. Jamieson
Paul Warren
1982 Dr. Rumack (archive footage)
Richard Vickers (segment "Something To Tide You Over")
N/A
Mallory
Frank Drebin
Lt. Frank Drebin
N/A
Reece Morgan
1981 N/A
1980 Mr. Hammond
Dr. Rumack
Joe Johnson
1979 Mayor William Dudley
N/A
Ike Hoover
1978 N/A
Nelson Fisher
1977 Riley Knight
N/A
Russ Blanchard
Dan Michaels
Hank Hardaway
Stanley Millard
N/A
Paul Jenson
Narrator
John Doe
1976 John Trevor
N/A
1975 Himself - Host
N/A
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1974 N/A
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Arnold Lindsey
1973 Michael Hagar
Alexander Hadrachi
N/A
Derek Childs
Bill Sutter
Jack Gallagher
(voice)
1972 Captain Harrison
Vincent Corbino
N/A
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N/A
1971 N/A
Harry Walsh
N/A
N/A
A.J. Henderson
Peter Hamilton
Erich Strasser
Joe Gilbert
Weller Dane
Lt. Brubaker
1970 N/A
Joseph Slaughter
Official
Sheriff Henshaw
1969 Sheriff Webb
N/A
N/A
N/A
Phil Fletcher
Deputy Police Chief Sam Danforth
Lt. Sam Danforth
Mr Brown
1968 Dr. Neesden
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
General Maximilian Harmon
Sheriff Verne Drover
S.I.A. Security Man
1967 Victor Rice
Rowan Houston
Cabot Shaw
N/A
N/A
Major Fred Gifford
N/A
Narrator
Grant Evers
1966 Lt. De Ruse
Col. George Armstrong Custer
1965 N/A
N/A
N/A
Brett Kingsford
Richard Manley
1964 Elliott Green
N/A
Alan Holiday
Vincent Markham
Kenneth Markham
N/A
1963 N/A
N/A
N/A
Prof. Paul Stafford
N/A
1962 N/A
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1961 Lt. Price Adams
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1960 N/A
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1959 N/A
Eddie Kirkley
N/A
1958 N/A
Col. Stephen Bedford
1957 Peter Brent
William Joel Partain
1956 Steve Hilliard
N/A
Thibault d'Aussigny
Commander John J. Adams
Charlie Telfer
1955 N/A
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Narrator
1954 N/A
Dr. Roger Waring
1953 N/A
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1952 N/A
1951 N/A
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1950 N/A
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1949 N/A
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1948 N/A
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Himself
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Year Character Movie/Tv

Production

Year Role Movie/Tv
1996 Executive Producer
Year Role Movie/Tv

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