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Leslie Nielsen

1926-02-11 Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

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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


Stonerville Producer 2011-01-11
Stan Helsing Kay 2009-10-27
Spanish Movie Doctor Nielsen 2009-12-04
An American Carol Leslie Nielsen 2008-10-03
Superhero Movie Uncle Albert Adams 2008-03-27
Slap Shot 3: The Junior League Mayor of Charlestown 2008-12-17
Family Guy Presents: Blue Harvest Dr. Rumack (archive voice) 2007-09-23
Music Within Bill Austin 2007-01-05
Scary Movie 4 Präs. Baxter Harris 2006-04-12
Noël Noël Narrator 2003-12-13
Scary Movie 3 President Baxter Harris 2003-10-24
Men with Brooms Gordon Cutter 2002-09-20
Kevin of the North Clive Thorton / Cab Driver 2001-01-01
Camouflage Jack Potter 2001-01-09
2001: A Space Travesty Richard " Dick " Dix 2000-10-31
Santa Who? Santa Claus 2000-12-03
Safety Patrol Mr. Penn 1998-03-29
Wrongfully Accused Ryan Harrison 1998-07-23
Family Plan Harry Haber 1997-01-01
Leslie Nielsen's Stupid Little Golf Video Himself 1997-01-01
Mr. Magoo Mr. Quincy Magoo 1997-12-25
Harvey Dr. Chumley 1996-10-19
Spy Hard Dick Steele 1996-05-24
Rent-a-Kid Harry Haber 1995-01-01
Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree Willowby's butler 1995-12-06
Dracula: Dead and Loving It Count Dracula 1995-12-22
Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult Lt. Frank Drebin 1994-03-18
Leslie Nielsen's Bad Golf My Way Leslie Nielsen 1994-01-01
S.P.Q.R. - 2000 e ½ anni fa Lucio Cinico 1994-12-15
Surf Ninjas Colonel Chi 1993-08-20
The Unknown Marx Brothers Narrator 1993-08-18
Digger Arthur Evrensel 1993-04-22
Leslie Nielsen's Bad Golf Made Easier Himself 1993-11-03
The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear Frank Drebin 1991-06-28
All I Want For Christmas Santa 1991-11-08
Repossessed Father Jebedaiah Mayii 1990-09-14
Dangerous Curves Greg Krevske 1989-07-07
Back to the Future Part II. Behind the scenes. Host 1989-11-17
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! Lt. Frank Drebin 1988-12-02
Nightstick Thad Evans 1987-09-01
Home is Where the Hart Is Sheriff Nashville Schwartz 1987-06-13
Nuts Allen Green 1987-11-20
The Patriot Admiral Frazer 1986-07-25
Reckless Disregard 1986-03-11
Soul Man Mr. Dunbar 1986-10-24
Blade in Hong Kong Harry Ingersoll 1985-03-15
Striker's Mountain Jim McKay 1985-11-01
The Night The Bridge Fell Down Paul Warren 1983-02-28
The Creature Wasn't Nice Capt. Jamieson 1983-07-01
Wrong Is Right Mallory 1982-04-16
Creepshow Richard Vickers (segment "Something To Tide You Over") 1982-11-12
Airplane II: The Sequel Dr. Rumack (archive footage) 1982-12-10
Foxfire Light Reece Morgan 1982-01-01
Cave In! Joe Johnson 1980-04-12
Prom Night Mr. Hammond 1980-07-18
Airplane! Dr. Rumack 1980-07-02
City on Fire Mayor William Dudley 1979-07-11
Little Mo Nelson Fisher 1978-09-05
Viva Knievel! Stanley Millard 1977-06-10
The Amsterdam Kill Riley Knight 1977-12-26
Sixth and Main John Doe 1977-01-01
The Dawson Patrol Narrator 1977-03-25
Day of the Animals Paul Jenson 1977-05-13
Project: Kill John Trevor 1976-10-01
Brinks: The Great Robbery 1976-03-26
Can Ellen Be Saved? Arnold Lindsey 1974-02-06
The Return of Charlie Chan Alexander Hadrachi 1973-07-01
Journey to the Outer Limits (voice) 1973-01-01
The Letters Derek Childs 1973-03-03
...And Millions Die! Jack Gallagher 1973-01-01
Snatched Bill Sutter 1973-01-31
The Poseidon Adventure Captain Harrison 1972-12-13
Incident in San Francisco Lt. Brubaker 1971-02-28
They Call It Murder 1971-12-17
The Resurrection of Zachary Wheeler Harry Walsh 1971-11-30
Night Slaves Sheriff Henshaw 1970-09-29
Hauser's Memory Joseph Slaughter 1970-11-24
The Aquarians Official 1970-10-24
Four Rode Out Mr Brown 1969-01-01
How to Commit Marriage Phil Fletcher 1969-07-07
Change of Mind Sheriff Webb 1969-10-08
Deadlock Lt. Sam Danforth 1969-02-22
Shadow Over Elveron Sheriff Verne Drover 1968-03-05
How to Steal the World General Maximilian Harmon 1968-09-18
Dayton's Devils 1968-10-01
Companions in Nightmare Dr. Neesden 1968-11-23
Counterpoint Victor Rice 1967-12-22
Gunfight in Abilene Grant Evers 1967-02-03
The Reluctant Astronaut Major Fred Gifford 1967-09-05
The Boy Who Flew with Condors Narrator 1967-02-19
The Beast That Walks Like a Man Rowan Houston 1967-11-30
Rosie! Cabot Shaw 1967-11-22
Beau Geste Lt. De Ruse 1966-09-07
The Plainsman Col. George Armstrong Custer 1966-08-01
Harlow Richard Manley 1965-06-23
Dark Intruder Brett Kingsford 1965-07-25
Night Train to Paris Alan Holiday 1964-09-22
See How They Run Elliott Green 1964-10-07
The Velvet Alley Eddie Kirkley 1959-01-22
The Sheepman Col. Stephen Bedford 1958-05-01
Tammy and the Bachelor Peter Brent 1957-06-14
Hot Summer Night William Joel Partain 1957-02-15
Forbidden Planet Commander John J. Adams 1956-03-23
Ransom! Charlie Telfer 1956-01-24
The Opposite Sex Steve Hilliard 1956-11-15
The Vagabond King Thibault d'Aussigny 1956-08-28
The Battle of Gettysburg Narrator 1955-01-01
Dark Possession Dr. Roger Waring 1954-02-15