Leslie Nielsen

Birthday:

02/11/1926

Place of birth:

Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada:

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



Credits

Sonic the Hedgehog (2020)
Frank Drebin (archive footage) (uncredited)
Stonerville (2011)
Producer
Spanish Movie (2009)
Doctor Nielsen
Stan Helsing (2009)
Kay
Slap Shot 3: The Junior League (2008)
Mayor of Charlestown
An American Carol (2008)
Leslie Nielsen
Superhero Movie (2008)
Uncle Albert Adams
Family Guy Presents: Blue Harvest (2007)
Dr. Rumack (archive voice)
Music Within (2007)
Bill Austin
Scary Movie 4 (2006)
Präs. Baxter Harris
Noël Noël (2003)
Narrator
Scary Movie 3 (2003)
President Baxter Harris
Men with Brooms (2002)
Gordon Cutter
Camouflage (2001)
Jack Potter
Chilly Dogs (2001)
Clive Thorton / Cab Driver
Santa Who? (2000)
Santa Claus
2001: A Space Travesty (2000)
Richard " Dick " Dix
Wrongfully Accused (1998)
Ryan Harrison
Mr. Magoo (1997)
Mr. Quincy Magoo
Leslie Nielsen's Stupid Little Golf Video (1997)
Himself
Family Plan (1997)
Harry Haber
Harvey (1996)
Dr. Chumley
Spy Hard (1996)
Dick Steele
Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995)
Count Dracula
Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree (1995)
Willowby's butler
Rent-a-Kid (1995)
Harry Haber
S.P.Q.R. - 2000 e ½ anni fa (1994)
Lucio Cinico
Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult (1994)
Lt. Frank Drebin
Leslie Nielsen's Bad Golf My Way (1994)
Leslie Nielsen
Leslie Nielsen's Bad Golf Made Easier (1993)
Himself
Surf Ninjas (1993)
Colonel Chi
The Unknown Marx Brothers (1993)
Narrator
Digger (1993)
Arthur Evrensel
All I Want for Christmas (1991)
Santa
The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear (1991)
Frank Drebin
Repossessed (1990)
Father Jebedaiah Mayii
Back to the Future Part II. Behind the scenes. (1989)
Host
Dangerous Curves (1989)
Greg Krevske
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)
Lt. Frank Drebin
Nuts (1987)
Allen Green
Nightstick (1987)
Thad Evans
Home is Where the Hart Is (1987)
Sheriff Nashville Schwartz
Soul Man (1986)
Mr. Dunbar
The Patriot (1986)
Admiral Frazer
Reckless Disregard (1986)
Striker's Mountain (1985)
Jim McKay
Blade in Hong Kong (1985)
Harry Ingersoll
The Creature Wasn't Nice (1983)
Capt. Jamieson
The Night The Bridge Fell Down (1983)
Paul Warren
Airplane II: The Sequel (1982)
Dr. Rumack (archive footage)
Creepshow (1982)
Richard Vickers (segment "Something To Tide You Over")
Wrong Is Right (1982)
Mallory
Foxfire Light (1982)
Reece Morgan
Prom Night (1980)
Mr. Hammond
Airplane! (1980)
Dr. Rumack
Cave In! (1980)
Joe Johnson
City on Fire (1979)
Mayor William Dudley
Little Mo (1978)
Nelson Fisher
The Amsterdam Kill (1977)
Riley Knight
Viva Knievel! (1977)
Stanley Millard
Day of the Animals (1977)
Paul Jenson
The Dawson Patrol (1977)
Narrator
Sixth and Main (1977)
John Doe
Project: Kill (1976)
John Trevor
Can Ellen Be Saved? (1974)
Arnold Lindsey
The Return of Charlie Chan (1973)
Alexander Hadrachi
The Letters (1973)
Derek Childs
Snatched (1973)
Bill Sutter
...And Millions Die! (1973)
Jack Gallagher
Journey to the Outer Limits (1973)
(voice)
The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
Captain Harrison
They Call It Murder (1971)
The Resurrection of Zachary Wheeler (1971)
Harry Walsh
Incident in San Francisco (1971)
Lt. Brubaker
Hauser's Memory (1970)
Joseph Slaughter
The Aquarians (1970)
Official
Night Slaves (1970)
Sheriff Henshaw
Change of Mind (1969)
Sheriff Webb
How to Commit Marriage (1969)
Phil Fletcher
Deadlock (1969)
Lt. Sam Danforth
Four Rode Out (1969)
Mr Brown
Companions in Nightmare (1968)
Dr. Neesden
Dayton's Devils (1968)
How to Steal the World (1968)
General Maximilian Harmon
Shadow Over Elveron (1968)
Sheriff Verne Drover
Counterpoint (1967)
Victor Rice
Rosie! (1967)
Cabot Shaw
The Reluctant Astronaut (1967)
Major Fred Gifford
The Boy Who Flew with Condors (1967)
Narrator
Gunfight in Abilene (1967)
Grant Evers
Beau Geste (1966)
Lt. De Ruse
The Plainsman (1966)
Col. George Armstrong Custer
Dark Intruder (1965)
Brett Kingsford
Harlow (1965)
Richard Manley
See How They Run (1964)
Elliott Green
Night Train to Paris (1964)
Alan Holiday
The Velvet Alley (1959)
Eddie Kirkley
The Sheepman (1958)
Col. Stephen Bedford
Tammy and the Bachelor (1957)
Peter Brent
Hot Summer Night (1957)
William Joel Partain
The Opposite Sex (1956)
Steve Hilliard
The Vagabond King (1956)
Thibault d'Aussigny
Forbidden Planet (1956)
Commander John J. Adams
Ransom! (1956)
Charlie Telfer
The Battle of Gettysburg (1955)
Narrator
Dark Possession (1954)
Dr. Roger Waring
Spy Hard (1996)
Executive Producer