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Leslie Nielsen

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


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Born:
Feb 11, 1926 In Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Movie/TV Credits:
80
First Appeared:
In the series Martin Kane, Private Eye
Latest Project:
movie Spanish Movie 2009-12-04
Known For
Filmography
Series Martin Kane, Private Eye Harry Haber 2019
Series Ang Panday Präs. Baxter Harris 2019
Movie Spanish Movie Doctor Nielsen 2009-12-04
Movie Stan Helsing Kay 2009-10-27
Movie Triad Wars Unknown 2008-02-28
Movie Left Bank Buddy Fox 2008-03-26
Movie Righteous Kill Unknown 2008-09-11
Movie Slap Shot 3: The Junior League Mayor of Charlestown 2008-12-17
Series XIII Richard Manley 2008-10-06
Movie An American Carol Leslie Nielsen 2008-10-03
Movie Pig Hunt Unknown 2008-07-31
Movie Family Guy Presents: Blue Harvest Dr. Rumack (archive footage) 2007-09-23
Series Naruto Shippūden Clive Thorton / Cab Driver 2007-02-15
Movie Hot Rod Unknown 2007-08-03
Movie Dorm Daze 2 Deputy Police Chief Sam Danforth 2006-12-14
Series Robson Arms Caldo Vasco 2005-06-17
Series Empire Uncle Albert Adams 2005-06-28
Series Zeroman Zeroman (voice) 2004-09-01
Series Batsu Kare Lt. Frank Drebin 2004-07-01
Series Fur TV Richard " Dick " Dix 2004-02-28
Movie Raising Victor Vargas Unknown 2003-03-28
Series Chilly Beach Unknown 2003-09-03
Movie Scary Movie 3 President Baxter Harris 2003-10-24
Movie Blood Feast 2: All U Can Eat Unknown 2002-03-31
Movie Camouflage Jack Potter 2001-01-09
Movie Santa Who? Santa Claus 2000-12-03
Series Family Guy Unknown 1999-01-31
Movie Pirates: 4-D Captain Lucky 1999-02-21
Movie Wrongfully Accused Ryan Harrison 1998-08-21
Movie Mr. Magoo Mr. Quincy Magoo 1997-12-25
Movie Spy Hard Dick Steele 1996-05-24
Movie Black Jack: The Movie Unknown 1996-11-29
Movie Harvey Dr. Chumley 1996-10-19
Movie Dracula: Dead and Loving It Count Dracula 1995-12-22
Movie Rent-a-Kid Harry Haber 1995-01-01
Movie S.P.Q.R. - 2000 e ½ anni fa Lucio Cinico 1995-11-02
Movie The Unknown Marx Brothers Narrator 1993-08-18
Movie Leslie Nielsen's Bad Golf Made Easier Himself 1993-11-03
Movie Digger Arthur Evrensel 1993-04-22
Movie The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear Frank Drebin 1991-06-28
Movie Repossessed Father Jebedaiah Mayii 1990-09-14
Movie The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! Lt. Frank Drebin 1988-12-02
Movie Nightstick Thad Evans 1987-09-01
Movie The Patriot Admiral Frazer 1986-07-25
Movie Blade in Hong Kong Harry Ingersoll 1985-03-15
Movie The Night The Bridge Fell Down Paul Warren 1983-02-28
Movie Cave In! Joe Johnson 1983-06-19
Series Police Squad! Lt. Frank Drebin 1982-03-04
Movie Wrong Is Right Mallory 1982-04-16
Movie Creepshow Richard Vickers (segment "Something To Tide You Over") 1982-11-12
Movie City on Fire Mayor William Dudley 1979-08-31
Movie Viva Knievel! Stanley Millard 1977-06-10
Movie Project: Kill John Trevor 1976-10-01
Series Little Meg the Witch Girl Gordon Cutter 1974-04-01
Movie Can Ellen Be Saved? Arnold Lindsey 1974-02-06
Movie The Return of Charlie Chan Alexander Hadrachi 1973-07-01
Movie The Poseidon Adventure Captain Harrison 1972-12-12
Movie They Call It Murder 1971-12-17
Movie Night Slaves Sheriff Henshaw 1970-09-29
Movie Hauser's Memory Joseph Slaughter 1970-11-24
Movie Change of Mind Sheriff Webb 1969-10-08
Movie Four Rode Out Mr Brown 1969-01-01
Movie Companions in Nightmare Dr. Neesden 1968-11-23
Movie House of Cards Ike Hoover 1968-09-16
Movie The Reluctant Astronaut Major Fred Gifford 1967-09-05
Movie Gunfight in Abilene Grant Evers 1967-02-03
Movie Rosie! Cabot Shaw 1967-11-22
Movie The Plainsman Col. George Armstrong Custer 1966-08-01
Movie Dark Intruder Brett Kingsford 1965-07-25
Movie Night Train to Paris Alan Holiday 1964-09-22
Series Peyton Place Kenneth Markham 1964-09-15
Series The New Breed Lt. Price Adams 1961-10-03
Movie The Velvet Alley Eddie Kirkley 1959-01-22
Series The Swamp Fox 1959-10-23
Movie The Sheepman Col. Stephen Bedford 1958-05-07
Movie Hot Summer Night William Joel Partain 1957-02-01
Movie Ransom! Charlie Telfer 1956-01-24
Movie The Opposite Sex Steve Hilliard 1956-10-26
Movie Forbidden Planet Commander John J. Adams 1956-03-15
Series Studio One Himself 1948-11-07