Leslie Nielsen



Place of birth:

Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada:


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

Film Credits

Mel Brooks: Make a Noise (2013)
as Self (archive footage)
Stonerville (2011)
as Producer
Spanish Movie (2009)
as Doctor Nielsen
Stan Helsing (2009)
as Kay
Slap Shot 3: The Junior League (2008)
as Mayor of Charlestown
An American Carol (2008)
as Osama Bin Nielsen / Grandpa
Superhero Movie (2008)
as Uncle Albert Adams
Family Guy Presents: Blue Harvest (2008)
as Dr. Rumack (archive voice)
Music Within (2007)
as Bill Austin
Robby the Robot: Engineering a Sci-Fi Icon (2006)
as Himself
Amazing! Exploring the Far Reaches of Forbidden Planet (2006)
as Self
Scary Movie 4 (2006)
as President Baxter Harris
The Nutcracker and the Mouseking (2004)
as (Mouseking) (voice)
Noël Noël (2003)
as Narrator (english version)
Scary Movie 3 (2003)
as President Baxter Harris
Men with Brooms (2002)
as Gordon Cutter
Camouflage (2001)
as Jack Potter
Kevin of the North (2001)
as Clive Thorton / Cab Driver
Santa Who? (2000)
as Santa Claus
2001: A Space Travesty (2000)
as Richard " Dick " Dix
Pirates: 3D Show (1999)
as Lucky
Wrongfully Accused (1998)
as Ryan Harrison
Safety Patrol (1998)
as Mr. Penn
Mr. Magoo (1997)
as Mr. Quincy Magoo
Leslie Nielsen's Stupid Little Golf Video (1997)
as Himself
Family Plan (1997)
as Harry Haber
Harvey (1996)
as Dr. Chumley
Spy Hard (1996)
as Dick Steele
Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995)
as Count Dracula
Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree (1995)
as Willowby's butler
Rent-a-Kid (1995)
as Harry Haber
S.P.Q.R. 2000 e 1/2 anni fa (1994)
as Lucio Cinico
An Audience with Jimmy Tarbuck (1994)
WWE SummerSlam 1994 (1994)
as Himself
Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult (1994)
as Lt. Frank Drebin
Leslie Nielsen's Bad Golf My Way (1994)
as Leslie Nielsen
Leslie Nielsen's Bad Golf Made Easier (1993)
as Himself
The Unknown Marx Brothers (1993)
as Self - Narrator
Surf Ninjas (1993)
as Colonel Chi
Digger (1993)
as Arthur Evrensel
Chance of a Lifetime (1991)
as Lloyd Dixon
All I Want For Christmas (1991)
as Santa
The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear (1991)
as Frank Drebin
Repossessed (1990)
as Father Jebedaiah Mayii
Back to the Future Part II - Back to the Future Night (1989)
as Host
The Railway Dragon (1989)
as Narrator (voice)
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)
as Lt. Frank Drebin
Dangerous Curves (1988)
as Greg Krevske
Fatal Confession: A Father Dowling Mystery (1987)
as Senator Erdain
Nuts (1987)
as Allen Green
Nightstick (1987)
as Thad Evans
Home is Where the Hart Is (1987)
as Sheriff Nashville Schwartz
Soul Man (1986)
as Mr. Dunbar
The Patriot (1986)
as Admiral Frazer
Striker's Mountain (1985)
as Jim McKay
Reckless Disregard (1985)
as Bob Franklin
Blade in Hong Kong (1985)
as Harry Ingersoll
Spaceship (1983)
as Capt. Jamieson
The Night the Bridge Fell Down (1983)
as Paul Warren
Airplane II: The Sequel (1982)
as Dr. Rumack (archive footage)
Creepshow (1982)
as Richard Vickers (segment "Something To Tide You Over")
Wrong Is Right (1982)
as Mallory
Foxfire Light (1982)
as Reece Morgan
Prom Night (1980)
as Mr. Hammond
Airplane! (1980)
as Dr. Rumack
Cave-In! (1980)
as Joe Johnson
OHMS (1980)
as Governor
City on Fire (1979)
as Mayor William Dudley
Institute for Revenge (1979)
as Counselor Hollis Barnes
Little Mo (1978)
as Nelson Fisher
The Amsterdam Kill (1977)
as Riley Knight
Viva Knievel! (1977)
as Stanley Millard
Day of the Animals (1977)
as Paul Jenson
The Dawson Patrol (1977)
as Narrator
Sixth and Main (1977)
as John Doe
Project: Kill (1976)
as John Trevor
Brinks: The Great Robbery (1976)
as Agent Norman Houston
Can Ellen Be Saved? (1974)
as Arnold Lindsey
The Return of Charlie Chan (1973)
as Alexander Hadrachi
Amanda Fallon (1973)
as Mr. Cummings
The Letters (1973)
as Derek Childs
Snatched (1973)
as Bill Sutter
...And Millions Die! (1973)
as Jack Gallagher
Journey to the Outer Limits (1973)
as (voice)
The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
as Captain Harrison
They Call It Murder (1971)
The Resurrection of Zachary Wheeler (1971)
as Harry Walsh
Incident in San Francisco (1971)
as Lt. Brubaker
Hauser's Memory (1970)
as Joseph Slaughter
The Aquarians (1970)
as Official
Night Slaves (1970)
as Sheriff Henshaw
Change of Mind (1969)
as Sheriff Webb
How to Commit Marriage (1969)
as Phil Fletcher
Deadlock (1969)
as Lt. Sam Danforth
Trial Run (1969)
as Jason Harkness
Four Rode Out (1969)
as Mr Brown
Companions in Nightmare (1968)
as Dr. Neesden
Dayton's Devils (1968)
Cocoon (1968)
as Brent
How to Steal the World (1968)
as General Maximilian Harmon
Shadow Over Elveron (1968)
as Sheriff Verne Drover
Counterpoint (1967)
as Victor Rice
Rosie! (1967)
as Cabot Shaw
The Reluctant Astronaut (1967)
as Major Fred Gifford
The Boy Who Flew with Condors (1967)
as Narrator
Gunfight in Abilene (1967)
as Grant Evers
Code Name: Heraclitus (1967)
as Fryer
Beau Geste (1966)
as Lt. De Ruse
The Plainsman (1966)
as Col. George Armstrong Custer
Dark Intruder (1965)
as Brett Kingsford
Harlow (1965)
as Richard Manley
See How They Run (1964)
as Elliot Green
Night Train to Paris (1964)
as Alan Holiday
The Velvet Alley (1959)
as Eddie Kirkley
The Sheepman (1958)
as Stephen Bedford / Johnny Bledsoe
Tammy and the Bachelor (1957)
as Peter Brent
Hot Summer Night (1957)
as William Joel Partain
The Opposite Sex (1956)
as Steve Hilliard
The Vagabond King (1956)
as Thibault d'Aussigny
Forbidden Planet (1956)
as Commander John J. Adams
Ransom! (1956)
as Charlie Telfer
The Battle of Gettysburg (1955)
as Narrator (voice)
Dark Possession (1954)
as Dr. Roger Waring

Production Credits

Leslie Nielsen's Stupid Little Golf Video (1997)
Executive Co-Producer
Spy Hard (1996)
Executive Producer