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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:
104
First Appeared:
In the movie Ransom ! 1956-01-24
Latest Project:
Series Lipshitz Saves the World 2018
Known For
Filmography
Series Lipshitz Saves the World Himself 2018
Movie Stan Helsing Kay 2009-10-27
Movie Spanish Movie Doctor Nielsen 2009-12-04
Movie Superhero Movie Uncle Albert Adams 2008-03-27
Movie An American Carol Leslie Nielsen 2008-10-03
Movie Scary Movie 4 Präs. Baxter Harris 2006-04-13
Series Robson Arms 2005-06-17
Series Zeroman Zeroman (voice) 2004-09-01
Movie Making 'Scary Movie 3' Himself 2004-01-01
Movie Scary Movie 3 President Baxter Harris 2003-10-24
Movie Men with Brooms Gordon Cutter 2002-09-20
Movie Camouflage Jack Potter 2001-01-09
Movie Chilly Dogs Clive Thorton / Cab Driver 2001-01-01
Movie 2001: A Space Travesty Richard " Dick " Dix 2000-10-31
Movie Santa Who? Santa Claus 2000-12-03
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 Family Plan Harry Haber 1997-01-01
Movie Spy Hard Dick Steele 1996-05-24
Movie Harvey Dr. Chumley 1996-10-19
Movie Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree Willowby's butler 1995-12-06
Movie Rent-a-Kid Harry Haber 1995-01-01
Movie Dracula: Dead and Loving It Count Dracula 1995-12-22
Movie The Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult Lt. Frank Drebin 1994-03-18
Movie S.P.Q.R. - 2000 e ½ anni fa Lucio Cinico 1994-12-15
Movie The Unknown Marx Brothers Narrator 1993-08-18
Movie Digger Arthur Evrensel 1993-04-22
Movie Leslie Nielsen's Bad Golf Made Easier Himself 1993-11-03
Movie Surf Ninjas Colonel Chi 1993-09-20
Movie The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear Frank Drebin 1991-06-28
Movie All I Want For Christmas Santa 1991-11-08
Movie Repossessed Father Jebedaiah Mayii 1990-09-14
Movie Dangerous Curves Greg Krevske 1989-07-07
Movie The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! Lt. Frank Drebin 1988-12-02
Movie Home is Where the Hart Is 1987-06-13
Movie Nuts Allen Green 1987-11-20
Movie Nightstick Thad Evans 1987-09-01
Movie The Patriot Admiral Frazer 1986-07-25
Movie Soul Man Mr. Dunbar 1986-10-24
Movie Blade in Hong Kong Harry Ingersoll 1985-03-15
Movie Striker's Mountain Jim McKay 1985-11-01
Series Shaping Up Buddy Fox 1984-03-20
Movie The Creature Wasn't Nice Capt. Jamieson 1983-07-01
Movie The Night The Bridge Fell Down Paul Warren 1983-02-28
Movie Cave In! Joe Johnson 1983-06-19
Series Twilight Theater 1982-02-13
Series Police Squad! Lt. Frank Drebin 1982-03-04
Movie Foxfire Light Reece Morgan 1982-01-01
Movie Wrong Is Right Mallory 1982-04-16
Movie Airplane II: The Sequel Dr. Rumack 1982-12-10
Movie Creepshow Richard Vickers (segment "Something To Tide You Over") 1982-11-12
Movie Airplane! Dr. Rumack 1980-07-02
Movie Prom Night Mr. Hammond 1980-07-18
Series Backstairs at the White House Ike Hoover 1979-01-29
Movie City on Fire Mayor William Dudley 1979-07-11
Movie Backstairs at the White House Ike Hoover 1979-01-29
Movie Little Mo Nelson Fisher 1978-09-05
Movie Day of the Animals Paul Jenson 1977-05-13
Movie The Amsterdam Kill Riley Knight 1977-12-26
Movie Viva Knievel! Stanley Millard 1977-06-10
Movie Project: Kill John Trevor 1976-10-01
Movie Can Ellen Be Saved? Arnold Lindsey 1974-02-06
Movie ...And Millions Die! Jack Gallagher 1973-01-01
Movie Snatched Bill Sutter 1973-01-31
Movie The Return of Charlie Chan Alexander Hadrachi 1973-07-01
Movie The Letters Derek Childs 1973-03-03
Movie The Poseidon Adventure Captain Harrison 1972-12-01
Movie The Resurrection of Zachary Wheeler Harry Walsh 1971-11-30
Movie They Call It Murder 1971-12-17
Movie Four Rode Out Mr Brown 1970-02-02
Movie Hauser's Memory Joseph Slaughter 1970-11-24
Movie Night Slaves Sheriff Henshaw 1970-09-29
Movie The Aquarians Official 1970-10-24
Series The Bold Ones: The Protectors Deputy Police Chief Sam Danforth 1969-02-22
Movie Deadlock Lt. Sam Danforth 1969-02-22
Movie How to Commit Marriage Phil Fletcher 1969-07-07
Movie Change of Mind Sheriff Webb 1969-10-08
Movie Shadow Over Elveron Sheriff Verne Drover 1968-03-05
Movie How to Steal the World General Maximilian Harmon 1968-09-18
Movie Dayton's Devils 1968-10-01
Movie Companions in Nightmare Dr. Neesden 1968-11-23
Movie The Boy Who Flew with Condors Narrator 1967-02-19
Movie Gunfight in Abilene Grant Evers 1967-03-01
Movie Rosie! Cabot Shaw 1967-11-22
Movie Counterpoint acteur 1967-03-03
Movie The Reluctant Astronaut Major Fred Gifford 1967-09-05
Movie The Plainsman Col. George Armstrong Custer 1966-08-01
Movie Beau Geste Lt. De Ruse 1966-09-07
Movie Harlow Richard Manley 1965-06-23
Movie Dark Intruder Brett Kingsford 1965-07-25
Movie See How They Run Elliott Green 1964-10-07
Series Peyton Place Kenneth Markham 1964-09-15
Movie Night Train to Paris Alan Holiday 1964-09-22
Series Channing Prof. Paul Stafford 1963-09-18
Series The New Breed Lt. Price Adams 1961-10-03
Series The Swamp Fox 1959-10-23
Movie The Sheepman Col. Stephen Bedford 1958-05-07
Movie Tammy and the Bachelor Peter Brent 1957-06-14
Movie Hot Summer Night William Joel Partain 1957-02-01
Movie Ransom ! Charlie Telfer 1956-01-24
Movie Forbidden Planet Commander John J. Adams 1956-03-15
Movie The Opposite Sex Steve Hilliard 1956-10-26
Movie The Vagabond King Thibault d'Aussigny 1956-08-28