February 11, 1926
November 28, 2010
6 ft 1 in | 185 cm
72 kg | 159 lbs
Leslie William Nielsen was born in Regina, Canada, on February 11, 1926, was a Canadian actor.
Young Leslie Nielsen first started performing in summer stock theatre, during his years at the New York's Neighborhood Playhouse.
He got his television debut in CBS anthology series The Web (1950) in episode "Home for Christmas", in role as Dennis.
He made his big screen debut in crime drama film Ransom! (1956) in role as Charlie Telfer.
He landed his first starring role as Commander John J. Adams in science fiction movie Forbidden Planet (1956).
Leslie's breakthrough performance came as Dr. Rumack in parody film Airplane! (1980).
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He played Frank Drebin in The Naked Gun film series:
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988), for which he was nominated for the American Comedy Award for Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)
The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear (1991)
Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult (1994)
He portrayed President Harris in comedy parody movies:
Scary Movie 3 (2003)
Scary Movie 4 (2006)
He was nominated for the Canadian Comedy Award for Film - Pretty Funny Male Performance for his role as Gordon Cutter in comedy movie Men with Brooms (2002).
Creepshow (1982) horror comedy in segment "Something To Tide You Over" as Richard Vickers
Prom Night (1980) slasher as Mr. Raymond Hammond
Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995) comedy horror as Count Dracula
Spy Hard (1996) spy comedy as Dick Steele, Agent WD-40
Wrongfully Accused (1998) satirical comedy as Ryan Harrison
The Reluctant Astronaut (1967) comedy sci-fi as Major Fred Gifford
Tammy and the Bachelor (1957) romantic comedy as Peter Brent
The Sheepman (1958) Western comedy as Col. Stephen Bedford / Johnny Bledsoe
Nuts (1987) drama as Allen Green
Soul Man (1986) comedy as Mr. Dunbar
Surf Ninjas (1993) family comedy as Colonel Chi
Day of the Animals (1977) horror as Paul Jenson
Repossessed (1990) comedy as Father Jedediah Mayii
The Poseidon Adventure (1972) adventure thriller as Captain Harrison
Superhero Movie (2008) superhero comedy as Uncle Albert
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as Det. Frank Drebin in ABC comedy series Police Squad! (1982).
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his performance as Jack Harper in NBC sitcom Day By Day (1988) in episode "Harper and Son".
The New Breed (1961) ABC crime drama series as Lt. Price Adams
He played various roles in Western series The Virginian (1964–1969).
Peyton Place (1965) ABC soap opera as Vincent and Kenneth Marham (twins)
The Bold Ones: The Protectors (1969) NBC crime drama series as Deputy Police Chief Sam Danforth
The Streets of San Francisco (1973-1974) crime drama series as Ofc. Joe Landers, Insp. John T. Connor, & Big Jake Wilson
Kung Fu (1975) martial arts Western drama series as Vincent Corbino
S.W.A.T. (1975-1976) action drama series as Larry Neal / Vince Richie
Backstairs at the White House (1979) NBC miniseries as Ike Hoover
Shaping Up (1984) ABC sitcom as Buddy Fox
He voiced Les Mutton / Zeroman in Canadian animated television series Zeroman (2004).
He was nominated for the Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Guest Role Dramatic Series for his role as Cado Vasco in comedy drama series Robson Arms (2007).
Graduated from Victoria Composite High School in Edmonton, Alberta.
Studied at the Academy of Radio Arts in Toronto.
Studied at the Neighborhood Playhouse and Actors Studio in New York City.
Had two brothers.
Has Danish and Welsh ancestry.
Became a naturalized United States citizen in 1958.
He often played golf.
He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6541 Hollywood Boulevard in 1988.
He was awarded a star on Canada's Walk of Fame in Toronto, Ontario (2001).
He was awarded the OC (Officer of the Order of Canada) by the Governor General of Canada in 2002.
Leslie died on November 28, 2010, Holy Cross Health, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States, at the age of 84.
He was married to:
Barbaree Earl Nielsen (2001-2010)
Brooks Oliver (1981-1984)
Alisande Ullman (1958-1974) they had two daughters, Maura and Thea Nielsen
Monica Boyer (1950-1957)