Leslie Nielsen

Mostly Credited As: Leslie Nielsen
Sometimes Credited As: Leslie Nelson

Birth Name: Leslie William Nielsen
Date Of Birth: February 11, 1926 (Age 84)
Country Of Birth: Canada
Birth Place: Regina, Saskatchewan
Date Of Death: November 28, 2010
Cause Of Death: Pneumonia Complications from Staph Infection
Height: 6' 0 ½" (1.84 m)

Leslie Nielsen

Leslie was born in Canada and was a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force as an aerial gunner during WWII, although never served duty overseas. Soon after his release he became a disk jockey in Calgary and joined the Lorne Greene Academy of Radio Arts in Toronto. He would later move to New York and study acting while performing in Summer stock. He would make his first TV appearance in 1948 on "Studio One." Although he would be well known for his comedic roles, his beginnings in television and movies would be more dramatic. His voice would get him work in commercials and voice overs, but after signing a contract with Paramount in 1954 he would get his first leading part in the sci-fi motion picture "Forbidden Planet." Over the years Leslie has claimed to have appeared in over 1500 television roles, but he is best known for his later comedy parts in movies such as "Airplane!" and the "Naked Gun" series. Having worked for 5 decades so far, his face and voice is undoubtedly known all over the world.

TV Appearances

Main cast 
Doctor*ology (2007)As: Himself
Gameshow Marathon (2006)As: Himself
Zeroman (2004)As: Zeroman/Les Mutton -- [Voice]
Liography (2001)As: Terrence Brynne McKennie (Host)
Pumper Pups (2000)As: Pumper (Narrator) -- [Voice]
Katie and Orbie (1994)As: Narrator -- [Voice]
Shaping Up (1984)As: Buddy Fox
Police Squad! (1982)As: Det Frank Drebin
Twilight Theater (1982)As: Himself (Various Characters)
Backstairs at the White House (1979)As: Ike Hoover
The Explorers (1973)As: Himself
The Bold Ones: The Protectors (1969)As: Deputy Police Chief Sam Danforth
Bracken's World (1969)As: John Bracken (S02 only)
Channing (1963)As: Professor Paul Stafford
The New Breed (1961)As: Lt. Price Adams
Episode Cast Credits 

Family Guy (1999) 
  Blue Harvest 06x01: (Sep/23/2007) Voiced  Dr. Alan Rumack (Audio from “Airplane”), [Uncredited]

Odd Job Jack (2003) 
  Jack Ryder goes to War 02x06: (Aug/27/2005) Voiced  Drill Sargent Skitzkopf 

Tubridy Tonight (2004) 
  Mar. 12, 2005 01x01: (Mar/12/2005) As Himself 

The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (1999) 
  June 30, 2004 05x181: (Jun/30/2004) As Himself 

Chilly Beach (2003) 
  Secret Santa 01x16: (Dec/17/2003) Voiced  Santa Claus 

Biography (1987) 
  Leslie Nielsen: Naked Laugher 14x11: (May/26/2000) As Himself 

The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996) 
  May 28, 1999 04x44: (May/28/1999) As Himself 
  Dec. 19, 1997 02x64: (Dec/19/1997) As Himself 

Due South (1994) 
  Call of the Wild (2) 04x13: (Mar/14/1999) As Sgt. Buck Frobisher 
  Call of the Wild (1) 04x12: (Mar/14/1999) As Sgt. Buck Frobisher 
  All the Queen's Horses 02x14: (Apr/11/1996) As Sgt. Buck Frobisher 
  Manhunt 01x03: (Oct/06/1994) As Buck Frobisher 

The View (1997) 
  Season 1, Episode 265 01x265: (Aug/14/1998) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Season 1, Episode 213 01x213: (Jun/03/1998) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Season 1, Episode 100 01x100: (Dec/26/1997) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Mundo VIP (1996) 
  Show nº 19 01x19: (Aug/31/1996) As Himself 

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Leslie Nielsen, Daphne Zuniga, Bring in Da Funk 03x159: (May/23/1996) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Danny Baker Show (1994) 
  Show 6 01x06: (Oct/22/1994) As Himself 

Herman's Head (1991) 
  God, Girls and Herman 02x19: (Feb/28/1993) As God 

Terry Wogan's Friday Night (1992) 
  Series 1, Show 8 01x08: (Nov/27/1992) As Himself 

EastEnders (1985) 
  October 27, 1992 08x86: (Oct/27/1992) As Man in Cafe sitting behind Pete, [Uncredited]

The Golden Girls (1985) 
  One Flew Out of the Cuckoo's Nest (2) 07x26: (May/09/1992) As Lucas Hollingsworth 
  One Flew Out of the Cuckoo's Nest (1) 07x25: (May/09/1992) As Lucas Hollingsworth 

Wogan (1982) 
  Series 11, Show 65 11x66: (Jun/19/1991) As Himself 
  Wogan's Christmas Fancy Dress 09x146: (Dec/27/1989) As Himself 
  Series 9, Show 139 09x139: (Dec/08/1989) As Himself 
  Series 9, Show 17 09x17: (Feb/10/1989) As Himself 

Only Fools and Horses (1981) 
  Three Men, a Woman and a Baby 07x06: (Feb/03/1991) As Pub Customer, [Uncredited]

Saturday Night Live (1975) 
  Leslie Nielsen/Cowboy Junkies 14x13: (Feb/18/1989) As Himself (Host) 

Day by Day (1988) 
  Harper and Son 02x05: (Dec/11/1988) As Brian's Father 

Who's the Boss? (1984) 
  Marry Me, Mona 04x21: (Mar/29/1988) As Max Muldoon, [Special Guest Stars]
  Just Mona and Me 04x11: (Dec/08/1987) As Max Muldoon, [Special Guest Stars]

Highway to Heaven (1984) 
  Gift of Life 03x25: (May/06/1987) As Richard R. Benson 

Murder, She Wrote (1984) 
  Dead Man's Gold 03x06: (Nov/09/1986) As David Everett 
  My Johnny Lies Over The Ocean 01x14: (Feb/10/1985) As Captain Daniels 

Doris Day's Best Friends (1985) 
  Leslie Nielsen 01x26: (Jan/10/1986) As Himself 

227 (1985) 
  A Letter to the President 01x08: (Nov/09/1985) As Bob Gamble 

The Ray Bradbury Theater (1985) 
  Marionettes, Inc. 01x01: (May/21/1985) As Fantoccini 

Finder of Lost Loves (1984) 
  Aftershocks 01x16: (Feb/16/1985) As Colonel Matthew Vail 

Hotel (1983) 
  Crossroads 02x13: (Jan/30/1985) As Jonathan Talbot 

Aloha Paradise (1981) 
  Sydney's Old Flame/ Everett and The Wolf/ Lurp's in Love 01x06: (Apr/15/1981) As Grant Culbertson 

The Chisholms (1979) 
  The Suitors 02x07: (Mar/01/1980) As Sinclair 

Fantasy Island (1977) (1978) 
  Playgirl/Smith's Valhalla 03x17: (Jan/26/1980) As Emile Bouvier 
  Seance/The Treasure 02x14: (Jan/13/1979) As Victor Conti 
  Superstar/Salem 01x08: (Mar/25/1978) As Doctor Whitfield 

The Love Boat (1977) 
  Ages of Man/Families/Bo 'n' Sam 02x24: (Mar/10/1979) As Hank Hardaway 
  A Selfless Love/The Nubile Nurse/Parents Know Best 01x22: (Feb/25/1978) As Dan Michaels 
  Dear Beverly/The Strike/Special Delivery 01x10: (Dec/03/1977) As Russ 

Vega$ (1978) 
  Doubtful Target 01x19: (Mar/07/1979) As Tyler Dickenson 

What Really Happened To the Class Of '65? (1977) 
  Class Underachiever 01x10: (Feb/16/1978) As Bunky 

Lucan (1977) 
  The Search 01x02: (Dec/26/1977) As Sheriff Ramsey 

Sidestreet (1975) 
  Stakeout 03x08: (Dec/04/1977) As Fow 

S.W.A.T. (1975) 
  The Running Man (2) 02x16: (Jan/24/1976) As Unknown 
  The Running Man (1) 02x15: (Jan/24/1976) As Unknown 

Swiss Family Robinson (US) (1975) 
  The Castaway 01x10: (Nov/16/1975) As Johnson 
  The Slave Ship 01x05: (Oct/12/1975) As Johnson 

Columbo (1971) 
  Identity Crisis 05x03: (Nov/02/1975) As Geronimo/"A.J. Henderson" 
  Lady in Waiting 01x07: (Dec/15/1971) As Peter Hamilton, [Special Guest Stars]

Cannon (1971) 
  The Man Who Died Twice 05x06: (Oct/15/1975) As Police Lieutenant 
  The Man Who Couldn't Forget 04x10: (Nov/20/1974) As Eric Strasse / Elliot Straughn 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Joe Gilbert 

Kung Fu (1972) 
  Full Circle 03x21: (Mar/15/1975) As Vincent Corbino 
  The Brothers Caine 03x20: (Mar/01/1975) As Vincent Corbino 
  Flight to Orion 03x19: (Feb/22/1975) As Vincent Corbino 

Lucas Tanner (1974) 
  Requiem for a Son 01x20: (Mar/12/1975) As Jack Stanton 

The Rookies (1972) 
  S.W.A.T. (2) 03x21: (Feb/17/1975) As Larry Neal 
  S.W.A.T. (1) 03x20: (Feb/17/1975) As Larry Neal 

Kojak (1973) (1973) 
  Loser Takes All 02x15: (Dec/22/1974) As Michael Hagar 

Ironside (1967) 
  The Over-the-Hill Blues 08x11: (Dec/05/1974) As Peter Justin 

The Streets of San Francisco (1972) 
  One Last Shot 03x01: (Sep/12/1974) As Off. Joe Landers 
  Before I Die 02x04: (Oct/04/1973) As John T, Conner SFPD 
  Legion of the Lost 01x27: (Apr/12/1973) As Big Jake Wilson 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Jake Wilson 

National Geographic Specials (1964) 
  Bushmen of the Kalahari 09x01: (May/17/1974) Voiced  Narrator 
  The Big Cats 09x02: (Mar/15/1974) Voiced  Narrator 
  The Haunted West 08x03: (Apr/12/1973) Voiced  Narrator 
  Wind Raiders of the Sahara 08x05: (1973) Voiced  Narrator 

The Evil Touch (1973) 
  The Voyage 01x22: (Mar/10/1974) As Captain Andrew Palmer 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Willie Tremaine 

Barnaby Jones (1973) 
  The Killing Defense 02x11: (Dec/02/1973) As Edward Brendon 

The F.B.I. (1965) 
  Fools Gold 09x09: (Nov/25/1973) As Hudson 

The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (1969) 
  And Other Springs I May Not See 04x16: (May/04/1973) As Unknown­ 

M*A*S*H (1972) 
  The Ringbanger 01x16: (Jan/21/1973) As Colonel Buzz Maxwell 

Assignment Vienna (1972) 
  The Last Target 01x01: (Sep/28/1972) As Floyd Macklin 

The Mod Squad (1968) 
  Deal with the Devil 04x16: (Jan/11/1972) As Rusty Bryson 

Medical Center (US) (1969) 
  Conspiracy 03x13: (Dec/08/1971) As Frank 

Bearcats! (1971) 
  The Big Gun 01x11: (Dec/02/1971) As Colonel Ted Donovan 

Sarge (1971) 
  Silent Target 01x07: (Nov/09/1971) As Unknown 

Night Gallery (1970) 
  A Question of Fear 02x19: (Oct/27/1971) As Colonel Denny Malloy 
  Phantom of What Opera? 02x04: (Sep/15/1971) As The Phantom 

Monty Nash (1971) 
  The Hunting Licence 01x02: (Sep/24/1971) As Unknown 

The Movie Game (US) (1969) 
  July 5, 1971 01x04: (Jul/05/1971) As Himself 

Bracken's World (1969) 
  The Mary Tree 02x06: (Oct/23/1970) As John Bracken 

The Art Linkletter Show (1963) 
  May 14, 1970 07x01: (May/14/1970) As Himself 

The Name of the Game (1968) 
  The Other Kind of Spy 02x26: (Apr/10/1970) As David Bell 

Gunsmoke (1955) 
  Time of the Jackals 14x16: (Jan/13/1969) As Jess Trevor 

Hawaii Five-O (1968) (1968) 
  Cocoon (1) 01x01: (Sep/20/1968) As Brent 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Colonel Faraday 

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (1964) 
  The Seven Wonders of the World Affair (2) 04x16: (Jan/15/1968) As General Maximilian Harmon 
  The Seven Wonders of the World Affair (1) 04x15: (Jan/08/1968) As General Maximilian Harmon 

Judd for the Defense (1967) 
  The Deep End 01x02: (Sep/15/1967) As Ralph Fanning 

Bonanza (1959) 
  The Unseen Wound 08x20: (Jan/29/1967) As Sheriff Paul Rowan 

Bob Hope Presents The Chrysler Theatre (1963) 
  Code Name: Heraclitus (1) 04x15: (Jan/18/1967) As Fryer 
  Guilty or Not Guilty 03x17: (Mar/09/1966) As Gregg Collier 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As John Joslin 

The Virginian (1962) 
  The Long Way Home 05x13: (Dec/14/1966) As Ben Stratton 
  No Drums, No Trumpets 04x28: (Apr/06/1966) As Cleve Mason 
  Ryker 03x01: (Sep/16/1964) As John Hagen 

Run for Your Life (1965) 
  The Last Safari 01x28: (Apr/25/1966) As Mark Foster 

Dr. Kildare (1961) 
  Hour of Decision (6) 05x18: (Nov/15/1965) As Harry Kleber 
  Wives and Losers (3) 05x15: (Nov/02/1965) As Harry Kleber 
  Toast the Golden Couple (2) 05x14: (Nov/01/1965) As Harry Kleber 
  The Life Machine (1) 05x13: (Oct/26/1965) As Harry Kleber 

The Wild Wild West (1965) 
  The Night of the Double-Edged Knife 01x09: (Nov/12/1965) As Major General Ball 

Ben Casey (1961) 
  War of Nerves 05x01: (Sep/13/1965) As Dr. Jeff English 

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964) 
  The Creature 01x28: (Mar/22/1965) As Adams 

Daniel Boone (1964) (1964) 
  Mountain of the Dead 01x11: (Dec/17/1964) As William Russell, [Special Guest Stars]

Wagon Train (1957) 
  The Brian Conlin Story 08x06: (Oct/25/1964) As Brian Conlin, [Special Guest Stars]
  The Jeremy Dow Story 04x14: (Dec/28/1960) As Jeremy Dow / Jeff Durant, [Special Guest Stars]

The Fugitive (1963) (1963) 
  Tiger Left, Tiger Right 02x06: (Oct/20/1964) As Harold Cheyney 
  Glass Tightrope 01x12: (Dec/03/1963) As Martin Rowland 

The Nurses (1962) 
  The Warrior 02x35: (Jun/18/1964) As Sergeant Burt Andrews 

The Defenders (1961) (1961) 
  Survival 03x22: (Mar/14/1964) As Sergeant Jerry Hegan 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Bob Garrison 

The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962) 
  The Magic Shop 02x13: (Jan/10/1964) As Steven Grainger 

Kraft Suspense Theatre (1963) 
  One Step Down 01x06: (Nov/14/1963) As Dr. David Cord 

Route 66 (1960) (1960) 
  Poor Little Kangaroo Rat 03x10: (Nov/23/1962) As Doc Duncan 
  A Fury Slinging Flame 01x11: (Dec/30/1960) As Mark Christopher 

The Islanders (1960) 
  Willy's Millionaire 01x18: (Feb/12/1961) As Howard Cavanaugh 

Disneyland (1954) 
  Swamp Fox: A Woman's Courage 07x11: (Jan/08/1961) As Colonel Francis Marion, [Starring Roles]
  Swamp Fox: A Case of Treason 06x16: (Jan/22/1960) As Col. Francis Marion, [Starring Roles]
  Swamp Fox: Redcoat Strategy 06x15: (Jan/15/1960) As Col. Francis Marion, [Starring Roles]
  Swamp Fox: Day of Reckoning 06x14: (Jan/08/1960) As Col. Francis Marion, [Starring Roles]

Naked City (1958) 
  Down the Long Night 02x04: (Nov/02/1960) As Norman Garry 

General Electric Theater (1953) 
  Journal of Hope 09x02: (Sep/25/1960) As Edward Morgan 
  Nora 07x30: (May/03/1959) As Judge Wayne Douglas 

Thriller (US) (1960) 
  The Twisted Image 01x01: (Sep/13/1960) As Alan Patterson 

Moment of Fear (1960) 
  Total Recall 01x04: (Jul/29/1960) As Unknown 

The Untouchables (1959) (1959) 
  Three Thousand Suspects 01x23: (Mar/24/1960) As Tom Sebring, [Special Guest Stars]

Playhouse 90 (1956) 
  The Velvet Alley 03x16: (Jan/22/1959) As Eddie Kirkley 
  The Right-Hand Man 02x28: (Mar/20/1958) As Ralph Mohr 

Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955) (1955) 
  The Two Million Dollar Defense 04x05: (Nov/02/1958) As Lloyd Ashley 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Rudy Cox 

First Performance (1956) 
  Panic at Parth Bay 03x01: (Oct/07/1958) As Unknown 

Danger (1950) 
  Never Come Home 04x43: (Jul/20/1954) As Unknown 
  The Psychological Error 04x14: (Dec/29/1953) As Unknown 
  Missing Night 03x41: (Jul/28/1953) As Unknown 
  Boomerang 03x06: (Nov/25/1952) As Unknown 

Studio One (1948) 
  A Guest at the Embassy 06x43: (Jul/12/1954) As Edmund 
  Castle in Spain 06x35: (May/17/1954) As Mac 
  Dark Possession 06x22: (Feb/15/1954) As Dr. Waring 
  The Hospital 05x11: (Dec/08/1952) As Unknown 

Love Story (1954) (1954) 
  The Good Morrow 01x11: (Jun/29/1954) As Unknown 

The Man Behind The Badge (1953) 
  The Case of the Yankee II 01x38: (Jun/27/1954) As Unknown 
  The Ohio State Prison Story 01x16: (Jan/24/1954) As Unknown 

Kraft Television Theatre (1947) (1947) 
  The Scarlet Letter 07x39: (May/26/1954) As Rev. Arthur Dimmesdale 
  A Kiss for Cinderella 06x03: (Oct/15/1952) As Prince Charming 
  Of Famous Memory 04x26: (Mar/21/1951) As guest star 
  The Best Years 04x17: (Jan/17/1951) As guest star 

Medallion Theatre (1953) 
  Twenty-Four Men in a Plane 02x15: (Dec/19/1953) As Unknown 

The Armstrong Circle Theatre (1950) 
  The Beard 05x13: (Nov/24/1953) As Unknown 
  A Story to Whisper 05x03: (Sep/15/1953) As Unknown 
  Candle in a Bottle 04x30: (May/12/1953) As Unknown 
  For Worse 03x42: (Jul/15/1952) As Unknown 

Hallmark Hall Of Fame (1951) 
  Skipper of the Skies 02x30: (Apr/12/1953) As guest star 

Robert Montgomery Presents Your Lucky Strike Theatre (1950) 
  Second-Hand Sofa 04x32: (Apr/06/1953) As guest star 
  Happy Birthday, George 03x17: (Mar/03/1952) As guest star 
  The House of Seven Gables 02x19: (May/21/1951) As guest star 
  The Philadelphia Story 02x07: (Dec/04/1950) As Dexter Haven 

Suspense (US) (1949) 
  The Black Prophet 05x28: (Mar/17/1953) As guest star 
  Death Sabre 03x51: (Aug/14/1951) As guest star 
  The Brush Off 03x12: (Nov/14/1950) As Ralph Farley 
  The Second Class Passenger 02x30: (Mar/28/1950) As Arthur Dawson 

Tales of Tomorrow (1951) 
  Another Chance 02x26: (Feb/13/1953) As Harold Mason 
  Appointment on Mars 01x39: (Jun/27/1952) As Robbie 
  20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: The Chase (1) 01x17: (Jan/25/1952) As Farragut 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Farragut 

Lights Out (1949) 
  Death Trap 04x47: (Jul/28/1952) As guest star 
  Mrs. Manifold 04x01: (Aug/27/1951) As guest star 
  The Lost Will of Dr. Rant 03x37: (May/07/1951) As Bill 
  A Child is Crying 02x41: (Jun/19/1950) As guest star 

The Web (1950) 
  After the Fact 02x16: (Jan/09/1952) As Unknown 
  You Killed Elizabeth 01x30: (Jan/24/1951) As Unknown 
  Home For Christmas 01x07: (Aug/15/1950) As Unknown 

The Philco Television Playhouse (1948) 
  The Sisters 04x06: (Dec/30/1951) As guest star 
  The Touch of a Stranger 03x04: (Oct/01/1950) As guest star 

Out There (US) (1951) 
  Susceptibility 01x05: (Nov/25/1951) As Unknown 

Goodyear Television Playhouse (1951) 
  October Story 01x01: (Oct/14/1951) As Unknown 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Unknown 

Starlight Theatre (1950) 
  The Magic Wire 02x08: (Feb/22/1951) As Unknown 

Sure As Fate (1950) 
  The Devil Takes a Bride 01x14: (Feb/06/1951) As Unknown 

The Clock (1949) 
  Prescription for Death 03x01: (Sep/08/1950) As Unknown 

The Trap (1950) 
  Sentence of Death 01x05: (May/27/1950) As Unknown 

Stage 13 (1950) 
  Never Murder Your Grandfather 01x02: (May/10/1950) As Unknown 

Actors Studio (1948) 
  Telas, the King 02x20: (Feb/03/1950) As Unknown 

Life and Times (1996) 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Himself 

The Littlest Hobo (1979) (1979) 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Mayor Chester Montgomery 

Cimarron Strip (1967) 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Rowan Houston 

Convoy (1965) 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Steiner 

So Graham Norton (1998) 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Himself 

The Big Valley (1965) 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Conway (Sgt. Maj. Earl Conway) 

The Loner (US) (1965) 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As McComb, [Special Guest Stars]

Match Game (1973) (1973) 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Himself 

Father Dowling Mysteries (1989) 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Senator Erdain 

  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Ray Stuart 

Evening Shade (1990) 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Stonewell 

Short Short Dramas (1952) 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Unknown 
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Was considered for the lead role as Willy Wonka in the 2005 remake.

Born Canadian, Leslie is now a naturalized American citizen.

Grant MacEwan College in Edmonton, Alberta opened a Leslie Nielson School of Communications.

Leslie's uncle was noted actor Jean Hersholt.

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