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Leslie Nielsen
Leslie Nielsen
Birth name Leslie William Nielsen
Born February 11, 1926 in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Died November 28, 2010 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA from complications from pneumonia
Notable Roles Police Squad!: Frank Drebin
The Bold Ones: The Protectors: Deputy Chief Sam Danforth
The New Breed: Lt. Price Adams
Notable Episodes M*A*S*H: The Ringbanger
Robson Arms: Ordinary Assholes
Awards Film Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
1 ACTRA Award
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Leslie Nielsen was a Canadian actor.

Contents

Biography

Roles

Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
The New Breed Price Adams 1961–1962 1
The Bold Ones: The Protectors Sam Danforth 1969–1970 1
Bracken's World John Bracken 1970 2
Police Squad! Frank Drebin 1982 1
Shaping Up Buddy Fox 1984 1

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
Tales of Tomorrow Farragut 1x17 - 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: The Chase (1) January 25, 1952
Tales of Tomorrow Farragut 1x18 - 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: The Escape (2) February 1, 1952
Tales of Tomorrow Robbie 1x39 - Appointment on Mars June 27, 1952
Tales of Tomorrow Harold Mason 2x26 - Another Chance February 13, 1953
Tales of Tomorrow Bert 2x32 - Ghost Writer March 27, 1953
Playhouse 90 Ralph Mohr 2x28 - The Right-Hand Man March 20, 1958
Alfred Hitchcock Presents Lloyd Ashley 4x05 - The $2,000,000 Defense November 2, 1958
Playhouse 90 Eddie Kirkley 3x16 - The Velvet Alley January 22, 1959
The Untouchables Tom Sebring 1x23 - Three Thousand Suspects March 24, 1960
Alfred Hitchcock Presents Rudy Cox 6x38 - Ambition July 4, 1961
General Electric Theater Judge Wayne Douglas 7x30 - Nora May 3, 1959
General Electric Theater Edward Morgan 9x02 - Journal of Hope September 25, 1960
Rawhide Eli Becker 1x18 - Incident Below the Brazos May 15, 1959
Alcoa Goodyear Theatre Ray Stuart 3x04 - Any Friend of Julie's October 19, 1959
The Untouchables Tom Sebring 1x23 - Three Thousand Suspects March 24, 1960
Thriller Alan Patterson 1x01 - The Twisted Image September 13, 1960
Naked City Norman Garry 2x04 - Down the Long Night November 2, 1960
Wagon Train Jeremy Dow / Jeff Durant 4x14 - The Jeremy Dow Story December 28, 1960
Route 66 Mark Christopher 1x11 - A Fury Slinging Flame December 30, 1960
The Islanders Howard Cavanaugh 1x18 - Willy's Millionaire February 12, 1961
Route 66 Doc Duncan 3x10 - Poor Little Kangaroo Rat November 23, 1962
Ben Casey Dr. Walter Kulik 2x18 - He Thought He Saw an Albatross February 4, 1963
Channing Prof. Paul Stafford 1x02 - Exercise in a Shark Tank September 25, 1963
Kraft Suspense Theatre Dr. David Cord 1x06 - One Step Down November 14, 1963
The Fugitive Martin Rowland 1x12 - Glass Tightrope December 3, 1963
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour Steven Grainger 2x13 - The Magic Shop January 10, 1964
The Defenders Sgt. Jerry Hegan 3x22 - Survival March 14, 1964
The Nurses Sgt. Burt Andrews 2x35 - The Warrior June 18, 1964
The Virginian John Hagen 3x01 - Ryker September 16, 1964
The Fugitive Harold Cheyney 2x06 - Tiger Left, Tiger Right October 20, 1964
Wagon Train Brian Conlin 8x06 - The Brian Conlin Story October 25, 1964
Daniel Boone William Russell 1x11 - Mountain of the Dead December 17, 1964
The Defenders Bob Garrison 4x17 - Death on Wheels January 28, 1965
Dr. Kildare Walter Burton 4x23 - Do You Trust Your Doctor? March 4, 1965
Dr. Kildare Walter Burton 4x25 - She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not (1) March 18, 1965
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea Captain Wayne Adams 1x28 - The Creature March 22, 1965
Dr. Kildare Walter Burton 4x26 - She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not (2) March 25, 1965
Kraft Suspense Theatre Paul Maytric 2x20 - The Green Felt Jungle April 1, 1965
Ben Casey Dr. Jeff English 5x01 - War of Nerves September 13, 1965
The Loner McComb 1x04 - The Kingdom of McComb October 9, 1965
Dr. Kildare Harry Kleber 5x13 - The Life Machine (1) October 26, 1965
Dr. Kildare Harry Kleber 5x14 - Toast the Golden Couple (2) November 1, 1965
Dr. Kildare Harry Kleber 5x15 - Wives and Losers (3) November 2, 1965
Dr. Kildare Harry Kleber 5x17 - A Little Child Shall Lead Them (5) November 9, 1965
Convoy Steiner 1x09 - Sink U-116! November 12, 1965
The Wild Wild West Major General Ball 1x09 - The Night of the Double-Edged Knife November 12, 1965
Dr. Kildare Harry Kleber 5x18 - Hour of Decision (6) November 15, 1965
Dr. Kildare Harry Kleber 5x19 - Aftermath (7) November 16, 1965
The Virginian Harry Lightfoot 4x12 - The Laramie Road December 8, 1965
The F.B.I. Craig Fletcher 1x14 - Pound of Flesh December 19, 1965
Bob Hope Presents The Chrysler Theatre John Joslin 3x12 - When Hell Froze February 2, 1966
The Farmer's Daughter 3x22 - Steve, Boy Bohemian February 18, 1966
Bob Hope Presents The Chrysler Theatre Gregg Collier 3x15 - Guilty or Not Guilty March 9, 1966
The Virginian Cleve Mason 4x28 - No Drums, No Trumpets April 6, 1966
Run for Your Life Mark Foster 1x28 - The Last Safari April 25, 1966
Bob Hope Presents The Chrysler Theatre Fryer 4x15 - Code Name: Heraclitus (1) January 18, 1967
Bob Hope Presents The Chrysler Theatre Fryer 4x16 - Code Name: Heraclitus (2) January 25, 1967
Bonanza Sheriff Paul Rowan 8x20 - The Unseen Wound January 29, 1967
Judd for the Defense Ralph Fanning 1x02 - The Deep End September 15, 1967
Cimarron Strip Rowan Houston 1x11 - The Beast That Walks Like a Man November 30, 1967
The Virginian Winthrop 6x15 - The Fortress December 27, 1967
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. General Maximilian Harmon 4x15 - The Seven Wonders of the World Affair (1) January 8, 1968
It Takes a Thief S.I.A. Security Man 1x01 - A Thief Is a Thief January 9, 1968
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. General Maximilian Harmon 4x16 - The Seven Wonders of the World Affair (2) January 15, 1968
Gunsmoke Jess Trevor 14x16 - Time of the Jackals January 13, 1969
The Big Valley Sgt. Maj. Earl Conway 4x23 - Town of No Exit April 7, 1969
Hawaii Five-O Brent 1x24 - Cocoon (1) June 4, 1969
The Virginian Ben Stratton 8x01 - Long Ride Home September 17, 1969
The Name of the Game David Bell 2x26 - The Other Kind of Spy April 10, 1970
Night Gallery The Phantom 2x01 - Phantom of What Opera? September 15, 1971
Night Gallery Colonel Dennis Malloy 2x06 - A Question of Fear October 27, 1971
Medical Center Frank 3x13 - Conspiracy December 8, 1971
Columbo Peter Hamilton 1x05 - Lady in Waiting December 15, 1971
The Mod Squad Rusty Bryson 4x16 - Deal with the Devil January 11, 1972
Assignment Vienna Floyd Macklin 1x01 - The Last Target September 28, 1972
M*A*S*H Col. Buzz Brighton 1x16 - The Ringbanger January 21, 1973
The Streets of San Francisco Big Jake Wilson 1x26 - Legion of the Lost April 12, 1973
The Bold Ones: The New Doctors Mr. Cummings 4x16 - And Other Things I May Not See May 4, 1973
The Streets of San Francisco John T. Connor 2x04 - Before I Die October 4, 1973
The F.B.I. Hudson 9x09 - Fool's Gold Raub November 25, 1973
Barnaby Jones Edward Brendon 2x11 - The Killing Defense December 2, 1973
Cannon Joe Gilbert 3x13 - Valley of the Damned December 5, 1973
The Streets of San Francisco Officer Joe Landers 3x01 - One Last Shot September 12, 1974
Hawaii Five-O Col. Farraday 7x07 - We Hang Our Own October 22, 1974
The Manhunter Vince Hammond 1x10 - Jackknife November 13, 1974
Cannon Eric Strauss 4x10 - The Man Who Couldn't Forget November 20, 1974
Ironside Peter Justin 8x11 - The Over-the-Hill Blues December 5, 1974
Kojak Michael Hagar 2x15 - Loser Takes All December 22, 1974
Kung Fu Vincent Corbino 3x18 - Barbary House (1) February 15, 1975
The Rookies Larry Neal 3x20/21 - S.W.A.T. February 17, 1975
Kung Fu Vincent Corbino 3x19 - Flight to Orion (2) February 22, 1975
Kung Fu Vincent Corbino 3x20 - The Brothers Caine (3) March 1, 1975
Kung Fu Vincent Corbino 3x21 - Full Circle (4) March 8, 1975
Lucas Tanner Jack Stanton 1x20 - Requiem for a Son March 12, 1975
Cannon Police Lieutenant 5x06 - The Man Who Died Twice October 15, 1975
Columbo Geronimo 5x03 - Identity Crisis November 2, 1975
Swiss Family Robinson Johnson 1x08 - The Slave Ship November 9, 1975
S.W.A.T. Vic Ritchie 2x15/16 - The Running Man January 24, 1976
The Love Boat Russ 1x10 - Dear Beverly / The Strike / Special Delivery December 3, 1977
Lucan Sheriff Ramsey 1x02 - The Search December 26, 1977
The Love Boat Dan Michaels 1x22 - A Selfless Love / The Nubile Nurse / Parents Know Best February 25, 1978
Fantasy Island Dr. Whitfield 1x10 - Superstar / Salem March 25, 1978
Fantasy Island Victor Conti 2x14 - Seance / Treasure January 13, 1979
Vega$ Tyler Dickenson 1x19 - Doubtful Target March 7, 1979
The Love Boat Hank Hardaway 2x24 - Ages of Man / Bo 'n Sam / Families March 10, 1979
Fantasy Island Emile Bouvier 3x17 - Playgirl / Smith's Valhalla January 26, 1980
Hotel Jonathan Talbot 2x13 - Crossroads January 30, 1985
Murder, She Wrote Captain Daniels 1x13 - My Johnny Lies Over the Ocean February 10, 1985
Finder of Lost Loves Colonel Matthew Vail 1x16 - Aftershocks February 16, 1985
The Ray Bradbury Theater Fantoccini 1x01 - Marionettes, Inc. May 21, 1985
227 Mr. Gamble 1x08 - A Letter to the President November 9, 1985
Murder, She Wrote David Everett 3x06 - Dead Man's Gold November 9, 1986
Highway to Heaven Richard R. Benson 3x25 - The Gift of Life May 6, 1987
Who's the Boss? Max Muldoon 4x11 - Just Mona and Me December 8, 1987
Who's the Boss? Max Muldoon 4x21 - Marry Me, Mona March 29, 1988
Day by Day Jack Harper 2x05 - Harper and Son December 11, 1988
Flesh 'n' Blood Red Houser 1x08 - The Wrath of Con November 15, 1991
The Golden Girls Lucas Hollingsworth 7x25/26 - One Flew out of the Cuckoo's Nest May 9, 1992
Herman's Head God 2x19 - God, Girls and Herman February 28, 1993
Evening Shade Stonewell 4x18 - It's a Mad, Mad, Mad Wood February 7, 1994
Due South Sgt. Buck Frobisher 1x03 - Manhunt October 6, 1994
Due South Sgt. Buck Frobisher 2x14 - All the Queen's Horses April 11, 1996
Due South Sgt. Buck Frobisher 4x12 - Call of the Wild (1) March 14, 1999
Due South Sgt. Buck Frobisher 4x13 - Call of the Wild (2) March 14, 1999
Robson Arms Caldo Vasco 2x01 - Ordinary Assholes February 10, 2007
Robson Arms Caldo Vasco 2x02 - Saultology February 17, 2007
Robson Arms Caldo Vasco 2x11 - All About Kitty April 7, 2007

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
See How They Run Elliott Green October 7, 1964
Code Name: Heraclitus (1) Fryer January 18, 1967 Bob Hope Presents The Chrysler Theatre
Code Name: Heraclitus (2) Fryer January 25, 1967 Bob Hope Presents The Chrysler Theatre
Shadow Over Elveron Sheriff Verne Drover March 5, 1968
Companions in Nightmare Dr. Neesden November 23, 1968
Trial Run Jason Harkness January 18, 1969
Deadlock Lieutenant Sam Danforth February 22, 1969
Night Slaves Sheriff Henshaw September 29, 1970 ABC Movie of the Week
The Aquarians Official October 24, 1970
Hauser's Memory Joseph Slaughter November 24, 1970
Incident in San Francisco Lieutenant Brubaker February 28, 1971
They Call It Murder Frank Antrim December 17, 1971
...And Millions Die! Jack Gallagher 1973
Snatched Bill Sutter January 31, 1973
The Letters Derek Childs March 6, 1973 ABC Movie of the Week
Amanda Fallon Mr. Cummings May 4, 1973
The Return of Charlie Chan Alexander Hadrachi July 17, 1979
Can Ellen Be Saved? Arnold Lindsey February 4, 1974 ABC Movie of the Week
Brinks: The Great Robbery Agent Norman Houston March 26, 1976
Little Mo Nelson Fisher September 5, 1978
The Albertans Don MacIntosh January 14, 1979
Institute for Revenge Counselor Hollis Barnes January 22, 1979
Riel Mayor Crozier April 11, 1979
OHMS Governor January 2, 1980
Twilight Theater Various Characters February 13, 1982
Prime Times 1983
The Night the Bridge Fell Down Paul Warren February 28, 1983
Cave-In! Joseph 'Joe' Johnson June 19, 1983
Murder Among Friends 1985
Reckless Disregard Bob Franklin 1985
Blade in Hong Kong Harry Ingersoll May 15, 1985
Striker's Mountain Jim McKay November 1, 1985
Nightstick Thad Evans September, 1985
The Railway Dragon Narrator March 17, 1989
Chance of a Lifetime Lloyd Dixon November 18, 1991
Rent-A-Kid Harry Haber November 4 1995
Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree Baxter, Mr. Willowby's Butler December 6, 1995
National Geographic Video: The Savage Garden Gardener June 6, 1997
Harvey Dr. Chumley July 18, 1998
Safety Patrol Mr. Penn March 29, 1998
Santa Who? Santa Claus November 19, 2000
Noel Noel English Narrator) December 13, 2003
Lipshitz Saves the World Himself, Lipshitz Mentor 2007

Talk, News and Game Show Appearances

Notable Film Roles

Film Role Released
Ransom! Charlie Telfer 1956
Forbidden Planet Commander John J. Adams 1956
The Poseidon Adventure Captain Harrison 1979
City on Fire Mayor William Dudley 1979
Airplane Dr. Rumack 1980
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! Lt. Frank Drebin 1988
The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear Lt. Frank Drebin 1991
Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult Lt. Frank Drebin 1994
Scary Movie 3 President Harris 2003
Scary Movie 4 President Harris 2006

Memorable Moments

Awards and Accolades

Primetime Emmy Awards

  • Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (1982)
Police Squad!
  • Nominated: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series (1989)
Day by Day

Gemini Awards

  • Nominated: Best Performance by an Actor in a Guest Role in a Dramatic Series (1996)
Due South
  • Nominated: Best Performance by an Actor in a Guest Role Dramatic Series (2007)
Robson Arms

Hollywood Walk of Fame

  • Motion Picture Star
    • At 6541 Hollywood Blvd

Other Awards

(3 Wins/2 Nominations)

  • MTV Movie Awards
    • Nominated:Best Kiss (1992) - The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear
  • ACTRA Awards
    • Won: ACTRA Award of Excellence (2003)
  • Canadian Comedy Awards
    • Nominated: Film - Pretty Funny Male Performance (2003) - Men With Brooms
  • Marco Island Film Festival
    • Won: Lifetime Achievement Award (2004)
  • ShoWest Award
    • Won: Male Star of the Year (1989)

Trivia