Leslie Nielsen

Actor and Comedian
Born Feb 11, 1926
Hometown City of Regina
Died Nov 28, 2010
Death Place City of Fort Laud...
Nationality Canadian and Amer...
Alma Mater Lorne Greene + Ne...
Other Names Nielsen, Leslie W...

Leslie William Nielsen, OC was a Canadian and naturalized American actor and comedian. Nielsen appeared in more than one hundred films and 1,500 television programs over the span of his career, portraying more than 220 characters. Born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, Nielsen enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force and worked as a disc jockey before receiving a scholarship to Neighborhood Playhouse.… Read More

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  • Barbaree Earl Nielsen
    Married 2001
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    Married 2001
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    Married 2001 - 2010
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    Married 2001 - 2010
  • Brooks Oliver
    Married 1981 - 1983
  • Alisande Ullman
    Married 1958 - 1973
  • Monica Boyer
    Married 1950 - 1956
  • Betty Kelly


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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Leslie Nielsen.


1926 Birth Nielsen was born on 11 February 1926 in Regina, Saskatchewan. … Read More


1948 22 Years Old 1 More Event
Nielsen was born in Regina, Saskatchewan. He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force and later worked as a disc jockey before receiving a scholarship to study theatre at the Neighborhood Playhouse. Making his acting debut in 1948, he made more than 50 television appearances two years later.
1950 24 Years Old Nielsen's career began in dramatic roles on television during "Television's Golden Age", appearing in almost 50 live programs in 1950 alone. … Read More


1956 30 Years Old 1 More Event
Nielsen later made his film debut in 1956, with supporting roles in several drama, western, and romance films produced between the 1950s and the 1970s, with Nielsen crossing genres in both television and films. … Read More
1957 - 1959 2 More Events
1961 35 Years Old His television appearances include Justice, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea,The Virginian, and The Wild Wild West. In 1961, he was the lead in a Los Angeles police drama called The New Breed.
1964 38 Years Old He guest-starred in a 1964 episode of Daniel Boone with Fess Parker in a minor but credited role.


1968 42 Years Old In 1968, he had a major role in the pilot for the police series Hawaii Five-O, and appeared in one of the seventh-season episodes.
1969 43 Years Old In 1969, he had the leading role as a police officer in The Bold Ones: The Protectors.
1972 46 Years Old In 1972, Nielsen appeared as the ship's captain in the The Poseidon Adventure.


1977 51 Years Old He also starred in the William Girdler's 1977 action film, Project: Kill.
1979 53 Years Old His last dramatic role before mainly comedy roles was the 1979 Canadian disaster film City on Fire, in which he played a corrupt mayor.
1980 54 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1980, he guest-starred as Sinclair on the CBS miniseries The Chisholms.


1990 64 Years Old …  In 1990, Nielsen appeared as a Frank Drebin character in advertisements in the United Kingdom for Red Rock Cider. … Read More
1993 67 Years Old Nielsen also produced instructional golf videos, which were not presented in a serious style, beginning with 1993's Bad Golf Made Easier. … Read More
2005 79 Years Old …  On 19 May 2005, during the centennial gala of his birth province, Saskatchewan, Leslie Nielsen was introduced to HM Queen Elizabeth II. … Read More
2007 81 Years Old 1 More Event
Beginning in February 2007, Nielsen began playing a small role as a doctor in the humorous yet educational television show Doctor*Ology. … Read More
2008 82 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2008, he portrayed a version of Uncle Ben for Superhero Movie, a spoof of superhero films.
2009 83 Years Old He appeared in the 2009 parody Stan Helsing. … Read More
In 2010 Airplane! was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress. … Read More
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