Leslie Nielsen

Leslie Nielsen

84 (passed away Nov. 29th, 2010)
Feb. 11th, 1926
Born in
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
6' 0 1/2

Leslie Nielsen's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
National Geographic Specials TV Show
National Geographic Specials
Tales of Tomorrow TV Show
Tales of Tomorrow
Police Squad! TV Show
Police Squad!
Swiss Family Robinson TV Show
Swiss Family Robinson
Celebrity Bowling TV Show
Celebrity Bowling
Bracken's World TV Show
Bracken's World
Bob Hope's Birthday Memories TV Show
Bob Hope's Birthday Memories
Bob Hope Presents The Chrysler Theatre TV Show
Bob Hope Presents The Chrysler Theatre
Katie and Orbie (CA) TV Show
Katie and Orbie (CA)
The Art Linkletter Show TV Show
The Art Linkletter Show
Showbiz Today TV Show
Showbiz Today
The Chisholms TV Show
The Chisholms
Assignment Vienna TV Show
Assignment Vienna
Gameshow Marathon TV Show
Gameshow Marathon
Pumper Pups (CA) TV Show
Pumper Pups (CA)
Terry Wogan's Friday Night (UK) TV Show
Terry Wogan's Friday Night (UK)
The Movie Game TV Show
The Movie Game
Your First Impression TV Show
Your First Impression

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

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Leslie Nielsen was raised in Tulita (formerly Fort Norman), Northwest Territories. His father was a mountie and a strict disciplinarian. His mother was Welsh. Leslie studied at the Academy of Radio Arts in Toronto before moving on to New York's Neighborhood Playhouse. His acting career started at a much earlier age when he was forced to lie to his father in order to avoid severe punishment. Leslie has starred in over fifty movies and many more TV films. One of his two brothers became the deputy prime minister of Canada.

  • His father was a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer for Northwest Territory and Saskatchewan.
  • Was considered for the role of Willy Wonka in _Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)_ (qv).
  • While in Winnipeg, Canada, to promote their movie _Men with Brooms (2002)_ (qv), he and co-star 'Paul Gross (I)' (qv) received Honorary Citizenships from Winnipeg Mayor Glen Murray at the Granite Curling Club.
  • Naturalized U.S. citizen.
  • He has a half brother named Gilbert Nielsen who lives in Hobbs, New Mexico.
  • His grandfather on father's side was Danish.
  • Attend the Chiller Theater Expo in Parsippany, NJ along with actress Jamie Luner of Profler, John Schneider, Angie Dickinson, Brian O'Halloran, Danny Woodburn, David Hedison, Erik Estrada, Audra Lynn, Barry Williams, on October 24, 2008.
  • Brother was a high-ranking Canadian politician. Eric Nielsen was the Government Leader of the Yukon Territory before becoming a Member of Parliment and the Deputy Prime Minister of Canada.

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