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Leslie Carlson (I) (1933–2014)

Excellent, prolific, and versatile character actor Leslie Carlson was born on February 24, 1933 in Mitchell, South Dakota. Leslie earned both a BFA and an MA from the University of South Dakota, which he attended in the 1950s. Carlson began his acting career performing in several stage plays in both America and England. He immigrated to Canada in ... See full bio »


(age 81) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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The Fly
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 2013 Murdoch Mysteries (TV Series)
Dr. Ansel Fraser
- The Ghost of Queen's Park (2013) ... Dr. Ansel Fraser (as Les Carlson)
 2012 Rookie Blue (TV Series)
Clarence Hodgson
- The Girlfriend Experience (2012) ... Clarence Hodgson (as Les Carlson)
 2012 Lost Girl (TV Series)
Cole (Older)
- Table for Fae (2012) ... Cole (Older) (as Les Carlson)
 2011 Bag of Bones (TV Mini-Series)
Edgar White
- Part 2 (2011) ... Edgar White (as Les Carlson)
 2010-2011 Babar and the Adventures of Badou (TV Series)
- Coconut Jinx/Adventurephant (2011) ... (voice)
- The Key/Grotto for One (2011) ... (voice)
- The Kite Fight/Zoomerblimps (2010) ... (voice)
- Bob/Villains (2010) ... (voice)
- The Quillinator/Truffle Snuffle (2010) ... (voice)
 2010 Haven (TV Series)
Vaughn Carpenter
- As You Were (2010) ... Vaughn Carpenter
 2010 At Risk (TV Movie)
George Finlay (as Les Carlson)
 2007 Your Beautiful Cul de Sac Home
Harry Peale
 2004-2006 This Is Wonderland (TV Series)
Victor Demchek
- Episode #3.5 (2006) ... Victor Demchek
- Episode #1.11 (2004) ... (as Les Carlson)
 2005 Plague City: SARS in Toronto (TV Movie) (as Les Carson)
 2005 Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye (TV Series)
Mr. Weaver
- Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (2005) ... Mr. Weaver (as Les Carlson)
 2005 Looking for Angelina
Justice Britton (as Les Carlson)
 2004 Snow (TV Movie)
Chester (as Les Carlson)
 2004 Anonymous Rex (TV Movie) (as Les Carlson)
 2003 Silver Man
 2003 The Berenstain Bears (TV Series)
- Trouble with Grown-ups/Too Much TV (2003) ... Gramps (voice, as Lesley Carlson)
 2002 Left Behind II: Tribulation Force
Witness Eli (as Les Carlson)
 2002 Odyssey 5 (TV Series)
- Astronaut Dreams (2002) ... Ruckner
 2001 Stolen Miracle (TV Movie)
Mr. Neelandson (as Les Carlson)
 2001 Short6
The Actor (segment "Camera")
 2001 The Wonderful World of Disney (TV Series)
- Bailey's Mistake (2001) ... Stableman
 2001 Haven (TV Movie)
Old Man (as Les Carlson)
 2000/III Camera (Short)
The Actor
 2000 The Last Debate (TV Movie)
Pat Tubbs
 2000 Harlan County War (TV Movie)
 2000 Catch a Falling Star (TV Movie)
Man at Station
 2000 The Spreading Ground
Magyar (as Les Carlson)
 1999 The Wishing Tree
 1997 PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal (TV Series)
Dr. Dale Hoff
- Donor (1997) ... Dr. Dale Hoff (as Les Carlson)
 1996 Beyond the Call (TV Movie)
Dan (as Les Carlson)
 1996 Moonshine Highway (TV Movie)
Pappy (as Les Carlson)
 1996 Side Effects (TV Series)
Dr. Herschel Eisen
- You Can Run (1996) ... Dr. Herschel Eisen
 1995 Young Again
Mr. Dillon (as Les Carlson)
 1995 The Song Spinner (TV Movie)
 1994 The X-Files (TV Series)
Dr. Troisky / Dr. Spitz
- Little Green Men (1994) ... Dr. Troisky (as Les Carlson)
- Born Again (1994) ... Dr. Spitz
 1993 No Child of Mine (TV Movie)
 1993 A Stranger in the Mirror (TV Movie)
Harry Durkin
 1993 Morning Glory
Howard Pride
 1992 Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster (TV Movie)
Theo Polasek - Alyeska
 1992 To Grandmother's House We Go (TV Movie)
 1992 Highlander (TV Series)
Sam Thompson
- Deadly Medicine (1992) ... Sam Thompson
- Free Fall (1992) ... Sam Thompson
 1992 Impolite
 1991 K2
 1991 Chaindance
 1991 Scales of Justice (TV Series)
Larry Proke
- Regina vs Horvath (1991) ... Larry Proke (as Les Carlson)
 1991 The Girl from Mars (TV Movie)
Mr. Sharbut
 1990-1991 Avonlea (TV Series)
Mr. Lawson
- Dreamer of Dreams (1991) ... Mr. Lawson (as Les Carlson)
- Sara's Homecoming (1990) ... Mr. Lawson (as Les Carlson)
- Malcolm and the Baby (1990) ... Mr. Lawson (as Les Carlson)
- Aunt Abigail's Beau (1990) ... Mr. Lawson (as Les Carlson)
- The Materializing of Duncan McTavish (1990) ... Mr. Lawson (as Les Carlson)
 1990 21 Jump Street (TV Series)
Professor Gray
- Diplomas for Sale (1990) ... Professor Gray
 1990 Broken Badges (TV Series)
Dr. Vietro
- Pilot (1990) ... Dr. Vietro
 1990 Bordertown (TV Series)
Bogue Harper
- Blood (1990) ... Bogue Harper
 1989-1990 MacGyver (TV Series)
Doctor / Sparky
- Passages (1990) ... Doctor
- Ma Dalton (1989) ... Sparky (as Les Carlson)
 1990 Mom P.I. (TV Series)
 1990 Neon Rider (TV Series)
Brent Paxton
- All's Fair (1990) ... Brent Paxton
 1987-1989 Street Legal (TV Series)
Michael Beaubein / Squire
- See No Evil (1989) ... Michael Beaubein (as Les Carlson)
- Romeo and Carol (1987) ... Squire
 1989 Friday the 13th: The Series (TV Series)
- The Prisoner (1989) ... Arkwright (as Les Carlson)
 1989 Looking for Miracles (TV Movie)
Principal (as Les Carlson)
 1989 Sing
Suit (as Les Carlson)
 1988 Murphy's Law (TV Series)
 1988 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Jim Hilsen
- The Hunters (1988) ... Jim Hilsen (as Les Carlson)
 1988 War of the Worlds (TV Series)
Detective #1
- The Walls of Jericho (1988) ... Detective #1 (as Les Carlson)
 1987 Rolling Vengeance
Misty's Father (as Les Carlson)
 1987 Anne of Avonlea (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Charles Lawson
- Episode #1.4 (1987) ... Mr. Charles Lawson (as Les Carlson)
- Episode #1.3 (1987) ... Mr. Charles Lawson (as Les Carlson)
- Episode #1.2 (1987) ... Mr. Charles Lawson (as Les Carlson)
- Episode #1.1 (1987) ... Mr. Charles Lawson (as Les Carlson)
 1987 Street Smart
Marty (as Les Carlson)
 1987 American Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Prodigious Hickey (1987) ... Conover
 1987 The Lawrenceville Stories (TV Mini-Series)
- The Prodigious Hickey (1987) ... Conover
 1986 Unnatural Causes (TV Movie)
Bob (as Les Carlson)
 1986 The Fly
Dr. Brent Cheevers (as Les Carlson)
 1986 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Mr. Dillon
- Young Again (1986) ... Mr. Dillon
 1985 Night Heat (TV Series)
- Ancient Madness (1985) ... Harder
 1984 That's My Baby!
Max (as Les Carlson)
 1983 A Christmas Story
Christmas Tree Man (as Les Carlson)
 1983 The Dead Zone
Brenner (as Les Carlson)
 1982-1983 The Littlest Hobo (TV Series)
- Trucker (1983)
- Forget Me Not (1982)
 1983 Videodrome
Barry Convex (as Les Carlson)
 1982 Shocktrauma (TV Movie)
Elton Bates (as Les Carlson)
 1981 The July Group (TV Movie)
McGrath (as Les Carlson)
 1981 Escape from Iran: The Canadian Caper (TV Movie)
Laingen (as Les Carlson)
 1981 Circle of Two
Doctor at the Hospital (as Les Carlson)
 1981 Improper Channels
Bucci (as Les Carlson)
 1980 Mr. Patman
Mr. Abernathy (as Les Carlson)
 1980 Nothing Personal
Marshal #2
 1979 Lost and Found
 1978 High-Ballin'
Bud (as Les Carlson)
 1977 I Wasn't Scared (Short)
Master Warrant Officer George Lewinsky (as Les Carlson)
 1977 The New Avengers (TV Series)
Douglas Collings
- Emily (1977) ... Douglas Collings (as Les Carlson)
 1977 Who Has Seen the Wind
Joe Pivott (as Les Carlson)
 1977 Custard Pie (TV Series)
Aldo Ludwit (as Les Carlson)
 1977 Deadly Harvest
The Minister (as Les Carlson)
 1977 Love at First Sight
Stu (as Les Carlson)
 1977 Raku Fire (as Les Carlson)
 1976 Sidestreet (TV Series)
- The Right to Defend (1976) ... (as Les Carlson)
 1976 Shoot
Jim (as Les Carlson)
 1975 King of Kensington (TV Series)
- Where's Cathy? (1975)
 1974 Deedee (TV Movie) (as Les Carlson)
 1974 The Collaborators (TV Series)
Detective George Kaminski / Detective Kaminski
- Once Upon a Time in Genarro (1974) ... Detective George Kaminski
- Kiss the World Goodbye (1974) ... Detective Kaminski (as Les Carlson)
- Night Into Mourning (1974) ... Detective George Kaminski
 1974 Black Christmas
Graham (as Les Carlson)
 1973-1974 Police Surgeon (TV Series)
Meyer / Irv Davis
- Bad Apple (1974) ... Irv Davis
- Judas Goat of Ebony Street (1973) ... Meyer
- The Judas Goat of Ebony Street (1973) ... Meyer
 1974 McQ
Radical (uncredited)
 1973 The Hard Part Begins
Mechanic (as Les Carlson)
 1973 The Neptune Factor
Brigs, Triton Radioman

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Acted in a 2002 Shaw Festival stage production of "Candida." See more »

Alternate Names:

Lesley Carlson | Les Carlson | Les Carson

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Father of Ben Carlson, brother-in-law of Barbara Hamilton.

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