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Les Carlson


B: February 24, 1933 in Mitchell, South Dakota
D: May 3, 2014 in Toronto, Ontario

A favorite of director David Cronenberg, Les Carlson appeared in four of his movies including Videodrome, The Dead Zone, and Cronenberg’s segment contribution to the short film, Camera. Although born in the United States he lived and worked in Canada for decades. He was nominated for a Jessie Richardson Award in 1989 in the category Outstanding Supporting Performance by an Actor for his work on the play, A Lie of the Mind. He appeared in Toronto in the 2006 Soulpepper production of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town. Leslie Merle Carlson was 81 when he died in Toronto.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

The Neptune Factor (1973)
The Hard Part Begins (1973)
Deedee (TV-1974)
Deranged (1974)
Black Christmas (1974)
Shoot (1976)
Raku Fire (1977)
I Wasn’t Scared (1977)
Love at First Sight (1977)
Deadly Harvest (1977)
Who Has Seen the Wind (1977)
High-Ballin’ (1978)
Lost and Found (1979)

Circle of Two (1980)
Nothing Personal (1980)
Mr. Patman (1980)
Improper Channels (1981)
Escape from Iran: The Canadian Caper (TV-1981)
Shocktrauma (TV-1982)
Videodrome (1983)
The Dead Zone (1983)
A Christmas Story (1983)
That`s My Baby! (1984)
The Fly (1986)
Unnatural Causes (TV-1986)
Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel (TV-1987)
The Prodigious Hickey (TV-1987)
Street Smart (1987)
Rolling Vengeance (1987)
Sing (1989)
Looking for Miracles (TV-1989)

Chaindance (1990)
The Girl from Mars (TV-1991)
K2 (1992)
Impolite (1992)
To Grandmother`s House We Go (TV-1992)
Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster (TV-1992)
Morning Glory (TV-1993)
A Stranger in the Mirror (TV-1993)
No Child of Mine (TV-1993)
Young Again (1995)
The Song Spinner (TV-1995)
Moonshine Highway (TV-1996)
Beyond the Call (TV-1996)
The Wishing Tree (1999)

Camera (2000)
Silver Man (2000)
The Spreading Ground (2000)
Catch a Falling Star (TV-2000)
Harlan County War (TV-2000)
The Last Debate (TV-2000)
Haven (TV-2001)
Bailey`s Mistake (TV-2001)
Stolen Miracle (TV-2001)
Left Behind II: Tribulation Force (VR-2002)
Snow (TV-2004)
Looking for Angelina (2005)
Plague City: SARS in Toronto (TV-2005)
Your Beautiful Cul de Sac Home (2006)

At Risk (TV-2010)

TV Series – Cast:
The Collaborators (1973-1974)
Custard Pie (1977)

Road to Avonlea (1989)

Babar and the Adventures of Badou (2010-2011, voice)
Bag of Bones (mini-series, 2011)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
King of Kensington (1975)
The New Avengers (1977)

The Twilight Zone (1988)
Friday the 13th (1989)
Street Legal (1987, 1989)

Neon Rider (1990)
Mom P.I. (1990)
MacGyver (1989, 1990)
21 Jump Street (1990)
Highlander (1992)
The X Files (1994)
PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal (1997)

Odyssey 5 (2002)
The Berenstain Bears (2003, voice)
This is Wonderland (2004, 2005)
Sue Thomas F.B.Eye (2005)

Haven (2010)
Lost Girl (2012)
Rookie Blue (2012)
Murdoch Mysteries (2013)

The poster for the 1986 movie The Fly was scanned from an original in the Northernstars Collection
The poster for the 1986 movie The Fly was scanned from an original in the Northernstars Collection