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 1950's. Carlson began his acting career performing in several stage plays in both America and England. He immigrated to Canada in the late 1960's and began popping up in a slew of films and TV shows in the early 1970's.
Carlson died of cancer on May 3, 2014 at the age of 81.