Albert David Hedison, Jr. was an American film, television, and stage actor. Prior to Bond, he had been famous for playing the titular character in the 1958 sci-fi/horror film The Fly. Hedison was the first actor to play James Bond's ally Felix Leiter in more than one film, Live and Let Die and Licence to Kill.
In 2008, Hedison celebrated the 35th anniversary of Live and Let Die in England, with autograph signings at the Vintage Magazine Shop on March 22 and by attending the memorabilia show in Birmingham March 29–30. He then wrote an introduction to the James Bond comic The Paradise Plot. In 2012 he appeared with two other Bond actress (Barbara Bouchet and Tanya Roberts) at the Hollywood show in Burbank, CA to celebrate 50 years of James Bond.