Albert David Hedison, Jr. (born May 20, 1927) is an American film, television, and
stage actor. He was billed as Al Hedison in his early film work. In 1959, when he
was cast in the role of Victor Sebastian in the short-lived espionage television
series Five Fingers, NBC insisted that he change his name. He proposed that he use
his middle name and he has been billed as David Hedison ever since. He is known for
his role as Captain Lee Crane in Irwin Allen's TV series Voyage to the Bottom of
the Sea and as CIA agent Felix Leiter in two James Bond films, Live and Let Die and
Licence to Kill.