Craig T. Nelson
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PERSONAL DATA OF CRAIG T. NELSON
Age: 77 years old
Height: 192 cm
Born in: Spokane, Washington, United States
Born on: 04/04/1944
BIOGRAPHY OF CRAIG T. NELSON
Craig T. Nelson born in Spokane, Washington, on April 4, 1944. The son of a very talented dancer and a professional drummer who played in the Bing Crosby band, Craig did not immediately follow in his parents’ footsteps, moving away from his artistic career to devote himself instead to more stable professions.
After attending Yakima Valley College, where she studied acting, she married very early with Robin Nelson and, in 1969, dropped out of school to move to Hollywood in search of fortune. Hired as a writer for comedies, radio shows and comedy TV series The Tim Conway Show, Nelson made his stage debut in 1971 with the horror sequel The return of Count Yorga.
However, after having participated in several other shows always in minor and rather marginal roles, Craig becomes convinced that acting is not for him and moves with his family to Northern California, where he takes on more humble jobs. In 1978, however, after separating from his wife, Craig returned to Hollywood to try again the road of showbiz. Against all odds, this time the fate is on his side and joins the cast of the drama film And Justice For All (1979), alongside Al Pacino. Three years later, at the age of 38, his real big break finally arrives. It is chosen by Tobe Hooper to star in the legendary Poltergeist – Demonic presences (1982), the film produced by Steven Spielberg.
Acclaimed by critics and fans to the point of becoming a classic of the horror genre, the film made Nelson famous to the point of being chosen in the following years for important assignments both on the small and on the big screen. In 1983, in fact, the actor is engaged in a series of highly successful films: A man, a woman and a child, directed by Dick Richards; Silkwood, in which he acts alongside Meryl Streep is Kurt Russell; Osterman Weekend, yellow directed by Sam Peckinpah and finally in the drama The rebel, with Tom Cruise.
After joining the cast of Screams of silence (1984), Nelson returns to the cinema two years later with the horror sequel that consecrated him to success four years earlier: Poltergeist II – The other dimension (1986), this time directed by Brian Gibson. In 1988, however, he starred in two detective stories: Action Jackson (1988), in which he plays the role of a wealthy automotive entrepreneur, e Turner and the hustler (1989), in which he stars alongside Tom Hanks by taking on the role of the local police chief.
From 1989 to 1997 he is involved in the TV series Coach, whose portrayal of football manager Hayden Fox earned him an Emmy for Best Actor in a Comedy Series and multiple Golden Globe nominations. On the crest of the wave, the now famous Nelson returns to the cinema in 1996 with two drama films: Three lives in the mirror is The ambush – Ghosts from the past. In 1997, however, he starred in the cult film The devil’s advocate with Keanu Reeves, Al Pacino is Charlize Theron. In 2000, in addition to being in the cast of The Skulls – The skulls, will be the protagonist until 2004 of the four seasons of the American TV series The District, playing the police commander who revolutionized the fight against crime Jack Mannion.
In 2005, he returned once again to the big screen with the sentimental comedy Snow in the heart, directed by Thomas Bezucha, while in 2007 he was in the cast of the successful TV series My Name Is Earl, stepping into the role of Jerry, the director of the Camden County Penitentiary. In 2009 he is with Sandra Bullock is Ryan Reynolds in sentimental comedy Blackmail of love, while the following year he was in the cast of the drama film directed by John Wells The Company Men. In the same year, the doors of a prominent TV series opened for Nelson once again: Parenthood, in which the American actor will play until 2015 with the role of Zeek Braverman, the patriarch of the family.
Three years later, in 2018, he lends his voice to Mr. Incredible, and full-time dad, Robert Parr, star of the animated film The Incredibles 2. In the same year, he starred in the hilarious comedy Book Club – Anything can happen directed by Bill Holderman in which he plays Bruce Logan, whose love life takes a sudden turn when his wife reads an erotic novel.
THE MOST RECENT FILMS BY CRAIG T. NELSON
Book Club – Anything can happen (Book Club)
The Company Men
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THE MOST RECENT TV SERIES BY CRAIG T. NELSON
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THE MOST RECURRING GENRES OF CRAIG T. NELSON
Drama: 28% Comedy: 25% Animation: 6% Action: 6%
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