Craig T. Nelson

Highest Rated: 97% The Incredibles (2004)
Birthday: Apr 4, 1944
Birthplace: Spokane, Washington, USA
Solidly built American actor Craig T. Nelson started out as a comedy writer and performer, doing radio and nightspot gigs in the Los Angeles area. Success was not immediately forthcoming, and Nelson took a four-year sabbatical from show business, moving with his family to a remote cabin in Northern California. In 1979, he made his first film, ...And Justice For All, written by his onetime partner Barry Levinson. While subsequent roles in Poltergeist and Silkwood followed, Nelson would find true stardom on television. For eight seasons beginning in 1989, he starred as college athletics instuctor Hayden Fox on the top-ranked ABC sitcom Coach. Appearing alongside supporting players Jerry Van Dyke and Shelly Fabares, Nelson received an Emmy for his work on the show in 1992.After Coach, Nelson showed up in a few small roles in feature films and television mini-series before returning to series work in 2000, leading the cast of CBS's D.C.-based cop-drama The District. While enjoying the success of that show, Nelson found time for his first high-profile feature film role in over a decade, providing the voice of the head of a family of superheroes in the 2004 Disney/Pixar animated film The Incredibles. In 2005 he played the patriarch of the dysfunctional clan in The Family Stone, and followed that up two years later as skating coach in the comedy Blades of Glory. He was Ryan Reynolds disapproving dad in the hit comedy The Proposal in 2009. He was cast as the head of the Braverman clan in NBC's relaunch of Parenthood in 2010, and appeared in the inspirational Soul Surfer in 2011.


Highest Rated Movies



94% Incredibles 2 Bob Parr / Mr. Incredible 2018
54% Book Club Bruce 2018
42% Gold Actor $7.3M 2017
28% Get Hard Actor 2015
45% Soul Surfer Dr. Rovinsky $43.9M 2011
67% The Company Men James Salinger $4.5M 2011
45% The Proposal Joe Paxton $164M 2009
No Score Yet Against Time Cole 2007
70% Blades of Glory Coach $118.2M 2007
52% The Family Stone Kelly Stone $59.9M 2005
97% The Incredibles Bob Parr/Mr. Incredible 2004
No Score Yet The Promise of Love Actor 2002
40% Dirty Pictures Simon Leis Jr. 2000
9% The Skulls Litten Mandrake 2000
No Score Yet To Serve and Protect Tom Carr 1999
No Score Yet Peter Benchley's Creature Actor 1998
85% Wag the Dog Senator Neal 1997
67% The Devil's Advocate Alexander Cullen 1997
38% I'm Not Rappaport The Cowboy 1996
43% Ghosts of Mississippi Ed Peters 1996
88% If These Walls Could Talk Jim Harris 1996
No Score Yet Ride with the Wind Frank Shelby 1994
No Score Yet The Lies Boys Tell Actor 1994
No Score Yet Probable Cause Whitmire 1994
No Score Yet The Fire Next Time Drew Morgan 1993
No Score Yet The Josephine Baker Story Walter Winchell 1990
52% Turner and Hooch Chief Howard Hyde 1989
8% Troop Beverly Hills Freddy Nefler 1989
No Score Yet Murderers Among Us: The Simon Wiesenthal Story Maj. Bill Harcourt 1989
No Score Yet Me and Him Peter Aramis 1988
9% Action Jackson Peter Dellaplane 1988
No Score Yet Red Riding Hood Godfrey 1988
No Score Yet Rachel River Marlyn Huutula 1987
37% Poltergeist II: The Other Side Steve Freeling 1986
No Score Yet Alex: The Life of a Child Frank Deford 1986
93% The Killing Fields Military Attache 1984
No Score Yet Call to Glory Actor 1984
79% Silkwood Winston 1983
52% All the Right Moves Nickerson 1983
40% The Osterman Weekend Osterman 1983
No Score Yet Man, Woman and Child Bernie 1983
86% Poltergeist Steve Freeling 1982
No Score Yet Murder in Texas Actor 1981
30% The Formula Geologist #2 1980
67% Stir Crazy Deputy Ward Wilson 1980
81% Private Benjamin Capt. William Woodbridge 1980
17% Where the Buffalo Roam Actor 1980
63% Lightning Over Water Director Craig Nelson 1980
No Score Yet Rage! Actor 1980
81% ...And Justice for All Frank Bowers 1979
No Score Yet Diary of a Teenage Hitchhiker Actor 1979
67% Flesh Gordon Voice of Satyr 1974
29% Scream, Blacula, Scream Sarge 1973
No Score Yet The Return of Count Yorga (The Abominable Count Yorga) Detective 1971


No Score Yet The View
  • 2018
89% Grace and Frankie
  • 2015
88% Parenthood
Zeek Braverman
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0
Tyler Cain
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
  • 2010
  • 2007
No Score Yet CSI: NY
Robert Dunbrook
  • 2009
90% Monk
Judge Ethan Rickover
  • 2009
82% My Name Is Earl
The Warden
  • 2007
No Score Yet The Agency
Jack Mannion
  • 2002
No Score Yet Coach
Director Coach Hayden Fox
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1991
  • 1990
  • 1989
No Score Yet Coach
Executive Producer Hayden Fox
  • 1989
No Score Yet WKRP in Cincinnati
Charlie Bathgate
  • 1981
No Score Yet The White Shadow
Father Phil
  • 1980