Craig T. Nelson

Craig T. Nelson

Highest Rated: 97% The Incredibles (2004)

Lowest Rated: 9% The Skulls (2000)

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.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
93% Incredibles 2 Bob Parr / Mr. Incredible 2018
54% Book Club Bruce 2018
43% 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
44% The Proposal Joe Paxton $164M 2009
No Score Yet Against Time Cole 2007
70% Blades of Glory Coach $118.2M 2007
53% 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
63% 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
25% 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
13% 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
74% Silkwood Winston 1983
52% All the Right Moves Nickerson 1983
41% The Osterman Weekend Osterman 1983
No Score Yet Man, Woman and Child Bernie 1983
85% 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
82% Private Benjamin Capt. William Woodbridge 1980
17% Where the Buffalo Roam Actor 1980
67% Lightning Over Water Director Craig Nelson 1980
No Score Yet Rage! Actor 1980
82% ...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
67% The Return of Count Yorga (The Abominable Count Yorga) Detective 1971

TV

Credit
No Score Yet Young Sheldon
2017
Dale 2020
2019
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest 2019
No Score Yet The District
2000-2004
Director Chief Jack Mannion 2019
2011
2004
2003
2002
2001
2000
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest 2018
88% Grace and Frankie
2015
Guy 2015
88% Parenthood
2010-2015
Zeek Braverman 2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0
2010
Tyler Cain 2013
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest 2010
2007
No Score Yet CSI: NY
2004-2013
Robert Dunbrook 2009
91% Monk
2002-2009
Judge Ethan Rickover 2009
82% My Name Is Earl
2005-2009
The Warden 2007
No Score Yet The Agency
2001-2003
Jack Mannion 2002
No Score Yet Coach
1989-1997
Director Coach Hayden Fox 1997
1996
1995
1994
1993
1992
1991
1990
1989
No Score Yet Coach
2015
Executive Producer Hayden Fox 1989
No Score Yet WKRP in Cincinnati
1978-1982
Charlie Bathgate 1981
1979
No Score Yet The White Shadow
1978-1981
Father Phil 1980

QUOTES FROM Craig T. Nelson CHARACTERS

Dr. Lesh says: Would your family welcome a serious investigation of these disturbances by someone who can make firsthand observations?

Steve Freeling says: Look, Dr. Lesh. We don't care about the disturbances, the pounding and the flashing, the screaming, the music. We just want you to find our little girl.

Bob Parr / Mr. Incredible says: [whispering] Listen closely. I'd like to help you but I can't. I'd like to tell you to take a copy of your policy to Norma Wilcox on... Norma Wilcox, W-I-L-C-O-X... on the third floor, but I can't.

Bob Parr / Mr. Incredible says: Did you get away with it?

Bob Parr/Mr. Incredible says: Did you get away with it?

Helen Parr / Elastigirl says: Don't incourage him!

Helen Parr/Elastigirl says: Don't incourage him!

Bob Parr / Mr. Incredible says: I'm not incoraging him, I'm just wondering if he got away with it

Bob Parr / Mr. Incredible says: I'm not incoraging him, I'm just wondering if he got away with it.

Bob Parr/Mr. Incredible says: I'm not encouraging him, I'm just wondering if he got away with it.

Edna Mode says: What is it? Who are you, what do you want?

Bob Parr / Mr. Incredible says: (Pulls down sunglasses to show it's him).

Bob Parr / Mr. Incredible says: [pulls down sunglasses to show it's him]

Edna Mode says: My god you've gotten fat! Come in! Come, come!

Steve says: [shouting in Teague's face] You son of a bitch! You moved the cemetery, but you left the bodies, didn't you? You son of a bitch, you left the bodies and you only moved the headstones! You-only-moved-the-headstones! Lies! Lies!

Lucius Best / Frozone says: Just like old times, huh Bob?

Bob Parr / Mr. Incredible says: [slapping Lucius in the back] Just like old times.

Lucius Best / Frozone says: Ha-ha, yeah. Hurt then, too. Ow.

Bob Parr / Mr. Incredible says: Buddy?

Syndrome says: My name's NOT BUDDY! [attacking Bob] AND it's not Incredi-boy either!

Edna Mode says: This is a hobo suit, darling. You can't be seen in this. I won't allow it. Fifteen years ago, maybe, but now? Feh!

Bob Parr / Mr. Incredible says: Wait, what do you mean? You designed it.

Edna Mode says: I never look back, darling! It distracts from the now.

Bob Parr / Mr. Incredible says: [Stretches] It's showtime.

Bob Parr / Mr. Incredible says: [stretches] It's showtime.

Helen Parr / Elastigirl says: Cutting it kinda close, don't you think?

Helen Parr / Elastigirl says: Cutting it kinda close, don't ya think?

Bob Parr / Mr. Incredible says: Well, you need to be more...flexible.

Bob Parr / Mr. Incredible says: You need to be more... flexible.

Helen Parr / Elastigirl says: You're late. When you asked me if I was doing anything later, I didn't realize you had forgotten. I thought it was playful banter.

Helen Parr / Elastigirl says: You're late. When you asked me if I was doing anything later, I didn't realize you'd actually forgotten. I thought it was playful banter.

Bob Parr / Mr. Incredible says: It was playful banter.

Bob Parr / Mr. Incredible says: Wait. I bet Syndrome's changed the password by now. How do I get into his computers?

Mirage says: [over microphone] Say please.

Lucius Best / Frozone says: It means it's hot! And I've dehydrated, Bob! What's your excuse, you run out of muscle?!

Bob Parr / Mr. Incredible says: I can't just go smashing through walls, the building's getting weaker by the second, it's gonna come down on top of us!

Lucius Best / Frozone says: I wanted to go bowling!

Steve says: Look, something's -- funny going on here next door. Something ...

Steve says: Look, something's funny going on here next door. Something.

Diane says: We were wondering if maybe you had experienced any disturbances.

Tuthill says: What kind of disturbances?

Diane says: Oh, you know, like dishes or furniture moving around by themselves.

Bob Parr / Mr. Incredible says: No matter how many times you save the world, it always manages to get back in jeopardy again. Sometimes I just want it to stay saved! You know, for a little bit? I feel like the maid; I just cleaned up this mess! Can we keep it clean for... for ten minutes!