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Craig T. Nelson

Highest Rated:   97% The Incredibles (2004)
Lowest Rated:   8% Troop Beverly Hills (1989)
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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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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
43% Gold
  • Actor
$7.3M 2017
29% Get Hard
  • Actor
2015
46% 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
69% 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
65% The Devil's Advocate
  • Alexander Cullen
1997
38% I'm Not Rappaport
  • The Cowboy
1996
45% 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
54% 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
10% 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
75% Silkwood
  • Winston
1983
53% All the Right Moves
  • Nickerson
1983
43% The Osterman Weekend
  • Osterman
1983
No Score Yet Man, Woman and Child
  • Bernie
1983
88% 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
17% Where the Buffalo Roam
  • Actor
1980
63% Lightning Over Water
  • Craig Nelson
  • Director
1980
No Score Yet The Promise of Love
  • Major Landau
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

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
81% Grace and Frankie
2015
  • Guy
  • 2015
90% 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
No Score Yet Monk
2002-2009
  • Judge Ethan Rickover
  • 2009
No Score Yet Coach
2015
  • Hayden Fox
  • Executive Producer
  • 1989

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