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

A personable Everyman with a knack for both deadpan comedy and heavy drama, Craig T. Nelson was a Los Angeles-based comic and gag writer before making his acting debut in 1971. Featured in largely minor roles for much of the 1970s and early 1980s, he hit pay dirt as the protective father of a suburban family under attack by supernatural forces in the monster summer hit, "Poltergeist" (1982). Television brought him wider exposure as the star of two popular series: the long-running sitcom "Coach" (ABC, 1989-1997) followed by the gritty crime drama "The District" (CBS, 2000-04). Despite his busy schedule, Nelson continued to keep a hand in TV movies and theatrical features, most notably as the voice of the super-heroic Mr. Incredible in the acclaimed animated Pixar feature "The Incredibles" (2004). After many more supporting turns and guest appearances, fans welcomed the actor's return to a regular series role as Zeek Braverman, the even-keeled patriarch of a large, eclectic clan in the Ron Howard-produced dramedy series, "Parenthood" (NBC, 2010-15). Steady as a rock, the always reliable Nelson continued to anchor projects of any timbre or genre, much to the delight of audiences everywhere.

Highest rated movies

The Killing Fields
If These Walls Could Talk
Poltergeist
...And Justice for All
Silkwood
Blades of Glory
The Company Men
Stir Crazy

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alt Space Producer - 2018
93% 84% Incredibles 2 Bob Parr/Mr. Incredible (Voice) $608.6M 2018
54% 51% Book Club Bruce (Character) $68.5M 2018
42% 46% Gold Kenny Wells (Character) $7.2M 2016
28% 45% Get Hard Martin (Character) $90.4M 2015
No Score Yet 86% We've Got Balls Craig Cramer (Character) - 2013
67% 55% The Company Men James Salinger (Character) $4.4M 2010
44% 67% The Proposal Joe Paxton (Character) $163.9M 2009
70% 68% Blades of Glory Coach (Character) - 2007
53% 63% The Family Stone Kelly Stone (Character) $60.1M 2005
97% 75% The Incredibles Bob Parr/Mr. Incredible (Voice) $261.4M 2004
40% 67% Dirty Pictures Sheriff Simon Leis (Character) - 2000
9% 43% The Skulls Litten Mandrake (Character) $35.0M 2000
No Score Yet 12% All Over Again Cole Twain (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Huntress Ralph Thorson (Character) - 2000
63% 80% The Devil's Advocate Alexander Cullen (Character) $61.0M 1997
38% 61% I'm Not Rappaport The Cowboy (Character) $266.2K 1996
88% 74% If These Walls Could Talk Jim Harris (Character) - 1996
43% 62% Ghosts of Mississippi Ed Peters, District Attorney Hinds Co. Mississippi (Character) $13.1M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ride With the Wind Frank Shelby (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 0% Probable Cause Lieutenant Louis Whitmire (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 50% Take Me Home Again Larry (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Switch Russ Fine (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 25% The Fire Next Time Drew Morgan (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 72% The Josephine Baker Story Walter Winchell (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Extreme Close-Up Philip (Character) - 1990
52% 51% Turner & Hooch Chief Howard Hyde (Character) $70.5M 1989
14% 62% Troop Beverly Hills Freddy Nefler (Character) $7.9M 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murderers Among Us: The Simon Wiesenthal Story Maj. Bill Harcourt (Character) - 1989
13% 32% Action Jackson Peter Dellaplane (Character) $19.6M 1988
No Score Yet 33% Me & Him Peter Aramis (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 52% Red Riding Hood Godfrey/Percival (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachel River Marlyn Huutula (Character) - 1987
30% 35% Poltergeist II Steve Freeling (Character) $38.8M 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ted Kennedy Jr. Story Senator Edward Kennedy (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alex: The Life of a Child Frank Deford (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Call to Glory: J.F.K. Colonel Raynor Sarnac (Character) - 1985
93% 91% The Killing Fields Major Reeves (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Call to Glory Colonel Raynor Sarnac (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 71% Man, Woman and Child Bernie Ackerman (Character) - 1983
61% 39% All the Right Moves Nickerson (Character) - 1983
42% 38% The Osterman Weekend Bernard Osterman (Character) - 1983
75% 78% Silkwood Winston (Character) - 1983
86% 79% Poltergeist Steve Freeling (Character) $121.8M 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Paper Dolls Michael Caswell (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inmates: A Love Story Daniels (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder in Texas Jack Ramsey (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chicago Story Kenneth A. Dutton (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Promise of Love Major Landau (Character) - 1980
67% 75% Stir Crazy Ward Wilson (Character) - 1980
81% 81% ...And Justice for All Frank Bowers (Character) - 1979

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 81% Young Sheldon Dale (Guest Star) 2019-2021
No Score Yet 33% Pixar Popcorn Bob Parr/Mr. Incredible (Voice) 2021
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2018-2019
No Score Yet 66% The Chew Guest 2018
No Score Yet 8% The View Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dish Nation Guest 2018
88% 83% Grace and Frankie Guy (Guest Star) 2015
88% 95% Parenthood Zeek Braverman (Character) 2010-2015
No Score Yet 74% Hawaii Five-0 Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
91% 88% Monk Ana Teresa Sosa (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 77% CSI: New York Robert Dunbrook (Guest Star) 2009
82% 89% My Name Is Earl Warden Jerry Hazelwood (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet The District Chief Jack Mannion (Character),
Director,
Writer
2000-2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Agency Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet To Serve and Protect Unknown (Character) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Peter Benchley's Creature Unknown (Character) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Coach Hayden Fox (Character),
Executive Producer,
Director
1989-1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Carson Guest 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chicago Story Kenneth A. Dutton (Character) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet The White Shadow Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wonder Woman Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie's Angels Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet 100% The Mary Tyler Moore Show Charlie (Guest Star) 1973