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




      No Score Yet No Score Yet Book Club: The Next Chapter Bruce (Character) - 2023
      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
      41% 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
      46% 75% Soul Surfer Dr. Rovinsky (Character) $43.9M 2011
      67% 55% The Company Men James Salinger (Character) $4.4M 2010
      45% 68% The Proposal Joe Paxton (Character) $163.9M 2009
      70% 68% Blades of Glory Coach (Character) - 2007
      52% 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
      64% 79% The Devil's Advocate Alexander Cullen (Character) $61.0M 1997
      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
      38% 60% I'm Not Rappaport The Cowboy (Character) $266.2K 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
      50% 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 40% 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
      20% 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 87% 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
      42% 38% The Osterman Weekend Bernard Osterman (Character) - 1983
      76% 78% Silkwood Winston (Character) - 1983
      63% 39% All the Right Moves Nickerson (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet 71% Man, Woman and Child Bernie Ackerman (Character) - 1983
      88% 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
      69% 75% Stir Crazy Ward Wilson (Character) - 1980
      82% 81% ...And Justice for All Frank Bowers (Character) - 1979


      No Score Yet 79% Young Sheldon Dale (Guest Star) 2019-2023
      No Score Yet 40% 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 7% The View Guest 2018
      90% 85% Grace and Frankie Guy (Guest Star) 2015
      88% 94% Parenthood Zeek Braverman (Character) 2010-2015
      No Score Yet 71% Hawaii Five-0 Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
      91% 90% Monk Ana Teresa Sosa (Guest Star) 2009
      No Score Yet 81% CSI: New York Robert Dunbrook (Guest Star) 2009
      82% 93% My Name Is Earl Warden Jerry Hazelwood (Guest Star) 2007
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The District Chief Jack Mannion (Character),
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Agency Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Coach Hayden Fox (Character),
      Executive Producer,
      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
      100% 79% 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