Ed Nelson

Edwin Nelson

Highest Rated: 71% A Bucket of Blood (1959)

Lowest Rated: 47% Midway (1976)

Birthday: Dec 21, 1928

Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Like many character actors of his generation, Ed Nelson got his start working with the legendary B-movie director and producer Roger Corman, with small roles in deathless drive-in favorites such as the horror flick "Attack of the Crab Monsters," the sci-fi creature feature "Invasion of the Saucer Men," and the jukebox musical "Rock All Night." Soon, Nelson was elevated to co-starring roles in Corman's low-budget film factory--one of his highest-profile movies from this era, the creepy "Night of the Blood Beast," got the "Mystery Science Theater 3000" treatment decades later, and another, the campy art-world satire "A Bucket of Blood," is widely considered among the best of all of Corman's movies. As the '50s went on, Nelson began working regularly in television, often appearing in multiple guest-star roles over the course of a show's run. In '64, Nelson began the role he was to become best known for, as the kindly doctor Michael Rossi on the first successful nighttime soap opera, "Peyton Place"; he was one of the few actors who remained with the series for the length of its five-year run. When the series ended in '69, Nelson moved effortlessly back into his niche as a character actor specializing in authority-figure parts, including many made-for-TV movies. One of his few major film roles came in '77, as the villain in the family drama "For the Love of Benji." Nelson continued appearing in film and television well into the 21st century.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
67% 68% Who Am I? General Sherman (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sister Island Dr. August Claiborne (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 46% The Boneyard Jersey Callum (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 40% Deadly Weapon Unknown (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sworn to Silence Victor Handler (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet 33% Brenda Starr President Harry S. Truman (Character) $45.1K 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Peyton Place: The Next Generation Dr. Michael Rossi (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Help Wanted: Male George Dobbs (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Born to Be Sold Carl Strickland (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Girl, the Gold Watch & Everything Joseph Locordolos (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Acapulco Gold Hollister (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Doctors' Private Lives Dr. Mike Wise (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Superdome George Beldridge (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 59% For the Love of Benji Chandler Dietrich (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder in Peyton Place Dr. Michael Rossi (Character) - 1977
47% 72% Midway Admiral Harry Pearson (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 0% Riding With Death Unknown (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 67% Shining Star Carlton James (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Missing Are Deadly Dr. Margolin (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Headquarters Unknown (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Houston, We've Got a Problem Gene Kranz (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Linda Paul Reston (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Runaway! Nick Staffo (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Time to Run Warren (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tenafly Ted Harris (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Detour to Nowhere Geoff Holden (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Screaming Woman Carl Nesbitt (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Little Game Paul Hamilton (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Along Came a Spider Dr. Martin Becker (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 68% Soldier in the Rain MP Sgt. James Priest (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man From Galveston Cole Marteen (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 0% The Devil's Partner Nick Richards/Pete Jensen (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Valley of the Redwoods Dino Michaelis (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Young Captives Norm Britt (Character) - 1959
71% 68% A Bucket of Blood Art Lacroix (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet T-Bird Gang Alex Hendricks (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 17% The Brain Eaters Dr. Paul Kettering (Character),
Producer
- 1958
No Score Yet 13% Night of the Blood Beast Dave Randall (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet One and Only Cannon (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 33% Teenage Doll Police Officer 'Dutch'/Blind Man (Character) - 1957

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1995 1992 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jake and the Fatman Unknown (Guest Star) 1990 1988
No Score Yet 81% MacGyver Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Mr. Harper (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Finder of Lost Loves Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fall Guy Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet CHiPs Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie's Angels Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1979 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dallas Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rockford Files Edgar 'Bud' Clement (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gibbsville Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bionic Woman Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Surgeon Andy Fane (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Woman Styles (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Adam-12 Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kung Fu Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Robert Alan Hobbes (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mod Squad Johnny Stringer (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alias Smith and Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sixth Sense Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Andy Carver (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Peyton Place Mr. Michael Rossi (Character) 1964-1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Ward Nichols (Guest Star) 1964 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Seth Owen (Guest Star) 1964 1961-1962 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Steve Edson (Guest Star) 1963-1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Combat! Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1963 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Outer Limits Unknown (Character) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Untouchables Unknown (Guest Star) 1962-1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet 77 Sunset Strip Dave Murcott (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dakotas Lt. John Schwimmer (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1962-1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laramie Sable (Guest Star) 1963 1960-1961
82% 94% The Twilight Zone Philip Redfield (Character) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1959-1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Valley Days Frank Girard (Character) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tall Man Dr. Wade Parsons (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Law and Mr. Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thriller Unknown (Character) 1960-1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rifleman Unknown (Guest Star) 1960-1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bat Masterson Jedrow (Guest Star) 1961 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Have Gun -- Will Travel Unknown (Guest Star) 1959-1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Surfside 6 Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zane Grey Theater Unknown (Character) 1960-1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rebel Unknown (Guest Star) 1959-1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Deputy Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp Hal Babcock (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Ringo Chet Tomstedter (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marshal Dillon Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Highway Patrol Monty (Guest Star) 1957-1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Silent Service Sonarman (Character) 1958

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