John Allen Nelson

John Allen Nelson

Highest Rated: 75% Killer Klowns From Outer Space (1988)

Lowest Rated: 75% Killer Klowns From Outer Space (1988)

Birthday: Aug 28, 1959

Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, USA

Strawberry-haired and impishly handsome, John Allen Nelson is a prolific television actor who was positioned as a suave, roguish type in several ambitious but thoroughly low-budget movie efforts during the 1980s and early '90s. He broke out on the TV scene with a regular role on the sunny, California-set soap "Santa Barbara," playing the callow womanizer Warren Lockridge throughout the show's first few years. Upon seeing his swinging approach, film producers envisioned him as a comically adept heartthrob and cast him in several late-'80s larks, including the nerd-to-stud transformation farce "Hunk," the campy cult horror-comedy "Killer Klowns from Outer Space," and the sword-and-sorcery adventure movie "Deathstalker and the Warriors from Hell." He never quite caught on in that capacity, but he soon found a well-suited, rejuvenating role on the iconic beach-patrol melodrama "Baywatch." While playing a lifeguard who eventually exited the show due to incipient and irreversible blindness, he momentarily branched off into a side role writing and producing steamy action dramas like 1995's "Criminal Passion." By the beginning of the 2000s, however, he had returned almost exclusively to television acting. Avid sitcom fans might recognize him best from his appearance as the deceptively debonair Paul "The Wine Guy" on the pilot episode of the quintessential 30-something comedy "Friends," but some of the highest praise of his career came for his role as the ruthless White House Chief of Staff Walt Cummings on the action-packed series "24."


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet 45% Baywatch Hawaiian Wedding John D. Cort (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shelter Martin Roberts (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 20% Criminal Passion Connor Ashcroft (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock: The Haunted Bill Parker (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rich Men, Single Women Travis (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 21% Deathstalker III Deathstalker (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saigon Commandos Timothy Bryant (Character) - 1988
75% 59% Killer Klowns From Outer Space Dave Hanson (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 23% Hunk Hunk Golden (Character) $1.1M 1987


98% 83% Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Unknown (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet 86% Rizzoli and Isles Robby Davenport (Guest Star) 2016
59% 86% Red Band Society Unknown (Guest Star) 2014-2015
61% 68% Crisis Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet 86% Navy NCIS JSOC Vice Adm. Lloyd Manditsky (Guest Star) 2014
82% 86% Castle Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet 85% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet 66% CSI: Miami Mike Rydell (Guest Star) 2010 2005
72% 56% Drop Dead Diva D.A. Callahan (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 86% Criminal Minds Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
63% No Score Yet Privileged Unknown (Guest Star) 2008-2009
84% 76% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
9% No Score Yet Knight Rider Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Without a Trace Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
88% 94% Burn Notice Lesher (Guest Star) 2008
65% No Score Yet Close to Home Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
62% No Score Yet Vanished Senator Jeffrey Collins (Character) 2006
87% 84% 24 Walt Cummings (Guest Star) 2005-2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sheena Unknown (Character) 2001-2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Early Edition Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet 7 Days Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Baywatch Unknown (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
1993-1997 1990-1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sweet Justice Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet 94% Friends Paul (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock Unknown (Guest Star) 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1991
No Score Yet 98% Quantum Leap Capt. Bill 'Bird Dog' Birdell (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hunter Dr. Tim Donaldson (Guest Star) 1987


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