Judd Nelson

Judd Nelson

Highest Rated: 100% Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam (1987)

Lowest Rated: 0% Dead Water (2019)

Birthday: Nov 28, 1959

Birthplace: Portland, Maine, USA

Even by the unexacting standard of Hollywood's 1980s "brat pack," actor Judd Nelson seemed wildly undisciplined and self-indulgent on screen. One tends to conclude that Nelson (a former philosophy student and the son of a Maine politician) has played his screen characters as written: he was, after all, very well trained by famed drama coach Stella Adler, and came up from the exacting ranks of summer stock. Among his earliest screen assignments -- all in his watershed year of 1985 -- including the dope-smoking detentionee in The Breakfast Club, Kevin Costner's parachute-jumping fraternity pal in Fandango, and Ally Sheedy's philandering live-in boyfriend in St. Elmo's Fire. Always seeming to be on the verge of punching someone out, Nelson was well cast as a mercurial killer in 1989's Relentless. Like many brat-packers, Judd Nelson spent the 1990s transitioning into his career as an adult, but he hit his stride by 1996, when he joined the cast of the hit sitcom Suddenly Susan. In the years to come, Nelson would remain a consistent force on screen, appearing in movies like Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back and Grizzley Flats.

Photos

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
0% Dead Water Actor 2019
No Score Yet Santa Fake Seb 2019
No Score Yet Dauntless: The Battle of Midway Actor 2019
No Score Yet Santa Fake Actor 2019
7% Billionaire Boys Club Ryan (Joe Hunt's Dad) 2018
No Score Yet 1/1 Robert 2018
No Score Yet From Straight A's to XXX Actor 2017
No Score Yet Stagecoach: The Texas Jack Story Sid Dalton 2016
No Score Yet The Bandit Hound Manny 2016
44% This Is Happening Steven 2015
No Score Yet Private Number Sheriff Garrett Stance 2015
No Score Yet When Duty Calls Gary Lawton 2015
No Score Yet Road to the Open Anger Management Therapist 2014
60% Down And Dangerous Charles 2014
61% Nurse Dr. Morris 2014
No Score Yet Haunting Of The Innocent Actor 2014
No Score Yet Bigfoot Wars Actor 2014
No Score Yet Last Chance Holiday (Kristin's Christmas Past) Glenn 2013
44% Bad Kids Go to Hell Headmaster Nash 2012
10% Just 45 Minutes From Broadway James Archer $89.1K 2012
No Score Yet Rock 'n' Roll Hotel Actor 2012
No Score Yet Mayor Cupcake Donald Maroni 2011
No Score Yet Cancel Christmas Santa Claus/Kriss 2010
No Score Yet The Terror Experiment (Fight or Flight) Agent Wilson 2010
No Score Yet Endure Actor 2010
23% The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day Concezio Yakavetta $10.2M 2009
No Score Yet Don't You Forget About Me Actor 2009
No Score Yet The Day the Earth Stopped Charlie 2008
No Score Yet Infected (They're Among Us) Malcolm Burgess 2008
No Score Yet The Caretaker Ella's Dad 2008
No Score Yet Little Hercules Kevin 2008
No Score Yet Nevermore Jonathan Usher 2007
No Score Yet Netherbeast Incorporated Steven P.D. Landry 2007
No Score Yet The Kidnapping (Black Friday) Glen 2007
No Score Yet Black Hole Eric 2006
No Score Yet Little Hercules in 3-D Actor 2006
No Score Yet National Lampoon's TV: The Movie Actor 2006
No Score Yet Three Wise Guys George 2005
No Score Yet The Lost Angel Father Brian 2005
No Score Yet Lethal Eviction Shep 2005
No Score Yet The Freediver Actor 2004
No Score Yet White Rush Brian Nathanson 2003
No Score Yet Cybermutt Dr. Alex Branson 2003
No Score Yet Santa, Jr. Det. Darryl Bedford 2002
No Score Yet Lost Voyage Aaron Roberts 2002
No Score Yet Deceived Jack Jones 2002
No Score Yet Dark Asylum Quitz 2001
52% Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back Sheriff $29.9M 2001
No Score Yet Return to Cabin by the Lake Stanley Caldwell 2001
No Score Yet Strange Frequency Martin Potter 2001
No Score Yet The New Adventures of Spin and Marty: Suspect Behavior Hulka 2000
No Score Yet Spiral Staircase Phillip Warren 2000
No Score Yet Cabin by the Lake Stanley 2000
No Score Yet Sex and Bullets Max 2000
No Score Yet Falcon Down Harold Peters 2000
39% Light It Up Ken Knowles 1999
No Score Yet Mr. Rock 'n Roll: The Alan Freed Story Alan Freed 1999
12% Steel Nathaniel Burke 1997
No Score Yet Blackwater Trail Matt Curran 1995
No Score Yet Circumstances Unknown Paul Kinsey 1995
21% Airheads Jimmie Wing 1994
No Score Yet Blindfold: Acts of Obsession Dr. Jannings 1994
No Score Yet Hail Caesar Prisoner One 1994
No Score Yet Flinch Harry 1994
No Score Yet Every Breath Screenwriter Jimmy 1993
No Score Yet Entangled David 1993
No Score Yet Harley-Davidson: The American Motorcycle Actor 1993
No Score Yet Caroline at Midnight Gallo 1993
No Score Yet Primary Motive Andrew Blumenthal 1992
No Score Yet Conflict Of Interest Gideon 1992
45% The Dark Backward Marty 1991
77% New Jack City Peretti 1991
No Score Yet Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes Pete Dunham 1990
No Score Yet Far Out Man Himself 1990
40% Relentless Arthur 'Buck' Taylor 1989
No Score Yet Never on Tuesday Cop (uncredited) 1988
No Score Yet Billionaire Boys Club Joseph 'Joe' Hunt 1987
22% From the Hip Robin 'Stormy' Weathers 1987
100% Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam Actor 1987
58% The Transformers - The Movie Actor 1986
No Score Yet Blue City Billy Turner 1986
No Score Yet Shattered: If Your Kid's on Drugs Actor 1986
89% The Breakfast Club John Bender 1985
50% Fandango Phil Hicks 1985
44% St. Elmo's Fire Alec Newbary 1985
No Score Yet Making the Grade Eddie Keaton 1984

TV

Credit
84% Empire
2015
Billy Beretti 2019
2015
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest 2015
85% Nikita
2010-2013
Ronald Peller 2013
31% The Neighbors
2012-2014
Jim 2013
89% Psych
2006-2014
Dr. Reitman 2010
63% Two and a Half Men
2003-2015
Chris 2010
35% Eleventh Hour
2008-2009
Bruce Nesic 2008
No Score Yet CSI: NY
2004-2013
Sander Gillis 2007
No Score Yet Las Vegas
2003-2008
Ollie 2007
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
Mick Logan 2006
No Score Yet Hometime
2011-2015
Appearing 2005
No Score Yet The Outer Limits
1995-2002
2000
No Score Yet Suddenly Susan
1996-2000
Jack Richmond 1999
1998
1997
1996
82% Tales from the Crypt
1989-1996
1992
97% Moonlighting
1985-1989
Crooked Cop 1986

QUOTES FROM Judd Nelson CHARACTERS

Richard Vernon says: What if your home, your family... What if your dope was on fire?

John Bender says: Impossible, sir. It's in Johnson's underwear.

Brian Johnson says: You know, there's not supposed to be any monkey business.

John Bender says: Young man, have you finished your paper?

John Bender says: Well, I don't know any lepers either, but I'm not gonna run out and join one of their fucking clubs.

Officer Nick Peretti says: Behind Door No. 1, your head explodes like a melon!

Scotty Appleton says: Behind door No. 2, you hook us up with Gee Money and get the prize, Nino Brown.

Scotty Appleton says: You know, a drug dealer is the worst kind of brother. He won't sell it to his sister, he won't sell it to his mother. But he'll sell it to one of his boys in the street. I don't know about you, but I'm ready to kill Nino Brown. Are you with me?

Officer Nick Peretti says: I'm ahead of you.

Officer Nick Peretti says: Drugs ain't a black thing, or a white thing. It's a death thing. Death don't give a shit about color.

Andrew Clark says: If I lose my temper you're totalled man

Andrew Clark says: If I lose my temper, you're totaled man.

John Bender says: Totally?

Andrew Clark says: Totally.

Allison Reynolds says: When you grow up... your heart dies.

John Bender says: Who cares?

Allison Reynolds says: I care.

John Bender says: I wanna be an airborne ranger!

Andrew Clark says: [John Bender is tearing up books] That's really intelligent.

Andrew Clark says: That's really intelligent.

John Bender says: You're right. It's wrong to literature. It's such fun to read. And [examines title] Moe-Lay really pumps my nads.

John Bender says: You're right. It's wrong to literature. It's such fun to read. And Moe-Lay really pumps my nads.

Claire Standish says: Moliere.

John Bender says: [pointing to Claire's lunch] What's that?

John Bender says: What's that?

Claire Standish says: Sushi.

John Bender says: Sushi?

Claire Standish says: Rice, raw fish and seaweed.

John Bender says: You won't accept a guy's tongue in your mouth, and you're going to eat that?

Claire Standish says: Can i eat?

John Bender says: I don't know. Give it a try.

John Bender says: [after putting his heads between Claire's legs under the table] It was an accident.

John Bender says: It was an accident.

Claire Standish says: You're an asshole.

John Bender says: Sue me.

John Bender says: Screws fall out all the time, the world is an imperfect place.

John Bender says: You know what I got for Christmas this year? It was a banner fuckin' year at the old Bender family. I got a carton of cigarettes. The old man grabbed me and said "Hey. Smoke up Johnny."

Brian Johnson says: I'm a fucking idiot because I can't make a lamp?

John Bender says: No. You're a genius because you can't make a lamp.

John Bender says: Does Barry Manilow know that you raid his wardrobe?

John Bender says: You know how you said before, how your parents use you to get back at each other? Wouldn't I be outstanding in that capacity?

Claire Standish says: Do you know how popular I am? I am so popular. Everybody loves me so much at this school.

John Bender says: Poor baby.

Andrew Clark says: Why do you have to insult everybody?

John Bender says: I'm being honest, asshole. I would expect you to know the difference.

John Bender says: So you just stick to the things you know. Shopping, nail polish, your father's BMW & your poor, rich drunk mother in Caribbean!

John Bender says: So you just stick to the things you know. Shopping, nail polish, your father's BMW and your poor, rich, drunk mother in the Caribbean!

Claire Standish says: SHUT UP!

Claire Standish says: Shut up!

John Bender says: Does Barry Manilow know that you raid his wardrobe?

John Bender says: God! You're so pathetic. Don't you ever, *ever* compare yourself to me, okay. You got everything, and I got shit. Fuckin' Repunzel, right? School would probably, fuckin' shut down if you didn't show up. Queenie, isn't here. I like those earrings, Claire.

John Bender says: I mean even if he had a nice personality and a cool car... although you'd probably have to ride in the back seat because his nuts would ride shotgun

John Bender says: I mean even if he had a nice personality and a cool car... although you'd probably have to ride in the back seat because his nuts would ride shotgun.

John Bender says: Claire, you wanna see a picture of a guy with elephantitis of the nuts? It's pretty tasty.

Claire Standish says: Why didn't you want me to know that you are a virgin?

Brian Johnson says: Because it's my business - my personal business.

John Bender says: Well, Brian, it doesn't sound like you're doing any business.

John Bender says: I'll bet he bought those for you. I bet those were a Christmas gift. You know what I got for Christmas? Oh, it was a banner fucking year at the old Bender family. I got a carton of cigarettes. The old man grabbed me and said, "Hey, smoke up Johnny." Alright? So go home and cry to your Daddy. Don't cry here, okay?

John Bender says: I'll bet he bought those for you. I bet those were a Christmas gift. You know what I got for Christmas? Oh, it was a banner fucking year at the old Bender family. I got a carton of cigarettes. The old man grabbed me and said, 'Hey, smoke up Johnny.' Alright? So go home and cry to your Daddy. Don't cry here, okay?

Claire Standish says: Claire. It's a family name.

John Bender says: Oh, it's a fat girl's name.

John Bender says: Uh, Dick? Excuse me; Rich. Will milk be made available to us?

John Bender says: I wanna be just like you. I figure all I need, is a lobotomy and some tights.

John Bender says: Well, Brian, this is a very nutritious lunch. All the food groups are represented. Did your mom marry Mr. Rogers?

Brian Johnson says: Uh, no. Mr. Johnson.

John Bender says: Remember how you said your parents use you to get back at each other?

Claire Standish says: [nods]

John Bender says: Wouldn't I be OUTSTANDING in that capacity?

Brian Johnson says: When you pull the trunk, the light was supposed to come on and mine...well...didn't turn on.

John Bender says: Fucking idiot

John Bender says: Fucking idiot.

Brian Johnson says: I'm a fucking idiot because I can't make a lamp?

John Bender says: No, you're a GENIUS because you can't make a lamp!

Richard Vernon says: Why did that door close?

Claire Standish says: I think the screw fell out, sir.

Richard Vernon says: Who took the screw? Bender, where's the screw?

John Bender says: I don't have it, sir

Richard Vernon says: Don't lie to me!

John Bender says: I'm not lying! Screws fall out, the world is an imperfect place!

John Bender says: Hey, Sporto! Do you get along with YOUR parents?

Andrew Clark says: If I say yes, then I'm an idiot, right?

John Bender says: You're an idiot anyway! But if you say that you get along with your parents, then you're a liar too.

Andrew Clark says: Speak for yourself.

John Bender says: You really think I'd speak for you? I don't even know your language!

Richard Vernon says: Any questions?

John Bender says: Yeah, I got a question. Does Barry Manilow know that you raid his wardrobe?

Brian Johnson says: Dear Mr. Vernon, we accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong. What we did *was* wrong. But we think you're crazy to make an essay telling you who we think we are. You see us as you want to see us... In the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. But what we found out is that each one of us is a brain...

Andrew Clark says: ...and an athlete...

Allison Reynolds says: ...and a basket case...

Claire Standish says: ...a princess...

John Bender says: ...and a criminal...

Brian Johnson says: Does that answer your question?... Sincerely yours, the Breakfast Club.

Officer Nick Peretti says: " Excuse me, is this some kind of black thing?"

Officer Nick Peretti says: Excuse me, is this some kind of black thing?

John Bender says: You know, I don't think that I need to hang with you fuckin' dildos anymore.

Nathaniel Burke says: Never underestimate your enemy and keep your gold out of sight. Eat the hotdog, don't be one.

Allison Reynolds says: you wanna know what i did to get in here... nothing! i had nothing better to do

Allison Reynolds says: You wanna know what I did to get in here... nothing! I had nothing better to do.

John Bender says: (to principal) does Barry Manilow know that you raid his wardrobe?

John Bender says: [to principal] Does Barry Manilow know that you raid his wardrobe?

John Bender says: Sushi? You won't accept a guy's tongue in your mouth but your going to eat that?

John Bender says: EAT...MY...SHORTS!!!

John Bender says: EAT... MY... SHORTS!

Brian Johnson says: We accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole saturday for whatever we did wrong, but we think you're crazy to make us write an essay telling you who we think we are. You see us as you want to see us. In the simplest terms, the most convenient definitions but what we found out that each one of us is a brain...

Brian Johnson says: Dear Mr. Vernon, we accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was that we did wrong. What we did was wrong. But we think you're crazy to make us write this essay telling you who we think we are. What do you care? You see us as you want to see us... in the simplest terms and the most convenient definitions. You see us as a brain..

Andrew Clark says: ...and an athlete...

Andrew Clark says: ...and an athlete.

Allison Reynolds says: ...and a basketcase...

Allison Reynolds says: ...and a basket case.

Claire Standish says: ...a princess...

Claire Standish says: ...a princess.

John Bender says: ...and a criminal.

Brian Johnson says: Does that answer your question? Sincerely yours, the Breakfast Club.

John Bender says: I figure all I need is a lobotomy and some tights.

Brian Johnson says: You wear tights?

Andrew Clark says: No. I wear the required uniform.

Brian Johnson says: Tights.

Andrew Clark says: Shut up.

Claire Standish says: Do you know how popular I am? I am so popular. Everybody loves me so much at this school.

John Bender says: Poor baby.