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Nick Chinlund



Nick Chinlund's handsome, rugged exterior makes him an ideal candidate for roles in such high-profile, high-octane releases as Con Air and Tears of the Sun, so casting directors may be tempted to steer him toward films that make use of his somewhat imposing physical presence; nonetheless, the talented stage and screen actor also possesses the chops needed to highlight such little-seen indies as Amy's Orgasm and Chutney Popcorn. That rare combination offers great potential for crossover appeal, so audiences on both sides of the blockbuster spectrum can find reasons for appreciating an actor of Chinlund's caliber. The New York native started out as a jock, but his aspirations on the court were sidelined by a college basketball injury; however, it didn't take long for him to see the silver lining in his career-halting accident, and he soon veered toward acting. Though Chinlund would remain at Brown University in the following years, a shift toward drama classes soon convinced him that his future didn't lie on the well-polished planks of the basketball court, but the well-worn boards of the theater stage. Roles in such Williamstown Theater Festival productions as Mother Courage and Little Oedipus helped the fresh-faced hopeful make a name for himself in the theater community, and shortly after graduation, Chinlund opted to kick-start his feature career by making the move to Los Angeles. In addition to an impressively creepy early role in a pair of X-Files episodes entitled "Irresistable" and "Orison," Chinlund also made a mark in such features as Lethal Weapon 3, Bad Girls, and Eraser. While small-screen roles in episodes of Third Watch and Buffy the Vampire Slayer found Chinlund continuing to make a name for himself among television viewers, his performances in such character-driven dramas as A Brother's Kiss and Once in the Life saw the emerging actor eschewing more action-oriented fare in favor of roles in more down-to-earth features. Though supporting roles in Training Day, Below, and Tears of the Sun did find Chinlund's visibility rising among the multiplex set, it was his participation in such efforts as Goodnight, Joseph Parker (in which he played the eponymous character) that seemed to draw him the most praise from critics. In 2004, Chinlund rejoined Below director David Twohy for a role opposite action icon Vin Diesel in the eagerly anticipated Pitch Black sequel, The Chronicles of Riddick.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Mercury Plains
  • Actor
2016
80% Close Range
  • Sheriff Jasper Calloway
2015
No Score Yet La vida precoz y breve de Sabina Rivas
  • Patrick
2014
23% Need For Speed
  • Officer Lejeune
2014
No Score Yet House Rules For Bad Girls (New Hope Manor)
  • Actor
2014
25% The Chameleon
  • Mitch
2011
25% Speed-dating
  • Finch
2010
No Score Yet Toxic
  • Rob Deluca
2009
No Score Yet Sinner
  • Anthony Romano
2009
No Score Yet Wyvern
  • Jake
2009
20% Ball Don't Lie
  • Mr. Smith
2008
No Score Yet Street Warrior
  • Actor
2008
59% Felon
  • Sgt. Roberts
2008
No Score Yet Hallowed Ground
  • Jonas Hathaway
2007
No Score Yet Avenging Angel
  • Quinn
2007
No Score Yet The Fifth Patient
  • John Reilly
2007
9% Ultraviolet
  • Daxus
2006
26% The Legend of Zorro
  • Jacob McGivens
2005
No Score Yet Goodnight, Joseph Parker
  • Joe
2004
No Score Yet The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury
  • Toombs
2004
29% The Chronicles of Riddick
  • Toombs
2004
33% Tears of the Sun
  • Michael `Slo' Slowenski
2003
63% Below
  • Chief
2002
27% Amy's O (Amy's Orgasm) (Why Love Doesn't Work)
  • Matthew Starr
2002
72% Training Day
  • Tim
2001
54% Auggie Rose
  • Car Salesman
2001
28% Once in the Life
  • Mike
2001
49% The Kid
  • Larry King's Guest
2000
27% Frogs for Snakes
  • Iggy
1999
83% Chutney Popcorn
  • Mitch
1999
7% Mr. Magoo
  • Bob Morgan
1997
54% Con Air
  • Billy Bedlam
1997
100% A Brother's Kiss
  • Lex
1996
36% Eraser
  • Calderon
1996
No Score Yet Letter to My Killer
  • Nick Parma
1995
No Score Yet Reform School Girl
  • Actor
1994
9% Bad Girls
  • Detective O'Brady
1994
No Score Yet Unveiled
  • Jeremy Avery
1994
No Score Yet Daybreak
  • Commander
1993
56% Lethal Weapon 3
  • Hatchett
1992
No Score Yet The Ambulance
  • Actor
1990

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
31% Made in Jersey
2012
  • Jack
No Score Yet The Mentalist
2008-2015
  • Alex
No Score Yet NCIS
2003
  • Det. Steve Rosetti
No Score Yet Unforgettable
2011-2016
  • Skinner
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Peck Frank Elliott Barry Peck
No Score Yet Gilmore Girls
2000-2016
  • Ian Jack
47% The Whole Truth
2010
  • Hank
57% Hostages
2013-2014
  • Det. Miller
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Matthew Brodus
44% Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior
2011
  • Rawlins
79% Human Target
2010-2011
  • Lt. Broward
58% 666 Park Avenue
2012-2013
  • Victor Shaw Damon Shaw
No Score Yet Buffy the Vampire Slayer
1997-2003
  • Major Ellis
65% How to Make It in America
2010-2011
  • Yosi
72% Castle
2009-2016
  • Evan Mitchell
No Score Yet Desperate Housewives
2004-2012
  • Detective Sullivan Det. Sullivan
No Score Yet The X-Files
1993
  • Donnie Pfaster
No Score Yet House
2004-2012
  • Eddie
No Score Yet Ghost Whisperer
2005-2010
  • Frank Morrison
No Score Yet NCIS: Los Angeles
2009
  • Det. Bruce Steadman
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • Gus Davis Mickey Rutledge
No Score Yet CSI: NY
2004-2013
  • John Simmons
58% Golden Boy
2013
  • Madrid

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