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Nicky Katt

Highest Rated:   93% The Limey (1999)
Lowest Rated:   11% Batman & Robin (1997)
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Birthplace:   South Dakota, USA
A kohl-eyed actor who has oozed a steady stream of low-key testosterone through a series of films that include Dazed and Confused (1993), A Time to Kill (1996), and The Limey (1999), Nicky Katt has brought life to a stable of idiosyncratic, often dysfunctional characters that have established him as one of the more adventurous young performers in Hollywood. A former child actor who first worked on shows ranging from V to Father Murphy, Katt got his adult breakthrough in Richard Linklater's Dazed and Confused, a film that also helped to launch the careers of such castmates as Parker Posey, Matthew McConaughey, and Joey Lauren Adams. He went on to do prolific supporting work, showing up to particularly memorable effect as a one-armed convenience store clerk in Gregg Araki's The Doom Generation (1995), as a belligerent redneck in Joel Schumacher's A Time to Kill (1996), and as Renee Zellweger's ambitious attorney boyfriend in One True Thing (1998). One of his most memorable roles came courtesy of Steven Soderbergh's The Limey, which featured Katt as a dreadlocked, sociopathic hitman whose running (and largely improvised) commentaries on various passersby provided some of the film's most unnerving comic moments. Although he has been seen mainly in a supporting capacity, Katt has also done notable lead work, particularly in Linklater's SubUrbia (1997), in which he managed to stand out from a talented ensemble cast with his portrayal of an alcoholic and xenophobic ex-Air Force recruit. The actor also starred in and executive produced Adam Goldberg's Scotch and Milk (1998), an acclaimed post-noir drama that featured him as one of a group of aimless friends skulking and posing their way around Los Angeles. With a growing list of credits and further roles in such well-received films as Boiler Room (2000), which cast him as a money-grubbing broker, Katt began the 21st century on a very promising note. With roles in such high-profile releases as Insomnia and director Steven Soderbergh's Full Frontal (both 2002), Katt continued to hold that note, all the while maintaining a growing fan base with his role as geology teacher Harry Senate on the popular evening drama Boston Public.He continued to work steadily in a variety of projects including the indie I Love Your Work, doing a cameo for Richard Linklater in School of Rock, Planet Terror, and appearing opposite Jodie Foster in the vigilante drama The Brave One.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
21% The Sitter
  • Officer Petite
2011
31% Harold
  • Police Officer No.1
2008
43% The Brave One
  • Detective Vitale
2007
74% Planet Terror (Grindhouse Presents: Robert Rodriguez's Planet Terror)
  • Joe
2007
83% Grindhouse
  • Joe
2007
67% Death Proof
  • Counter Guy
2007
68% Snow Angels
  • Nate Petite
2007
68% World Trade Center
  • Volunteer Fireman
2006
22% I Love Your Work
  • Goateed Man
2005
78% Sin City
  • Stuka
2005
No Score Yet Unbelievable Truth
  • Actor
2005
27% Riding the Bullet
  • Ferris
2004
92% School of Rock
  • Razor
2003
59% Secondhand Lions
  • Stan
2003
38% Full Frontal
  • Hitler
2002
92% Insomnia
  • Fred Duggar
2002
80% Waking Life
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet Speakeasy
  • Frank Marnikov
2001
48% The Way of the Gun
  • Obecks
2000
36% Rules of Engagement
  • Hayes Hodges III
2000
67% Boiler Room
  • Greg
2000
93% The Limey
  • Stacy
1999
No Score Yet Death by Pizza
  • Barry
1999
89% One True Thing
  • Jordan Belzer
1998
13% Phantoms
  • Deputy Steve Shanning
1998
11% Batman & Robin
  • Spike
1997
64% Suburbia
  • Tim
1997
54% Johns
  • Mix
1997
67% A Time to Kill
  • Billy Ray Cobb
1996
47% The Doom Generation
  • Carnoburger Cashier
1995
17% The Babysitter
  • Mark
1995
63% Strange Days
  • Joey Corto
1995
45% The Cure
  • Pony
1995
No Score Yet Knight Rider 2010
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet American Yakuza
  • Vic
1993
71% Sister Act
  • Waiter
1992
No Score Yet Martians Go Home
  • Hippie
1990
48% The 'Burbs
  • Steve Kuntz
1989
85% Gremlins
  • School Children
1984
No Score Yet Underground Aces
  • Son
1980

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Isaac Kratz
Monk
2002-2009
  • Actor

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