Nicky Katt

Nicky Katt

  • Highest Rated: 93% The Limey (1999)
  • Lowest Rated: 11% Batman & Robin (1997)
  • Birthday: May 11, 1970
  • 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

Box
Office

Year

22% The Sitter Officer Petite $30.3M 2011
31% Harold Police Officer No.1 2008
43% The Brave One Detective Vitale $36.9M 2007
74% Planet Terror (Grindhouse Presents: Robert Rodriguez's Planet Terror) Joe 2007
84% Grindhouse Joe $25M 2007
63% Death Proof Counter Guy 2007
68% Snow Angels Nate Petite $0.3M 2007
67% World Trade Center Volunteer Fireman $70.3M 2006
22% I Love Your Work Goateed Man 2005
77% Sin City Stuka 2005
26% Riding the Bullet Ferris $0.2M 2004
91% School of Rock Razor $81.3M 2003
60% Secondhand Lions Stan $41.5M 2003
39% Full Frontal Hitler 2002
92% Insomnia Fred Duggar $67.4M 2002
80% Waking Life Actor $2.1M 2001
No Score Yet Speakeasy Frank Marnikov 2001
45% The Way of the Gun Obecks $5.3M 2000
36% Rules of Engagement Hayes Hodges III 2000
66% 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
66% A Time to Kill Billy Ray Cobb 1996
47% The Doom Generation Carnoburger Cashier 1995
17% The Babysitter Mark 1995
62% 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
91% Dazed and Confused Clint 1993
72% Sister Act Waiter $139.7M 1992
No Score Yet Martians Go Home Hippie 1990
53% The 'Burbs Steve Kuntz 1989
84% Gremlins School Children 1984
No Score Yet Underground Aces Son 1980

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Isaac Kratz
  • 2007
85% Love Monkey
2006
Nathan Kitt
  • 2006
90% Monk
2002-2009
  • 2006
No Score Yet King of the Hill
1997-2010
Voice
  • 2003
No Score Yet The Guardian
2001-2004
Evan Puskaric
  • 2003
No Score Yet Boston Public
2000-2005
Harry Senate
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000

QUOTES FROM Nicky Katt CHARACTERS

Clint
You said, "Someone's tokin' some reefer."
Mike
No, I meant somewhere I smell some pot, you know? It was just an observation.
Clint
Oh, an observation, huh? Well who the hell are you, man? Isaac fucking Newton?
Stacy
You'd watch a show called "Big Fat Guy", right? I'd watch that show.
Stacy
You'd watch a show called 'Big Fat Guy', right? I'd watch that show.
Amy Blue
Look, you fucking chunky pumpkinhead! I don't know what the fuck you're talking about!
Carnoburger Cashier
You told me you loved me... You told me you'd never leave me...
Amy Blue
What is this, Night of the Living Brain-dead? Wake up and smell the cappucino, geek. I don't know you, I've never fucking seen you before, I don't know who the fuck this 'Sunshine' is!
Clint
Hey I'll be watching you Newton. I only came here to do two things man; kick some ass and drink some beer. Looks like we're almost outta beer.