Sean Nelson

Sean Nelson

Highest Rated: 88% Fresh (1994)

Lowest Rated: 32% The Gospel (2005)

Birthday: May 9, 1980

Birthplace: Bronx, New York, USA

Bronx-born Sean Nelson turned 13 shortly before beginning principal photography on his debut film, writer-director Boaz Yakin's "Fresh" (1994). Prior to that, he had made his TV debut in a 1992 episode of the NBC series "Here and Now" and appeared off-Broadway in a production of "Hey Little Walter" at Playwrights Horizons, but neither of these efforts presaged the impressive performance to come in "Fresh." Though he had little dialogue as the savvy Brooklyn street kid who works after school as a drug runner, Nelson appeared in practically every scene, garnering rave notices for his harrowing portrait of an incredibly resourceful, tragically deprived child who applies the rules of chess to real life. A blank slate most of the time, Fresh finally cracks after enacting retribution against the system destroying the lives of those he loves. This haunting last image of lost innocence, shattered by the carnage he has precipitated, is what stayed with audiences, serving notice that this was an actor to watch.

Highest rated movies

Stake Land
American Buffalo
The Wood
The Freebie
The Gospel




No Score Yet 0% The Turnaround Producer - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Breaking Point Jay (Character),
- 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shadowed Dan Liebning (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Treatment Nelson (Character),
- 2011
57% 31% The Freebie John (Character) $8.3K 2010
74% 62% Stake Land Willie (Character) $18.5K 2010
No Score Yet 42% My Effortless Brilliance Eric Lambert Jones (Character),
- 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mannsfield 12 Lil Rich (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 83% Miracle's Boys Unknown (Character) - 2005
32% 75% The Gospel Young Frank (Character) $15.8M 2005
No Score Yet 33% The Year That Trembled Phil Robbins (Character) - 2003
61% 92% The Wood Young Mike (Character) $25.0M 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Stranger in the Kingdom Nat Andrews (Character) - 1998
74% 46% American Buffalo Bob (Character) $632.1K 1996
88% 91% Fresh Fresh (Character) $7.7M 1994


64% 92% Deception Carlo (Guest Star) 2018
93% 91% The Good Wife Busboy Tim (Guest Star) 2015
95% 89% Elementary Shawn Menck (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2005 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Miracle's Boys Unknown (Character) 2005
No Score Yet 84% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Tito Frank (Guest Star) 2001
100% 100% The Corner DeAndre McCullough (Character) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sisters Unknown (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Client Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet New York Undercover Unknown (Guest Star) 1995