Craig T. Nelson

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Craig T. Nelson

Born

4/4/1944, Spokane, Washington, U.S.A.

Birth Name

Craig Richard Nelson

Gender

Male

Also Known As

Craig Nelson
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8.7
out of 10
User Rating
52 votes

Biography

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The son of Bing Crosby's drummer, tall, low-key and expressively deadpan actor Craig T. Nelson began his career in radio as a writer-performer on the L.A. area "Lohman and Barkley Show". Together with his writing partner Barry Levinson, he formed a stand-up comedy act and wrote comedy (along…more

Credits

Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Craig debuted on Broadway in 1998 in Eugene O'Neill's "Ah, Wilderness!"

    • Craig T. Nelson, whose most popular role was arguably as the title character on the sitcom, Coach, appeared in the 2007 Will Ferrell comedy, Blades of Glory as a figure skating coach known only as (and thus credited only as) "Coach".

    • He had to add the "T" as a middle initial to avoid confusion with the actor, Craig Richard Nelson, who had registered his name first with the Screen Actors Guild.

      Wanted to be a Hydroplane racer before he became an actor. His dad doubted this and said it would be an impossible feat, like becoming an actor.

      Attended University of Arizona

      Attended Central Washington University

    • Craig is one of the few survivors of the Poltergeist curse.

    • Craig has been an avid racing fan for quite some, even owning his own racing team, The Screaming Eagles Racing Enterprise. He has competed in IMSA World Sports Car Events and also raced in the 1994 Porsche Super Cup Series in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

    • He will play Kelly Stone in The Family Stone.

    • His height is 6' 3 1/2".

  • Quotes

    • Craig T. Nelson: Lance Armstrong is the guy that I would put up there as one of my heroes. He's done something that no one else has done and when you put into it what he overcame, it's absolutely unbelievable.

    • Craig T. Nelson: When there's that forgiveness present and compassion, it just helps you live so much easier.

    • Craig T. Nelson: I'm working on a project with my son, Noah, who's my youngest. He's 29. He was a writer on The District. And we're writing a miniseries.

    • Craig T. Nelson: I lost my parents when I was fairly young. I'm so lucky to be a father and a grandfather and actually see them growing up and having children, it's quite amazing.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Sellout.

    1.5
    I was young when coach was on, but back then I didn't like it. It apparently wasn't good enough to warrant reruns. This review has little to do with Craig T. Nelson's acting skills, and everything to do with the commercial he is currently in for DirecTV. It contains scenes from poltergeist, which starred Nelson, who, if I remember correctly, did a great job in it. But this is irrelevant to me now, because the commercial is among the worst on television. Some people hate this commercial because they consider the use of the deceased Heather O'Rourke in a commercial as tasteless. Apparently, her mother approved the commercial because it was a "tribute" to her. Sounds like her mom sold out even more than Craig T. Though it is a disgrace to Heather's memory, that has nothing to do with my rating here. I simply believe that Craig T. is a sellout, and he has terrible taste if he thought this commercial would be any good. It is not. And neither is he, though he may have been in the past.moreless
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    10
    Craig T. Nelson is a true actor. You really believe that he got into acting because he loves it for what it is. You'll never see him in any tabloids and you won't hear any gossip about him. In his roles, you sense more realism than many other actor's who are considered more talented than he. Of all of his roles in all of his movies, my favorite has to be "The Skulls."moreless
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