Nick ended his Hollywood career after punching Victor Mature in the mouth while working on the set with him. His best friend, Burt Lancaster tried to save his career but unfortunately was unable to do so.
Nick and Burt Lancaster performed in the circus together as Lang and Cravat.
Nick was best friends with Burt Lancaster. He was Burt's acrobatic circus partner.
Nick played mutes in The Flame and the Arrow and in The Crimson Pirate as he had a very strong Brooklyn accent that would not have suited the periods filmed in these movies.