Nick Kiriazis

Nick Kiriazis


6/9/1968, Madison, Wisconsin

Birth Name

Nicholas Michael Kiriazis


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Kiriazis was born in Madison, Wisconsin, and raised in East Hampton, Long Island. While living on Long Island, Kiriazis attended the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Kiriazis was initially working towards an engineering degree when he began to take theater classes. Kiriazis discovered his love…more


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    • Nick: (on acting) It's freeing, like being a kid again!

    • Nick: (about working on the movie "Tin Cup") Kevin Costner was very cool, and took me under his wing. I was green as far as working in film goes. I had just done some short films. The one scene I was in took us all week to shoot. I was one of the guys sitting at a bar, discussing the odds on a bet that Kevin Costner and Don Johnson were about to make. It was a really small part, just a few lines. In the final edit, all my lines were cut except for one. But it wasn't about the money I made or how much screen time I got; it was the experience. It was my first big-deal movie. The director, Ron Shelton, was great to me. It was all really exciting.

    • Nick: (on working on soaps) I don't know if soaps are necessarily harder or easier, really. They're harder in that their time restraints make it difficult, and the material is more difficult, a certain amount of reality... so it's challenging, especially if you're not used to working in those restraints.

    • Nick: (on his Beverly Hills 90210 character, Prince Carl) I had come up with this whole upper-class character and when I went to my first audition, I did an English accent. They were like, 'No, no!' They just wanted a regular guy.

    • Nick: (on his "Sunset Beach" role) At times it can be difficult. I've done a certain amount of research to better portray a priest, but actually in some ways it gives you some freedom to play someone with "status."

    • Nick: (on how he got into acting) I was planning to go to school for engineering. I was taking classes in calculus and physics, but then I thought: I don't know if this is for me. A friend of mine was taking acting classes at NYU. She suggested I take one, so I did. It snowballed from there. I got a bachelor's degree in theatre arts from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.