A The Knick Community
Friday 10:00 PM on Cinemax

We here at TV.com will use any excuse to make a list—even if the result barely makes sense. Thus, in honor of the release of Cinemax's sweet new medical drama The Knick, we've compiled a list of our favorite TV "Nicks." 

No, I'm not drunk. 

Anyway, take a look at the list below! I think you will find that many of the people on it are indeed named "Nick." 


Nick Offerman

You probably know Nick Offerman as the mustachioed character "Ron Swanson" from the acclaimed NBC comedy Parks and Recreation. And the fact that you know him is why he made the list. Imagine the uproar if we didn't include him! You would be all like, "Hey, where's Nick Offerman?" Glad we got this obvious one out of the way.


Nick from New Girl

Remember when New Girl premiered and everyone was like, "Oh that Schmidt, he's the best character on New Girl!" Well, those people were idiots. The best character on New Girl is Nick Miller. He's even better than whatshername—you know, the New Girl. Are you sick of this list yet? 


Nick from Homeland

"Nick from Homeland," who's that? You probably know him as Sgt. Nicholas Brody from Homeland, but since he and I are friends, I call him Nick. Remember that time he murdered that tailor in a forest and then sprayed himself down in a car wash? He's dead now. 


Nick from The Simpsons


HI, EVERYBODY! I wasn't actually going to write this list, but then I remembered Dr. Nick Riviera from The Simpsons and I realized this list was my destiny. So if you want to blame someone for wasting your time, blame Matt Groening, not me. 


Nick from Freaks and Geeks

Nick Andopolis from the oh-NOW-it's-popular? television series Freaks and Geeks also holds a spot on our list of favorite TV drummers, favorite TV stoners, and favorite TV stoner drummers. After Freaks and Geeks was canceled, Nick changed his name to Jason Segel and become a very famous actor. 


Nick from The Wire

A lot of people like to say that The Wire's second season wasn't one of the show's best, but that's baloney. It's Top 5, easily. And a big reason for that was Nicholas "Nick" ""Nicky"" """Nicky-Poo""" Sobotka, a famous member of the Sobotka crime family. Remember that time he bought a duck? Oh, that was Ziggy. What about the time he presided over a union of dockworkers? Oh, that was Frank. Hmmm, maybe Nick shouldn't be on this list. Maybe I should've included Omar "Nick" Little instead.


Nick from Family Ties

Family Ties would still be on TODAY if the show had revolved around Nick Moore instead of the stupid Keatons.


Nick Nolte

Nick Nolte appeared on HBO's LuckLuck was shut down after several horses died on the set. I'm not saying that Nick Nolte transforms into a werewolf at night and eat horses, but until he denies it, I'm also not gonna say he doesn't. What are you hiding, Nick Nolte? 


Nick Frost

What do you mean you haven't seen Spaced starring Nick Frost? Get outta here! And don't come back 'til you have! If you are still reading this list, I am truly sorry. Would you rather I spend my time saying The Leftovers has no plot but is kind of good but is also kind of bad? I didn't think so...


Nicholas Strong 

Mr. Strong plays DJ Phil on CBS's summer sci-fi smash Stephen King adaptation Under the Dome. You can see what everyone is talking about by watching new episodes of Under the Dome on Monday nights at 10pm, only on CBS, or catch up with the Season 1 DVD set, now available from the CBS.com store. Don't be left out on what some critics are calling, "The thrill ride of the summer!" and "The best f*cking thing since the iPhone!" [Full disclosure: TV.com is owned by CBS.]


Nick Kroll

Born Nicholas J. Kroll, the comedian goes by "Nick," which is just one of the reasons he's on the list. He's also the star of Kroll Show.


The nick on Walter White's head

This counts, right?


Nickelodeon

Television and the slime industry owe a huge debt to this network.


New York Knick Allan Houston

Houston appeared in 662 episodes of New York Knicks Basketball as one the show's main characters. Despite a valiant performance by Houston, New York Knicks Basketball was never earned any praise during his tenure (the show was never even nominated for an Emmy), and now that he's left the series, it's considered one of the worst things to watch on television. 


Nick Lachey

Ugh, fine. Former Newlywed and current The Sing-Off host Nick Lachey.


What TV "Nicks" did I miss? Is your name Nick?


Previously Aired Episode

AIRED ON 12/18/2015

Season 2 : Episode 10

33 Comments
Comments (34)
Submit
Sort: Latest | Popular
Oh well - one can really tell it is the silly season right now. :D
Reply
Flag
Nick Knight, night shift vampire police detective from Forever Knight.
Reply
Flag
No Nick Cannon??
Reply
Flag
it counts
1
Reply
Flag
Uh, it's "Former-Sheriff DJ Phil," thank you very much.
Reply
Flag
We have a cat named Nick. Also, what about one of the detectives in ColdCase? Wasn't he named Nick?
Reply
Flag
This is the best thing I've read on here in ages! Well done Tim!
1
Reply
Flag
Nick Cage...just because he's awesome (and there's usually SOME Nick Cage movie on TV at some time.)
Reply
Flag
Tv.com has been getting a little bit weird these days.
8
Reply
Flag
...getting...?
Reply
Flag
i thought i was on buzzfeed with all these lists:p
Reply
Flag
A little bit amazeballs.
1
Reply
Flag
Nic otine Mad men.
Reply
Flag
I'm sure Top Secret! the movie was on TV some time. An d besides, the scene is too good to pass up. So...

Nick Rivers (Val Kilmer)


How did Nick get his name?

"My dad thought of it while he was shaving."

2
Reply
Flag
I watched it on TV just last night! :)
1
Reply
Flag
At least i know this one....
1
Reply
Flag
Detective Nick from Grimm?
7
Reply
Flag
My name is Nick. That is all...
2
Reply
Flag
Staff
But how bendy are your legs?
3
Reply
Flag
We'll need a bed, a maul, and possibly Kathy Bates, but lord willing, we'll find out!
1
Reply
Flag
What about Nick from Rookie Blue?
1
Reply
Flag
St. Nick?

Nick Nolte from They Kill Horses On Luck, Don't They? was my first thought, but I thought you wanted characters named Nick, but now that I see your article is all over the place - and very funny, btw - I can offer up St. Nick.

Scott Valentine, I remember him! How sad, from IMDb, it looks like his career went into the toilet. Sadder still, the picture of him there is from Family Ties. Yikes. Everything about his career is sad, sad, sad. Hey, at least he isn't dead.

https://tv.yahoo.com/photos/family-ties-where-are-they-now-slideshow/scott-valentine-photo-1348181814.html
Reply
Flag
Just, thank you for the Nickeldeon on the list.
1
Reply
Flag
Nicole Bradford from My Two Dads.
Reply
Flag
NIcholas Brendon aka Xander Harris on Buffy.
6
Reply
Flag
Staff
Daytime drinking. You wear it well.
5
Reply
Flag
So laughing my ass off doesn't do much for a migraine. Go figure. Well worth it though.
Reply
Flag
Nick Tortelli from Cheers (and a brief spinoff starring his character).
1
Reply
Flag
He was actually one of the only ones I thought of, plus Cheers also had Coach, played by Nicholas Colasanto. With two Nicks on the show, no wonder it ran 12 years!
Reply
Flag
Tim, you're my hero.
Reply
Flag
Staff
HEY. WHOA. Not even an honorable mention? Dang it, Tim.
16
Reply
Flag
Follow this Show
Members
1,942