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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 28 November 1959Portland, Maine, USA
Birth NameJudd Asher Nelson
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Born in Portland, Maine to attorney Leonard Nelson and his wife, Merle Nelson, (attorney and state assemblywoman), Judd attended St. Paul's preparatory school in Concord, New Hampshire before majoring in philosophy at the prestigious Haverford College in Pennsylvania. The acting bug bit when he went to watch a friend's audition and was obliged to audition in order to stay. He won the role.

After graduation, Judd headed for New York City and the Stella Adler Conservatory where he was believable in the role as the "street-smart Eddie Keaton" in the comedy Making the Grade (1984). Judd's next film role was as the stodgy ROTCer, Phil Hicks, in the ensemble comedy Fandango (1985). Important and diverse roles in the brat-pack films The Breakfast Club (1985) and St. Elmo's Fire (1985) quickly followed. With his privileged upbringing, Judd could have brought the right degree of preppy-smarmyness, (ala James Spader), to any number of vapid roles, but his intense stare and dark smoldering looks gave him a hint of danger which added to his credibility in films like the Billionaire Boys Club (1987), From the Hip (1987) and New Jack City (1991).

While Judd's career has been peppered with under-promoted films and poorly-written TV appearances, critics have not been overly kind to this misunderstood actor.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Kelley Ward kward@elpn.com

Trivia (13)

Attended the prestigious Haverford College in Pennsylvania.
He appeared in John Parr's "St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion)" music video.
Was one of the nine original members of the 1980s "brat pack", along with Andrew McCarthy, Mare Winningham, Anthony Michael Hall, Demi Moore, Rob Lowe, Molly Ringwald, Emilio Estevez and Ally Sheedy
Was once engaged to Shannen Doherty.
When he left Suddenly Susan (1996), he was replaced by his The Transformers: The Movie (1986) castmate Eric Idle.
Currently resides in Los Angeles. [2006]
Favorite baseball team is the Boston Red Sox.
HAD a Staffordshire Bull Terrier named Talluah Bighead (deceased).
Has two younger sisters, Eve and Julie.
His manager is Steven Siebert.
Loves to play golf, read and ride his motorbike.
Loves to write.
He is from an Ashkenazi Jewish family (from Russia, Poland, Romania, and Lithuania).

Personal Quotes (1)

I think that there's room for everyone. I don't think that if one person succeeds then another must fail. That's lunacy. I'm not sure what the reasons are for my philosophy, maybe it's the fact that if there are ten people doing the same job, we all know how we feel and what our high points and low points are.

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