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Nick Nolte


Nick Nolte was born in Omaha, Nebraska, to Helen (King) and Franklin Arthur Nolte, who worked in irrigation pump sales. He has German and British Isles ancestry. Nolte began his career on stage at the Pasadena (California) Playhouse and in regional theatre productions. His breakthrough role was in the TV mini-series Rich Man, Poor Man (1976), ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 10 wins & 34 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Thin Red Line
The Thin Red Line Lt. Col. Gordon Tall
(1998)
Warrior
Warrior Paddy Conlon
(2011)
Cape Fear
Cape Fear Sam Bowden
(1991)
48 Hrs.
48 Hrs. Jack Cates
(1982)

Filmography

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 2018 The Padre (post-production)
Nemes
 2016-2017 Graves (TV Series)
Richard Graves
- All the King's Horses (2017) ... Richard Graves
- Cradle to the Graves (2017) ... Richard Graves
- Delights of My Suffering (2017) ... Richard Graves
- Something Left to Love (2017) ... Richard Graves
- The Opposite of People (2017) ... Richard Graves
 2015 The Ridiculous 6
Frank Stockburn
 2015 Return to Sender
Mitchell Wells
 2015 Run All Night
Eddie Conlon (uncredited)
 2015 A Walk in the Woods
Stephen Katz
 2014 Gracepoint (TV Mini-Series)
Jack Reinhold
- Episode #1.6 (2014) ... Jack Reinhold
- Episode #1.5 (2014) ... Jack Reinhold
- Episode #1.4 (2014) ... Jack Reinhold
- Episode #1.3 (2014) ... Jack Reinhold
- Episode #1.2 (2014) ... Jack Reinhold
 2014 Asthma
Werewolf (voice)
 2014 Noah
Samyaza (voice)
 2013 The Trials of Cate McCall
Bridges
 2013 Hateship Loveship
Mr. McCauley
 2013 Parker
Hurley
 2013 Gangster Squad
Chief Parker
 2012 The Company You Keep
Donal Fitzgerald
 2012 A puerta fría
Battleworth
 2011-2012 Luck (TV Series)
Walter Smith
- Unaired Season Two Premiere (2012) ... Walter Smith
- Two Prized Colts Go Head-to-Head (2012) ... Walter Smith
- Ace Counters Smythe's Move with His Own (2012) ... Walter Smith
- Ace and Claire Tour a Horse Farm (2012) ... Walter Smith
- Ace Pitches a Deal (2012) ... Walter Smith
 2011 Warrior
Paddy Conlon
 2011 Zookeeper
Bernie the Gorilla (voice)
 2011/I Arthur
Burt Johnson
 2010 Arcadia Lost
Benerji
 2010 My Own Love Song
Caldwell
 2009 My Horizon (Short)
Lowell
 2008 Tropic Thunder
Four Leaf Tayback - Vietnam Crew
 2008 Tropic Thunder: Rain of Madness (Video short)
Four Leaf Tayback (uncredited)
 2008 The Spiderwick Chronicles
Mulgarath
 2008 The Mysteries of Pittsburgh
Joe Bechstein
 2007 Chicago 10 (Documentary)
Thomas Foran (voice)
 2006 Peaceful Warrior
Socrates
 2006 Paris, je t'aime
Vincent (segment "Parc Monceau")
 2006 Over the Hedge
Vincent (voice)
 2006 Off the Black
Ray Cook
 2005 Neverwas
T.L. Pierson
 2004 Hotel Rwanda
Colonel Oliver
 2004/I Clean
Albrecht Hauser
 2004 The Beautiful Country
Steve
 2003 Hulk
Father
 2003 Northfork
Father Harlan
 2002 The Good Thief
Bob Montagnet
 2001 Intimate Affairs
Faldo
 2000 Trixie
Senator Drummond Avery
 2000 The Golden Bowl
Adam Verver
 1999 Simpatico
Vincent Webb
 1999 Breakfast of Champions
Harry Le Sabre
 1998 The Thin Red Line
Lt. Col. Gordon Tall
 1997 Affliction
Wade Whitehouse
 1997 U Turn
Jake McKenna
 1997 Afterglow
Lucky Mann
 1997 Nightwatch
Inspector Cray
 1996 Mother Night
Howard Campbell
 1996 Mulholland Falls
Max Hoover
 1995 Jefferson in Paris
Thomas Jefferson
 1994 I Love Trouble
Peter Brackett
 1994 Blue Chips
Pete Bell
 1994 I'll Do Anything
Matt Hobbs
 1992 Lorenzo's Oil
Augusto Odone
 1992 The Player
Nick Nolte
 1991 The Prince of Tides
Tom Wingo
 1991 Cape Fear
Sam Bowden
 1990 Another 48 Hrs.
Jack Cates
 1990 Q & A
Mike Brennan
 1990 Everybody Wins
Tom O'Toole
 1989 New York Stories
Lionel Dobie (segment "Life Lessons")
 1989 Farewell to the King
Learoyd
 1989 Three Fugitives
Lucas
 1987 Weeds
Lee Umstetter
 1987 Extreme Prejudice
Jack Benteen
 1986 Down and Out in Beverly Hills
Jerry Baskin
 1984 Teachers
Alex Jurel
 1984 Grace Quigley
Seymour Flint
 1983 Under Fire
Russell Price
 1982 48 Hrs.
Jack Cates
 1982 Cannery Row
Doc
 1980 Heart Beat
Neal Cassady
 1979 North Dallas Forty
Phillip Elliott
 1978 Who'll Stop the Rain
Ray Hicks
 1977 The Deep
David Sanders
 1976 Rich Man, Poor Man (TV Mini-Series)
Tom Jordache
- Part VIII: Chapters 11 and 12 (1976) ... Tom Jordache
- Part VII: Chapter 10 (1976) ... Tom Jordache
- Part VII: Chapter 9 (1976) ... Tom Jordache
- Part VI: Chapter 8 (1976) ... Tom Jordache
- Part V: Chapter 7 (1976) ... Tom Jordache
 1976 Northville Cemetery Massacre
Chris (voice, uncredited)
 1975 Return to Macon County
Bo Hollinger
 1975 The Runaway Barge (TV Movie)
Roy Blount
 1975 Adams of Eagle Lake (TV Series)
Officer Jerry Troy
- Treasure Chest Murder (1975) ... Officer Jerry Troy
- Home Is the Coward (1975) ... Officer Jerry Troy
 1974-1975 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
Mark Rainey / Paul Barringer
- Trap Play (1975) ... Mark Rainey
- Dark Legacy (1974) ... Paul Barringer
 1974 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Barney Austin
- The Tarnished Badge (1974) ... Barney Austin
 1974 Death Sentence (TV Movie)
John Healy
 1974 The California Kid (TV Movie)
Buzz Stafford
 1974 Winter Kill (TV Movie)
Dave Michaels
 1974 Chopper One (TV Series)
Bob Galey
- The Hijacking (1974) ... Bob Galey
 1974 Toma (TV Series)
Wally
- Friends of Danny Beecher (1974) ... Wally
 1973-1974 Medical Center (TV Series)
Tank / Lou
- The Conspirators (1974) ... Tank
- Impasse (1973) ... Lou
 1974 The Rookies (TV Series)
Tommy
- The Teacher (1974) ... Tommy
 1974 Emergency! (TV Series)
Fred
- The Hard Hours (1974) ... Fred
 1974 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Captain Alan Melder
- Crossfire (1974) ... Captain Alan Melder
 1973 Cannon (TV Series)
Ron Johnson
- Arena of Fear (1973) ... Ron Johnson
 1973 Griff (TV Series)
Billy Randolph
- The Framing of Billy the Kid (1973) ... Billy Randolph
 1973 Electra Glide in Blue
Hippie Kid (uncredited)
 1972 Dirty Little Billy
Town Gang Leader (uncredited)
 1969 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Vic
- Jimmy Dayton's Bonanza (1969) ... Vic
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Other Works:

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Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 2 Print Biographies | 8 Interviews | 19 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

You convince yourself you can fix the screenplay, because there's a lot of money involved. But you can never make it work. If the script has a hole in it, it will always have that hole. See more »

Trivia:

His father was an irrigation pump salesman. His father was also an All-American candidate at Iowa State in 1934. His mother was a department store buyer. He has an older sister, Nancy Nolte, who was an executive for Red Cross. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently plays crazed and unstable characters See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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