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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 & 31 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 Graves (TV Series) (pre-production)
 2015 The Ridiculous 6 (post-production)
Frank Stockburn
 2015/I Return to Sender
Mitchell Wells
 2015 Run All Night
Eddie Conlon (uncredited)
 2015 A Walk in the Woods
Stephen Katz
 2014 Asthma
Werewolf (voice)
 2014 Noah
Samyaza (voice)
 2013 The Trials of Cate McCall
 2013 Hateship Loveship
Mr. McCauley
 2013 Parker
 2012 The Company You Keep
Donal Fitzgerald
 2012 A puerta fría
 2011 Zookeeper
Bernie the Gorilla (voice)
 2011/I Arthur
Burt Johnson
 2009 My Horizon (Short)
 2008 Independent Lens (TV Series documentary)
Thomas Foran
- Chicago 10 (2008) ... Thomas Foran
 2008 Tropic Thunder: Rain of Madness (Video short)
Four Leaf Tayback (uncredited)
 2008 The Mysteries of Pittsburgh
Joe Bechstein
 2007 Chicago 10 (Documentary)
Thomas Foran (voice)
 2006 Off the Black
Ray Cook
 2006 A Few Days in September
 2006 Paris, je t'aime
Vincent (segment "Parc Monceau")
 2006 Over the Hedge
Vincent (voice)
 2004/I Clean
Albrecht Hauser
 2004 The Beautiful Country
 2003 Hulk
 1997 Afterglow
Lucky Mann
 1994 Blue Chips
Pete Bell
 1994 I'll Do Anything
Matt Hobbs
 1991 The Prince of Tides
Tom Wingo
 1990 Q & A
Captain Michael Brennan
 1990 Everybody Wins
Tom O'Toole
 1989 Farewell to the King
 1987 Weeds
Lee Umstetter
 1984 Teachers
Alex Jurel
 1984 Grace Quigley
Seymour Flint
 1982 Cannery Row
 1977 The Deep
David Sanders
 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)
- The Hijacking (1974) ... Bob
 1974 Toma (TV Series)
 1973-1974 Medical Center (TV Series)
Tank / Lou
- The Conspirators (1974) ... Tank
- Impasse (1973) ... Lou
 1974 The Rookies (TV Series)
- The Teacher (1974) ... Tommy
 1974 Emergency! (TV Series)
- The Hard Hours (1974) ... Fred
 1973 Cannon (TV Series)
Ron Johnson
- Arena of Fear (1973) ... Ron Johnson
 1973 Electra Glide in Blue
Hippie Kid (uncredited)
 1972 Dirty Little Billy
Town Gang Leader (uncredited)
 1969 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
- Jimmy Dayton's Bonanza (1969) ... Vic
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If you feel you have a film that's valid, you stick your ass on the line. See more »


In September 2002, he checked himself into Silver Hill Hospital in Connecticut for counseling after he was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving in Malibu, California, a few days earlier. Tests later showed that he was under the influence of GHB, the "date rape" drug. See more »


Frequently plays crazed and unstable characters See more »

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