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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 & 33 nominations. See more awards »

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The Thin Red Line
The Thin Red Line Lt. Col. Gordon Tall
Warrior Paddy Conlon
Cape Fear
Cape Fear Sam Bowden
48 Hrs.
48 Hrs. Jack Cates


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 2016 Graves (TV Series)
Richard Graves
- Hunter or Savage (2016) ... Richard Graves
- A Tincture of Madness (2016) ... Richard Graves
- Liars in Winter (2016) ... Richard Graves
- That Dare Not Speak (2016) ... Richard Graves
- Nothing Can Come of Nothing (2016) ... Richard Graves
 2015 The Ridiculous 6
Frank Stockburn
 2015 Run All Night
Eddie Conlon (uncredited)
 2014 Asthma
Werewolf (voice)
 2014 Noah
Samyaza (voice)
 2013 Parker
 2012 A puerta fría
 2011 Zookeeper
Bernie the Gorilla (voice)
 2011/I Arthur
Burt Johnson
 2009 My Horizon (Short)
 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
 1992 The Player
Nick Nolte
 1990 Everybody Wins
Tom O'Toole
 1982 Cannery Row
 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)
 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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[on receiving an Oscar nomination for his role in Warrior (2011)] I put up boundaries at the beginning with Gavin [Gavin O'Connor]. I said, "I don't think I should associate with the actors, with the boys. I should stay away from them." There's a kind of familiarity that happens if you're out drinking with the boys and that kind of thing. It makes the work a little more difficult. See more »


Was supposed to host Saturday Night Live (1975) back in 1982 as part of the promotional tour for 48 Hrs. (1982), which was the film debut of then Saturday Night Live (1975) star Eddie Murphy, but fell ill at the last minute and had to drop out, so Murphy hosted in his place. See more »


Frequently plays crazed and unstable characters See more »

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