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Craig T. Nelson

Craig T. Nelson was born on April 4, 1944 in Spokane, Washington, USA as Craig Theodore Nelson. He is an actor and producer, known for The Incredibles (2004), Coach (1989) and Poltergeist (1982). He has been married to Doria Cook-Nelson since 1987. He was previously married to Robin Nelson. See full bio »

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 2015 Get Hard
 2013 Disney Infinity (Video Game)
Bob Parr / Mr. Incredible (voice)
 2013 Hawaii Five-0 (TV Series)
Tyler Cain
 2010 The Company Men
 2004 The Incredibles (Video Game)
Mr. Incredible
 2001 All Over Again
Cole Twain
 2000 The Huntress (TV Series)
Ralph Thorson
- Pilot (2000) ... Ralph Thorson
 1999 To Serve and Protect (TV Mini-Series)
Tom Carr
- Episode #1.2 (1999) ... Tom Carr
- Episode #1.1 (1999) ... Tom Carr
 1998 Creature (TV Movie)
Dr. Simon Chase
 1997 Wag the Dog
Senator John Neal (uncredited)
 1996 I'm Not Rappaport
The Cowboy
 1996 If These Walls Could Talk (TV Movie)
Jim Harris (segment "1996")
 1994 Take Me Home Again (TV Movie)
 1994 Probable Cause (TV Movie)
Lieutenant Louis Whitmire
 1994 Ride with the Wind (TV Movie)
Frank Shelby
 1993 The Fire Next Time (TV Movie)
Drew Morgan
 1993 The Switch (TV Movie)
Russ Fine
 1990 Extreme Close-Up (TV Movie)
 1990 Drug Wars: The Camarena Story (TV Mini-Series)
Harley Steinmetz
 1989 Murderers Among Us: The Simon Wiesenthal Story (TV Movie)
Major Bill Harcourt
 1989 Red Riding Hood
Godfrey / Percival
 1988 Me and Him
Peter Aramis
 1987 Rachel River
Marlyn Huutula
 1986 Alex: The Life of a Child (TV Movie)
Frank Deford
 1984 The Killing Fields
Military Attache
 1983 Silkwood
 1983 Man, Woman and Child
Bernie Ackerman
 1981-1982 Private Benjamin (TV Series)
Col. Hogan / Capt. Braddock
- Judy's Army (1982) ... Col. Hogan
- Reds and Blues (1982) ... Col. Hogan
- Captain's Helper (1981) ... Capt. Braddock
 1982 Paper Dolls (TV Movie)
Michael Caswell
 1982 The Toast of Manhattan (TV Movie)
 1981 Murder in Texas (TV Movie)
Jack Ramsey
 1981 Chicago Story (TV Movie)
Kenneth A. Dutton
 1981 WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series)
Charlie Bathgate
- Out to Lunch (1981) ... Charlie Bathgate
 1981 Inmates: A Love Story (TV Movie)
 1980 The White Shadow (TV Series)
Father Phil
- Christmas Story (1980) ... Father Phil
 1980 The Formula
Geologist #2
 1980 Stir Crazy
Deputy Ward Wilson
 1980 The Promise of Love (TV Movie)
Major Landau
 1980 Private Benjamin
Capt. William Woodbridge
 1980 Rage! (TV Movie)
 1980 Where the Buffalo Roam
Cop on Stand
 1979 Diary of a Teenage Hitchhiker (TV Movie)
 1979 ...And Justice for All.
Frank Bowers
 1979 How the West Was Won (TV Mini-Series)
- The Rustler (1979) ... Tugger
 1978 Wonder Woman (TV Series)
- The Deadly Sting (1978) ... Sam
 1978 Charlie's Angels (TV Series)
- Angels on the Run (1978) ... Stone
 1974 Flesh Gordon
The Monster (voice, uncredited)
 1973 Scream Blacula Scream
Sarge (as Craig Nelson)
 1973 Bachelor-at-Law (TV Movie)
Mr. Pierce
 1973 Mary Tyler Moore (TV Series)
- Mary Richards and the Incredible Plant Lady (1973) ... Charlie (as Craig Nelson)
 1971 The Return of Count Yorga
Sgt. O'Connor (as Craig Nelson)
Show Show Producer (2 credits)
Show Show Director (3 credits)
Show Show Writer (5 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Self (39 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (4 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Played Nat Miller in "Ah, Wilderness!" by Eugene O'Neill (Vivian Beaumont Theater, Lincoln Center, New York City), 3/98. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Craig Nelson


6' 3½" (1.92 m)

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Personal Quote:

[on Government Aid] I've been on food stamps and welfare, did anyone help me out? No.


Father of Noah Nelson. See more »


Coach See more »

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Wow Craig - how hard up for money are you? bgtees
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He looks a lot like ... william hurt? p-sandyp
The Incredibles apendraggin
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