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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 McCarthy. See full bio »

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Nominated for 4 Golden Globes. Another 5 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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The Incredibles
The Incredibles Bob Parr / Mr. Incredible
Coach Coach Hayden Fox / Hayden Fox
Poltergeist Steve Freeling
The District
The District Chief Jack Mannion


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 2015 Grace and Frankie (TV Series)
- The Vows (2015) ... Guy
- The Secrets (2015) ... Guy
- The Invitation (2015) ... Guy
- The Spelling Bee (2015) ... Guy
- The Sex (2015) ... Guy
 2013 Hawaii Five-0 (TV Series)
Tyler Cain
 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 Mini-Series)
Dr. Simon Chase
 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 Switch (TV Movie)
Russ Fine
 1993 The Fire Next Time (TV Mini-Series)
Drew Morgan
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... Drew Morgan
- Episode #1.1 (1993) ... Drew Morgan
 1990 Extreme Close-Up (TV Movie)
 1990 Drug Wars: The Camarena Story (TV Mini-Series)
Harley Steinmetz
- Part 3 (1990) ... Harley Steinmetz
- Part 2 (1990) ... Harley Steinmetz
- Part 1 (1990) ... Harley Steinmetz
 1989 Murderers Among Us: The Simon Wiesenthal Story (TV Movie)
Major Bill Harcourt
 1986 Alex: The Life of a Child (TV Movie)
Frank Deford
 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 Promise of Love (TV Movie)
Major Landau
 1980 Rage! (TV Movie)
 1979 Diary of a Teenage Hitchhiker (TV Movie)
 1979 How the West Was Won (TV 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
 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)
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Other Works:

1997: TV commercial for Maaco Auto Painting. 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.


Ex-father-in-law of Ashley Jones, who plays "Bridget Forrester" on The Bold and the Beautiful (1987). See more »


Coach See more »

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