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Ricky Nelson (I) (1940–1985)

Ricky Nelson was born on May 8, 1940 in Teaneck, New Jersey, USA as Eric Hilliard Nelson. He was an actor, known for The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (1952) and Rio Bravo (1959). He was married to Kristin Harmon. He died on December 31, 1985 in De Kalb, Texas, USA. See full bio »


(age 45) in De Kalb, Texas, USA

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The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet
The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet Rick Nelson / Ricky Nelson / Rick / Ricky / RIck Nelson / Young Ozzie
Rio Bravo
Rio Bravo Colorado Ryan
Pulp Fiction
Pulp Fiction Soundtrack
The Wackiest Ship in the Army
The Wackiest Ship in the Army Ens. Tommy J. Hanson


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 1984 High School U.S.A. (TV Movie)
Principal Pete Kinney (as Rick Nelson)
 1981 CBS Library (TV Series)
- A Tale of Four Wishes (1981) ... Skeeter (as Rick Nelson)
 1978 Three on a Date (TV Movie)
Bob Oakes (as Rick Nelson)
 1978 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Ted Wilcox / Alex Fowler
- Memories of You/Computerman/Parlez Vous? (1978) ... Ted Wilcox / Alex Fowler (as Rick Nelson)
 1977 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (TV Series)
Tony Eagle
- The Flickering Torch Mystery (1977) ... Tony Eagle (as Rick Nelson)
 1977 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Mini-Series)
Sonny Blue
- A Hand for Sonny Blue (1977) ... Sonny Blue
 1974 Sonic Boom (Short)
Jess of the Van (as Rick Nelson)
 1974 Petrocelli (TV Series)
Country Boy White
- Music to Die By (1974) ... Country Boy White (as Rick Nelson)
 1972-1974 Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (TV Series)
Vic / Gar Kellerman
- A Foreigner Among Us (1974) ... Vic
- Victim in Shadow (1972) ... Gar Kellerman (as Rick Nelson)
 1973 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
William T. 'Billy' Jeffers
- Harem (1973) ... William T. 'Billy' Jeffers (as Rick Nelson)
 1972 McCloud (TV Series)
Jimmy Roy Taylor
- The New Mexican Connection (1972) ... Jimmy Roy Taylor (as Rick Nelson)
 1972 Fol-de-Rol (TV Movie)
The Minstrel (as Rick Nelson)
 1970 Swing Out, Sweet Land (TV Movie)
Confederate Soldier
 1970 The Resurrection of Broncho Billy (Short)
Voice Over
 1969 The Over-the-Hill Gang (TV Movie)
Jeff Rose
 1967 Hondo (TV Series)
Jesse James
 1966 ABC Stage 67 (TV Series)
Carlos O'Connor
- On the Flip Side (1966) ... Carlos O'Connor
 1952-1966 The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (TV Series)
Rick Nelson / Ricky Nelson / Rick / ...
- The Game Room (1966) ... Rick Nelson (as Rick Nelson, credit only)
- Ozzie, the Babysitter (1966) ... Rick Nelson (as Rick Nelson)
- Dave's Other Office (1966) ... Rick Nelson (as Rick Nelson)
- Rick's Assistant (1966) ... Rick Nelson (as Rick Nelson)
- Waiting for Joe (1966) ... Rick Nelson (as Rick Nelson)
 1965 Love and Kisses
 1961 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Lonnie Follett
- The Wish Book (1961) ... Lonnie Follett
 1960 The Wackiest Ship in the Army
Ens. Tommy J. Hanson
 1953 The Story of Three Loves
Tommy: aged 11 (segment "Mademoiselle")
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Other Works:

Single: "Travelin' Man"/"Hello Mary Lou" (Imperial Records). This became Rick's signature song, together with Hello Mary Lou and Garden Party. It was released when he changed his name from Ricky to Rick on the occasion of his upcoming 21st birthday on May 8, 1961. The date that was listed, 1951, is obviously a typo. I believe Rick is ... See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 3 Portrayals | 5 Articles | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Eric 'Ricky' Nelson | Rick Nelson | Ricky


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A career is a series of comebacks.


Ex-son-in-law of Tom Harmon and Elyse Knox. See more »


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