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Tim Blake Nelson

Tim Blake Nelson was born on May 11, 1964 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. He is an actor and director, known for O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), The Incredible Hulk (2008) and Lincoln (2012). He has been married to Lisa Benavides-Nelson since 1994. They have three children. See full bio »

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 2016 Colossal (filming)
 2015 Bukowski (completed)
Henry Bukowski
 2015 The Confirmation (completed)
 2015 For Justice (TV Movie)
Ochs Rainey
 2015 Anesthesia
Adam Zarrow
 2015 Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (TV Series)
- Kimmy Makes Waffles! (2015) ... Randy
- Kimmy Goes to Court! (2015) ... Randy
- Kimmy Has a Birthday! (2015) ... Randy
 2014 Rickover: The Birth of Nuclear Power
Admiral Rickover
 2014 Kill the Messenger
Alan Fenster
 2014 The Sound and the Fury
 2014 Klondike (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.6 (2014) ... Meeker
- Episode #1.5 (2014) ... Meeker
- Episode #1.4 (2014) ... Meeker
- Episode #1.3 (2014) ... Meeker
- Episode #1.2 (2014) ... Meeker
 2013 Snake and Mongoose
Mike McAllister
 2013 Child of God
Sheriff Fate
 2013 Blue Caprice
 2012 Adventures in the Sin Bin
Officer Totsch
 2011 Modern Family (TV Series)
- Dude Ranch (2011) ... Hank
 2011 Yelling to the Sky
 2011 Flypaper
Peanut Butter
 2009 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Paulie Krill
- Working Stiffs (2009) ... Paulie Krill
 2009 Saint John of Las Vegas
Militant Ned
 2009 Possible Side Effects (TV Movie)
 2008 American Violet
David Cohen
 2008 The Incredible Hulk (Video Game)
Samuel Sterns (voice)
 2006 The Astronaut Farmer
Kevin Munchak
 2006 Hoot
 2006 The Darwin Awards
 2006 Come Early Morning
Uncle Tim
 2005 Stella (TV Series)
Mountain Man
- Camping (2005) ... Mountain Man
 2005 The Big White
 2005 Warm Springs (TV Movie)
Tom Loyless
 2005 Crazy for Love
Doctor, Chief Nakahoma, Minister, Roger Bob
 2005 The Amateurs
Barney Macklehatton
 2004 Bereft
 2004 The Last Shot
Marshal Paris
 2003 Wonderland
Billy Deverell
 2003 A Foreign Affair
Jake Adams
 2002 Cherish
 2002 The Good Girl
 2000 Hamlet
Flight Captain
 1998 The Thin Red Line
Pvt. Tills
 1997 Prix Fixe (Short)
 1997 Donnie Brasco
FBI Technician
 1996 Joe's Apartment
Cockroach (voice)
 1995 House of Buggin' (TV Series)
- The Paco Vasquez Story (1995) ... Kidnapper
 1994 Amateur
Young Detective
 1993 Motel Blue 19
Adult Luther (voice, uncredited)
 1992 This Is My Life
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His play, "Eye of God," was performed at the Profiles Theatre in Chicago, Illinois with Darrell W. Cox in the cast.

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5' 5" (1.65 m)

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(On making Donnie Brasco) That was opposite Paul Giamatti very early in our careers. Now look at Paul. To be in a scene with Paul Giamatti and Johnny Depp...everything was so great and wonderful. I've been extremely lucky. I never fail to recognize that. That was early in my career. I remember vividly Mike Newell walking on to the set and saying, "Everyone's looking at me as though I understand ... See more »


His father was of Russian Jewish descent, and his maternal grandparents were German Jews. See more »

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