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Overview (3)

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Birth NameNicholas David Probst
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Name a soap opera and invariably character actor Nicholas Pryor has appeared on it. Playing the quirky professor Victor Collins on the daytime drama Port Charles (1997), the tall, rangy, silver-haired player was born Nicholas Probst in 1935 and is a native of Baltimore, with early training received from his many productions with the local Drummond Players. Pryor made his TV debut while studying at Yale University. Moving into Broadway plays at night, he appeared in NY soaps ("Young Doctor Malone," "Edge of Night," "All My Children," and "Another World") during the daylight hours. Lesser know for his rather benign roles in films, his most noticeable parts were as various types of father figures. He played Tom Cruise's dad in Risky Business (1983) and Robert Downey Jr.'s in Less Than Zero (1987). One of his best roles came as Barbara Feldon's hapless husband in the cult film Smile (1975). Younger generations might remember him as the college chancellor on Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Gary Brumburgh / gr-home@pacbell.net

Spouse (3)

Christine Belford (1993 - present)
Pamela Anne Elm (9 September 1983 - ?) (divorced)
Melinda Cordell (27 February 1968 - ?) (divorced)

Trivia (4)

Earned scholarships to both the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Yale University.
Played Shannen Doherty's father on Little House on the Prairie (1974) and also co-starred with her on Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990).
1953 graduate of the Gilman school in Baltimore, Maryland.
He is married to Christine Belford, with who he co-starred on Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990). On that show, they played romantic interests.

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