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John O. Nelson

Johnollie was born in Harlem, New York. He made his acting debut in the sixth grade when his landed the role of "Dodger" in the play "Oliver Twist". From there he attended A. Philip Randolph, where he first started taking acting seriously. He first appeared on New York Undercover (1994). His breakthrough came with the indie film Fat Chance (1999). See full bio »

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Deadly Lessons
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 2014 Harlem River Drive (Short) (post-production)
 2012 Bounty Hunters (Short) (completed)
 2016 Get a Job Dave
John / Bounty Hunter
 2014 Deadly Lessons
 2014 The Fly Trap (TV Series short)
- Dogma (2014) ... Cal
 2014 Bounty Hunters 2 (TV Series)
Bounty Hunter
 2014 The Final Song
Schlock Master
 2012 The Marriage Lottery (Video)
Gary Lyles
 2012 The Marriage Chronicles
Background Singer
 2011 In the Flow with Affion Crockett (TV Series)
- No Rush! (2011) ... Various
 2010 Monika's Day (Short)
Spike Lee (voice)
 2010 Hood Tales (TV Series)
John / Son
- Momma Use'ta Say (2010) ... Son
- Hey Young World (2010) ... John
- Love Hurts (2010) ... John
 2010 Dating Games LA (TV Series)
Officer Maurice
- Caught Up (2010) ... Officer Maurice
- That Betty (2010) ... Officer Maurice
 2009/II Gang Girl
 2008 Compact Only (Short)
Security Guard
 2008 The Chronicles of Hernia: The Lion, the Ditch and the Studio (Video short)
Willie the Wonder Witch
 2008 Serial TV (Short)
 2008 Sides
Oliver Samuels
 2008 Coupled with Love
James White
 2008 Death of a B Boy
 2007 Doing the L.A. Thing
 2007/IV Gone (Short)
 2007 Side Show
Father Michael
 2006/I Rapture
 2006 Deadly Lessons
 2005 More Than a Woman
 2005 The Mark 666 & the New World Order (Video)
New World Order Policeman #1
 2005 Their Eyes Were Watching God (TV Movie)
Farmer (uncredited)
 2005 Secret Santa Deluxe (Short)
 2005/I Hitch
Statistician (uncredited)
 2004 Compton Cowboy (Short)
Thug #2
 2004 Friends (TV Series)
Reunion Member
- The One Where the Stripper Cries (2004) ... Reunion Member (uncredited)
 2003 My Life with Morrissey (Video)
 2003 The Orlando Jones Show (TV Series)
Black Panther
- House Arrest (2003) ... Black Panther (uncredited)
 2002 Sexgunsmoney@20
Art Curator
 2002 Red Herring (Video)
 2001 Ali
Louis Rodriguez (uncredited)
 2001/I Circles
 1999 Fat Chance
 1999 Upright Citizens Brigade (TV Series)
Lifeguard / SWAT Team Member
- Supercool (1999) ... Lifeguard
- Bomb Squad (1999) ... SWAT Team Member
 1999 Off the Hook (TV Movie)
Street Music Producer (as John Nelson)
 1998 LateLine (TV Series)
- Pearce's New Buddy (1998) ... Vendor (uncredited)
 1997 Apt. 2F (TV Series)
Hat Guy
- Ass Clock (1997) ... Hat Guy (uncredited)
 1997 Fall
Guy by Window (uncredited)
 1995 New York Undercover (TV Series)
Club Owner
- All in the Family (1995) ... Club Owner (uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

Johnollie Nelson | John Nelson


5' 10" (1.78 m)

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To obtain success, you have to take a chance.


Wanted to play for the Philadelphia 76ers when he was a kid, cause he idolized Julius "Dr J." Erving See more »


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