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Overview (3)

Born in Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Nickname Nicky
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Nicholas Hammond was born on 15th May, 1950, in Washington DC. His parents, Col. Thomas W. Hammond and actress Eileen Bennett, married since 1945, already had one son, David (born in Paris in 1946).

When Nicholas was 6 years old, the family moved to Europe. In 1959, his mother took him to see the musical "My Fair Lady" (with Julie Andrews) on stage in London. After seeing this show, Nicholas decided he wanted to be an actor. The family returned to the US when Nicholas was 10 years old. He landed his first part (a small role in movie Lord of the Flies (1963) shortly after that. Nicholas appeared on Broadway and on television before he landed the role of Friedrich in the hit movie The Sound of Music (1965).

Nicholas made a visit to Australia in the mid 1980s but also did some acting while he was there. After a year, he realized he liked living in Australia and decided to stay. He lives in Sydney where he works as an actor, screenwriter, and director.

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Spouse (1)

Laura Soli (28 October 1978 - 1984) ( divorced)

Trivia (13)

Son of actress Eileen Bennett.
Best known for his role as Friedrich von Trapp, eldest son of the von Trapp children, in The Sound of Music (1965).
Girlfriend Robyn Nevin is the artistic director of the Sydney Theatre Company.
Degree in English Literature (Princeton University).
Previous job: Waiter, delivery boy, sold septic tanks.
Nicholas was in one play with his mother, Eileen Bennett. His mother always used to accompany him while he was working, but in 1965, Nicholas didn't want to have his mother along when he was in the play "The Happiest Millionaire." His mother took a small part in the play to be able to be with her son but told no one she was his mother.
Moved to Australia in the mid 1980s.
Has remained close to all his The Sound of Music (1965) siblings, particularly Charmian Carr. She, in turn, speaks affectionately of him in her autobiography.
In an interview, he revealed that he was going to reprise his TV role as Peter Parker/Spiderman in a proposed Hulk/Spiderman TV-movie in 1984. But he added that the studio eventually canceled the project, citing Lou Ferrigno's unavailability to reprise the role of the Hulk. Ferrigno, however, denied having ever been contacted about the project, saying he was unaware of the proposed Hulk/Spiderman project until he came across the information nearly 20 years later.
The first actor to play Spiderman in a live action production.
He is the only actor to play a live-action version of Peter Parker/Spider-man who was born before the character was created.
Lives in Sydney, Australia where he works as a screenwriter, director and actor. [December 2005]
At six feet tall, he is so far the tallest actor to play Peter Parker/Spider-man.

Personal Quotes (1)

There's a myth on the Internet that I'm afraid of heights. I don't know where that came from, but it isn't true.

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