Ricky Nelson (I) (1940–1985)


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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 »

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(age 45) in De Kalb, Texas, USA

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Known For

The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet Rick Nelson / Ricky Nelson / Rick / Ricky / RIck Nelson / Young Ozzie
(1952-1966)
Rio Bravo Colorado Ryan
(1959)
Pulp Fiction Soundtrack
(1994)
Nurse Betty Soundtrack
(2000)

Filmography

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 1984 High School U.S.A. (TV Movie)
Principal Pete Kinney (as Rick Nelson)
 1981 CBS Library (TV Series)
Skeeter
- 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 Series)
Sonny Blue
- A Hand for Sonny Blue (1977) ... Sonny Blue
 1975 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
- Hondo and the Judas (1967) ... Jesse James (as Rick Nelson)
 1966 ABC Stage 67 (TV Series)
Carlos O'Connor
- On the Flip Side (1966) ... Carlos O'Connor
 1952-1966 The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (TV Series)
Rick Nelson / Ricky Nelson / Rick / ...
- The Game Room (1966) ... Rick Nelson (as Rick Nelson, credit only)
- Ozzie, the Babysitter (1966) ... Rick (as Rick Nelson, credit only)
- 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 & Kisses
Buzzy
 1965 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series)
Rick Nelson
- Episode #18.19 (1965) ... Rick Nelson
 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
 1959 Rio Bravo
Colorado Ryan
 1953 The Story of Three Loves
Tommy Clayton Campbell Jr. (segment "Mademoiselle")
 1952 Here Come the Nelsons
Ricky Nelson
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Appeared (as himself) in a promotional trailer for Rio Bravo (1959). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 3 Portrayals | 9 Articles | See more »

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

Eric 'Ricky' Nelson | Rick Nelson | Ricky

Height:

5' 11½" (1.82 m)

Spouse:

Kristin Harmon  (divorced)  (4 children)


Relatives:

David Nelson (sibling)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

A career is a series of comebacks.

Trivia:

Was one of two rock stars who never appeared on American Bandstand (1952). The other was Elvis Presley, although he did speak by phone to host Dick Clark on January 8, 1960, his 25th birthday, during his time overseas in the Army (1958-1960). He accepted a Special Award for "1959 Record Of The Year" for "A Big Hunk Of Love"/"My Wish Came True", a two-sided hit from from the summer of 1959. Little... See more »

Trademark:

Refused to shave his hairy chest. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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