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Lance E. Nichols

This veteran actor character actor is best remembered as dentist Larry Williams on the critically acclaimed HBO series Treme which chronicled the lives of post Hurricane Katrina natives and their efforts in rebuilding their lives. His memorable performance as the "faith healing" preacher preacher in The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button garnered ... See full bio »

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  Seven Figures (pre-production)
Charles Lovell
  Semper Fi (post-production)
  The Dougherty Gang (post-production)
Willy Spencer
  Wellwood (post-production)
Sheriff Bradley
 2019 Starbright (post-production)
  The Web of Eve: First Look (completed)
Edward Alexander
 2019 Above Suspicion (completed)
Agent Baumgarten
 2019 Stella for Star (Short)
 2019 Bayou Tales
 2018 BFA New Orleans (TV Movie)
Dean Benjamin Morgan
 2018 Delta Crossings (Short)
 2018 The Purge (TV Series)
- Take What's Yours (2018) ... Otis
 2018/I Mara
 2018 All Styles
 2018 The Domestics
Winston (as Lance Nichols)
 2015-2018 Into the Badlands (TV Series)
River King
- Chapter XXIII: Dragonfly's Last Dance (2018) ... River King
- Chapter XXII: Black Wind Howls (2018) ... River King
- Chapter VI: Hand of Five Poisons (2015) ... River King (as Lance Nichols)
- Chapter IV: Two Tigers Subdue Dragons (2015) ... River King (as Lance Nichols)
 2018 Black Water
Buchanan (as Lance Nichols)
 2018 Assassination Nation
FBI Agent Richard Vernon
 2017 Family of Lies (TV Movie)
Detective Whitaker
 2017 Breach (Short)
 2017 Shepherd (TV Movie)
Father Joseph
 2017 Dvrker: Infinity Room (Short)
Chester Williams
 2017 County Line
Doc Bronson
 2017/I Camera Obscura
Lt. Vincent
 2017 Black and Blue (Short)
 2016/I Believe
Mayor Harris
 2016 Arceneaux: Melpomene's Song (TV Movie)
Lonnie Arceneaux
 2016 Race to Win
Dr. Sanders
 2016 The Perfect Weapon
 2016 Before I Wake
 2016 Here Comes Rusty
 2013-2016 House of Cards (TV Series)
Gene Clancy
- Chapter 42 (2016) ... Gene Clancy
- Chapter 3 (2013) ... Gene Clancy
 2015/III Heist
Captain Michaels
 2015 Woodlawn
Junior (as Lance Nichols)
 2015 Navy Seals vs. Zombies
Senator Abrams
 2015 Shark Lake
Lewis Galloway (as Lance Nichols)
 2015 Fantastic Four
DC Senior Official (Area 57)
 2015 I Am Potential
 2015/I June
Dr. Wynstrom
 2015 The Livingston Gardener
Warden Bishop Wells
 2015 NCIS: New Orleans (TV Series)
NOPD Detective Mack Garrity
- The List (2015) ... NOPD Detective Mack Garrity
 2014/I Left Behind
Pastor Bruce Barnes
 2014 The Town That Dreaded Sundown
Arkansas Mayor
 2014 American Heist
Auto Shop Boss
 2014 The Good Guys (Short)
 2014 Moms' Night Out
Ronald (as Lance Nichols)
 2014 13 Sins
Police Captain
 2014 Elsa & Fred
Maitre D' (as Lance Nichols)
 2013 Dyce and Devil (Short)
 2010-2013 Treme (TV Series)
Larry Williams
- ... To Miss New Orleans (2013) ... Larry Williams
- Dippermouth Blues (2013) ... Larry Williams
- This City (2013) ... Larry Williams
- Tipitina (2012) ... Larry Williams
- Poor Man's Paradise (2012) ... Larry Williams
 2013/I Homefront
Senior DEA Agent
 2013 Occult (TV Movie)
Captain Cooper
 2013 American Horror Story (TV Series)
Detective Sanchez
- Boy Parts (2013) ... Detective Sanchez
 2013 Red Bean Monday (Short)
Glenn Roberts
 2013 Fractured
Doctor Edwards
 2013 Susie's Hope
Judge Randolph
 2013 Samuel Bleak
 2013 Beautiful Creatures
Mayor Snow (as Lance Nichols)
 2013 Straight A's
Dr. Carr
 2012 Candybar (Short)
 2012 The Campaign
Denning Mayor (uncredited)
 2012 Hell and Mr. Fudge
 2012 Stash House
 2012 Breakout Kings (TV Series)
- Served Cold (2012)
- Freakshow (2012)
 2012 Another Dirty Movie
 2012 Contraband
CBP Agent (as Lance Nichols)
 2011 Hound Dogs (TV Movie)
Big Club G.M.
 2011/II Red (Short)
 2011 Snatched
 2011 Storm War
Senator Aldrich
 2011 October Baby
Dr. Stewart (as Lance Nichols)
 2011 Jeff, Who Lives at Home
Elderly Man / Phone (O.S.)
 2011 Creature
Old Man (as Lance Nichols)
 2011/I Inside Out
Taxman #3
 2011 Brawler
Lt. McSweeney
 2011 Memphis Beat (TV Series)
Hank Miller
- Lost (2011) ... Hank Miller
 2011 Swamp Shark (TV Movie)
Simon (as Lance Nichols)
 2011 Green Lantern
 2011 Blood Out (Video) (uncredited)
 2011 Dark Blue
Lt. Harris
 2011 Flood Streets
 2011 Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown (Video)
Official Agent
 2011/I The Mortician
Augie the Shopkeeper (as Lance Nichols)
 2011 Where I Begin
 2011 The Mechanic
Henry (as Lance Nichols)
 2010 Terrebonne (Short)
 2010 The Color of Blood (Short)
 2010 The Jack of Spades
Fred the Jeweler
 2010 Knucklehead
Milton's Dad (as Lance Nichols)
 2010 Mirrors 2 (Video)
Detective Huston
 2010 The Price of Flowers (Short)
 2010 The Chameleon
FBI Doctor (as Lance Nichols)
 2010 The Last Song
Pastor Harris
 2010 Welcome to the Rileys
Hamilton 'Ham' Watkins
 2010 The Wronged Man (TV Movie)
Judge Pifer
 2009 Omar Saved from Cheating (Short)
 2009 Pawned (Short)
 2009 Hurricane Season
Pastor at Rec Center
 2009 Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans
Jeremiah Goodhusband
 2009 Night of the Demons
Seargent Dawson (as Lance Nichols)
 2009 I Love You Phillip Morris
Houston Judge (as Lance Nichols)
 2009 Felix (Short)
 2008 My Angel (Video short)
 2008 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Preacher (as Lance Nichols)
 2008 Living Proof (TV Movie)
Dr. Brown
 2008 Johnny Goner (Short)
Henry Mortimer
 2008 American Violet
Mr. Moss (as Lance Nichols)
 2008 A Good Man Is Hard to Find (Video)
Deacon Smith
 2008 Racing for Time (TV Movie)
Keith Simons
 2007 In the Wake (Short)
 2007 Big Shots (TV Series)
Boardmember #2
- Pilot (2007) ... Boardmember #2
 2007 Girl, Positive (TV Movie)
Dr. Crane (as Lance Nichols)
 2007 Dance to the Offbeat (Short)
Gerald Stevens
 2007 Bing Bang Boom! (Short)
 2006 Standoff (TV Series)
Henry Bremner
- Heroine (2006) ... Henry Bremner (as Lance Nichols)
 2006 The Loop (TV Series)
Air Marshall #1
- Jack Air (2006) ... Air Marshall #1
 2006 ER (TV Series)
Detective Barnes
- Darfur (2006) ... Detective Barnes
- Quintessence of Dust (2006) ... Detective Barnes
 2006 In Justice (TV Series)
Wise Man #1
- Cost of Freedom (2006) ... Wise Man #1 (as Lance Nichols)
 2005 Charmed (TV Series)
- Hulkus Pocus (2005) ... Joe
 2005 Desperate Housewives (TV Series)
- The Sun Won't Set (2005) ... Minister
 2005 Snow Wonder (TV Movie)
 2005 Half & Half (TV Series)
 2005 Oil Storm (TV Movie)
Frank Milner
 2004 The Brooke Ellison Story (TV Movie)
Play Off Official (as Lance Nichols)
 2003 Runaway Jury
Agent Shield
 2003 The West Wing (TV Series)
- Twenty Five (2003) ... Jay
 2003 Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV Series)
Middle-Aged Man
- Touched (2003) ... Middle-Aged Man
 2002 The Parkers (TV Series)
Guy #1
- The Dates from Hell (2002) ... Guy #1
 2002 The Shield (TV Series)
- Pay in Pain (2002) ... Gene
 2002 Firestarter 2: Rekindled (TV Mini-Series)
Medical Examiner (as Lance Nichols)
 2002 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Rev. Russell
- Ship-in-a-Bottle (2002) ... Rev. Russell (uncredited)
 2002 The Invisible Man (TV Series)
- Mere Mortals (2002) ... Mayor (as Lance Nichols)
 2001 The Drew Carey Show (TV Series)
- Eat Drink Drew Woman (2001) ... Warren
 2001 Frailty
FBI Agent #4
 2001 Cousin of Sleep (Short)
Ned Johnson
 2001 K-PAX
David Patel (as Lance Nichols)
 2001 18 Wheels of Justice (TV Series)
- The Game (2001) ... Doctor (as Lance Nichols)
 2000 How to Marry a Billionaire: A Christmas Tale (TV Movie)
Principal Jones (as Lance Nichols)
 2000 Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction (TV Series)
Officer Shields
- Gratuity (2000) ... Officer Shields
 2000 Something to Sing About (TV Movie)
 2000 The Practice (TV Series)
Evidence Room Officer
- Death Penalties (2000) ... Evidence Room Officer
 1998-2000 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Bus driver / Coley
- Everybody Plays the Mule (2000) ... Bus driver
- Seminal Thinking (1998) ... Coley
 2000 100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd (TV Series)
- False Hero (2000) ... Mark (as Lance Nichols)
 1999 A Vow to Cherish (TV Movie) (as Lance Nichols)
 1999 Any Day Now (TV Series)
- A Parent's Job (1999) ... Man
 1998 Snake Eyes
Cop #3
 1998 Last Rites (TV Movie)
FBI Agent #2
 1997 Smart Guy (TV Series)
- T.J. versus the Machine (1997) ... Larry (as Lance Nichols)
 1997 The Steve Harvey Show (TV Series)
Man in Chicken Suit
- I'm Not a Chauvinist, Piggy (1997) ... Man in Chicken Suit (as Lance Nichols)
 1997 The Jamie Foxx Show (TV Series)
Lamonte Lassacier
- Do the Write Thing (1997) ... Lamonte Lassacier
 1997 Mad About You (TV Series)
Dr. Eckstein / Dr. Eckstine
- The Birth: Part 2 (1997) ... Dr. Eckstein
- The Birth: Part 1 (1997) ... Dr. Eckstine
 1997 A Match Made in Heaven (TV Movie)
Mort Paulson (as Lance Nichols)
 1997 Everybody Loves Raymond (TV Series)
- Neighbors (1997) ... Mack
 1997 Tracey Takes On... (TV Series)
- Mothers (1997) ... Manager (as Lance Nichols)
 1997/I Home Invasion (TV Movie)
Dr. Royce
 1996 NewsRadio (TV Series)
- Daydream (1996) ... George
 1996 Diagnosis Murder (TV Series)
Car Jacker
- X Marks the Murder: Part 2 (1996) ... Car Jacker (as Lance Nichols)
- X Marks the Murder: Part 1 (1996) ... Car Jacker (as Lance Nichols)
 1996 Minor Adjustments (TV Series)
Mr. Chase
- A Christmas Story (1996) ... Mr. Chase
 1996 3rd Rock from the Sun (TV Series)
Security Salesman
- Assault with a Deadly Dick (1996) ... Security Salesman
 1996 Picket Fences (TV Series)
Protester #2
- Dante's Inferno (1996) ... Protester #2
 1995 Step by Step (TV Series)
Mr. Dickens
- The Fight Before Christmas (1995) ... Mr. Dickens
 1995 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (TV Series)
- There's the Rub: Part 2 (1995) ... Producer
 1995 Martin (TV Series)
Pa Duke
- Cole on Ice (1995) ... Pa Duke
 1995 Serial Killer (Video)
 1995 As Good as Dead (TV Movie)
Police Officer (as Lance Nichols)
 1994 Sisters (TV Series)
Officer Sadowski
- Paradise Lost (1994) ... Officer Sadowski
 1992-1994 Renegade (TV Series)
Security Guard / Deputy
- Murderer's Row (1994) ... Security Guard
- Second Chance (1992) ... Deputy (as Lance Nichols)
 1994 Accidental Meeting (TV Movie)
Ad Agency Guy
 1993 Tainted Blood (TV Movie)
Social Worker
 1992 Matlock (TV Series)
Reporter / Stu
- The Evening News: Part 2 (1992) ... Reporter / Stu
- The Evening News: Part 1 (1992) ... Reporter / Stu
 1991 Convicts
Sherman Edwards
 1990 Gabriel's Fire (TV Series)
Sgt. Glad
- The Wind Rancher (1990) ... Sgt. Glad
 1990 The Great Los Angeles Earthquake (TV Movie)
 1990 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
- Trials and Tribulations (1990) ... Policeman
 1990 Alien Nation (TV Series)
Delivery Man
- Gimme, Gimme (1990) ... Delivery Man
 1990 Side Out
Taxi Driver
 1989 Valerie (TV Series)
- Slapshot (1989) ... Orderly
 1989 Full Exposure: The Sex Tapes Scandal (TV Movie)
Hollis Strother
 1988 L.A. Law (TV Series)
- Belle of the Bald (1988) ... Clerk
 1987 Cold Steel
Other Cop
 1987 Project X
Hamer (as Lance Nichols)
 1987 Cheers (TV Series)
- Chambers vs. Malone (1987) ... Bailiff
 1986 Amazing Stories (TV Series)
Guard #2
- You Gotta Believe Me (1986) ... Guard #2 (as Lance Nichols)
 1985 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Cabbie (segment "Dead Woman's Shoes")
- Dead Woman's Shoes/Wong's Lost and Found Emporium (1985) ... Cabbie (segment "Dead Woman's Shoes") (as Lance Nichols)
 1983 Gimme a Break! (TV Series)
- The Return of the Doo-Wop Girls (1983) ... Vampire (as Lance Nichols)
 1982 Grey Area (Short)
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(September 2, 2004 to November 7, 2004) He played Hoke Coleburn in Alfred Uhry's play, "Driving Miss Daisy," at the New Theatre Restaurant in Overland Park, Kansas with Michael Learned (Miss Daisy Werthan) and David Fritts (Boolie Werthan)in the cast. Richard Carrothers and Dennis D. Hennessy were artistic directors. Dennis D. ... See more »

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Lance Nichols


6' 1" (1.85 m)

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Is a native of New Orleans. He is also an accomplished acting and dialogue coach who teaches in both Los Angeles and New Orleans. He is the proud father of actress Indigo who plays Vaneeta on the Showtime series Weeds (2005).

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