Tim Blake Nelson


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Tim Blake Nelson was born on May 11, 1964 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. He is an actor and director, known for O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) and Leaves of Grass (2009). He has been married to Lisa Benavides-Nelson since June 12, 1994. They have three children. See full bio »

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Known For

O Brother, Where Art Thou? Delmar O'Donnell
(2000)
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs Buster Scruggs (segment "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs")
(2018)
(2009)
The Incredible Hulk Samuel Sterns
(2008)

Filmography

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 2024 Captain America: New World Order (pre-production)
Samuel Sterns / The Leader
  Ninety-five Senses (Short) (filming)
Coy
  The Long Home (completed)
Hovington
 2022/II Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio (completed)
Black Rabbits (voice)
 2022 Poker Face (TV Series)
- Episode #1.10 (2022)
 2022 Lost Ollie (TV Mini Series)
Zozo
- Bali Hai (2022) ... Zozo (voice)
- Home (2022) ... Zozo (voice)
- The Quest (2022) ... Zozo
- Ollie Is Lost (2022) ... Zozo
 2021 National Champions
Rodger Cummings
 2021 Nightmare Alley
Carny Boss
 2021 Ghosts of the Ozarks
Torb
 2021 Old Henry
Henry
 2021 Naked Singularity
Angus
 2020 Big City Greens (TV Series)
Grampa Green
- Garage Tales/Animal Farm (2020) ... Grampa Green (voice)
 2019 Watchmen (TV Mini Series)
Wade Tillman / Looking Glass
- See How They Fly (2019) ... Wade Tillman / Looking Glass
- Little Fear of Lightning (2019) ... Wade Tillman / Looking Glass
- If You Don't Like My Story, Write Your Own (2019) ... Wade Tillman / Looking Glass
- She Was Killed by Space Junk (2019) ... Wade Tillman / Looking Glass
- Martial Feats of Comanche Horsemanship (2019) ... Wade Tillman / Looking Glass
 2019 The Jesus Rolls
Doctor
 2019 The True Don Quixote
Don Quixote
 2019 Just Mercy
Ralph Myers
 2019 Angel Has Fallen
VP Kirby
 2019/I The Hustle
Portnoy (uncredited)
 2019 Sequestrada
Thomas
 2019/I The Report
Raymond Nathan
 2015-2019 Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (TV Series)
Randy
- Sliding Van Doors (2019) ... Randy
- Kimmy Makes Waffles! (2015) ... Randy
- Kimmy Goes to Court! (2015) ... Randy
- Kimmy Has a Birthday! (2015) ... Randy
 2018 Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People (Documentary)
Teddy Roosevelt
 2018 The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Buster Scruggs (segment "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs")
 2018 Dallas & Robo (TV Series)
The Woodsman
- The Stranger, The Dummy, and The King (2018) ... The Woodsman (voice)
- I Was a Teenage Cannibal Biker (2018) ... The Woodsman (voice)
- Le Mars (2018) ... The Woodsman (voice)
- The Joy of Cooking (2018) ... The Woodsman (voice)
- Murder on the Georgia Overdrive (2018) ... The Woodsman (voice)
 2018/II Monster
Leroy Sawicki
 2017 Wormwood (TV Mini Series documentary)
Sidney Gottlieb
- Chapter 4: Opening the Lid (2017) ... Sidney Gottlieb
- Chapter 5: Honorable Men (2017) ... Sidney Gottlieb
- Chapter 3: The Forbidden Threshold (2017) ... Sidney Gottlieb
- Chapter 2: A Terrible Mistake (2017) ... Sidney Gottlieb (credit only)
- Chapter 1: Suicide Revealed (2017) ... Sidney Gottlieb
 2017 The Institute
Dr. Lemelle
 2017 Deidra & Laney Rob a Train
Victor Truman
 2016 Colossal
Garth
 2016 Okkervil River RIP (Short)
Priest
 2016 The Confirmation
Vaughn
 2015 For Justice (TV Movie)
Ochs Rainey
 2015 Fantastic Four
Dr. Allen
 2015 Black Dog, Red Dog
Bob
 2015 Anesthesia
Adam
 2012-2015 Black Dynamite (TV Series)
Chief Magellan Horn / The Wicked Bitch of the West Side / Donald Sterling / ...
- The Wizard of Watts (2015) ... Chief Magellan Horn / The Wicked Bitch of the West Side / Donald Sterling (voice)
- Mr. Rogers' Revenge (2014) ... Chief Magellan Horn / Judge / Television Executive (voice)
- Panic on the Player's Ball Express or That's Influenza Sucka! (2012) ... Chief Magellan Horn / Pharmaceutical Scientist (voice)
 2014 Rickover: The Birth of Nuclear Power
Admiral Rickover
 2014 Kill the Messenger
Alan Fenster
 2014 The Sound and the Fury
Father
 2014 The Homesman
Freighter
 2014 Klondike (TV Mini Series)
Meeker
- Part 3, Chapter 6 (2014) ... Meeker
- Part 3, Chapter 5 (2014) ... Meeker
- Part 2, Chapter 4 (2014) ... Meeker
- Part 2, Chapter 3 (2014) ... Meeker
- Part 1, Chapter 2 (2014) ... Meeker
 2013 Snake & Mongoose
Mike McAllister
 2013 Child of God
Sheriff Fate
 2013 Bukowski
Henry Bukowski
 2013 As I Lay Dying
Anse Bundren
 2013 Blue Caprice
Ray
 2012 Lincoln
Richard Schell
 2012 Big Miracle
Pat Lafayette
 2011 The Big Year
Fuchs
 2011 Modern Family (TV Series)
Hank
- Dude Ranch (2011) ... Hank
 2011 Chaos (TV Series)
Casey Malick
- Proof of Life (2011) ... Casey Malick
- Mincemeat (2011) ... Casey Malick
- Deep Cover Band (2011) ... Casey Malick
- Glory Days (2011) ... Casey Malick
- Defending Sophia (2011) ... Casey Malick
 2011 Detachment
Mr. Wiatt
 2011 Yelling to the Sky
Coleman
 2011 Flypaper
Peanut Butter
 2009 Possible Side Effects (TV Movie)
Buzz
 2009 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Paulie Krill
- Working Stiffs (2009) ... Paulie Krill
 2009 Leaves of Grass
Bolger
 2009 Saint John of Las Vegas
Militant Ned
 2008 American Violet
David Cohen
 2008 The Incredible Hulk (Video Game)
Samuel Sterns (voice)
 2008 The Incredible Hulk
Samuel Sterns
 2006 The Astronaut Farmer
Kevin Munchak
 2006 Fido
Mr. Theopolis
 2006 Hoot
Curly
 2006 Come Early Morning
Uncle Tim
 2006 The Darwin Awards
Perp
 2005 Syriana
Danny Dalton
 2005 Stella (TV Series)
Mountain Man
- Camping (2005) ... Mountain Man
 2005 The Big White
Gary
 2005 Warm Springs (TV Movie)
Tom Loyless
 2005 Crazy for Love
Doctor, Chief Nakahoma, Minister, Roger Bob
 2005 The Amateurs
Barney Macklehatton
 2004 Meet the Fockers
Officer LeFlore
 2004 Bereft
Dennis
 2004 The Last Shot
Marshal Paris
 2003 Wonderland
Billy Deverell
 2003 Holes
Dr. Pendanski
 2003 A Foreign Affair
Jake Adams
 2002 Minority Report
Gideon
 2002 Cherish
Daly
 2002 The Good Girl
Bubba
 2000 O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Delmar O'Donnell
 2000 Hamlet
Flight Captain
 1998 The Thin Red Line
Pvt. Tills
 1997 Prix Fixe (Short)
Busboy
 1997 Donnie Brasco
FBI Technician
 1996 Joe's Apartment
Cockroach (voice)
 1996 Dead Man's Walk (TV Mini Series)
Johnny Carthage
- Episode #1.3 (1996) ... Johnny Carthage
- Episode #1.2 (1996) ... Johnny Carthage
- Episode #1.1 (1996) ... Johnny Carthage
 1995 House of Buggin' (TV Series)
Kidnapper
- The Paco Vasquez Story (1995) ... Kidnapper
 1995 Heavyweights
Roger Johnson
 1994 Amateur
Young Detective
 1993 Motel Blue 19
Adult Luther (voice, uncredited)
 1992 This Is My Life
Dennis
 1989 The Unnaturals (TV Series)
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(1998-1999 season) His play, "The Grey Zone," was performed at the Long Wharf Theatre (Stage II) in New Haven, Connecticut. Doug Hughes was director. Neil Patel was set designer. Catherine Zuber and Fabio Toblini were costume designers. MIchael Chybowski was lighting designer. David Van Tieghem was sound designer. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)

Spouse:

Lisa Benavides-Nelson  (3 children)

Parents:

Kaiser Nelson, Ruth | Nelson , Don
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Personal Quote:

[on the historical background of his film The Grey Zone (2001)] [In Nazi Germany]...there were bidding wars between architectural firms and furnace firms [to built concentration camps and crematoria]; somebody decided to put in a canal [into crematoria at Auschwitz-Birkenau] so bodies could be moved really efficiently in front of the ovens. (...) Somebody designed a system by which the human fat ... See more »

Trivia:

He has acted with George Clooney in two films, O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) and Syriana (2005). See more »

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