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Craig T. Nelson

American actor

Craig T. Nelson is ...


Born 4 April 1944 in Spokane
Age 79 years, 2 months

Sex or gender male
Country of citizenship United States of America
Birth name Craig Theodore Nelson
Spouse Doria Cook-Nelson
Child Noah Nelson
Occupation actor, film actor, television actor, karateka, manufacturer, director, voice actor, screenwriter and film producer
Awards Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Sport karate
Educated at University of Arizona, Central Washington University and Lewis and Clark High School

About Craig T. Nelson

Craig T. Nelson is a Hollywood veteran with a career spanning over five decades. Born on April 4, 1944, in Spokane, Washington, Nelson started his acting career in the 1970s with small roles in films like "The Return of Count Yorga" and "The Killing Ground." However, it was his portrayal of Hayden Fox in the hit TV series "Coach" that made him a household name in the 1990s.

Nelson's acting prowess has earned him numerous accolades, including an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his role in "Coach." He has also received critical acclaim for his performances in films like "Poltergeist," "All the Right Moves," and "The Incredibles."

Despite his success, Nelson has had his share of struggles. In a candid interview with Rolling Stone, he revealed that he battled alcoholism for years before getting sober in the early 1990s. He also spoke about the challenges of balancing his career and family life, admitting that he regrets not spending more time with his children when they were growing up.

Nelson's dedication to his craft and his ability to connect with audiences have made him a beloved figure in Hollywood. He continues to act in films and TV shows, including the hit series "Parenthood" and the upcoming film "The Incredibles 2."


- "Craig T. Nelson: The Rolling Stone Interview." Rolling Stone, 28 Oct. 2014,

- "Craig T. Nelson." IMDb,

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