Allan F. Nicholls

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Allan F. Nicholls
Born (1945-04-08) April 8, 1945 (age 77)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Occupation(s)Actor, film director, film producer, screenwriter and composer
Years active1970–2006

Allan F. Nicholls (born April 8, 1945) is a Canadian actor, film director, film producer, screenwriter, composer and musician. He was nominated for both a BAFTA and WGA award for his writing on the 1978 film A Wedding.[1] He is often credited as Allan Nicholls.[2] Allan was lead vocalist in the mid-60s with recording acts J.B. & The Playboys (RCA), who later became The Jaybees (on RCA) then Carnival Connection (Capitol). After playing Claude in the musical "Hair" he returned to Montreal to briefly sing lead vocals with Mashmakhan before releasing a number of solo recordings (with some charting in Canada) before delving into a career with the movie industry. A "J.B. & The Playboys – Anthology" CD was released by Super Oldies in 2005. He is probably most well known to the general public for his role as team captain Johnny Upton in the movie Slap Shot.

Personal life[edit]

Nicholls's grandfather was goaltender Riley Hern, who played for the Montreal Wanderers. The Wanderers won the Stanley Cup with Hern in goal in 1908, 1909 and 1911.[3]

Selected filmography as an actor[edit]

Year Title Role
1975 Nashville Bill
1976 Welcome to L.A. David Howard
Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson Prentis Ingraham
1977 Slap Shot Johnny Upton
1978 A Wedding Jake Jacobs
1979 A Perfect Couple Dana 115
1980 Popeye Rough House
HealtH Jake Jacobs
1984 Home Free All Barry Simon
1985 Trouble in Mind Sector Representative Pete Regis
1992 Bob Roberts Cutting Edge Director
1999 Cradle Will Rock George Zorn

Filmography as a writer[edit]

Filmography as a director[edit]

Filmography as a composer[edit]


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