Craig Richard Nelson

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Craig Richard Nelson
Craig Richard Nelson at Mountain-Con III in 2007 - closeup.png
Nelson at Mountain-Con III in 2007.
Born (1947-09-17) September 17, 1947 (age 69)
Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1973–present

Craig Richard Nelson (born September 17, 1947) is an American theater, film and television actor.[1]

Acting career[edit]

Nelson was born in Salt Lake City, Utah and studied acting at the University of Utah and New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. After graduation, he was cast in the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Two Gentlemen of Verona.

A casting director saw him in that show and cast him in the Oscar-winning film The Paper Chase[1] as a mean-spirited law student. This led to a long career in film and television, including three Robert Altman films, A Wedding,[1] 3 Women,[1] and Quintet[1] and a role in the coming-of-age comedy My Bodyguard,[1] as well as a reoccurring role as drama teacher Mr. Spacek on the 1980s television show Square Pegs.




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