John Allen Nelson
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|John Allen Nelson|
August 28, 1959 |
San Antonio, Texas, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Åse Samuelsson (1988-2005) (divorced) 2 children
Justine Eyre (2007-present)
John Allen Nelson was born in San Antonio, Texas. He spent his first three years in Germany with his three siblings, David, Nancy and Diana where his father was stationed as a doctor for the U.S. Air Force.
Nelson portrayed original series character Warren Lockridge on the American soap opera Santa Barbara from August 1, 1984 to April 29, 1986. He starred as the title character in the low-budget 1987 comedy-fantasy Hunk where a nerd was transformed into a golden-tanned, muscular hunk after "leasing" his soul to the Devil.
Nelson co-starred in the early seasons of the series Baywatch as "John D. Cort," a lifeguard who is ultimately forced to retire because of retinitis pigmentosa. Later, Nelson co-starred with fellow Baywatch alum Gena Lee Nolin in the syndicated Sheena, Queen of the Jungle.
Nelson also co-wrote the screenplay for the martial arts-yarn Best of the Best 2, which was released in 1993, as well as American Yakuza starring Viggo Mortensen. The following year, in 1994, Nelson co-wrote and co-starred in the movie Criminal Passion which featured Joan Severance and Anthony Denison.
Nelson married Åse Nelson in 1988. They separated in 2003 and divorced in 2005. His two children from that marriage—son Axel (b. 1990) and daughter Linnea (b. 1994)—live with their mother in Sweden. He married actress Justine Eyre in a four day fairytale wedding at Château de Farcheville outside Paris, France in September 2007 and they have a son born in August 2009.
|1987||Saigon Commandos||Timothy Bryant|
|1988||Deathstalker and the Warriors from Hell||Deathstalker|
|Killer Klowns from Outer Space||Dave Hanson|
|1994||Criminal Passion||Connor Ashcroft|
|1996||Follow Me Home||Perry|
|1998||Marry Me or Die|
|2009||Feast 3: The Happy Finish||Shitkicker|
|2010||The Town||HRT/FBI Swat Commander|
|201?||Fire Bay||John F. Kennedy|
|Year||Program or series||Role||Notes|
|1984–1986||Santa Barbara||Warren Lockridge|
|1987||Scarecrow and Mrs. King||Brian Dubinski|
|Hunter||Dr. Tim Donaldson|
|Buck James||Buddy Cronin|
|1989||Perry Mason: The Case of the Lethal Lesson||Frank Wellman Jr.|
|Quantum Leap||Capt. Bill 'Bird Dog' Birdell|
|1989–1995||Baywatch||John D. Cort|
|1990||Rich Men, Single Women||Travis|
|1991||Murder, She Wrote||Tod Sterling|
|1994||XXX's & OOO's||Andy St. James|
|Sweet Justice||Logan Wright|
|1997||Pensacola: Wings of Gold||Captain Tom Redding|
|1998||Seven Days||Mike Clary|
|Early Edition||Ricky Brown|
|1999||V.I.P.||FBI Agent Lambert|
|2003||Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding||John D. Cort|
|2005||CSI: Miami||Mike Rydell|
|2006||Vanished||Senator Jeffrey Collins|
|2007||Close to Home||William Sheffield|
|Saving Grace||Buck Crussing|
|Without a Trace||Mark Duncan|
|Knight Rider||Congressman Childress|
|Grey's Anatomy||Arthur Saltonoff|
|2009||Inside the Box||Special Agent Tompkins|
|Criminal Minds||Dan Murphy|
|Drop Dead Diva||D.A. Callahan|
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