Craig Richard Nelson

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

Craig Richard Nelson
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Born (1947-09-17) September 17, 1947 (age 72)
EducationUniversity of Utah (BA)
New York University (MFA)
Years active1973–1998

Life and careerEdit

Nelson was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, and grew up as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Mormon[2]. He 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.





  1. ^ a b c d e f "Craig Richard Nelson". The New York Times.
  2. ^ "Biographies: Latter-day Saint and/or Utah Film Personalities: N".

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