Jeffrey Nordling

Jeffrey Richard Nordling (born March 11, 1962) is an American actor. He is known for his roles as Jake Manning in Once and Again, Larry Moss in 24, Nick Bolen in Desperate Housewives, and Gordon Klein in Big Little Lies, as well as various films.

Jeffrey Nordling
Jeffrey Richard Nordling

(1962-03-11) March 11, 1962 (age 58)
EducationWheaton College (BA)
Southern Methodist University (MFA)
Years active1988–present
Notable work
Jake Manning on Once and Again
Larry Moss on 24
Nick Bolen on Desperate Housewives
Gordon Klein on Big Little Lies
Spouse(s)Francia Dimase
Parent(s)Robert George Nordling
Lois (née Dickson)
RelativesRobert Nordling (Brother)

Personal lifeEdit

Nordling was born March 11, 1962, in Ridgewood, New Jersey, to Robert George Nordling and Lois Nordling (née Dickson).[1] He grew up in Washington Township. After moving to Saddle River, New Jersey, Nordling attended Ramsey High School, graduating in 1980.[2] After high school, Nordling attended Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in art in 1984. He continued to receive a Master of Fine Arts degree in 1987 from the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, Texas.


One of his major roles was playing Ted Orion, an NHL pro turned hockey coach in D3: The Mighty Ducks. The 1997 TV movie Soul Mates, starring Nordling and Kim Raver, is shown by market researchers at Television Preview as a "new" pilot. He played Gaëtan Dugas in And the Band Played On, the HBO production of Randy Shilts' chronicle of the evolving AIDS epidemic, and Capote Duncan in Sex and the City. In 1999 he portrayed original Apple investor Mike Markkula in the TNT movie Pirates of Silicon Valley.[citation needed]

He played Sela Ward's ex-husband, Jake Manning, on the TV drama Once and Again from 1999–2002. He starred as Brent Barrow alongside Courteney Cox in the series Dirt on the FX cable network in 2007–08. He has also appeared as FBI agent Larry Moss in the seventh season of 24.[3]

During the 2009–10 season of Desperate Housewives, Nordling played Nick Bolen, a regular and the on-screen husband of Drea de Matteo, but the roles of the Bolens were discontinued after the one season.[4][5]

Nordling starred as 9/11 hero Tom Burnett in Flight 93. In 2011, he began a recurring role on the medical/crime drama Body of Proof, playing Todd Fleming, the ex-husband of Dana Delany's character, which he played until the show's cancellation.



Year Title Role Notes
1988 Working Girl Tim Rourke
1992 Ruby Hank
1994 Holy Matrimony Link
1994 Quiz Show John Van Doren
1994 Love Affair Lou
1996 D3: The Mighty Ducks Coach Ted Orion
1998 Polish Wedding Father Don
1999 Turbulence 2: Fear of Flying Elliot
2006 Flicka Rick Koop
2006 Home of the Brave Cary
2008 Hole in the Paper Sky Prof. Cory Short
2008 Surfer, Dude Eddie Zarno
2009 Love Hurts Curtis
2010 Tron: Legacy Richard Mackey
2014 Beautiful Girl J.B.
2016 Sully Barry Leonard


Year Title Role Notes
1988 Beauty and the Beast Tyler "The Alchemist"
1988 Shooter Matt Thompson / Grunwald Unsold TV pilot
1989 American Playhouse Roy Howard "Ask Me Again"
1989 Alien Nation Ted Healy "Chains of Love"
1990 The Outsiders Dean Viola "Maybe Baby"
1991 The Young Riders Frank Pike "The Exchange"
1991 Brooklyn Bridge Gil Hodges "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling", "Death in Brooklyn"
1991 Mission of the Shark: The Saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis Tasker TV film
1992 Black Death Dr. Jake Prescott TV film
1992 Citizen Cohn G. David Schine TV film
1993 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Tahna Los "Past Prologue"
1993 Journey to the Center of the Earth Chris Turner TV film
1993 Time Trax Carl Manheim "Face of Death"
1993 And the Band Played On Gaëtan Dugas TV film
1993 Murder, She Wrote Bruce Hastings "Dead to Rights"
1994 Murder, She Wrote Richard Hawkes "To Kill a Legend"
1994 Dangerous Heart Lee TV film
1994 Baby Brokers John TV film
1994 Someone She Knows Greg Philips TV film
1995 The Shamrock Conspiracy Frank TV film
1995 A Stranger in Town Larry TV film
1995 Chicago Hope Mr. Schepps "Songs from the Cuckoo Birds"
1995 Trail of Tears Michael TV film
1995 Touched by an Angel Jackson Spears "The Big Bang"
1996 Harrison: Cry of the City Frank TV film
1996 Roseanne Joe Matthews "Morning Becomes Obnoxious"
1996 Remembrance Col. Brad Fullerton TV film
1996 Apollo 11 Neil Armstrong TV film
1997 Soul Mates Dennis TV film
1997 The Sleepwalker Killing Det. Lloyd Boyko TV film
1997 True Women Dr. Peter Woods TV film
1997 Veronica's Closet Tom "Veronica's First Date"
1997 Melrose Place Eric Baines Recurring role
1997 Almost Perfect Jack Chenault "K.I.S.S.", "This Is What Happens When You Don't Watch PBS"
1998 Sex and the City Capote Duncan "Sex and the City"
1998 Arliss Joe Lansing "Behind Every Great Client..."
1998 Saint Maybe Danny Bedloe TV film
1999 Blue Moon Billy Medieros TV film
1999 Pirates of Silicon Valley Mike Markkula TV film
1999 Chicken Soup for the Soul Tom "A Salesman's First Sale"
1999–2002 Once and Again Jake Manning Main role
2000 Personally Yours Jesse Stanton TV film
2001 Just Ask My Children Scott Kniffen TV film
2002 State of Grace Dell Adams "Take Good Care of My Baby"
2002 Providence Dr. David Baylor Recurring role
2003 The Flannerys Barrett Flannery TV film
2003 War Stories Ian Rhys TV film
2003 The Lone Ranger James Landry TV film
2003 Still Standing Matt Russell "Still Sisters"
2003 Crossing Jordan Tom Crane "Cruel & Unusual"
2003 The Lyon's Den Special Agent Colton Mead "The Fifth"
2004 Beverly Hills S.U.V. Jeff Aronson TV film
2004 Cold Case Roy Minard "Hubris"
2004 Nip/Tuck Roger "Kimber Henry"
2004 Searching for David's Heart Bill Deeton TV film
2005 Life As We Know It Mike "Friends Don't Let Friends Drive Junk", "Papa Wheelie"
2005 Listen Up! Dr. Swerling "Colon-oopscopy"
2005 Judging Amy Prof. Kurt Tomko "Too Little, Too Late"
2005 All Grown Up! Big Red / Crazy Australian (voice) "Dude, Where's My Horse?: Parts 1 & 2"
2005 The Closer Hart Phillips "Good Housekeeping"
2005 Killer Instinct The Professor "Pilot"
2005 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Mark Thayer "Secrets & Flies"
2005 Bones David Ross "The Man on Death Row"
2005 Close to Home Coach Matt Whiting "Baseball Murder"
2006 Flight 93 Tom Burnett TV film
2006 Justice OC DA Richard Lane "Behind the Orange Curtain"
2007 Shark FBI Special Agent Oliver Hayes "Student Body"
2007–2008 Dirt Brent Barrow Recurring role
2008 The Mentalist Price Randolph "Pilot"
2009 24 Larry Moss Recurring role
2009 Mrs. Washington Goes to Smith Prof. Terry O'Neill TV film
2009–2010 Desperate Housewives Nick Bolen Supporting role
2010 The Quickening Gabe TV film
2011 Normal Mark Maddux TV film
2011 In Plain Sight Kurt Gaffney "Kumar vs Kumar"
2011 The Protector Lt. Jack Brennan "Ghosts", "Safe"
2011 CSI: NY Sen. Kirk Matthews "Crossroads", "Means to an End"
2011–2012 Body of Proof Todd Fleming Recurring role
2012 This American Housewife Stanford Swift "Pilot"
2012 Happily Divorced Matthew "Peter Comes Out, Again"
2012 Malibu Country Bobby "Pilot", "Cash's Car"
2012–2014 Arrow Frank Bertinelli "Muse of Fire", "Vendetta", "Birds of Prey"
2013 Necessary Roughness Glenn Purlman "There's the Door"
2014 Sea of Fire Rev. Bobby McAllister TV film
2014 Cloud 9 Sebastian Swift TV film
2014 Killer Women Sen. Jake Colton Guest role
2014 Rake Bruce Mangan Main role
2014 Castle Marcus Lark "The Time of Our Lives"
2014 Criminal Minds Jack Westbrook "The Boys of Sudworth Place"
2015 Cain Enabled S.G. "The Writers", "The Studio Effect"
2015 Hawaii Five-0 Josh Bennett "A Make Kaua"
2015 Motive Deputy Chief Earl Halford "Frampton Comes Alive", "A Problem Like Maria"
2017 Big Little Lies Gordon Klein TV series
2017–2018 Nashville Brad Maitland Recurring role (season 5); Main role (season 6)
2017 I'm Dying Up Here Eli Gershmann Guest role
2017 Salvation Daniel "Another Trip Around the Sun", "Seeing Red", "From Russia, with Love"
2017 The Gifted Daniel "eXodus"
2018 The Man in the High Castle Dr. Daniel Ryan "Imagine Manchuria", "History Ends", "The New Colossus", "Excess Animus", "Kasumi (Through the Mists)"
2018–2019 Suits Eric Kaldor 3 episodes

Video gamesEdit

Year Title Role
2016 Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Ethan


  1. ^ Jeffrey Nordling Bio
  2. ^ Rohan, Virginia. "Bergen County native’s ‘Dirt’ character reaps what he sows" Archived 2007-12-25 at the Wayback Machine, The Record (Bergen County), January 1, 2007. Accessed September 22, 2007. "Nordling was born 3,000 miles from the craziness, at Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, and grew up mostly in Washington Township (in the only house on the town's Times Square). When he was 15, the family moved to Saddle River, and Nordling transferred to Ramsey High School, where he became a soccer star."
  3. ^ FOX Broadcasting Company 24 Minisite. Archived 2008-04-04 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Desperate" Books Nordling, Mirchoff, Hollywood Reporter, July 10, 2009.
  5. ^ "Desperate Housewives" Welcomes the Bolens Archived 2009-08-26 at the Wayback Machine, TV Guide Magazine, August 5, 2009.

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