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Nick Loren

Nick Loren (born December 14, 1970) is an American actor, singer-songwriter, producer, and professional stunt double.[1][2][3] He has been the professional stunt double for John Travolta and an accredited actor [2] in over 17 films including From Paris with Love, Old Dogs, Wild Hogs, Hairspray, A Love Song for Bobby Long, Be Cool, Swordfish, and Face/Off. Loren has been featured on Entertainment Tonight, The Insider, The Hollywood Reporter, AdAge.com, O Magazine, Dateline NBC, Eye on LA,[4] as well as many morning shows and magazines.

Nick Loren
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Nick Loren in Chicago 2009
Born Nick Loren
(1970-12-14) December 14, 1970 (age 46)
San Diego, CA, U.S.
Occupation Actor, Television personality
Years active 1996–present
Spouse(s) Denise Loren (m. 2000) 3 children
Website www.facebook.com/nicklorenpage

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CareerEdit

In February 1996 Loren met actor John Travolta while working as a stand-in on the set of Face/Off. Loren put his music on hold to work with Travolta. In 1997, Loren had a small role in the movie The General's Daughter. In late 2007 Loren decided to go back to music, launching his debut solo album titled Forever Be Cool in June 2008. The release party was hosted by television personality Mark Steines of Entertainment Tonight and attended by Travolta, Nikki Blonsky, Luis Guzmán, Chubby Checker, and director Tony Scott. His album reached number 6 on the Top 40 AC chart in January 2009.

While filming From Paris with Love [1] in Paris, France in December 2008, Loren suffered a severe broken ankle after a stunt went wrong and he fell three stories out of a window. This led Loren to evaluate his profession as a stuntman and he redirected his career towards hosting and producing film and television. One of Loren's first producing endeavors was Dog-On Television,[5] a DVD for stay at home dogs. The DVD has been featured in O Magazine, on Dateline NBC's Pet Nation, Entertainment Tonight and The Insider.[citation needed] Along with producing, Loren has gone on to become a television personality for the magazine style talk show First Coast Living.[6]

Since 2009, Loren has been traveling the country teaching workshops to children and young adults on how to handle being in the entertainment business.[7] Loren was a single dad to his 5-year-old son before he married television production manager Denise Loren September 9, 2000. They now have two children together.

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2010 to present First Coast Living Himself - Host Daily Magazine Style Show
2010 From Paris With Love Chief of Security Actor & Stunt Double to John Travolta
2009 Old Dogs Guido - Singing Waiter #2
2009 The Taking of Pelham 123 Tunnel Commander Actor & Stunt Double to John Travolta
2008 Entertainment Tonight Himself Episode dated June 9, 2008
2007 Hairspray Cop Nick
2007 Wild Hogs Chili Pepper Actor & Stunt Double to John Travolta
2006 Lonely Hearts Detective January Actor & Stunt Double to John Travolta
2005 Be Cool Assistant Director
2004 Ladder 49 Man at bar
2004 A Love Song for Bobby Long Merchant
2004 LA Twister New Owner
2004 The Punisher Agent Moss
2004 Dog-On Television Executive Producer (video) Executive Producer & Editor
2003 Basic Helicopter Pilot
2001 Domestic Disturbance Cop
2001 Swordfish Dark Suit
2000 Lucky Numbers Father
2000 Bar Hopping Composer film Composer
1997 General's Daughter Colonel Nick

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

  • Forever Be Cool (2008)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b J Rentilly (November 1, 2009). "Double Life". American Way Magazine. Retrieved April 11, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Zach Gale (July 3, 2009). "Nick Loren: On life, music and being Travolta's stunt double". My Daily Find. Retrieved April 2, 2011. 
  3. ^ Fairoza (May 13, 2010). "Who is Nick Loren?". In A World With Fairoza. Retrieved April 2, 2011. 
  4. ^ Stunt Double Sings. Eye On LA/ABC. 2009. 
  5. ^ Juddan Pollack (November 29, 2004). "Entertainment Marketer Targets Couch-Potato Canines". AdAge. Retrieved April 2, 2011. 
  6. ^ "About First Coast Living". Retrieved April 2, 2011. 
  7. ^ Jacqui Janetzko (June 28, 2010). "Actor works with young performers". Ocala. Retrieved April 2, 2011. 

IN a valley of Violence as John Travolta's stunt double, 2016

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