Tommy Nelson (actor)
Thomas Daniel Nelson
December 7, 1997
West Haven, Connecticut, U.S.
Nelson's film debut came in 2006 playing Edward Jr. Age 6–7 in Robert De Niro's, The Good Shepherd. In 2012, he played Nickleby, a Khaki Scout, in the coming-of-age film Moonrise Kingdom. Since then, he has transitioned into maturer roles beginning with his portrayal of Neil in My Friend Dahmer. He starred as Russell in the drama film The Cat and the Moon, alongside his Dahmer costar Alex Wolff.
Nelson was born in West Haven, Connecticut and attended West Haven High School. He played guitar in jazz band and was actively involved in theatre including productions of The Drowsy Chaperone and The Laramie Project. In 2015 he was the recipient of the Connecticut Association of Schools Fine Arts Award for the Music/Theatre Division.
Despite having naturally brown hair, Nelson admitted in an interview with BUILD Series that he kept his hair blonde and adopted the wardrobe of his character from The Cat and the Moon (joggers, sweatshirt, and a gold chain) for six months after filming ended. This can be seen in his appearance on Better Call Saul.
|2006||The Good Shepherd||Edward Wilson Jr. - Age 6-7|
|2007||The Ten||Noah Jennings|
|And Then Came Love||Horatio|
|Then She Found Me||Jimmy Ray|
|2008||Quid Pro Quo||Young Isaac Knott|
|2010||Meek's Cutoff||Jimmy White|
|2014||Night Has Settled||Nick|
|2017||My Friend Dahmer||Neil Davis|
|2019||The Cat and the Moon||Russell|
|2006||Rescue Me||Kid on Bus||Episode: "Sparks"|
|2007||Dirty Sexy Money||Young Brian Darling Sr.||Episode: "Pilot"|
|Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Clay Darren Jr.||Episode: "Courtship"|
|2008||The Prince of Motor City||Malcolm||Television Film|
|2009||Possible Side Effects||Ben Collins||Television Film|
|2011||Mildred Pierce||Newsboy||Television Mini-Series "Part 1" & "Part 2"|
|2014||Boardwalk Empire||Ned||Episode: "Cuanto"|
|Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Gregory Miller||Episode: "Producer's Backend"|
|2017||The Path||Brian||Episode: "Why We Source"|
|Gotham||Brant Jones||Episode: "A Dark Knight: A Day in the Narrows"|
|2018||Blindspot||Cameron||Episode: "Warning Shot"|
|Better Call Saul||Rocco||Episodes: "Quite a Ride" & "Piñata"|
|2019||FBI||Ivan Childress||Episode: "An Imperfect Science"|
- "Fucknut (happy new year) and Birds and Shit. A Night of one acts". dixonplace.org. May 17, 2019. Retrieved January 17, 2020.
- "Rogue Theater Presents... Fucknut (Happy new Year) By: Ryan Sans". dm.bpt.me. August 1, 2019. Retrieved January 17, 2020.
- "CAS Arts Awards Recipients". whhs.whschools.org. February 23, 2015. Retrieved December 1, 2019.
- "West Haven High School Theatre students prepare for Thursday's opening of 'The Drowsy Chaperone'". nhregister.com. April 28, 2015. Retrieved November 29, 2019.
- "West Haven High's fall play, 'The Laramie Project,' is serious stuff'". nhregister.com. November 20, 2014. Retrieved November 29, 2019.
- "Fine Arts students' work recognized at local exhibits, ceremonies". whschools.org. May 7, 2015. Retrieved November 28, 2019.
- "Tom Nelson 14-15 Varsity Football". maxpreps.com. November 27, 2014. Retrieved December 1, 2019.
- "Alumni, Faculty, & Student News". pace.edu. December 15, 2018. Retrieved November 30, 2019.
- "Tommy Nelson Kept Dressing As His Villainous Character In "The Cat and the Moon" Even After Wrapping". youtube.com. October 24, 2019. Retrieved March 23, 2020.