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Nick Nolte

Nick Nolte

Feb. 8th, 1941
Born in
Omaha, Nebraska, USA
6' 1

Nick Nolte's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Gracepoint TV Show
Rich Man, Poor Man TV Show
Rich Man, Poor Man

Main Movie Roles

2014 - Hateship Loveship
2014 - Noah
2010 - Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore
2008 - The Mysteries of Pittsburgh
2008 - Tropic Thunder
2008 - The Spiderwick Chronicles
2007 - Chicago 10
2006 - Paris, je t'aime
2006 - Over the Hedge
2005 - Neverwas
2004 - Hotel Rwanda
2003 - Hulk
2003 - Northfork
2000 - The Golden Bowl
2000 - Trixie
1999 - Breakfast of Champions
1998 - The Thin Red Line
1997 - Afterglow
1997 - Affliction
1997 - Nightwatch
1996 - Mother Night
1996 - Mulholland Falls
1994 - Blue Chips
1994 - I Love Trouble
1992 - Lorenzo's Oil
1992 - The Player
1991 - The Prince of Tides
1991 - Cape Fear
1990 - Another 48 Hrs.
1990 - Q & A
1990 - Everybody Wins
1989 - Three Fugitives
1989 - Farewell to the King
1989 - New York Stories
1987 - Extreme Prejudice
1986 - Down and Out in Beverly Hills
1984 - Teachers
1983 - Under Fire
1982 - 48 Hrs.
1982 - Cannery Row
1979 - North Dallas Forty
1978 - Who'll Stop the Rain
1978 - Big Wednesday
1977 - The Deep
1975 - Return to Macon County
1973 - Electra Glide in Blue

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Paul Barringer
Ron Johnson
Captain Alan Melder
Barney Austin
Walter Smith
[Complete List]


Nick Nolte was born in Omaha, Nebraska and began his career on stage at the Pasadena Playhouse and in regional theater productions. His breakthrough role was in the TV mini-series "Rich Man, Poor Man" (1976), playing the role of "Tom/Tommy Jordache". Nick Nolte said that when he played a young man in the early scenes of the project, he weighed about 160 pounds. When he played a middle aged man in the later scenes, he weighed over 180 pounds.

  • His father, Frank Nolte, was an irrigation pump salesman. His father was also an All-American candidate at Iowa State in 1934. His mother, Helen Nolte, was a department store buyer. He has an older sister, Nancy, who is the executive for Red Cross.
  • In September 2002, he checked himself into Silver Hill Hospital in Connecticut for counselling after he was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving in Malibu, CA a few days earlier. Tests later showed that he was under the influence of GHB, the "date rape" drug.
  • Father of 'Brawley Nolte' (qv).
  • 12 December 2002 he pleaded no contest to charges of driving under the influence. He was given three years' probation with orders to undergo alcohol and drug counselling with random testing required.
  • He eagerly pursued the role of Cpt. Willard in _Apocalypse Now (1979)_ (qv). When 'Harvey Keitel' (qv) was fired, Nolte thought he had the part, but Coppola gave it to 'Martin Sheen' (qv).
  • His paternal grandfather was a German farmer with a farm in Iowa.
  • Nolte was a heavy drinker until 1990. When 'Katharine Hepburn' (qv) accused him of falling down drunk in every gutter in town, he replied: "I've got a few to go yet."
  • In 1962, Nolte was given five years probation for selling fake draft cards.

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