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
Graves TV Show
Rich Man, Poor Man TV Show
Rich Man, Poor Man

Main Movie Roles

2015 - A Walk In The Woods
2015 - Asthma
2015 - Run All Night
2014 - Noah
2014 - Hateship, Loveship
2013 - Gangster Squad
2013 - Parker
2013 - The Company You Keep
2011 - Arthur
2011 - Zookeeper
2011 - Warrior
2010 - Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore
2008 - The Spiderwick Chronicles
2008 - Tropic Thunder
2008 - The Mysteries of Pittsburgh
2007 - Manufacturing Dissent
2007 - Chicago 10
2006 - Paris, je t'aime
2006 - Off the Black
2006 - Over the Hedge
2005 - Neverwas
2004 - Hotel Rwanda
2003 - Northfork
2003 - Hulk
2000 - Trixie
2000 - The Golden Bowl
1999 - Breakfast of Champions
1998 - The Thin Red Line
1997 - Afterglow
1997 - Nightwatch
1997 - Affliction
1996 - Mother Night
1996 - Mulholland Falls
1994 - Blue Chips
1994 - I Love Trouble
1992 - The Player
1992 - Lorenzo's Oil
1991 - Cape Fear
1991 - The Prince of Tides
1990 - Q & A
1990 - Everybody Wins
1990 - Another 48 Hrs.
1989 - New York Stories
1989 - Farewell to the King
1989 - Three Fugitives
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
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
Billy Randolph
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.

  • Nolte's father, Franklin A. Nolte, was an All-American candidate at Iowa State in 1934. He served in the Pacific Theater in World War II, with the elite US Marine Raiders. When he was discharged, he went home to his family, but according to Nick Nolte, he was a different man and didn't speak often. Nolte consulted his father while preparing for _Who'll Stop the Rain (1978)_ (qv) where he played a Vietnam veteran.
  • Father of 'Brawley Nolte' (qv).
  • 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.
  • He, along with 'Christopher Walken' (qv), were both considered for the role of Han Solo in _Star Wars (1977)_ (qv).
  • Is of German, Swedish, Irish and Italian descent.
  • Lives in Malibu, California.
  • His career started in Minneapolis, Minnesota at the 'Eleanor Moore' (qv) Agency as a model for print ads.
  • In 1978 Karen Ecklund, his girlfriend of 5 years, sued him for community property and support.

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