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.

  • 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.
  • (1992) Chosen as People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive.
  • Lives in Malibu, California.
  • In 1962, Nolte was given five years probation for selling fake draft cards.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • There is a long-standing misconception that Dr. 'Charles Nolte' (qv), professor emeritus at the University of Minnesota Department of Theatre Arts and Dance, is Nick Nolte's father.
  • Was cast in _Pride and Glory (2008)_ (qv), but just before shooting began, an old knee injury flared up from his footballing days and he had to drop out.

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