Dec. 5th, 1979
Harlingen, Texas, USA
Nick Stahl's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles
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Nick Stahl was born in Harlingen, Texas on December 5, 1979. After his mother, Dona, took him to see a children's play at the age of 4, Nick confidently declared that acting would be his future. Commericals and community plays followed, two television movies were also released in the early 90s. The breakthrough he needed came next when he starred alongside Mel Gibson (I), who hand-selected Nick for the role, in The Man Without a Face (1993). Nick played Chuck, the little boy who befriends a stranger that was disfigured in an accident. Unfortunately, his follow up films weren't much success and he slowly disappeared from the acting scene. All that changed in 1998 when he starred in two major films, Disturbing Behavior (1998) and The Thin Red Line (1998). Both films had a modest success at the box- office.
- Has two older sisters, Bonny and Emily.
- Lost out to 'Matt Damon' (qv) in _All the Pretty Horses (2000)_ (qv).
- Enjoys fishing, crossword puzzles and watching boxing.
- He lived with actor-director Jacob Tierney - along with many other struggling actors - in a rented house in Santa Monica for two and a half years. Stahl remarked that it was like a 'big actor's frat house'.
- Beat out 'Shane West (I)' (qv) and 'Jake Gyllenhaal' (qv) for his role in _Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)_ (qv).
- Attended the Force of Nature Concert for Tsunami Aid in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in March 2005. Other celebrity guests included 'Wyclef Jean' (qv), 'Esai Morales' (qv), 'Paula Abdul' (qv) and 'Carmen Electra' (qv).
- Among his favorite actors are 'Jack Lemmon (I)' (qv) and 'Vanessa Redgrave' (qv).
- When he was two years old, his father left him, his mother, and his two sisters.