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CRAIG T. NELSON BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Craig T. Nelson was born on April 4th, 1944 in Spokane, Washington with the birth name Craig Theordore Nelson, born to parents, Vera Margaret who was a professional dancer and Armand Gilbert Nelson. 
 
As a young boy, Nelson became involved in karate and earned up to a brown belt.  After high school he attended the University of Arizona and also Central Washington University.
 
When he became involved in acting, he tried to register with the Screen Actors Guild, however there was already a Craig Richard Nelson so therefore he used the name Craig Theodore Nelson.     
 
Craig became most well known for his role as Hayden Fox in the television series, "Coach" (1989-1997), followed by other roles on such television series as, "Call to Glory", "The District", "My Name is Earl", "CSI:NY", and is currently working on the series "Parenthood" (2011-2012). 
 
Along with his work on television he also appeared in a number of films such as, "The Return of Count Yorga" (1971), "Poltergeist" (1982), "Call to Glory" (1984), "Born on the Fourth of July" (1989), "Ghosts of Mississippi" (1996), "Wag the Dog" (1997) and some of his more recent roles on such films as, "The Proposal" (2009), "The Company Men" (2010) and "Soul Surfer" (2011).  He also did voice over work for the animated film, "The Incredibles" (2004).
 
He has married twice throughout his lifetime, his first wife was Robin Nelson whom he wed in the 1960's and they had three children together before the marriage ended in 1978.  He then married Doria Cook in 1987 and they remain together today.   


Filmography

2010-2012 Parenthood 
2011 Soul Surfer
2010 The Company Men 
2009 Monk 
2009 The Proposal
2009 CSI: NY
2007 My Name Is Earl 
2007 Blades of Glory
2005 The Family Stone
2005 The Adventures of Mr. Incredible
2004 The Incredibles
2000-2004 The District
2002 The Agency 
2001 All Over Again
2000 Dirty Pictures 
2000 The Skulls
2000 The Huntress 
1999 To Serve and Protect 
1998 Creature 
1997 Wag the Dog
1997 The Devil's Advocate 
1997 Newton's Apple 
1989-1997 Coach 
1996 I'm Not Rappaport 
1996 Ghosts of Mississippi
1996 If These Walls Could Talk
1994 Take Me Home Again
1994 Probable Cause 
1994 Ride with the Wind 
1993 The Fire Next Time 
1993 The Switch 
1991 The Josephine Baker Story 
1990 Extreme Close-Up 
1990 Drug Wars: The Camarena Story 
1989 Turner & Hooch 
1989 Murderers Among Us: The Simon Wiesenthal Story
1989 Troop Beverly Hills
1989 Red Riding Hood
1988 Me and Him
1988 Action Jackson 
1987 Rachel River 
1986 The Ted Kennedy Jr. Story 
1986 Poltergeist II: The Other Side 
1986 Alex: The Life of a Child 
1984-1985 Call to Glory 
1984 The Killing Fields 
1984 Call to Glory
1983 Silkwood 
1983 All the Right Moves 
1983 The Osterman Weekend 
1983 Man, Woman and Child 
1981-1982 Private Benjamin 
1982 Chicago Story 
1982 Poltergeist 
1982 Paper Doll
1981 Murder in Texas
1981 Chicago Story 
1981 WKRP in Cincinnati
1981 Inmates: A Love Story 
1980 The White Shadow 
1980 The Formula 
1980 Stir Crazy 
1980 The Promise of Love 
1980 Private Benjamin 
1980 Rage! 
1980 Where the Buffalo Roam
1979 Diary of a Teenage Hitchhiker
1979 ...And Justice for All  
1979 How the West Was Won 
1978 The New Adventures of Wonder Woman 
1978 Charlie's Angels
1974 Flesh Gordon
1973 Scream Blacula Scream 
1973 Bachelor-at-Law 
1973 Mary Tyler Moore
1971 The Return of Count Yorga





Matinee Classics - The District starring Craig T. Nelson, Roger Aaron Brown, Sean Patrick Thomas, Elizabeth Marvel, Lynne Thigpen and Jonathan LaPaglia
Matinee Classics - The District starring Craig T. Nelson, Roger Aaron Brown, Sean Patrick Thomas, Elizabeth Marvel, Lynne Thigpen and Jonathan LaPaglia


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