Craig T. Nelson

Craig T. Nelson

Actor + Director + Producer + Screenwriter
Born Apr 4, 1944

Craig Theodore Nelson is an American actor. He is perhaps best known for his Emmy-winning role as Hayden Fox on the TV series Coach, Deputy Ward Wilson in the 1980 film Stir Crazy, Steve Freeling in the 1982 film Poltergeist and Mr. Incredible in the 2004 film The Incredibles. He also stars in the TV series Parenthood.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Craig T. Nelson.


1944 Birth Born on April 4, 1944.


1973 29 Years Old In 1973, Nelson left the comedy world, explaining "the standup comedy life was pretty unfulfilling for me" and he settled in Mount Shasta where there was no electricity and no running water; "it was contentment, The Waltons, he said. … Read More


1979 35 Years Old He was featured as a prosecuting attorney who opposes Al Pacino in the 1979 film And Justice for All, co-written by Levinson.
1983 39 Years Old In 1983, Nelson appeared in Silkwood, directed by Mike Nichols and starring Meryl Streep, as the high school football coach of Tom Cruise in the drama All the Right Moves and as one of the stars of director Sam Peckinpah's final film, The Osterman Weekend. … Read More


1989 45 Years Old Coach ran from 1989 to 1997, with Nelson starring as college football coach Hayden Fox.


2004 60 Years Old He voiced Mr. Incredible in the 2004 animated film The Incredibles. … Read More
2009 65 Years Old His most recent films include 2009's The Proposal as Ryan Reynolds' skeptical father and 2010's The Company Men as a greedy CEO.
2010 66 Years Old From 2010 to 2015, he starred in the television show Parenthood as Zeek Braverman, the family patriarch. … Read More
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