Judd Nelson

Actor + Producer and Screenwriter
Born Nov 28, 1959

Judd Asher Nelson is an American actor, screenwriter, and producer. He is best known for being a member of the "Brat Pack" in the mid-1980s; and for his roles as John Bender in The Breakfast Club, Alec Newbary in St. Elmo's Fire, Hot Rod and Rodimus Prime in The Transformers: The Movie and Jack Richmond in Suddenly Susan.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Judd Nelson.


1959 Birth Born on November 28, 1959.


1986 26 Years Old In 1986 Nelson provided the voice of Hot Rod/Rodimus Prime in The Transformers: The Movie and teamed up with Breakfast Club alumna Ally Sheedy for a third time in Blue City. … Read More
1987 27 Years Old He starred opposite Burt Reynolds in the ABC Afterschool Special Shattered If Your Kid's On Drugs, which also featured Megan Follows and Dermot Mulroney. 1987 saw him starring in the Bob Clark courtroom comedy From the Hip, which co-starred John Hurt and Elizabeth Perkins; he also provided a stand-out performance in Billionaire Boys Club, a courtroom thriller based on actual events; his performance earned him a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor in a Mini-Series.
1988 28 Years Old In the Fall of 1988 he played Konstantin in Chekhov's The Seagull directed by Charles Marowitz at the Los Angeles Theatre Center, earning praise as did the entire production. … Read More


1990 30 Years Old In the Fall of 1990 he appeared on stage in Chicago and New York in Jules Feiffer's Carnal Knowledge with Jon Cryer. … Read More
1991 31 Years Old In 1991, he had a starring role in the Mario Van Peebles-directed New Jack City, an urban gangster film with Wesley Snipes, Ice-T, Vanessa A. Williams, and Chris Rock; the film was a commercial success. … Read More
1994 34 Years Old In 1994 Nelson appeared with Steve Buscemi, Chris Farley and Adam Sandler in the comedy Airheads, with Gina Gershon in the psychological thriller Flinch, and with then partner Shannen Doherty in the thriller Blindfold: Acts of Obsession; he further wrote, produced, and starred in the thriller Every Breath in which he co-starred with Joanna Pacula. … Read More


2002 42 Years Old …  In 2002 he co-starred with Lauren Holly in Santa, Jr. and reprised his role as John Bender in an episode of Family Guy (2007). … Read More


2012 52 Years Old In 2012, Nelson played the role of Headmaster Nash in the live-action feature film Bad Kids Go to Hell, based on the best-selling graphic novel of the same name. … Read More
2013 53 Years Old In 2013 Nelson authored four books released on Kindle: "The Power of Speech", "Nine of Diamonds", "The Gig" and "Water Music". … Read More
2015 55 Years Old As of 2015, Nelson is starring alongside Zimbabwean actress Chloe Traicos in the comedy The Death and Life of Johnny G. While Nelson had the experience the prior year of a fake news story claiming his death, this film is about an aging star who deliberately fakes his own death to gain publicity.
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