Judd Nelson

Actor + Producer and Screenwriter
Born Nov 28, 1959

Judd Asher Nelson is an American [[Actor], [[screenwriter|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, 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


1991 31 Years Old …  He then worked for a second time with Adam Rifkin, this time starring in The Dark Backward (1991) with Bill Paxton; this quirky comedy also featured fellow actor Rob Lowe, as well as Lara Flynn Boyle, James Caan, and Wayne Newton; Nelson plays the worst comedian in stand-up comedy history. 1991 would also see a starring role in the Mario Van Peebles-directed New Jack City, an urban gangster film with Wesley Snipes, Ice-T, Vanessa L. Williams, and Chris Rock; the film was a commercial success. … Read More
1994 34 Years Old In 1994 Nelson starred with Steve Buscemi and Adam Sandler in the comedy Airheads, with Gina Gershon in the psychological thriller Flinch, and also wrote, produced, and starred in the thriller Every Breath. … Read More


2010 50 Years Old Nelson is frequently referenced in relation to the eighties due to the popularity of his early films: The Breakfast Club and St. Elmo's Fire (1985); indeed, regarding his working relationship with John Hughes - and his role in The Breakfast Club - Nelson appeared at the 2010 Academy Awards to pay a tribute to the late film director along with other cast members of Hughes' films.
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