Craig T. Nelson

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Craig T. Nelson
Nelson in May 2009
Craig Theodore Nelson

(1944-04-04) April 4, 1944 (age 80)
Years active1971–
Known forHayden Fox in Coach
Notable workCoach, Stir Crazy, Poltergeist, My Name Is Earl, The Incredibles, Parenthood
Robin McCarthy (m. 1965–1978)

Doria Cook-Nelson (m. 1987)

Craig Theodore Nelson (born April 4, 1944) is an American actor, who is known for his roles as Hayden Fox in Coach and as Mr. Incredible in The Incredibles. He has won an Emmy Award.

Life[change | change source]

Nelson was born on April 4, 1944 in Spokane, Washington.[1] He studied at the University of Arizona and at Central Washington University. He was married to Robin Nelson until they divorced in 1978. He is now married to Doria Cook since 1987.

Filmography[change | change source]

Film[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
1971 The Return of Count Yorga Sgt. O'Connor
1973 Scream Blacula Scream Sarge
1974 Flesh Gordon The Monster (voice) Uncredited
1979 ...And Justice for All Frank Bowers
1980 Stir Crazy Deputy Ward Wilson
1980 The Formula Geologist #2
1980 Where the Buffalo Roam Cop on Stand
1980 Private Benjamin Capt. William Woodbridge
1982 Poltergeist Steven Freeling
1983 Man, Woman and Child Bernie Ackerman
1983 Silkwood Winston
1983 All the Right Moves Nickerson
1983 The Osterman Weekend Bernard Osterman
1984 The Killing Fields Major Reeves
1986 Poltergeist II: The Other Side Steven Freeling
1987 Rachel River Marlyn Huutula
1988 Action Jackson Peter Dellaplane
1988 Me and Him Peter Aramis
1989 Born on the Fourth of July Marine Officer
1989 Red Riding Hood Sir Godfrey / Percival
1989 Turner & Hooch Chief Howard Hyde
1989 Troop Beverly Hills Fred Nefler
1996 Ghosts of Mississippi Ed Peters
1996 I'm Not Rappaport The Cowboy
1997 The Devil's Advocate Alexander Cullen
1997 Wag the Dog Senator John Neal Uncredited
2000 The Skulls Litten Mandrake
2001 All Over Again Cole Twain
2004 The Incredibles Bob Parr / Mr. Incredible (voice)
2005 The Family Stone Kelly Stone
2007 Blades of Glory Coach
2009 The Proposal Joe Paxton
2010 The Company Men James Salinger
2011 Soul Surfer Dr. Robinsky
2015 Get Hard Martin Barrow
2016 Gold Kenny Wells
2018 Book Club Bruce
2018 Incredibles 2 Bob Parr / Mr. Incredible (voice)

Television[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
1973 The Mary Tyler Moore Show Charlie Episode: "Mary Richards and the Incredible Plant Lady"
1980 The White Shadow Father Phil Episode: "A Christmas Story"
1982 Chicago Story Kenneth A. Dutton 13 episodes
1984–1985 Call to Glory Col. Raynor Sarnac 23 episodes
1989–1997 Coach Coach Hayden Fox 198 episodes
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy (1992–95)
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (1990–91)
Nominated—Viewers for Quality Television Award for Best Actor in a Quality Comedy Series
1992 Rugrats Frank The SWAT Officer Episode: "Garage Sale"
1999 To Serve and Protect Tom Carr 2 episodes
2000–2004 The District Chief Jack Mannion 89 episodes
Nominated—Prism Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series
Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama
2007 My Name Is Earl Warden Jerry Hazelwood 4 episodes
2008–2009 CSI: NY Robert Dunbrook 3 episodes
2009 Monk Judge Ethan Rickover 2 episodes
2010–2015 Parenthood Zeek Braverman 91 episodes
Prism Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series
Nominated—Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
2013 Hawaii Five-0 Tyler Cain Episode: "He welo 'oihana"
2015 Grace and Frankie Guy 5 episodes
2016 Coach Hayden Fox Upcoming series

Theatre[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
1983–1984 Friends Harold (Okie) Peterson
1998 Ah, Wilderness! Nat Miller

Video games[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
2004 The Incredibles Bob Parr/Mr. Incredible (voice)
2012 Kinect Rush: A Disney-Pixar Adventure Bob Parr/Mr. Incredible (voice)
2013 Disney Infinity Bob Parr/Mr. Incredible (voice)

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