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Craig T. Nelson Biography

Birth Place:
Spokane, Washington, United States
Profession
Actor, producer, voice-overs, director

Fast Facts

  • Father was a drummer in Bing Crosby's band
  • Started his entertainment career as a comedy writer and stand-up comic; for a time, his writing partner was future director Barry Levinson
  • Quit show business for four and a half years to live in Northern California and raise a family
  • Used his middle initial to differentiate himself from another Craig Nelson in show business
  • Is an avid golfer and played in the 2011 Pebble Beach Pro-Am tournament
  • Owns an auto-racing team called the Screaming Eagles

Awards

  • 2015Critics' Choice Television Awards-Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 1995Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 1994Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 1993Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 1992Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: winner
  • 1992Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 1991Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1990Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated

Relationships

  • Tiffany Nelson -- Daughter
  • Robin Nelson -- Ex-wife
  • Christopher Nelson -- Son
  • Noah Nelson -- Son
  • Doria Cook-Nelson -- Wife