Cassavetes, Nick 1959–

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Cassavetes, Nick 1959–


Full name, Nicholas David Rowland Cassavetes; born May 21, 1959, New York, NY; son of John Cassavetes (an actor and director) and Gena Rowlands (an actress); married Ms. Rafalovich (divorced); married Heather Wahlquist (an actress); children: (first marriage) Sasha, Virginia Sara. Education: Studied literature and acting at Syracuse University, 1976-77; also attended American Academy of Dramatic Arts.


Agent—International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211. Office—A-Mark Entertainment, 9595 Wilshire Blvd., Penthouse 1000, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.


Actor and director. A-Mark Entertainment, Los Angeles, CA, partner; previously worked on television commercials. Also worked as a janitor.

Awards, Honors:

Directors' Week Award, best film, Fantasporto, 1997, for Unhook the Stars; Golden Palm nomination, Cannes International Film Festival, 1997, for She's So Lovely; Daytime Emmy Award (with others), outstanding children/youth/family special, 2004, for The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie.


Film Appearances:

(Uncredited) Nick, Husbands, Columbia, 1970.

Adolph, A Woman under the Influence, Castle Hill, 1974.

T. J., Mask (also known as Peter Bogdanovich's "Mask"), Universal, 1985.

Luis, Black Moon Rising, New World Pictures, 1986.

Packard Walsh, The Wraith, New Century, 1986.

Valence, Quiet Cool, New Line Cinema, 1986.

Wayne-O, Assault of the Killer Bimbos, Empire, 1988.

Tony Sarchuzi, Desperation Rising, 1989.

Lyle Pike, Blind Fury, TriStar, 1989.

Tony Braxton, Under the Gun, Marquis, 1989.

Mikey Acosta, Backstreet Dreams (also known as Backstreet Strays), Vidmark Entertainment, 1990.

Object of Desire, 1990.

Major Charles Stewart, Young Commandos (also known as Delta Force 3: The Killing Game and Delta Force 3), Cannon, 1991.

Wolfgang Amadeus "John" Madler, Twogether, Columbia/TriStar Home Video, 1992.

Alan Brogan, Broken Trust, Monarch Home Video, 1993.

Gypsy Eyes (also known as CIA Trackdown), 1993.

Barry Mitchum, Sins of Desire, Columbia/TriStar Home Video, 1993.

Dr. Jonathan Brooks, Body of Influence (also known as Indecent Advances), Academy Entertainment, 1993.

Jack Nietzsche, Sins of the Night, Academy Entertainment, 1993.

Emmett Grazer, Class of 1999 II: The Substitute, Vidmark Entertainment, 1994.

Robert Sherwood, Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (also known as Mrs. Parker and the Round Table), Fine Line Features, 1994.

Johnny Verona, Black Rose of Harlem (also known as Machine Gun Blues and Pistol Blues), New Horizons, 1996.

Adonis Papadapadopounopoulopoulos, Me and the Gods (also known as Farticus), Cinequanon Pictures International, 1997.

Dietrich Hassler, Face/Off (also known as Face Off), Paramount, 1997.

Conversations in Limbo, Limbo Productions, 1998.

Alex Streck, The Astronaut's Wife, New Line Cinema, 1999.

Sergeant Dillard, Life, Universal, 1999.

(Uncredited) Panic, Artisan Entertainment, 2000.

Himself, The Independent, United Lotus Group, 2000.

(Uncredited) Man in Derek's salon, Blow, New Line Cinema, 2001.

Himself, Behind the Scenes of "John Q" (documentary short), New Line Home Video, 2002.

Interviewer, A Decade Under the Influence, 2003.

Film Work; Director:

Unhook the Stars (also known as Decroche les etoiles), Miramax, 1996.

She's So Lovely (also known as Call It Love), Miramax, 1997.

Going After Cacciato, Evolution Entertainment, 2001.

John Q (also known as John Q.), New Line Cinema, 2001.

The Notebook, New Line Cinema, 2004.

Alpha Dog, Universal, 2006.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Steve Cowan, Reunion, CBS, 1980.

Machine-Gun Tex, Shooter, NBC, 1988.

Joe (Joe Joe), Just Like Dad, The Disney Channel, 1996.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Gus, The Marshall Chronicles, ABC, 1990.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Bertrand, "Sparky Brackman R.I.P.?????-1987," L.A. Law, NBC, 1986.

Foley, "The Convict," Matlock, NBC, 1987.

Primo, "Double Identity—November 9, 1965," Quantum Leap, NBC, 1989.

Phil Cooper, Crime and Punishment, NBC, 1993.

Himself, "Horny Biker Babes, Horny Shrinks, and Horny Zombies," Joe Bob's Drive-In Theater, 1995.

Television Work; Movies:

Executive producer, The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie (also known as L'Incroyable Mme Richie), Showtime, 2003.



(With Helen Caldwell) Unhook the Stars (also known as Decroche les etoiles), Miramax, 1996.

(With David McKenna) Blow (based on the novel by Bruce Porter), New Line Cinema, 2000.

Going After Cacciato (based on the novel by Tim O'Brien), Evolution Entertainment, 2001.

Alpha Dog, Universal, 2006.

Film Songs:

"The Voice Inside My Heart," John Q (also known as John Q.), New Line Cinema, 2002.



Business Wire, August 3, 2000, p. 208.

Entertainment Weekly, January 24, 1997, p. 63.

Los Angeles Times, October 27, 1996, p. 33.