Coster, Nicolas 1934–(Nicholas Coster, Nick Coster)

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COSTER, Nicolas 1934
(Nicholas Coster, Nick Coster)


Born December 3, 1934, in London, England; father, a New Zealand marine commander; married Candace Hilligoss (an actress and novelist; divorced, 1981); children: two daughters, Ian. Education: Attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts; studied acting at Sanford Meisner's Neighborhood Playhouse; studied film at New York University. Avocational Interests: Scuba diving.

Career: Actor. Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, MN, founding member; Cousteau Society, founding member. Military service: U.S. Coast Guard skipper.

Awards, Honors: Soap Opera Digest Award nomination, outstanding actor in a supporting role on a daytime serial, 1986, Daytime Emmy Award nominations, outstanding supporting actor in a drama series, 1986, 1988, Soap Opera Digest Award, outstanding actor in a supporting roledaytime, 1988, Daytime Emmy Award nominations, outstanding lead actor in a drama series, 1991, 1992, all for Santa Barbara.


Film Appearances:

(Uncredited) Bit part, Titanic, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1953.

Asa Polsen, The Outcast (also known as The Fortune Hunter ), Republic Pictures, 1954.

Roy Fellows, City of Shadows, Republic Pictures, 1955.

Light Fantastic, Embassy Pictures, 1964.

Harry Lindsay, My Blood Runs Cold, Warner Bros., 1965.

James Quinn, The Sporting Club, AVCO Embassy, 1971.

Markham, All the President's Men, Warner Bros., 1976.

Major Sidney Huff, MacArthur's aide, MacArthur (also known as MacArthur, the Rebel General ), Universal, 1977.

Spitzer, The Big Fix, Universal, 1978.

David Fillmore, Slow Dancing in the Big City, United Artists, 1978.

U.S. Olympic team doctor, Goldengirl, AVCO Embassy, 1979.

Harris, Just You and Me, Kid, Columbia, 1979.

Dr. Stone, The Concorde: Airport '79 (also known as Airport '79, Airport '80: The Concorde, The Concorde, and S.O.S. Concorde ), Universal, 1979.

Fitzgerald, The Electric Horseman, Universal, 1979.

Mr. Whitney, Little Darlings, Paramount, 1980.

Warden Henry Sampson, Stir Crazy, Columbia, 1980.

Walter, Why Would I Lie?, 1980.

Avery, The Pursuit of D. B. Cooper (also known as Pursuit ), Universal, 1981.

Paul Trullinger, Reds, Paramount, 1981.

Hunt Shelton, Big Business, Buena Vista, 1988.

Dr. Phillip Jellinak, Sr., How I Got into College, 1989.

Harry Lovell, Betsy's Wedding, Buena Vista, 1990.

Admiral Torrance, Freedom Strike, APix Entertainment, 1998.

Charles, Love Happens, Curb Entertainment, 1999.

Emcee, Miss Supreme Queen, 1999.

Bum Joe, Blood Type, 1999.

Television Appearances; Series:

Dr. Matt Steele #3, Young Dr. Malone, NBC, 19621963.

Professor Paul Britton #1, The Secret Storm, CBS, 1964, 19671969.

John Eldridge, Our Private World, CBS, 1965.

John Eldridge, As the World Turns, CBS, 1966.

Robert Delaney, Somerset (also known as Another World: Somerset and Somerset: Bay City ), NBC, 19701972.

Robert Delaney, Another World (also known as Another World: Bay City ), NBC, 19701971, 19721976, 1980, 1989.

Chief J. C. Carson, The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo (also know as Lobo ), NBC, 19801980.

Dr. Morris Whitford, Ryan's Four, ABC, 1983.

Anthony Makana, One Life to Live, ABC, 19831984.

Lionel Lockridge, Santa Barbara, NBC, 19841988, 19901993.

Steve Andrews, All My Children, ABC, 19881989.

John Eldridge, As the World Turns, CBS, 19931995.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Peter Ajemian, The Word, CBS, 1978.

Matty Firestone, Princess Daisy, NBC, 1983.

Television Appearances; Movies:

General Philip Sheridan, The CourtMartial of George Armstrong Custer, NBC, 1977.

Governor, A Fire in the Sky, NBC, 1978.

Dr. Roberts, Long Journey Back, ABC, 1978.

Carl, Friendly Fire, ABC, 1979.

Bud Hensen, The Solitary Man, CBS, 1979.

(Uncredited) The Women's Room, ABC, 1980.

The Day the Bubble Burst, NBC, 1982.

Maurice Carver, M.A.D.D.: Mothers against Drunk Drivers, NBC, 1983.

Uncle Edgar, Beverly Hills Madam (also known as Ladies of the Night ), NBC, 1986.

Mr. Gorman, Incident at Dark River (also known as Dark RiverA Father's Revenge ), TNT, 1989.

General Renning"Icarus," By Dawn's Early Light (also known as Red Alert ), HBO, 1990.

Natural Selection (also known as Dark Reflection ), Fox, 1994.

Harry Winslow, Hearts Adrift, USA Network, 1996.

Arthur Durning, Full Circle (also known as Danielle Steel's "Full Circle "), NBC, 1996.

Ezra Bushmaster, The Dukes of HazzardHazzard in Hollywood, CBS, 2000.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Linderman, Ebony, Ivory and Jade, CBS, 1979.

Bert Arkins, Bender, CBS, 1979.

Whitford, Ryan's Four, ABC, 1983.

Mr. Hamilton, Smart Guys, NBC, 1988.

Dr. Carter Bart, South of Sunset, CBS, 1993.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Stanford McKay, You Are the Jury, NBC, 1986.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"No Leave for the Captain," The United States Steel Hour, CBS, 1959.

"The Accident," The Defenders, CBS, 1961.

"Thou Art Woman," Directions, ABC, 1962.

"The Living End," No Time for Sergeants, ABC, 1964.

"Charlie Paradise," Brenner, CBS, 1964.

Kenneth Layton, "Far Below," The Felony Squad, ABC, 1966.

Gregory, "Bad Bet on a 459Silent," The Green Hornet, ABC, 1967.

"The Witness," N.Y.P.D., ABC, 1967.

"Bull's Eye," The Blue Knight, CBS, 1976.

Professor Croydon, "Angels on the Air," Charlie's Angels, ABC, 1977.

Lansford Ingalls, "I Remember, I Remember," Little House on the Prairie, NBC, 1978.

"The Dream," Baretta, ABC, 1978.

Jeremy Greene, "Women Write Stories, and the Men Buy a Horse," Husbands, Wives & Lovers, CBS, 1978.

"A Matter of State," The Amazing SpiderMan, CBS, 1978.

(As Nicholas Coster) Augie Augustine, "A Good Clean Bust with Sequel Rights," The Rockford Files, NBC, 1978.

Augie La Rocca, "The Dating Game" (also known as "Ann's Dating Game"), One Day at a Time, CBS, 1978.

Joe Morris, "Act of Love," Dallas, CBS, 1978.

Silas Lockhart, "The Deadly Dolphin," Wonder Woman, CBS, 1978.

"False Images," The Runaways, NBC, 1979.

"Episode 3," The Lazarus Syndrome, AB, 1979.

Colonel Drake, "Blind Rage," The Incredible Hulk, CBS, 1979.

Zev Arno, "A Chilling Surprise," Kate Loves a Mystery, NBC, 1979.

"Loose Larry's List of Losers," Tenspeed and Brown Shoe, NBC, 1980.

"The Ghost Maker," Paris, CBS, 1980.

Allerick, "Olympiad," Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, NBC, 1980.

Lyle Sloan, "Jock's Trial: Parts 1 & 2," Dallas, CBS, 1980.

Derek Frye, "The Least Dangerous Game," Simon & Simon, CBS, 1981.

(As Nicholas Coster) "Blue Collar," Today's F.B.I., ABC, 1982.

Fred Brunis, "Blue and BrokenHarted," Hart to Hart, ABC, 1982.

Warner, "The Butler Did It (A Bird in the Hand)," Police Squad!, CBS, 1982.

"Favor for an Enemy," Shannon, CBS, 1982.

"A Ghost of a Chance," Quincy, M.E. (also known as Quincy ), NBC, 1982.

David Warner "Daddy's Girl," The Facts of Life, NBC, 1982.

David Stallings, "Pirate's Key: Parts 1 & 2," Simon & Simon, CBS, 1983.

Andrew "Andy" MacKenzie, "I Do?," Magnum P.I., CBS, 1983.

Thomas Quinlan, "The Crystal Duck," Hardcastle and McCormick, ABC, 1983.

Brad Thurman, "The Shadow of Truth," T. J. Hooker, ABC, 1983.

(As Nicholas Coster) Ross Manley, "Return to Cadiz," Knight Rider, NBC, 1983.

David Warner "It's Lonely at the Top," The Facts of Life, NBC, 1985.

Phil, "Deadly Honeymoon," Alfred Hitchcock Presents, NBC, 1986.

David Warner, "Where's Poppa?," The Facts of Life, NBC, 1986.

David Warner, "Rites of Passage: Part 1," The Facts of Life, NBC, 1987.

Brian P. Young, "Brackman Vasektimized," L.A. Law, NBC, 1987.

David Warner, "The Beginning of the End," The Facts of Life, NBC, 1988.

"Rashomanny," Hooperman, ABC, 1989.

Amos Borden, "First Day/Last Day," thirtysomething, ABC, 1989.

Dr. Craig Zachary, "Smooth Operators," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1989.

Lowell Michaels, "Tony Does Golf," Who's the Boss?, ABC, 1989.

Gleason, "Ring of Honor," Hunter, NBC, 1989.

Dr. Frederick Alexander, "The Raising of Lazarus," War of the Worlds, syndicated, 1989.

Wes Hofsteader, "Call of the Wild," Life Goes On, ABC, 1989.

Admiral Anthony Haftel, "The Offspring," Star Trek: The Next Generation, syndicated, 1990.

Connor McCarthy, "Three for the Money," Midnight Caller, NBC, 1990.

Doc, "There but for the Grace," MacGyver, ABC, 1991.

Chester Gaddis, "The Trial: Parts 1 & 2," Matlock, NBC, 1991.

Andrew Blaine, "You Don't Know Me," Jake and the Fatman, CBS, 1991.

Mr. Azarian, "April Is the Cruelest Month," Beverly Hills, 90210, Fox, 1991.

Morgan Stern, "Confession," Law & Order, NBC, 1991.

Black Tie Affair, NBC, 1993.

"My Dinner with Nick," Dark Justice, CBS, 1993.

Reid Mullen, "Volunteers," Law & Order, NBC, 1993.

Dr. Woodruff, "Intruders," Nurses, NBC, 1993.

Jinky, "Luther Get Your Gun," Coach, ABC, 1996.

Ellis Kodack, "The Publishing Episode," Mr. & Mrs. Smith, CBS, 1996.

Liam Ryan, "Pumped Up," Silk Stalkings, USA Network, 1997.

Senator Randall Stevens, "Politics," Tracey Takes On ... , HBO, 1997.

(As Nick Coster) Parker Stanley Tyler, "All the President's Women," Gun, ABC, 1997.

Hunter McReady, "Soldiers of Misfortune," Pensacola: Wings of Gold, syndicated, 1998.

(As Nicholas Coster) Judge Blaisdale, "Legend II: Vengeance," Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, CBS, 1998.

"Faith," Michael Hayes, CBS, 1998.

Captain Harriman, "Lost Voyage," Timecop, ABC, 1998.

Chancellor Stevens, "Feelin' Albright," 3rd Rock from the Sun, NBC, 1998.

Chancellor Stewart, "Paranoid Dick," 3rd Rock from the Sun, NBC, 1999.

Carl Shipman, "Ties That Bind," L.A. Heat, TNT, 1999.

Jed Raines, "Father Knows Best," Gideon's Crossing, ABC, 2000.

Mr. Oswald, "Off the Grid," Judging Amy, CBS, 2001.

Also appeared in 9 to 5, ABC; Reasonable Doubts, NBC.

Stage Appearances:

A.D.C., Ross, Eugene O'Neill Theatre, New York City, 19611962, then Hudson Theatre, New York City, 1962.

Alan, The Ninety Day Mistress, Biltmore Theatre, New York City, 1967.

Herb Shuttle, Happy Birthday, Wanda June, Theatre de Lys, New York City, 19701971.

Frank, Twigs, Broadhurst Theatre, New York City, 19711972, then Plymouth Theatre, New York City, 1972.

Standby for Jerry Ryan, Seesaw, Mark Hellinger Theatre, New York City, 1973.

Captain Amassa Delano, The Old Glory, American Place Theatre, New York City, 1976.

Jeff, Otherwise Engaged, Plymouth Theatre, 1977.

Oscar Hubbard, The Little Foxes, Martin Beck Theatre, New York City, 1981.

General, Getting Married, Circle in the Square, New York City, 1991.

Max, Jack's Holiday, Playwrights Horizons, New York City, 1995.

Uncle Halsey, The Body of Bourne, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 2001.

Krapp's Last Tape (oneman show), SeneyStovall Chapel, Athens, GA, 2002.

Also appeared in The NinetyDay Mistress, State Theatre of Pennsylvania, New Hope, PA.

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