Nelson, Judd 1959-

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Nelson, Judd 1959-


Full name, Judd Asher Nelson; born November 28, 1959, in Portland, ME; son of Leonard (an attorney) and Merle (an attorney and politician) Nelson. Education: Haverford College, degree in philosophy; studied acting at the Stella Adler Conservatory. Avocational Interests: Golf, reading, writing, motorbiking.


Office—Lighthouse Entertainment, 409 North Camden Dr., Suite 202, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Agent—Aaron R. Kogan, Metropolitan Talent Agency, 4500 Wilshire Blvd., Second Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90010.


Actor. Affiliated with Lighthouse Entertainment, Beverly Hills, CA.

Awards, Honors:

Golden Globe Award nomination, best performance by an actor in a miniseries or motion picture made for television, 1988, for Billionaire Boys Club; Silver Bucket of Excellence Award (with others), MTV Movie awards, 2005.


Film Appearances:

Eddie Keaton, Making the Grade (also known as The Last American Preppy), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists/Cannon, 1984.

Alec Newbary, St. Elmo's Fire, Columbia, 1985.

John Bender, The Breakfast Club, Universal, 1985.

Phil Hicks, Fandango, Warner Bros., 1985.

Billy Turner, Blue City, Paramount, 1986.

Voices of Hot Rod and Rodimus Prime, The Transformers: The Movie (animated; also known as Matrix Forever, The Transformers, Transformers the Movie: Apocalypse! Matrix Forever, Transformers the Movie: Mokushiroku matrix yo eien ni, and Transformers: Matrix yo eien ni), De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, 1986.

Robin "Stormy" Weathers, From the Hip, De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, 1987.

(Uncredited) Motorcycle police officer, Never on Tuesday, Palisades Entertainment, 1988.

Arthur "Buck" Taylor, Relentless, New Line Cinema, 1989.

Himself, Far Out Man (also known as Soul Man II), 1990.

Marty Malt, The Dark Backward (also known as The Man with Three Arms), Strand Releasing, 1991.

Officer Nick Peretti, New Jack City, Warner Bros., 1991.

Andrew Blumenthal, Primary Motive, Blossom Pictures, 1992.

David Mirkin, Entangled (also known as Fatal Attack and Les veufs), 1993.

Jimmy, Every Breath, 1993.

Harry Mirapolsky, Flinch, 1994.

Jimmie Wing, Airheads, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1994.

Phil Gallo, Caroline at Midnight (also known as Someone's Watching), 1994.

Prisoner, Hail Caesar, 1994.

Hit man, For a Few Lousy Dollars, Front Row Communications/Malofilm Distribution/Showcase Entertainment, 1996.

Nathaniel Burke, Steel, Warner Bros., 1997.

Ken Knowles, Light It Up, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1999.

Harold Peters, Falcon Down, New City Releasing, 2000.

Max, The Cure for Boredom (also known as Sex & Bullets), Showcase Entertainment, 2000.

Rufus the buck-toothed sluggard, Endsville, Stick Figure Productions, 2000.

Quitz, Dark Asylum (also known as Return to Death Row), Lions Gate Films, 2001.

Sheriff, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (also known as VA5 and View Askew 5), Miramax/Dimension Films, 2001.

Jack Jones, Deceived, Third Millennium, 2002.

Brian Nathanson, White Rush, Canon Films, 2003.

Father Brian, The Lost Angel, Franchise Pictures, 2003.

Himself, Oh, What a Lovely Tea Party (documentary), View Askew Productions, 2004.

Ziad, The Freediver, 2004, 111 Pictures, 2006.

Shep, Lethal Eviction, The Asylum Home Entertainment, 2005.

Kevin, Little Hercules in 3-D, Little Hercules, 2006.

TV: The Movie (also known as National Lampoon's "TV the Movie"), Xenon Pictures, 2006.

Ella's father, The Caretaker, Turkey Ranch Productions, 2007.

Jonathan Usher, Nevermore, Dayton Street Productions, 2007.

Reporter, A Single Woman, Heroica Films, 2007.

Steven P. D. Landry, Netherbeast Incorporated, 2007.

Film Work:

Associate producer, White Rush, Canon Films, 2003.

Television Appearances; Series:

Jack Richmond, Suddenly Susan, NBC, 1996-99.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Joseph "Joe" Hunt, Billionaire Boys Club, NBC, 1987.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Lieutenant Pete Dunham, Out of the Ashes (also known as Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes), NBC, 1990.

Gideon, Conflict of Interest, 1993.

Dr. Jennings, Blindfold: Acts of Obsession (also known as Blindfold), USA Network, 1994.

Paul Kinsey, Circumstances Unknown, USA Network, 1995.

Matt Curran, Blackwater Trail, 1996.

Alan Freed, Mr. Rock 'n' Roll: The Alan Freed Story (also known as The Big Beat Heat and Mr. Rock and Roll), NBC, 1999.

Jack Hulka, "The New Adventures of Spin and Marty: Suspect Behavior," The Wonderful World of Disney, ABC, 2000.

Phillip Warren, The Spiral Staircase (also known as Le secret du manoir), Fox Family Channel, 2000.

Stanley Caldwell, Cabin by the Lake, USA Network, 2000.

Aaron Roberts, The Lost Voyage, 2001.

Alex, Cybermutt (also known as Rex: Le cyber chien), Animal Planet, 2002.

Darryl Bedford, Santa, Jr., The Hallmark Channel, 2002.

George, Three Wise Guys, USA Network, 2005.

Eric Bryce, The Black Hole, Sci-Fi Channel, 2006.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Shattered If Your Kid's on Drugs (also known as Shattered and Shattered If Your Kid Are on Drugs), 1986.

Vietnam soldier, Funny, You Don't Look 200 (also known as Funny, You Don't Look 200: A Constitutional Vaudeville), ABC, 1987.

Voice, Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam (also known as Dear America), HBO, 1987.

Unauthorized Biography: Jane Fonda, syndicated, 1988.

Host, Harley-Davidson: The American Motorcycle, TBS, 1993.

Host, Unmasked: Exposing the Secrets of Deception, NBC, 1998.

Himself, Outer Limits Farewell Tribute, Showtime and syndicated, 2000.

(In archive footage) Himself, Survivor: The Australian Outback—The Reunion, CBS, 2001.

Himself, Playboy: Inside the Playboy Mansion, Arts and Entertainment, 2002.

(In archive footage) Himself, Mouthing Off: 51 Greatest Smartasses, Comedy Central, 2004.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

The ALMA Awards, ABC, 1998.

Presenter, The Thirteenth Annual Genesis Awards (also known as The 13th Annual Genesis Awards), Animal Planet, 1999.

Host, The 2001 Genesis Awards, Animal Planet, 2001.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Police officer, "Camille," Moonlighting, ABC, 1986.

Himself, The Howard Stern Show, syndicated, 1991.

Gaston, "What's Cookin'?," Tales from the Crypt (also known as HBO's "Tales from the Crypt"), HBO, 1992.

Guest host, Later (also known as Later with Bob Costas, Later with Cynthia Garrett, and Later with Greg Kinnear), NBC, 1994.

Himself, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1997, 1998, 1999.

Himself, Hollywood Squares (also known as H2 and H2: Hollywood Squares), syndicated, 1998.

Sin City Spectacular (also known as Penn & Teller's "Sin City Spectacular"), FX Channel, 1998.

Himself, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 1999.

"The Brat Pack," The E! True Hollywood Story (also known as The Brat Pack: The E! True Hollywood Story and THS), E! Entertainment Television, 1999.

Harry Longworth, "Something about Harry," The Outer Limits (also known as The New Outer Limits), Showtime, Sci-Fi Channel, and syndicated, 2000.

(In archive footage) Himself, "Survivor: Back from the Outback," Survivor, CBS, 2001.

Mick Sheridan, "Time of Your Death," CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (also known as C.S.I., CSI: Las Vegas, CSI Weekends, and Les experts), CBS, 2006.

Ollie, "Fleeting Cheating Meeting," Las Vegas (also known as Casino Eye), NBC, 2007.

Sander Gillis, "The Ride-In," CSI: New York, CBS, 2007.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Martin Potter, "More Than a Feeling," Strange Frequency, VH1, 2001.

Michael McNamara, Sideliners, c. 2006.

Stage Appearances:

Henry Hitchcock, Sleeping Dogs, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 1986.

Sling and bartender, Planet Fires, Mark Taper Forum, 1986.

Orphans, Burt Reynolds Dinner Theatre, Jupiter, FL, 1986.

Paulie, Temple, American Jewish Theatre, New York City, 1988.

Jonathan, Carnal Knowledge, Martin R. Kaufman Theatre, New York City, 1990.

Appeared as Roy, Domino Courts; as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Mozart and Salieri; and as Don Juan, The Stone Guest. Appeared in The Seagull, Los Angeles Theater Company; and in Wrestlers; appeared in productions with the Shoestring Theatre Company (some sources cite name as the Shoestring Shakespeare Company), 1976-78.



Himself, Road to "New Jack City" (short), New Wave Entertainment, 2005.

Music Videos:

John Parr, "St. Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion)," 1985.

Simple Minds, "Don't You (Forget about Me)," 1985.



Every Breath, 1993.



Entertainment Weekly, September 20, 1996, p. 64.

People Weekly, April 19, 1999, p. 121; October 18, 1999, p. 151.

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