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Nick Nolte is an American actor and former model who appeared in the hit film ‘48 Hours.’

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BirthdayJanuary 8, 1941
NationalityAmerican
FamousFashion, Actors
City/StateNebraska
SpousesClytie Lane (m. 2016), Rebecca Linger (1984–1994), Sharyn Haddad (1978–1983), Sheila Page (1966–1970)
Known asNicholas King Nolte
Birth PlaceOmaha, Nebraska, United States
Height185cm
GenderMale
FatherFranklin A. Nolte
MotherHelen Nolte
Sun SignCapricorn
Born inOmaha, Nebraska, United States
Famous asActor

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Who is Nick Nolte?

Nicholas King “Nick” Nolte is an award-winning American actor and former model, who made it big in the 1980s with films like ‘48 Hours’, ‘Down and Out in Beverly Hills’, and ‘The Prince of Tides’. He won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in Motion Picture Drama, and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for ‘The Prince of Tides’. He also earned Academy Award nominations for ‘Affliction’ and ‘Warrior’. He was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in Television Series Musical or Comedy for his role in the TV series ‘Graves’.He has appeared in more than 67 films and 19 TV series, and has played a variety of characters. He is well-known for his gravelly voice and trademark athleticism. A recovering alcoholic and former drug abuser, Nick Nolte did a series of forgettable films until he went to a rehab and revitalized his career with two smaller projects, ‘Afterglow’ and ‘Affliction’, for which he received his second Best Actor Oscar nomination. His strong performances include his roles in ‘The Golden Bowl’, ‘The Good Thief’, ‘Hotel Rwanda’, and ‘Off the Black’. Since 2008 he worked mostly in the comedy arena with projects like ‘Tropic Thunder’, ‘A Walk in the Woods, and ‘The Ridiculous 6’. In 2016, he took a break from films to concentrate on his TV career.

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Childhood & Early Life

Nicholas King Nolte was born on February 8, 1941, in Omaha, Nebraska, to Franklin Arthur Nolte and Helen. His father was a farmer's son, who ran away from home, and was a three-time letter winner in football at Iowa State University. His mother was a department store buyer. His ancestry includes German, Scots-Irish, English, Scottish and Swiss-German roots.

His maternal grandfather, Matthew Leander King, had invented the hollow-tile silo and was well known during the years of early aviation. He has an elder sister, Nancy, who was an executive for the Red Cross.

He went to Kingsley Elementary School in Waterloo, Iowa. He attended Westside High School in Omaha, where he played football, and was the kicker on the football team. He also studied in Benson High School, but was expelled for hiding beer and drinking it during a practice session.

After he graduated from high school in 1959, he attended Pasadena City College in Southern California and Arizona State University in Tempe on a football scholarship. He also attended Eastern Arizona College in Thatcher and Phoenix College in Phoenix. At Eastern Arizona College, he lettered in football. He also played basketball and baseball.

When his studies ended abruptly due to poor grades, he turned to theaters. After stints at the Stella Adler Academy in Los Angeles, and the Pasadena Playhouse, he traveled the country for several years, and worked in regional theaters. He worked at the Old Log Theater in Minnesota for three years.

Career

Nick Nolte worked as a model from the late 1960s to the early 1970s. In 1973, he appeared in the Griff episode, ‘Who Framed Billy the Kid?’, as Billy Randolph, a football player accused of murder. In 1976, he starred in the television miniseries ‘Rich Man, Poor Man’, based on Irwin Shaw's best-selling novel.

He appeared with Andy Griffith in ‘Winter Kill’, a television film made as a pilot of a television series. He also appeared on ‘Adams of Eagle Lake’, but these did not boost his acting career.

In 1977, he starred in ‘The Deep’, an adventure film based on Peter Benchley's novel of the same name. In 1978, he appeared in the psychological drama film ‘Who'll Stop the Rain’.

In 1979, he was featured in ‘North Dallas Forty’, which was based on Peter Gent's novel. In 1982, he starred in ‘48 Hrs’ with Eddie Murphy. It was an American action comedy film directed by Walter Hill.

During the 1980s, he starred in ‘Under Fire’ (1983), ‘Grace Quigley’ (1985), ‘Down and Out in Beverly Hills’ (1986), ‘Extreme Prejudice’ (1987) and ‘New York Stories’ (1989). He also starred in the sequel ‘Another 48 Hrs’.

In 1991, he did ‘The Prince of Tides’ and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor. He also starred in Martin Scorsese's remake of ‘Cape Fear’ with Robert De Niro and Jessica Lange.

In 1992, he featured in ‘Lorenzo's Oil’, an American drama directed by George Miller. He then starred in ‘Jefferson in Paris’ in 1995, ‘Mulholland Falls’ in 1996, and ‘Afterglow’ in 1997.

He starred with Sean Penn in three films—Terrence Malick's war epic ‘The Thin Red Line’, ‘U Turn’ and ‘Gangster Squad’.

He appeared in ‘Clean’, the 2004 drama film directed by French director Olivier Assayas. He also appeared in ‘Hotel Rwanda’, a British-Italian-South African historical drama film directed by Terry George.

Nick Nolte acted in a supporting role in the 2006 drama ‘Peaceful Warrior’, directed by Victor Salva and written by Kevin Bernhardt. He also did a supporting role in the comedy movie ‘Tropic Thunder’ in 2008.

In 2011, he portrayed Paddy Conlon, who was recovering from alcohol abuse, in ‘Warrior’. The same year, he starred with Dustin Hoffman in the HBO series ‘Luck’. However, HBO ended the series after three horses died during filming.

In 2015, he was featured in the biopic comedy-drama ‘A Walk in the Woods’ and in the revenge thriller ‘Return to Sender’, a psychological thriller film directed by Fouad Mikati.

In 2016, he starred in ‘Graves’ on Epix TV. It is an American comedy television series created by Joshua Michael Stern. The show is about a former President of the US who admits to mistakes he made while in office.

Major Works

Nick Nolte’s performances in the films ‘Clean’, and ‘Hotel Rwanda’ received positive reviews. His soulful portrayal as rebel Tom Jordache in the TV miniseries ‘Rich Man, Poor Man’ won him critical acclaim and brought him into the spotlight. His roles as football player Phillip Elliott in ‘North Dallas Forty’, and policeman Jack Cates in ‘48 Hrs’ won him critical acclaim.

Awards & Achievements

For ‘The Prince of Tides’, Nick Nolte was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1992. He won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in Motion Picture Drama for the same role. He also earned Academy Award nominations for ‘Affliction’, and ‘Warrior’.

He was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in Television Series Musical or Comedy for his role in the TV series ‘Graves’.

Personal Life

Nick Nolte has been married four times. He married Sheila Page in 1966 and was divorced in 1970. He married Sharyn Haddad in 1978 and divorced her in 1983. Eventually he married Rebecca Linger in 1984 and got a divorce in 1994. He and Linger have a son, Brawley King Nolte, who was born in 1986. He also has a daughter Sophie, who was born in 2007.

He has also been in relationships with Debra Winger, an American actress, and Vicki Lewis, an American singer and actress.

In 2016, he got married for the fourth time, tying the knot with Clytie Lane.

In 1965, he was arrested for selling counterfeit documents, and was given a 45-year prison sentence and a hefty fine. Luckily for him, the sentence was suspended. However, this suspended his eligibility to join the military.

He had a long struggle with drug and alcohol abuse. In 2002, he was arrested for drunken driving in Malibu, California. The subsequent reactions in the media inspired him to go to a rehab to recover, and boost his failing career. He was given three years' probation, and was ordered to undergo alcohol and drug counseling.

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Nick Nolte awards

YearNameAward

Golden Globe Awards

1992Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - DramaThe Prince of Tides (1991)

Nick Nolte biography timelines

  • // 8th Feb 1941
    Nicholas King Nolte was born on February 8, 1941, in Omaha, Nebraska, to Franklin Arthur Nolte and Helen. His father was a farmer's son, who ran away from home, and was a three-time letter winner in football at Iowa State University. His mother was a department store buyer. His ancestry includes German, Scots-Irish, English, Scottish and Swiss-German roots.
  • // 1959
    After he graduated from high school in 1959, he attended Pasadena City College in Southern California and Arizona State University in Tempe on a football scholarship. He also attended Eastern Arizona College in Thatcher and Phoenix College in Phoenix. At Eastern Arizona College, he lettered in football. He also played basketball and baseball.
  • // 1965
    In 1965, he was arrested for selling counterfeit documents, and was given a 45-year prison sentence and a hefty fine. Luckily for him, the sentence was suspended. However, this suspended his eligibility to join the military.
  • // 1973 To 1976
    Nick Nolte worked as a model from the late 1960s to the early 1970s. In 1973, he appeared in the Griff episode, ‘Who Framed Billy the Kid?’, as Billy Randolph, a football player accused of murder. In 1976, he starred in the television miniseries ‘Rich Man, Poor Man’, based on Irwin Shaw's best-selling novel.
  • // 1977 To 1978
    In 1977, he starred in ‘The Deep’, an adventure film based on Peter Benchley's novel of the same name. In 1978, he appeared in the psychological drama film ‘Who'll Stop the Rain’.
  • // 1979 To 1982
    In 1979, he was featured in ‘North Dallas Forty’, which was based on Peter Gent's novel. In 1982, he starred in ‘48 Hrs’ with Eddie Murphy. It was an American action comedy film directed by Walter Hill.
  • // 1991
    In 1991, he did ‘The Prince of Tides’ and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor. He also starred in Martin Scorsese's remake of ‘Cape Fear’ with Robert De Niro and Jessica Lange.
  • // 1992
    For ‘The Prince of Tides’, Nick Nolte was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1992. He won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in Motion Picture Drama for the same role. He also earned Academy Award nominations for ‘Affliction’, and ‘Warrior’.
  • // 2002
    He had a long struggle with drug and alcohol abuse. In 2002, he was arrested for drunken driving in Malibu, California. The subsequent reactions in the media inspired him to go to a rehab to recover, and boost his failing career. He was given three years' probation, and was ordered to undergo alcohol and drug counseling.
  • // 2004
    He appeared in ‘Clean’, the 2004 drama film directed by French director Olivier Assayas. He also appeared in ‘Hotel Rwanda’, a British-Italian-South African historical drama film directed by Terry George.
  • // 2006 To 2008
    Nick Nolte acted in a supporting role in the 2006 drama ‘Peaceful Warrior’, directed by Victor Salva and written by Kevin Bernhardt. He also did a supporting role in the comedy movie ‘Tropic Thunder’ in 2008.
  • // 2011
    In 2011, he portrayed Paddy Conlon, who was recovering from alcohol abuse, in ‘Warrior’. The same year, he starred with Dustin Hoffman in the HBO series ‘Luck’. However, HBO ended the series after three horses died during filming.
  • // 2015
    In 2015, he was featured in the biopic comedy-drama ‘A Walk in the Woods’ and in the revenge thriller ‘Return to Sender’, a psychological thriller film directed by Fouad Mikati.
  • // 2016
    In 2016, he starred in ‘Graves’ on Epix TV. It is an American comedy television series created by Joshua Michael Stern. The show is about a former President of the US who admits to mistakes he made while in office.
  • // 2016
    In 2016, he got married for the fourth time, tying the knot with Clytie Lane.

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Nick Nolte's FAQ

  • What is Nick Nolte birthday?

    Nick Nolte was born at 1941-01-08

  • Where is Nick Nolte's birth place?

    Nick Nolte was born in Omaha, Nebraska, United States

  • What is Nick Nolte nationalities?

    Nick Nolte's nationalities is American

  • Who is Nick Nolte spouses?

    Nick Nolte's spouses is Clytie Lane (m. 2016), Rebecca Linger (1984–1994), Sharyn Haddad (1978–1983), Sheila Page (1966–1970)

  • How tall is Nick Nolte?

    Nick Nolte's height is 185

  • Who is Nick Nolte's father?

    Nick Nolte's father is Franklin A. Nolte

  • Who is Nick Nolte's mother?

    Nick Nolte's mother is Helen Nolte

  • What is Nick Nolte's sun sign?

    Nick Nolte is Capricorn

  • How famous is Nick Nolte?

    Nick Nolte is famouse as Actor