Craig Theodore Nelson (born on April 4, 1944) is an American on-screen character. He is referred to for his parts as Hayden Fox on the TV arrangement Coach (for which he won an Emmy), Deputy Ward Wilson in the 1980 film Stir Crazy, Steven Freeling in the 1982 film Poltergeist, the superintendent in My Name is Earl, and Mr. Inconceivable in the 2004 film The Incredibles and its up and coming 2018 continuation. He likewise featured as Zeek Braverman in the TV arrangement Parenthood.
Nelson was born in Spokane, Washington, the child of Vera Margaret (née Spindler; 1906– 1971), an artist, and Armand Gilbert Nelson (1900– 1964), a representative. Nelson has a darker belt in karate. In secondary school, Nelson was the quarterback of the football group and furthermore played baseball. He went to Central Washington University contemplating criminology as he needed to work for the CIA. He dropped out and went to Yakima Valley Community College to consider English writing, yet he dropped out once more. He spent a semester abroad contemplating correspondences at Northfield Universität Herisau in Switzerland. He, in the end, got a dramatization grant to the University of Arizona. Nelson summered stock auditorium in Cripple Creek, Colorado. He at that point moved toward the west, where he filled in as a security protect at a cleaner manufacturing plant in the day and took acting classes at night.
Nelson started his Broadway profession as an entertainer. He was an early individual from The Groundlings parody troupe. Nelson, Barry Levinson, and Rudy De Luca shaped their own satire group and were standard entertainers at The Comedy Store. In 1973, Nelson left the comic drama world, clarifying “the standup comic drama life was pretty unfulfilling for me” and he settled in Mount Shasta where there was no power and no running water; “it was happiness, The Waltons, he said. Nelson had diverse employments amid that time including janitor, handyman, woodworker, surveyor, and instructor. He came back to acting five years later.
He was included as an indicting lawyer who contradicts Al Pacino in the 1979 film …And Justice for All, co-composed by Levinson. In 1983, Nelson showed up in Silkwood, coordinated by Mike Nichols and featuring Meryl Streep, as the secondary school football mentor of Tom Cruise in the dramatization All the Right Moves and as one of the stars of executive Sam Peckinpah’s last film, The Osterman Weekend.
He has shown up in numerous other films (most eminently the Poltergeist arrangement) and had included parts in five TV programs (Coach, Call to Glory, The District, My Name Is Earl, and Parenthood). Mentor kept running from 1989 to 1997, with Nelson featuring as school football mentor Hayden Fox. He voiced Mr. Mind blowing in 2004 vivified film The Incredibles and its up and coming 2018 sequel, he repeated the part again in the computer games Kinect Rush: A Disney-Pixar Adventure and in the Disney Infinity computer game arrangement, aside from the computer game and The Incredibles: Rise of the Underminer, where he was supplanted by performing artist Richard McGonagle.
Amid the mid-1990s, he showed up in the music video for nation vocalist Garth Brooks’ melody “We Shall Be Free”.
On April 2, 1992, he showed up as a visitor on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, where he talked about dashing, his then sixteen-year-old child’s want to wind up a performing artist, and how he had shown up on the show 19 years sooner with a drama troupe called “The Third Bananas,” which included Barry Levinson, Rudy DeLuca, and Wally Amos.
Nelson showed up on CSI: NY as an “adversary” of Gary Sinise’s Taylor.
His latest movies incorporate 2009’s The Proposal as Ryan Reynolds’ wary father and 2010’s The Company Men as a covetous CEO. From 2010 to 2015, he featured in the network show Parenthood as Ezekiel “Zeek” Braverman, the family patriarch.
Nelson expressed in a meeting with Glenn Beck that he had been on welfare and gathered sustenance stamps. “I’ve been on nourishment stamps and welfare, did anyone enable me to out? No. No.”
Nelson has three kids from his past marriage to Robin McCarthy. His second spouse Doria Cook-Nelson is an independent essayist, leader of a hand to hand fighting affiliation, karate educator, kendo instructor and a previous film and TV performing artist who had an included part in the motion picture melodic Mame.
Nelson is a motorsports fan and a devoted racer. He initially took an interest in the 1991 Toyota Celebrity Long Beach Grand Prix and completed ninth. In 1992, he established Screaming Eagles Racing with John Christie and entered and drove a Toyota-engined Spice SE90 in the IMSA 1994 WSC, a Lexus-engined Spice SE90 in 1995 and a Ford-engined Riley and Scott MkIII in the 1996 and 1997 titles.
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