Craig T Nelson

  • 18 February 2005

Occupation

Actor

Craig T. Nelson and Huckleberry Milner at the LA premiere of 'Incredibles 2'. The sequel comes fourteen years after the Oscar winning original and stars Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter and Sarah Vowell - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 5th June 2018

Incredibles 2 Trailer

Following events in 'The Incredibles' whereby the Parr family defeated the supervillain Syndrome and his Omnidroid robot weapon, all five of them (yes, including baby Jack-Jack) are very much out of their initial superhero retirement.

The mother, Helen (Holly Hunter), otherwise known as Elastigirl, is dedicated to fighting crime, while her husband Bob (Craig T. Nelson), aka, Mr. Incredible stays at home to take care of the baby and the other kids, Violet (Sarah Vowell) and Dash (Huck Milner). It's not such a tedious life for Bob in comparision to his wife though, because he gets to fully explore Jack-Jack's emerging superpowers.

But there's a new villain in town that needs the whole family, plus Bob's best superhero pal Frozone (Samuel L. Jackson), to defeat them. The Underminer (John Ratzenberger) is brewing a nefarious scheme at his base, with the intention of exacting war against the world and destroying humankind forever.

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Craig T Nelson - NBC Upfront 2015 at Radio City - New York, New York, United States - Monday 11th May 2015

Craig T Nelson - A host of stars were snapped as they arrived to Radio City Music Hall for the NBC 2015 Upfront event in New York City, New York, United States - Monday 11th May 2015

Video - Wesley Snipes Makes Appeance At 2015 NBC Upfront Ahead Of 'The Player' Series - Part 4

Wesley Snipes - who is set to star in the upcoming series 'The Player' - was spotted on the red carpet at the 2015 NBC Upfront Presentation held at Radio City Music Hall in New York. He was joined by his co-stars Damon Gupton, Philip Winchester and Charity Wakefield.

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Craig T. Nelson To Return As 'Coach' In NBC Revival

By Michael West in Movies / TV / Theatre on 01 April 2015

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'Coach' is heading back to the small-screen.

Craig T. Nelson will reprise his role as Coach Hayden Fox in a sequel series for NBC, which has been given a 13-episode straight to series order. The show will pick up 18 years after the original comedy went off the air.

Craig T. Nelson is reprising his role as Coach in NBC's revival of the original series

The original series spanned nine seasons on ABC, running for 198 episodes and followed the trials and tribulations of Fox, the head coach of the fictional college football team, the Minnesota State University Screaming Eagles. Nelson was nominated for a Golden Globe for his starring role and won the Emmy for best comedy actor in 1992.

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NBC Orders 13 New Episodes Of 90s Comedy 'Coach', Starring Craig T. Nelson

By Elinor Cosgrave in Movies / TV / Theatre on 27 March 2015

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'Coach', the sitcom starring Craig T. Nelson as football coach Hayden Fox, will be back on television this fall. NBC has ordered a new 13 episode season of the 90s sitcom.

The sitcom Coach, starring Craig T. Nelson, will return to our screens in a brand new series. NBC announced they had picked up the new series, consisting of 13 episodes, on Thursday (26th March). Coach has been off air for the past two decades but Nelson is set to reprise his role in the new series which will air this fall. The original series of Coach aired on ABC for nine seasons between 1989 and 1997.


Craig T. Nelso stars in Coach.

Read More: Meet The Modern Family Cast That Could Have Been (But We're Glad Wasn't).

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Get Hard Review

By Rich Cline

Good

Audiences may be divided over whether this comedy crosses the line as it looks for laughs in racism and homophobia, but the cast and crew just manage to keep the movie's heart in the right place. At its core, this is another enjoyable bromance that uses cheap gags to keep the audience chuckling awkwardly. And even if the one joke requires a certain level of gay fear, the film has enough spark and personality to poke fun at what is clearly depicted as narrow-minded paranoia.

It opens in a ludicrously expansive Bel Air mansion, where naive investor James (Will Ferrell) lives with his shark-like fiancee Alissa (Alison Brie), daughter of his boss Martin (Craig T. Nelson). Then as he's performing a duet with John Mayer at his engagement party, the feds swoop in and arrest James for embezzlement. But his innocent plea is ignored, and the judge throws the book at him, sentencing him to 10 years at the notorious San Quentin Penitentiary. With 30 days before he has to report to jail, James hires his car valet Darnell (Kevin Hart) to toughen him up for life behind bars, assuming that because he's black Darnell must surely know something about prison life. Darnell needs the cash, so he plays along, turning to his gang-member cousin Russell (Tip "T.I." Harris) for some street cred.

The script adds some clever texture in Darnell's home life with his no-nonsense wife (Dickerson), who is bemused by the fact that her nice-guy husband is pretending to be a seasoned criminal. Like her, the audience is waiting for the sham to collapse hilariously around him, but the screenplay veers off in some unexpected directions that both increase the tension and push the humour closer to the edge. Even so, the movie's core issue is the gaping divide between obscene Westside wealth and the relative economic struggle in South Central. Although director Etan Cohen never takes any of this too seriously, milking every situation for maximum absurdity.

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Meet The 'Modern Family' Cast That Could Have Been (But We're Glad Wasn't)

By Sophie Miskiw in Movies / TV / Theatre on 05 June 2014

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Meet the 'Modern Family' cast that the producers had originally wanted. We're pleased they didn't get their own way, because we can't imagine a better lineup than the one they have!

We can’t imagine a more perfect cast that the one that Modern Family already has. Every single of one of them has made the roles their own, almost like they were written with them in mind. So you’ll be surprised to hear that hardly any of them were the first choice for the parts! But who did the producers have lined up before the perfect cast finally came together?

Craig T. Nelson was first choice to play Modern Family patriarch Jay Pritchett

Family patriarch Jay Pritchett was originally pegged to be played by Emmy Award winner Craig T. Nelson. Best known for his role as Hayden Fox in Coach and as the voice of Mr. Incredible in the 2004 animated film The Incredibles, producers originally approached Nelson although his pay expectations were too high. Ed O’Neill, who the role eventually went to (and who just IS Jay) explained, “When I read [the script] I thought, ‘Oh boy, this is pretty good.’ And I called my managed and he said, ‘Well, they’re out to Craig T. Nelson.’” We’re grateful that they couldn’t afford Nelson because no-one plays grumpy good guy Jay Pritchard quite like Ed O’Neill. We're also sure that Nelson is kicking himself since Sofia Vergara could have been his onscreen wife! We wonder if he'd known that to begin with it would have made a difference?

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Craig T. Nelson and Doria Cook-Nelson - 30th Annual PaleyFest - 'Parenthood' Screening - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Thursday 7th March 2013

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Soul Surfer Trailer

Thirteen year old Bethany Hamilton loves to surf; she comes from a family of surfers, so there is nothing more she likes doing then catching some waves, in Hawaii, where she lives. When not surfing, she likes hanging out with her friends and flirting with guys, like any other teen her age.

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The Company Men Review

By Rich Cline

Excellent

Strangely sidelined during awards season, this downsizing drama might be a bit downbeat, but it's sharply observant and extremely well-played by an impressive cast. It also says some very important things about the effects of capitalism.

Bobby Walker (Affleck) is a high-flying shipping executive stunned when he's fired after 12 years on the job. Company founder Gene (Jones) is furious at the CEO (Nelson) for sacrificing thousands of employees to guarantee bigger profits for stockholders and executives. And his 30-year-veteran colleague Phil (Cooper) is worried that he might get the chop in the next wave of cuts. While Bobby struggles to accept his unemployment, his wife (DeWitt) is more realistic, suggesting that Bobby take a job with her builder brother (Costner) to tide them over.

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The Killing Fields Review

By Christopher Null

Excellent

People never really got the message about Cambodia that they did about Vietnam. Thanks to movies like The Killing Fields the story can be told, and in fine form. Sam Waterston plays New York Times Sydney Schanberg, who's angrily covering the war from the front lines, but the film (and the Oscar, ultimately) belongs to Haing S. Ngor, who plays Dith Pran, Schanberg's Cambodian translator and assistant. When the shit goes down, Pran can't get out of the country as easily as Schanberg, and the story he tells from the months that followed are epic and heartrending.

Diane Keaton Defends Her Topless Post-Mastectomy Sex Scene

By Steven Williams in Movies / TV / Theatre on 11 October 2005

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Academy Award-winning actress, Diane Keaton, has fought to maintain the sex-scene in the upcoming film 'The Family Stone', in which she appears topless after a fake mastectomy.

'The Godfather' actress Diane Keaton is due to make a brave and shocking appearance in 'The Family Stone', by filming a sex scene with a fake mastectomy. In the film, Keaton portrays Sybil Stone, a survivor of breast cancer. She agreed to film one of the scenes topless, showing off a fake surgical breast removal - reportedly in order to support real-life cancer fighters.

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Keaton, who won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1977's 'Annie Hall', reportedly fought bitterly in order to keep the controversial scene in which her scarred chest to her movie husband, played by Craig T Nelson. This confrontation came after Keaton revealed her hatred for the ways in which these scenes have been approached in the past.

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