Judd Nelson Biography

Birthday: 1959-11-28
Place of Birth: Portland, Maine USA
Height: 5' 10" (1.78 m)
Wiki Biography: Born in Portland, Maine to attorney Leonard Nelson and his wife, Merle Nelson, (attorney and state assemblywoman), Judd attended St. Paul's preparatory school in Concord, New Hampshire before majoring in philosophy at the prestigious Haverford College in Pennsylvania. The acting bug bit when he went to watch a friend's audition and was obliged to audition in order to stay. He won the role. After graduation, Judd headed for New York City and the Stella Adler Conservatory where he was believable in the role as the "street-smart Eddie Keaton" in the comedy Making the Grade (1984). Judd's next film role was as the stodgy ROTCer, Phil Hicks, in the ensemble comedy Fandango (1985). Important and diverse roles in the brat-pack films The Breakfast Club (1985) and St. Elmo's Fire (1985) quickly followed. With his privileged upbringing, Judd could have brought the right degree of preppy-smarmyness, (ala James Spader), to any number of vapid roles, but his intense stare and dark smoldering looks gave him a hint of danger which added to his credibility in films like the Billionaire Boys Club (1987) (TV), From the Hip (1987) and New Jack City (1991). While Judd's career has been peppered with under-promoted films and poorly-written TV appearances, critics have not been overly kind to this misunderstood actor.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Making the Grade 1982 - 1982 Comedy
Rock 'n' Roll Hotel Johnny 2009
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Hail Caesar 0000
St. Elmo's Fire Alex 1985 0, Biography
Fandango 1985 Comedy
The Breakfast Club John Bender 1985 Comedy, Drama
Blue City Billy Turner 1986 Action, Crime, Drama
From the Hip Robin 'Stormy' Weathers 1987 0
Relentless Arthur 'Buck' Taylor 1989 Crime, Thriller
Far Out Man 1990 0
New Jack City Nick Peretti 1991 Comedy, 0
The Dark Backward Marty Malt 1991 Comedy
Primary Motive 1992 Thriller
Entangled David 1993 Crime, Drama
Conflict of Interest 1993 Action, Drama
Airheads Jimmie Wing 1994 0, Comedy
Caroline at Midnight Phil Gallo 1994 Romance, Thriller
Every Breath Jimmy 1994 Thriller
Steel 1997 Sport, 0
Blackwater Trail Matt 1997 Action, Thriller
For a Few Lousy Dollars Hitman 1998 Action, Comedy, Crime
Light It Up 1999 Game Show
Falcon Down 2000
Cabin by the Lake Stanley 2000 Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back 2001
The Cure for Boredom Max 2001 Comedy
Dark Asylum Quitz 2001 Thriller, Horror
White Rush Brian Nathanson 2003 Crime, Thriller
Cybermutt 2003 Comedy, Family, Sci Fi
The Freediver Ziad 2004
Lethal Eviction Shep 2005 Thriller
The Lost Angel Father Brian 2005 Thriller
Three Wise Guys 2005
Netherbeast Incorporated 2007
The Caretaker Ella's Dad 2008 Comedy, Horror
Little Hercules in 3-D Kevin 2009 Family
The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day Concezio Yakavetta 2009 Comedy, 0, Game Show
Nevermore Jonathan Usher 2009 Thriller
Here & Now Zander 2010 Comedy
The Terror Experiment Agent Wilson 2010 Action, Thriller
Endure Emory Lane 2010 Thriller
Mayor Cupcake Donald Maroni 2011 0, 0
Just 45 Minutes from Broadway James 2012 Drama
Bad Kids Go to Hell Headmaster Nash 2012 Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Last Chance Holiday Glenn 2013 Comedy
Down and Dangerous Charles 2013 Crime, Thriller
Road to the Open Anger Management Therapist 2013 Comedy, Drama
Nurse 3-D Dr. Morris 2013 Reality Tv
A Haunting in Thornby Mr. Franklin 2013 Thriller
This Is Happening Steven 2015 0
Making the Grade 2017 0