25 Facts About Judd Nelson


Judd Asher Nelson was born on November 28,1959 and is an American actor.


Judd Nelson is best known for his roles as John Bender in The Breakfast Club, Alec Newbury in St Elmo's Fire, Alex in Cybermutt, Joe Hunt in Billionaire Boys Club, Nick Peretti in New Jack City, Billy Beretti in Empire, and Jack Richmond in the television series Suddenly Susan.


Judd Nelson's father was the first Jewish president of the Portland Symphony Orchestra.


Judd Nelson went to school at St Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire and Waynflete School in Portland, Maine.


Judd Nelson studied at Haverford College in Pennsylvania, leaving during his sophomore year.


Judd Nelson subsequently moved to Manhattan to study acting with Stella Adler.


Judd Nelson began acting in the mid-1980s, starring in Making the Grade, and in Fandango opposite Kevin Costner.


Judd Nelson provided narration for Bill Couturie's Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam, a critically acclaimed war documentary that featured a cast including Tom Berenger, Robert De Niro, Willem Dafoe, and Matt Dillon.


Judd Nelson starred opposite Burt Reynolds in the ABC Afterschool Special Shattered If Your Kid's On Drugs, which featured Megan Follows and Dermot Mulroney.


Judd Nelson began the 1990s with a starring role opposite Max von Sydow in the World War II drama Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes.


Judd Nelson then worked for a second time with Adam Rifkin, this time starring in The Dark Backward with Bill Paxton.


In 1994 Judd Nelson appeared with Steve Buscemi, Chris Farley, and Adam Sandler in the comedy Airheads, with Gina Gershon in the psychological thriller Flinch, and with then partner Shannen Doherty in the thriller Blindfold: Acts of Obsession.


Judd Nelson wrote, produced, and starred in the thriller Every Breath in which he co-starred with Joanna Pacula.


Judd Nelson headlined the Australian thriller, Blackwater Trail, with Peter Phelps.


Judd Nelson had a starring role on the NBC television sitcom Suddenly Susan, which saw success for a four-season run.


Judd Nelson had a starring role in the Shaquille O'Neal movie Steel.


Judd Nelson played Alan Freed in the latter's life story, Mr Rock 'N' Roll: The Alan Freed Story opposite Madchen Amick and Paula Abdul.


Later, Judd Nelson reprised his role of Rodimus Prime in Transformers Animated and appeared in The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day, the latter with Julie Benz, Billy Connolly, Sean Patrick Flanery, and Peter Fonda.


Judd Nelson portrayed Father Charley Lock on Brookwood Sleazebags, a pilot he did for HBO.


In 2012, Judd Nelson played the role of Headmaster Nash in the live-action feature film Bad Kids Go to Hell, based on the graphic novel of the same name.


Judd Nelson reprised his role as Rodimus in Transformers: Animated and voiced Ben 10,000, Eon, and Atomic-X in Ben 10: Omniverse.


In 2013, Judd Nelson authored four books released on Kindle: The Power of Speech, Nine of Diamonds, The Gig, and Water Music.


Judd Nelson played a pivotal role in the final season of Nikita.


Judd Nelson played a lead role in the 2010 Hallmark movie, Cancel Christmas.


In 2021, Judd Nelson starred as Don Cody in the Lifetime film Girl in the Basement which was inspired by the Fritzl case.