34 Facts About Nick Nolte


Nicholas King Nolte was born on February 8,1941 and is an American actor.


Nick Nolte first came to prominence for his role in the ABC miniseries Rich Man, Poor Man for which he received a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie nomination.


Nick Nolte received three Academy Award nominations for The Prince of Tides, Affliction and Warrior.


Nick Nolte was born in Omaha, Nebraska on February 8,1941.


Nick Nolte's father, Franklin Arthur Nolte was a farmer's son who ran away from home, nearly dropped out of high school and was a three-time letter winner in football at Iowa State University.


Nick Nolte's mother, Helen, was a department store buyer, then became an antique dealer, co-owning an antique shop.


Nick Nolte has an older sister, Nancy, who was an executive for the Red Cross.


Nick Nolte studied at Westside High School in Omaha, where he was the kicker on the football team.


Nick Nolte attended Benson High School, but was expelled for hiding beer before practice and being caught drinking it during a practice session.


Nick Nolte was a model in the late 1960s and early 1970s.


Nick Nolte first starred in the television miniseries Rich Man, Poor Man, based on Irwin Shaw's 1970 best-selling novel.


Nick Nolte made two guest appearances in the television series Barnaby Jones in 1974 and 1975.


Nick Nolte co-starred with Andy Griffith in Winter Kill, a television film made as the pilot of a possible television series, and another one, Adams of Eagle Lake, but neither was picked up.


Nick Nolte starred in The Deep, Who'll Stop the Rain, North Dallas Forty which is based on Peter Gent's novel, and starred in 48 Hrs.


Nick Nolte starred with Katharine Hepburn in her last leading film role in Grace Quigley.


In 1991, Nick Nolte starred in The Prince of Tides and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor.


Nick Nolte starred in Lorenzo's Oil, Jefferson in Paris, Mulholland Falls and Afterglow.


Nick Nolte received his second Academy Award nomination the same year for Affliction.


Nick Nolte starred with Sean Penn in three films, including Terrence Malick's war epic The Thin Red Line, U Turn, and Gangster Squad.


Nick Nolte continued to work in the 2000s, taking smaller parts in Clean and Hotel Rwanda, both performances receiving positive reviews.


Nick Nolte played supporting roles in the 2006 drama Peaceful Warrior and the 2008 comedy Tropic Thunder.


In 2011, Nick Nolte played recovering alcoholic Paddy Conlon in Warrior, and was nominated for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.


In 2015, Nick Nolte starred in the biopic comedy-drama A Walk in the Woods and in the revenge thriller Return to Sender.


From 2016 to 2017, Nick Nolte starred in Graves on Epix about a volatile, hard-drinking former US president who has been retired for 25 years and who has a political epiphany to right the wrongs of his past administration in very public and unpredictable ways.


For Nick Nolte, acting is not a career but something he needs to do, he says, "a need in the sense that I can't find anything as complex and interesting to do, but I need it in a story," and "I don't want to do reality because reality never runs smooth".


Nick Nolte appeared as recurring character Kuiil in the Disney+ series The Mandalorian in 2019.


Nick Nolte was previously married to Sheila Page, Sharyn Haddad, and Rebecca Linger.


Nick Nolte and Linger had a daughter in 1983 who was stillborn.


Nick Nolte has dated Karen Eklund, Debra Winger, and Vicki Lewis.


Julia Roberts and Nick Nolte co-starred in the film I Love Trouble in 1994.


Nick Nolte had felt obligated to serve in the Vietnam War, and says that he felt incomplete as a young man for not going to Vietnam.


On September 11,2002, Nick Nolte was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving in Malibu, California.


Nick Nolte was given three years' probation, with orders to undergo alcohol and drug counseling with random testing required.


In 2005, The Independent reported that Nick Nolte had struggled with substance abuse for "the majority of his adult life" and had begun abusing alcohol at an early age.