Craig T. Nelson
|Net Worth||$50 Million|
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.92 m)|
|Profession||Actor, Television Director, Television producer, Voice Actor, Screenwriter|
|Date of Birth||Apr 4, 1944 (78 years old)|
|Nationality||United States of America|
Craig T. Nelson Net Worth:
How much does Craig T. Nelson earn and what is his net worth?
American actor Craig T. Nelson has a net worth of $50 million. Craig T. Nelson is best known for his Emmy-winning performance as Hayden Fox on the television comedy “Coach.” In addition, he has had significant parts in the television programs “Call to Glory,” “The District,” and “Parenthood.” Nelson has also appeared in other films, such as “Poltergeist,” “Action Jackson,” “Turner & Hooch,” and “The Incredibles.”
Childhood and Education
Craig T. Nelson was born in Spokane, Washington on April 4, 1944 to ballerina Vera and businessman Armand. At Lewis and Clark High School, he participated in baseball, basketball, and football. Nelson attended at Central Washington University after graduation, but later dropped out. He then attended Yakima Valley College, where his theatre instructor pushed him to pursue acting. Nelson studied theatre at the University of Arizona until 1969, when he dropped out and moved to Hollywood. There, he worked temporarily as a security guard at a soap manufacturing plant.
Nelson began his career in the entertainment industry as a comedian and was an early member of the Los Angeles-based Groundlings improv and sketch comedy team. Additionally, he created a comedy combo with Barry Levinson and Rudy De Luca that frequently appeared at the Comedy Store. Eventually, though, Nelson became dissatisfied with this line of work and relocated to the little rural village of Montgomery Creek, California. He worked as a plumber, surveyor, carpenter, janitor, and high school teacher, among other odd occupations.
In 1973, Nelson made his televised debut on an episode of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.” Five years later, he appeared on “Charlie’s Angels” and “Wonder Woman” as a guest star. Nelson subsequently appeared in an episode of “How the West Was Won” as well as “Diary of a Teenage Hitchhiker” and “The Promise of Love” for television. In the early 1980s, he appeared on “WKRP in Cincinnati” and “Private Benjamin” and in “Murder in Texas” and “Paper Dolls.” Nelson earned his largest role to date in 1982, when he was a prominent cast member on the crime series “Chicago Story”; nevertheless, the series only lasted 13 episodes. Next, he headed the cast of the ABC series “Call to Glory” as Colonel Raynor Sarnac, an Air Force pilot. The series aired 24 episodes between 1984 and 1985. Nelson concluded the decade with starring in the television movies “Alex: The Life of a Child,” “The Ted Kennedy Jr. Story,” and “Murderers Among Us: The Simon Wiesenthal Story.”
The character of collegiate football coach Hayden Fox on the ABC comedy “Coach,” which ran for nine seasons from 1989 to 1997, is Nelson’s most well-known on television. Nelson earned the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his role on the show. During his tenure on the show, he participated in a number of television films and miniseries, such as “Drug Wars: The Camarena Story,” “The Josephine Baker Story,” “The Fire Next Time,” and “Creature.” From 2000 to 2004, Nelson portrayed Chief Jack Mannion in the crime drama series “The District.” He had recurrent parts on “My Name Is Earl” and “CSI: New York” later in the decade. Nelson portrayed family patriarch Ezekiel Braverman on the NBC comedy series “Parenthood” from 2010 to 2015. His previous roles include regular appearances on “Grace and Frankie” and “Young Sheldon.”
In the 1971 vampire picture “The Return of Count Yorga,” Nelson made his big-screen debut as Sergeant O’Connor. Two years later, he appeared in “Scream Blacula Scream,” another vampire flick. Nelson was a prosecuting attorney alongside Al Pacino in Norman Jewison’s 1979 film “…And Justice for All.” He then began the 1980s with “Stir Crazy,” “The Formula,” “Where the Buffalo Roam,” “Private Benjamin,” and “Poltergeist,” a supernatural horror flick. Throughout the balance of the decade, Nelson’s filmography included “Silkwood”, “All the Right Moves”, “The Osterman Weekend”, “The Killing Fields”, “Action Jackson”, “Born on the Fourth of July”, “Turner & Hooch”, and “Troop Beverly Hills”. In “Poltergeist II: The Other Side,” he also resumed his role as Steve Freeling.
After a seven-year hiatus, Nelson returned to the big screen in 1996 with appearances in the courtroom drama “Ghosts of Mississippi” and the buddy flick “I’m Not Rappaport.” He subsequently appeared in “The Devil’s Advocate” and “Wag the Dog” without being acknowledged. Nelson had a minor part in the 2000 horror film “The Skulls.” Four years later, he had one of his most notable performances as Bob Parr and his alter ego Mr. Incredible in the Pixar animated superhero picture “The Incredibles.” Later, in the 2018 sequel “Incredibles 2,” Nelson reprised this character. The Family Stone, Blades of Glory, The Proposal, The Company Men, Soul Surfer, Gold, and Book Club are among his other works.
Nelson is an ardent racing enthusiast and racer outside of his theatrical career. In 1991, he finished in ninth position in the Toyota Celebrity Long Beach Grand Prix. The following year, he co-founded Screaming Eagles Racing with John Christie. Nelson raced in the IMSA World Sports Car Championship from 1994 to 1997, piloting Spice SE90s with various engines.
Nelson married Robin McCarthy in 1965; the couple had three children and separated in 1978. Later, in 1987, he wed Doria Cook, a former actress, freelance writer, and martial arts instructor.
Craig and his second wife Doria acquired a five-acre oceanfront property on the Hawaiian island of Kauai in 1995. Eventually, they constructed a 2,700-square-foot house on the land. In July of 2019 they placed the residence on the market for $14 million. Additionally, they own a big property in the Point Dume neighborhood of Malibu, which Craig acquired as a vacant lot in 1985. Comparable properties in the area are valued between $10 million and $15 million.