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Judd Nelson

Judd Nelson

Birthday: 28 November 1959, Portland, Maine, USA
Birth Name: Judd Asher Nelson
Height: 178 cm

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 maj ...Show more

Judd Nelson
All of the directors I've worked with I have loved and would work with again. I have no favorites. All of the directors I've worked with I have loved and would work with again. I have no favorites.
My first paid acting job was a movie called Fandango (1985). It also starred Kevin Costner. My first paid acting job was a movie called Fandango (1985). It also starred Kevin Costner.
I find it very difficult to relax. I find it increasingly difficult to find outlets for my frustrati Show more I find it very difficult to relax. I find it increasingly difficult to find outlets for my frustration. Hide
Catcher in the Rye had a profound impact on me-the idea that we all have lots of dreams that are slo Show more Catcher in the Rye had a profound impact on me-the idea that we all have lots of dreams that are slowly being chipped away as we grow up. Hide
As a kid I had a crush on Sophia Loren and Raquel Welch. As a kid I had a crush on Sophia Loren and Raquel Welch.
I'm involved with Recording Artists and Actors Against Drunk Driving. I'm also involved with most ch Show more I'm involved with Recording Artists and Actors Against Drunk Driving. I'm also involved with most children's causes, because children can't help the environment they're in. Hide
I took all the philosophy courses I could. I took all the philosophy courses I could.
With failure, you just try again. With failure, you just try again.
I just couldn't go back to Suddenly Susan (1996) after David Strickland's suicide. I didn't see how Show more I just couldn't go back to Suddenly Susan (1996) after David Strickland's suicide. I didn't see how we could make the show light and funny any more. Hide
I always thought that the badge a cop has was more like the shield that Captain America has. It's an Show more I always thought that the badge a cop has was more like the shield that Captain America has. It's an obvious sign of good and something you'll protect other people with, but it will also protect you. Hide
While they would have provided financial support if I had needed it, the greatest support my parents Show more While they would have provided financial support if I had needed it, the greatest support my parents gave was emotional, psychological. Hide
It's very easy to confuse Sean Connery with James Bond. Sometimes in the entertainment industry, peo Show more It's very easy to confuse Sean Connery with James Bond. Sometimes in the entertainment industry, people believe the cake is more real than the baker. Hide
My Brat Pack buddies and I didn't exactly handle celebrity very well. Success at an early age is far Show more My Brat Pack buddies and I didn't exactly handle celebrity very well. Success at an early age is far more difficult to handle than failure. Hide
It is a career of make-believe, of masks. We all have masks in life. It is a career of make-believe, of masks. We all have masks in life.
I have adopted clothes from all the projects I'm in. It's really been a while since I've bought anyt Show more I have adopted clothes from all the projects I'm in. It's really been a while since I've bought anything myself. Hide
You can be knocked down, but it doesn't mean you're out. You can be knocked down, but it doesn't mean you're out.
I don't have any blindness when it comes to my money. As an actor, you can get distracted by your wo Show more I don't have any blindness when it comes to my money. As an actor, you can get distracted by your work. I do keep an eye on my nest egg, if you will. Hide
I like every single actor or actress in the world, because we never know what the conditions are lik Show more I like every single actor or actress in the world, because we never know what the conditions are like when they are working. I give everyone the benefit of the doubt and root for them like a psychotic sports fan. Hide
My first love is acting on stage. A sitcom is a hybrid of stage and film. My first love is acting on stage. A sitcom is a hybrid of stage and film.
A fancy watch, it's completely unnecessary. I just need a watch to tell the right time. A fancy watch, it's completely unnecessary. I just need a watch to tell the right time.
It's still a bottom-line business. You can be out of control, and if they want you, they'll pick you Show more It's still a bottom-line business. You can be out of control, and if they want you, they'll pick you. And you can be a mensch, and if you're not the product they want, you won't get it. Hide
My closest friend is canine. I have precious few close friends, and most of them are not actors. My closest friend is canine. I have precious few close friends, and most of them are not actors.
It's great to work with people that you like, any job, no matter what you do. It's great to work with people that you like, any job, no matter what you do.
I like being a villain. Villains are more exciting. I like being a villain. Villains are more exciting.
Remember to be as smart as you are. Remember to be as smart as you are.
I love the rehearsal process in the theatre, and the visceral sense of contact and communication wit Show more I love the rehearsal process in the theatre, and the visceral sense of contact and communication with a live audience. Hide
I don't know if it matters what country you're from, size of the city you're from, urban or rural, t Show more I don't know if it matters what country you're from, size of the city you're from, urban or rural, there are people that are hurting each other everywhere. Hide
When I was in college, all the pretty women were in the theatre, so I auditioned for a play. When I was in college, all the pretty women were in the theatre, so I auditioned for a play.
Heroes always make the right decision; I find that seldom happens in my life. Heroes always make the right decision; I find that seldom happens in my life.
I like the way the old Toyotas look. I like the way the old Toyotas look.
I am very grateful to make my living doing what I would do for free. I am very grateful to make my living doing what I would do for free.
Death is not my best subject. Death is not my best subject.
I went to acting school in New York City for two years. I studied with Stella Adler. I went to acting school in New York City for two years. I studied with Stella Adler.
Young alienation, disappointment and heartache is all a part of the first real growing up that we do Show more Young alienation, disappointment and heartache is all a part of the first real growing up that we do. Hide
I think that there's room for everyone. I don't think that if one person succeeds then another must Show more I think that there's room for everyone. I don't think that if one person succeeds then another must fail. That's lunacy. I'm not sure what the reasons are for my philosophy, maybe it's the fact that if there are ten people doing the same job, we all know how we feel and what our high points and low points are. Hide
Almost anything makes me laugh, especially jokes at my own expense. And I will never, ever admit to Show more Almost anything makes me laugh, especially jokes at my own expense. And I will never, ever admit to being ticklish anywhere. Hide
The movie that's had the most effect on me is Jaws (1975). To this day when I'm in the ocean, I'm he Show more The movie that's had the most effect on me is Jaws (1975). To this day when I'm in the ocean, I'm hearing that music. Hide
I put less stock in others' opinions than my own. No one else's opinions could derail me. I put less stock in others' opinions than my own. No one else's opinions could derail me.
Ice-T was just a pleasure to work with. He was a smart gentleman. Ice-T was just a pleasure to work with. He was a smart gentleman.
Judd Nelson's FILMOGRAPHY
as Actor (47)
Judd Nelson Judd Nelson'S roles
Nick Peretti
Nick Peretti

Concezio Yakavetta
Concezio Yakavetta

Dr. Steven Reidman
Dr. Steven Reidman

Billy Beretti
Billy Beretti

Jimmie Wing
Jimmie Wing

Eon
Eon

Ronald Peller
Ronald Peller

John Bender
John Bender

Mick Sheridan
Mick Sheridan

Alec Newbary
Alec Newbary

Billy Beretti
Billy Beretti

Manny
Manny

Chris Makelroy
Chris Makelroy

Hot Rod
Hot Rod

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