Ed Nelson

Ed Nelson

actor, special effects, producer

Ed Nelson was born on Dec 21, 1928 in USA. Ed Nelson's big-screen debut came with The Steel Trap directed by Andrew L. Stone in 1952, strarring Man in Ticket Line at Airport (uncredited). Ed Nelson is known for Runaway Jury directed by Gary Fleder, John Cusack stars as Nicholas Easter and Gene Hackman as Rankin Fitch. The upcoming new movie Ed Nelson plays is Runaway Jury which will be released on Oct 17, 2003.

Ed Nelson was aiming for a career in the legal profession until he caught the acting bug during his second year of college. In 1952, he headed off to New York City, where he studied direction and production at the School of Radio Technique. He returned to his native New Orleans where he worked as an assistant director at WDSU-TV; he also narrated (and sometimes wrote) episodes of the New Orleans-made TV series N.O.P.D. (1955) with Stacy Harris. Nelson made the acquaintance of Roger Corman when the maverick movie-maker came to Louisiana to shoot the feature Femmes gangsters (1956); Nelson says he did "everything" on the picture, from playing a part and working as a location manager to wrestling an alligator(!). Nelson worked in many other Corman movies on Corman's Hollywood home turf, including L'Attaque des crabes géants (1957), where Nelson played the crab. In later years, Nelson became one of TV's hottest stars via the nighttime soap opera Peyton Place (1964).

  • Birthday

    Dec 21, 1928
  • Place of Birth

    New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Known For

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