Craig T. Nelson
Craig T. Nelson
Celebrated Name: Craig T. Nelson
Real Name/Full Name: Craig Theodore Nelson
Gender: Male
Age: 80 years old
Birth Date: 4 April 1944
Birth Place: Spokane, Washington, U.S.
Nationality: American
Height: 1.92 m
Weight: 90 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Robin McCarthy (m.1965; div: 1978), Doria Cook-Nelson (m.1987)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Noah Nelson, Tiffany Nelson, Christopher Nelson)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Craig T. Nelson Gay?: No
Profession: Actor
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $55 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Craig T. Nelson is an American actor who is famous for his role in Primetime Emmy Award-winning series ‘Coach’ as Hayden Fox. He has also worked in films like Stir Crazy, Poltergeist; My Name is Earl, The Incredibles, and also starred in the TV series Parenthood as Zeek Braverman.

Maybe you know about Craig T. Nelson very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Craig T. Nelson’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Craig was born on April 4, 1944, and was the son of Vera Margaret, a dancer and Armand Gilbert Nelson, a businessman. He was born in the beautiful city of Spokane in Washington.

He played and excelled in football, baseball and basketball in his high school, Lewis and Clark High School. He flunked out of Central Washington University, which he joined after High school and then went to Yakima Valley College. He then went on to study drama, after being inspired to study acting by his drama teacher in Yakima Valley College, at the University of Arizona on a scholarship.

Personal Life

Nelson has tied the knot twice, once with Robin McCarthy, in 1965, with whom he has three kids, Noah Nelson, Tiffany Nelson, and Christopher Nelson, but they got divorced in 1978, he then married his second wife, Doria Cook Nelson who is a freelance writer, president of martial arts association, karate instructor and a former film and TV actress who appeared in the movie musical Mame.

Apart from being a versatile actor, Nelson has other hobbies too. He participated in many racing events like ‘Toyota Celebrity Long Beach Grand Prix’, where he finished ninth, ‘IMSA 1994 WSC’, and many more. He also drove many racing cars like a ‘Toyota-engined Spice SE90’, a ‘Lexus-engined Spice SE90’, and a ‘Ford-engined Riley and Scott MkIII.’ He also likes to collect food stamps.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 4 April 1944, Craig T. Nelson is 80 years old as of today’s date 16th April 2024. His height is 1.92 m tall, and his weight is 90 kg.


Nelson initially started his career as a comedian and was an early member of ‘The Groundings’ comedy troupe. Nelson, along with the other members, regularly performed at ‘The Comedy Store.’ He then left the group and moved to Montgomery Creek, CA, in the hopes of becoming a successful actor. He returned to the entertainment world after five years after working in different professionals.

He was seen in films like ‘….And Justice for All’ (in 1979), ‘Silkwood’ (in 1983), ‘All the Right Moves’ and ‘The Osterman Weekend.’ He has appeared in many motion pictures and TV series like ‘Coach’(which ran from 1989 to 1997 with nelson starring as college football coach), ‘Call to Glory,’ ‘The District,’ ‘My Name Is Earl’ and ‘Parenthood.’

He has also been a part of the movie series ‘The Incredibles’ by providing his voice of Bob Parr, also known as Mr. Incredible, in both the movies ‘Incredible’ and ‘The Incredibles 2’. He again gave his voice in the video games ‘Kinect Rush: A Disney-Pixar Adventure’ and in the ‘Disney Infinity video game series.’

During the early 1990s, he made a guest appearance in the music video “We shall Be Free” and also had a guest appearance on ‘CSI: NY’ in three episodes. His most recent films include: ‘The Proposal,’ ‘The Company Men’ and ‘Book Club.’

Awards & Achievements

Craig T. Nelson has done many awards winning films and TV series. He earned a Primetime Emmy Award for ‘Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series’ for his excellent work in the TV series ‘Coach,’ he also won a Visual Effects Society Award for ‘Outstanding Performance By an Animated Character in an Animated Motion Picture’ for his role in ‘The Incredibles.’ The other awards in his name are AARP Movies for Grownups award for ‘Best Grownup Love Story’ for his role in ‘The Family Stone’ and Prism award for ‘Male Performance in a Drama Series Multi-Episode Storyline’ for his work in ‘Parenthood.’

The Ojai Film Festival awarded him the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award.’

Net Worth & Salary of Craig T. Nelson in 2024

Craig T. Nelson Net Worth
Craig T. Nelson Net Worth

Craig T. Nelson has done many films, TV series during his working years, which helped him to earn a lot of money. He has been a part of many awards winning movies and TV series. All these helped him to bag a fortune of $55 million as of April 2024. His salary, however, has not been revealed.

Craig T. Nelson is an American actor who fought his way to the entertainment industry. Coming from a small city like Spokane, he worked hard to make his name in the industry. Craig first started as a comedian but soon realized that it was not fulfilling for him. He then went to CA to pursue his dreams of becoming an actor.

He is known for his roles in TV series ‘Coach,’ which helped him in winning a Primetime Emmy award. He has been married twice and has three kids from his first wife. He started from nothing, and now he has a net worth of $50 million. He is a man of talent and hardwork. He has shown us that people can achieve everything with hardwork, determination, and sincerity.


  1. I love this guy. I watch Coach reruns every weekday night on Fox. I have seen them many times but NEVER tire of them. He is just the best! Love that show.


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