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Also Known As: Died:
Born: November 28, 1959 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Portland, Maine, USA Profession: actor, screenwriter

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This member of the group of young actors dubbed by the media as the Brat Pack briefly cornered the market of playing smugly contentious, troubled young men, as in "The Breakfast Club" and "St. Elmo's Fire" (both 1985). After an upper-class upbringing (prepping at St. Paul's and college at Haverford), Nelson moved to New York to study with Stella Adler. Relocating to Los Angeles at the age of 25, he immediately hit the big-time with a starring part in the teen comedy "Making the Grade" (1984). After a similar farce, Kevin Reynolds' "Fandango" (1985), co-starring a neophyte Kevin Costner, full-blast stardom arrived with John Hughes' popular coming-of-age film "The Breakfast Club". Nelson played the smirking cynic in that and his next, Joel Schumacher's equally successful "St. Elmo's Fire". He and co-stars Emilio Estevez, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy, Rob Lowe and Demi Moore became the media darlings of the day, and Nelson obliged with off-screen antics, partying and romancing.

This member of the group of young actors dubbed by the media as the Brat Pack briefly cornered the market of playing smugly contentious, troubled young men, as in "The Breakfast Club" and "St. Elmo's Fire" (both 1985). After an upper-class upbringing (prepping at St. Paul's and college at Haverford), Nelson moved to New York to study with Stella Adler. Relocating to Los Angeles at the age of 25, he immediately hit the big-time with a starring part in the teen comedy "Making the Grade" (1984). After a similar farce, Kevin Reynolds' "Fandango" (1985), co-starring a neophyte Kevin Costner, full-blast stardom arrived with John Hughes' popular coming-of-age film "The Breakfast Club". Nelson played the smirking cynic in that and his next, Joel Schumacher's equally successful "St. Elmo's Fire". He and co-stars Emilio Estevez, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy, Rob Lowe and Demi Moore became the media darlings of the day, and Nelson obliged with off-screen antics, partying and romancing.

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Nurse 3-D (2014)
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 Bigfoot Wars (2014)
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 Mayor Cupcake (2011)
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 Endure (2010)
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 Caretaker, The (2010)
10.
 Cancel Christmas (2010)
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Milestones close milestones

1976:
Acted with Shoestring Shakespeare Company
1984:
Film acting debut in "Making the Grade"
1987:
TV debut in variety show "Funny, You Don't Look 200" (ABC)
1994:
Screenwriting debut with "Every Breath"; also starred
1996:
Series debut as regular in "Suddenly Susan" (NBC)
1999:
Departed role in NBC sitcom "Suddenly Susan" after three seasons
1999:
Signed to star in the NBC biopic "Mr. Rock 'n' Roll: The Alan Freed Story"
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Education

St Paul's Preparatory School: Concord , New Hampshire -
Haverford College: Haverford , Pennsylvania -
Stella Adler Conservatory: New York , New York -

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companion:
Tawny Cable. PLAYBOY centerfold. No longer together.
companion:
Faye Resnick. Dated briefly.
companion:
Shannen Doherty. Actor. Dated briefly.
companion:
Kelly Stafford. Born c. 1970; dated from c. 1997 to 1999.
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Family close complete family listing

father:
Leonard Nelson. Lawyer.
mother:
Merle Nelson. Politician. Maine state assemblywoman.

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