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Also Known As: C Taylor Nichols Died:
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Birth Place: Louisville, Kentucky, USA Profession: actor, producer, dancer

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A wiry, WASPy actor with boyish clean-cut good looks, Taylor Nichols gained prominence in two features directed by Whit Stillman after honing his craft in theatrical productions. Raised in East Lansing, MI, the actor studied business at the University of Michigan before moving to NYC to embark on his career. Nichols acted in minor Off-Off-Broadway productions, while dancing in the chorus in stock company productions and the national tour of "Sugar Babies." At a cattle call audition, Nichols impressed Stillman enough to land the role of Charlie, the bespectacled neurotic, in "Metropolitan" (1990). He brought humor and humanity to the role of a stuttering, pontificating preppie who often has his beliefs challenged and destroyed. Hollywood soon beckoned and Nichols moved to L.A. to co-star with James Garner in the short-lived NBC political sitcom "Man of the People" (1991). Nichols soon found himself in demand, making several appearances on "Murder, She Wrote" and portraying General Custer on an episode of "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman." Stillman reteamed him with "Metropolitan" co-star Chris Eigeman in "Barcelona" (1994), with Nichols cast as a priggish, too serious sales representative of an American...

A wiry, WASPy actor with boyish clean-cut good looks, Taylor Nichols gained prominence in two features directed by Whit Stillman after honing his craft in theatrical productions. Raised in East Lansing, MI, the actor studied business at the University of Michigan before moving to NYC to embark on his career. Nichols acted in minor Off-Off-Broadway productions, while dancing in the chorus in stock company productions and the national tour of "Sugar Babies." At a cattle call audition, Nichols impressed Stillman enough to land the role of Charlie, the bespectacled neurotic, in "Metropolitan" (1990). He brought humor and humanity to the role of a stuttering, pontificating preppie who often has his beliefs challenged and destroyed. Hollywood soon beckoned and Nichols moved to L.A. to co-star with James Garner in the short-lived NBC political sitcom "Man of the People" (1991).

Nichols soon found himself in demand, making several appearances on "Murder, She Wrote" and portraying General Custer on an episode of "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman." Stillman reteamed him with "Metropolitan" co-star Chris Eigeman in "Barcelona" (1994), with Nichols cast as a priggish, too serious sales representative of an American company in Spain. He went on to a small role in Rob Reiner's "The American President" and was cast as one of the hostages in a sleazy strip club in the independent film "Headless Body in Topless Bar" (both 1995). Nichols served as an associate producer and co-star of "The Next Step/Closing Notice" (1996), a drama about an aging dancer. After a turn as Marilyn Monroe's vocal coach in the HBO biopic "Norma Jean & Marilyn" (1996), he returned to the stage in the acclaimed 1996 L.A. production of "Lonely Planet," opposite Philip Anglim, and the Off-Broadway production "Plunge" (1997). In 1998, Nichols reteamed with Whit Stillman for "The Last Days of Disco."

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
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2.
 Hide Away (2011)
3.
4.
 Jurassic Park III (2001) Mark
5.
 Boiler Room (2000) Harry Reynard
6.
 Running Mates (2000) Dave
7.
 Evolution's Child (1999) Brian Cordell
8.
 Serious Business (1999)
9.
 Sex Monster, The (1999) Billy
10.
 Gideon (1998) Dr Willows
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1998:
Again worked for director Whit Stillman in "The Last Days of Disco", briefly reprising his role as Ted Boynton
1996:
Co-starred in L.A. production of "Lonely Planet"
2001:
Co-starred in the HBO series "The Mind of the Married Man"
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Raised in East Lansing, Michigan
1994:
Reunited with Stillman for "Barcelona", co-starring Chris Eigeman; played Ted Boynton
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Toured in the national company of "Sugar Babies"
1991:
Co-starred with James Garner in NBC series "Meet the People"
2000:
Had supporting role in "Boiler Room"
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After college, moved to NYC; worked as a chorus performer in several musicals
1996:
Co-starred as Fred Karger, friend to Marilyn Monroe, in the HBO TV-movie "Norma Jean & Marilyn"
1990:
Made feature film debut in Stillman's "Metropolitan"
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Moved to L.A.
1996:
Produced and acted in indie feature "The Next Step/Closing Notice"
2001:
Acted in "Jurassic Park III"
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Answered advertisement for an open call for a movie; impressed director Whit Stillman who cast him
1997:
Appeared in the Off-Broadway play "Plunge"
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Education

University of Michigan: Ann Arbor, Michigan -

Notes

"It's funny, because the movie ['Barcelona'] is sort of about [director Whit Stillman's] life. My character in the movie parallels what Whit did. He fell in love with this Spanish woman and had to deal with the differences between American culture and Spanish culture." --Taylor Nichols to THE LOS ANGELES TIMES, August 21, 1994

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wife:
Margarita Eguilior. Separated c. 1915; mother moved to L.A. with Young and her siblings.
wife:
Margarita Eguilior. Spanish; met during the filming of "Barcelona"; married on May 13, 1995.

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daughter:
Alexandria Eguilior Nichols. Founded Du Art Film Laboratories, Inc.
daughter:
Alexandria Eguilior Nichols. Born on January 21, 1999.

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