Craig T. Nelson Family

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on March 20, 2005

I have enjoyed watching Craig T. Nelson on Coach and The District. What can you tell me about his former theatrical background and personal life?
—Laura K., Vermont

Nelson was born April 4, 1944, in Spokane, Wash. A former writer for The Tim Conway Show, he made his mark in movies with 1982's Poltergeist, and has been a constant presence in television and film since 1971, including movies such as Silkwood, The Killing Fields and Ghosts of Mississippi. The Emmy Award winner is versatile—he also voiced the roles of Bob Parr/Mr. Incredible in the 2004 film The Incredibles and directed episodes of both series. A devotee of race car driving, he's been married to actress Doria Cook-Nelson since 1987 and has three children from a previous marriage.