Stage, film and television actor
Most recently acclaimed for haranguing Bryan Cranston as Network’s CEO Arthur Jensen, Nick has fifteen other Broadway credits including Firmin (original cast of Phantom of the Opera) and six years as Thenardier (Les Miserables). Film audiences have seen him kick Bruce Willis’s butt in Die Hard With a Vengeance, sell Steve Martin a cab in Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, and dig up a body for Chevy Chase in Funny Farm. He’s appeared in numerous TV series such as VEEP, Boardwalk Empire, Elementary, Hulu’s Future Man, and two years as Todd’s abusive father Peter Manning on One Life to Live. Nick appeared in numerous TV commercials and voiced many ads. His recent book, Climbing Rejection Mountain, An Actor’s Path to Success, Stability, and Self-Esteem (Applause Books), provides an amusing guide to making a life (and perhaps a living) as an actor. He also served for twenty years on Actors’ Equity’s governing council, five as National President. While playing Lennie in Of Mice and Men (Pittsburgh Public Theatre,1978), Nick broke the neck of a beautiful Juilliard-trained actress (Beth McDonald) eight times a week. He has spent the past forty years as her husband attempting to make amends. They have three wonderful children.