May 2022

June 2022: Vol 48, No 6

Most of us remember Craig T. Nelson, now 78, for his most notable acting role as Hayden
Fox in the highly successful TV sitcom “Coach.” By the time the show appeared in1989 and ran for eight years, Nelson had already established himself as a career actor on the small and large screens, and as a standup comic.

His biggest roles in some 34 movies include Deputy Warden Wilson in the 1980 film “Stir Crazy,” as Steve Freeling in the 1982 film “Poltergeist,” as Peter Dellaplane in “Action Jackson,” as Chief Howard Hyde in “Turner & Hooch,” and the warden in “My Name is Earl.”