Ed Nelson

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Edwin Stafford Nelson (born December 21, 1928) is an American actor. Nelson has appeared in numerous television shows, more than fifty motion pictures, and hundreds of stage productions. Until 2005, he was teaching acting and screenwriting in his native New Orleans at two local universities there. Hurricane Katrina prompted him to move his family to Sterlington near Monroe in Ouachita Parish in northeastern Louisiana. Nelson began acting while attending Tulane University in New Orleans. He left college after two years to study at the New York School of Radio and Television Technique. After graduating, he took a position as a director at WDSU-TV in New Orleans. By 1956, acting became his central focus and he moved to the Los Angeles area. Early in his career he worked with famed B-movie producer Roger Corman on such Corman films as Cry Baby Killers, A Bucket of Blood, Teenage Cave Man and Attack of the Crab Monsters. In 1958 he participated in Bruno VeSota's science fiction horror film The Brain Eaters. His early television career featured many guest starring roles in such series as The Fugitive, Gunsmoke, Harbor Command, Tombstone Territory, Tightrope, The Blue Angels (as arrogant flight instructor Lieutenant Dayl Martin), Laramie, COronado 9, The Eleventh Hour, Bonanza, Thriller (US TV series), and Channing, an ABC drama about college life. In 1964 he won his most famous role portraying Dr. Michael Rossi on the ABC drama ...

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A Bucket of Blood (1959)

Nerdy Walter Paisley, a maladroit busboy at a beatnik café who doesn't fit in with the cool scene around him, attempts to woo his beautiful co-worker, Carla, by making a bust of her. When his klutziness results in the death of his landlady's cat, he panics and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Corman
CAST:  Barboura Morris  •  Antony Carbone  •  Julian Burton  •  Ed Nelson

Nerdy Walter Paisley, a maladroit busboy at a beatnik café who doesn't fit in with the cool scene around him, attempts to woo his beautiful co-worker, Carla, by making a bust of her. When his klutziness results in the death of his landlady's cat, he panics and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Corman
CAST:  Barboura Morris  •  Antony Carbone  •  Julian Burton  •  Ed Nelson

Airport 1975 (1974)

When an in-flight collision incapacitates the pilots of an airplane bound for Los Angeles, stewardess Nancy Pryor is forced to take over the controls. From the ground, her boyfriend Alan Murdock, a retired test pilot, tries to talk her through piloting and landing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Smight
CAST:  Charlton Heston  •  Karen Black  •  George Kennedy  •  Gloria Swanson

When an in-flight collision incapacitates the pilots of an airplane bound for Los Angeles, stewardess Nancy Pryor is forced to take over the controls. From the ground, her boyfriend Alan Murdock, a retired test pilot, tries to talk her through piloting and landing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Smight
CAST:  Charlton Heston  •  Karen Black  •  George Kennedy  •  Gloria Swanson

Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957)

A group of scientists travel to a remote island to study the effects of nuclear weapons tests, only to get stranded when their airplane mysteriously explodes. The team soon discovers that the tests have given rise to crabs mutated into intelligent, impervious, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Corman
CAST:  Richard Garland  •  Pamela Duncan  •  Russell Johnson  •  Leslie Bradley

A group of scientists travel to a remote island to study the effects of nuclear weapons tests, only to get stranded when their airplane mysteriously explodes. The team soon discovers that the tests have given rise to crabs mutated into intelligent, impervious, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Corman
CAST:  Richard Garland  •  Pamela Duncan  •  Russell Johnson  •  Leslie Bradley

For the Love of Benji (1977)

Benji gets lost after a flight overseas and becomes a stray in Athens, Greece. He then tries everyday to reunite with his family while mysterious people pursue him, in a race to get a code which was secretly tattooed on his paw at the airport. But who are the bad ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Camp
CAST:  Benjean  •  Patsy Garrett  •  Art Vasil  •  Cynthia Smith

Benji gets lost after a flight overseas and becomes a stray in Athens, Greece. He then tries everyday to reunite with his family while mysterious people pursue him, in a race to get a code which was secretly tattooed on his paw at the airport. But who are the bad ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Camp
CAST:  Benjean  •  Patsy Garrett  •  Art Vasil  •  Cynthia Smith

Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)

In 1947, four German judges who served on the bench during the Nazi regime face a military tribunal to answer charges of crimes against humanity. Chief Justice Haywood hears evidence and testimony not only from lead defendant Ernst Janning and his defense attorney ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stanley Kramer
CAST:  Spencer Tracy  •  Burt Lancaster  •  Richard Widmark  •  Marlene Dietrich

In 1947, four German judges who served on the bench during the Nazi regime face a military tribunal to answer charges of crimes against humanity. Chief Justice Haywood hears evidence and testimony not only from lead defendant Ernst Janning and his defense attorney ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stanley Kramer
CAST:  Spencer Tracy  •  Burt Lancaster  •  Richard Widmark  •  Marlene Dietrich

Midway (1976)

This war drama depicts the U.S. and Japanese forces in the naval Battle of Midway, which became a turning point for Americans during World War II.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Smight
CAST:  Charlton Heston  •  Edward Albert  •  Henry Fonda  •  James Coburn

This war drama depicts the U.S. and Japanese forces in the naval Battle of Midway, which became a turning point for Americans during World War II.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Smight
CAST:  Charlton Heston  •  Edward Albert  •  Henry Fonda  •  James Coburn

Police Academy 3: Back in Training (1986)

When police funding is cut, the Governor announces he must close one of the academies. To make it fair, the two police academies must compete against each other to stay in operation. Mauser persuades two officers in Lassard's academy to better his odds, but things ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jerry Paris
CAST:  Steve Guttenberg  •  Bubba Smith  •  David Graf  •  Michael Winslow

When police funding is cut, the Governor announces he must close one of the academies. To make it fair, the two police academies must compete against each other to stay in operation. Mauser persuades two officers in Lassard's academy to better his odds, but things ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jerry Paris
CAST:  Steve Guttenberg  •  Bubba Smith  •  David Graf  •  Michael Winslow

The Young Captives (1959)

Two high-school teenagers on their way to Mexico to get married cross paths with a homicidal fugitive.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irvin Kershner
CAST:  Steven Marlo  •  Luana Patten  •  Tom Selden  •  Ed Nelson

Two high-school teenagers on their way to Mexico to get married cross paths with a homicidal fugitive.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irvin Kershner
CAST:  Steven Marlo  •  Luana Patten  •  Tom Selden  •  Ed Nelson

Who Am I? (1998)

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A group of covert CIA operatives trailing a potential new energy source are double-crossed by corrupt agent Morgan, who causes a helicopter crash in remote South Africa. The sole survivor, suffering severe amnesia, is nursed to recovery by a kindly native tribe who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jackie Chan  •  Benny Chan
CAST:  Jackie Chan  •  Michelle Ferre  •  Mirai Yamamoto  •  Ron Smerczak

A group of covert CIA operatives trailing a potential new energy source are double-crossed by corrupt agent Morgan, who causes a helicopter crash in remote South Africa. The sole survivor, suffering severe amnesia, is nursed to recovery by a kindly native tribe who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jackie Chan  •  Benny Chan
CAST:  Jackie Chan  •  Michelle Ferre  •  Mirai Yamamoto  •  Ron Smerczak

Runaway Jury (2003)

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A juror on the inside and a woman on the outside manipulate a court trial involving a major gun manufacturer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Fleder
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Rachel Weisz  •  Gene Hackman  •  Bruce McGill

A juror on the inside and a woman on the outside manipulate a court trial involving a major gun manufacturer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Fleder
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Rachel Weisz  •  Gene Hackman  •  Bruce McGill

Swamp Women (1956)

An undercover policewoman helps three female convicts escape from prison so that they can lead her to a stash of stolen diamonds hidden in a swamp.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Corman
CAST:  Marie Windsor  •  Carole Mathews  •  Beverly Garland  •  Mike Connors

An undercover policewoman helps three female convicts escape from prison so that they can lead her to a stash of stolen diamonds hidden in a swamp.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Corman
CAST:  Marie Windsor  •  Carole Mathews  •  Beverly Garland  •  Mike Connors

Houston, We've Got a Problem (1974)

NASA must devise a strategy to return Apollo 13 to Earth safely after the spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage putting the lives of the three astronauts on board in jeopardy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lawrence Doheny
CAST:  Robert Culp  •  Clu Gulager  •  Gary Collins  •  Sandra Dee

NASA must devise a strategy to return Apollo 13 to Earth safely after the spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage putting the lives of the three astronauts on board in jeopardy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lawrence Doheny
CAST:  Robert Culp  •  Clu Gulager  •  Gary Collins  •  Sandra Dee

Soldier in the Rain (1963)

Maxwell Slaughter is a kind, heavyset guy who has reached the rank of master sergeant in the army. Admired by handsome young Sgt. Eustis Clay, Slaughter forms a close bond with his peer. Clay hopes to convince Slaughter to join him in a business venture outside of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ralph Nelson
CAST:  Steve McQueen  •  Jackie Gleason  •  Tuesday Weld  •  Tony Bill

Maxwell Slaughter is a kind, heavyset guy who has reached the rank of master sergeant in the army. Admired by handsome young Sgt. Eustis Clay, Slaughter forms a close bond with his peer. Clay hopes to convince Slaughter to join him in a business venture outside of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ralph Nelson
CAST:  Steve McQueen  •  Jackie Gleason  •  Tuesday Weld  •  Tony Bill

Time to Run (1973)

A conflicted teen lashes out by vandalizing equipment at the nuclear plant where his father works, then hits the road and finds a spiritual path.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James F. Collier
CAST:  Ed Nelson  •  Randall Carver  •  Barbara Sigel  •  Joan Winmill Brown

A conflicted teen lashes out by vandalizing equipment at the nuclear plant where his father works, then hits the road and finds a spiritual path.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James F. Collier
CAST:  Ed Nelson  •  Randall Carver  •  Barbara Sigel  •  Joan Winmill Brown

Bayou (1957)

A community of Cajun fishermen living around a remote bayou includes one authentic beauty, Marie, who wants to better herself but must deal with the unwelcome attentions of storekeeper Ulysses. When she meets Martin Davis, visiting New York architect, they hit it ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harold Daniels
CAST:  Peter Graves  •  Timothy Carey  •  Lita Milan  •  Douglas Fowley

A community of Cajun fishermen living around a remote bayou includes one authentic beauty, Marie, who wants to better herself but must deal with the unwelcome attentions of storekeeper Ulysses. When she meets Martin Davis, visiting New York architect, they hit it ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harold Daniels
CAST:  Peter Graves  •  Timothy Carey  •  Lita Milan  •  Douglas Fowley

Help Wanted: Male (1982)

An unmarried career woman decides she wants a baby and finds a suitable partner, a sportswriter working for the magazine she publishes. After she maneuvers him into proposing marriage to her, she learns that he happens to be sterile.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Wiard
CAST:  Suzanne Pleshette  •  Gil Gerard  •  Bert Convy  •  Dana Elcar

An unmarried career woman decides she wants a baby and finds a suitable partner, a sportswriter working for the magazine she publishes. After she maneuvers him into proposing marriage to her, she learns that he happens to be sterile.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Wiard
CAST:  Suzanne Pleshette  •  Gil Gerard  •  Bert Convy  •  Dana Elcar

Born to Be Sold (1981)

A social worker tries to break up a ring of crooks who buy newborn babies from teenaged mothers and sell them to couples who can't obtain them through legal adoption channels.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Burt Brinckerhoff
CAST:  Lynda Carter  •  Harold Gould  •  Philip Sterling  •  Dean Stockwell

A social worker tries to break up a ring of crooks who buy newborn babies from teenaged mothers and sell them to couples who can't obtain them through legal adoption channels.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Burt Brinckerhoff
CAST:  Lynda Carter  •  Harold Gould  •  Philip Sterling  •  Dean Stockwell

Valley of the Redwoods (1960)

Wayne, Jan, and Dino try pulling off a heist of a lumber company's payroll, and everything seems to go wrong right from the beginning, in spite of Dino's expertise. The trio take off for the woods in Canada with Wayne suffering from a wound and the law in hot ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Witney
CAST:  John Hudson  •  Lynette Bernay  •  Ed Nelson  •  Michael Forest

Wayne, Jan, and Dino try pulling off a heist of a lumber company's payroll, and everything seems to go wrong right from the beginning, in spite of Dino's expertise. The trio take off for the woods in Canada with Wayne suffering from a wound and the law in hot ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Witney
CAST:  John Hudson  •  Lynette Bernay  •  Ed Nelson  •  Michael Forest

Devil's Partner (1961)

An old man sells his soul to the devil, and turns into a young man. He then uses witchcraft and black magic to win a woman from his rival.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles R. Rondeau
CAST:  Edgar Buchanan  •  Jean Allison  •  Richard Crane  •  Spencer Carlisle

An old man sells his soul to the devil, and turns into a young man. He then uses witchcraft and black magic to win a woman from his rival.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Charles R. Rondeau
CAST:  Edgar Buchanan  •  Jean Allison  •  Richard Crane  •  Spencer Carlisle

Along Came a Spider (1970)

Dr. Janet Furie comes to believe that her husband and fellow scientist were set up to die in a lab accident. She blames another scientist, not only for the murder but also for taking credit for her husband's groundbreaking work. When she can't prove her husband was ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lee H. Katzin
CAST:  Suzanne Pleshette  •  Ed Nelson  •  Andrew Prine  •  Brooke Bundy

Dr. Janet Furie comes to believe that her husband and fellow scientist were set up to die in a lab accident. She blames another scientist, not only for the murder but also for taking credit for her husband's groundbreaking work. When she can't prove her husband was ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lee H. Katzin
CAST:  Suzanne Pleshette  •  Ed Nelson  •  Andrew Prine  •  Brooke Bundy
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