David Nelson

David Nelson grew up before America's eyes; he portrayed a fictionalized version of himself for all 14 seasons of the popular family sitcom "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet," which was based largely around his ... Read more »
Born: 10/24/1936 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (23)

TripTank 2015 (Tv Show)

Voice

Made in America? 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Cry Baby 1990 (Movie)

Wanda's Father (Actor)

Rick Nelson: It's All Right Now 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Rick Nelson: A Brother Remembers 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

High School U.S.A. 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Circus of the Stars 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Circus of the Stars 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Circus of the Stars 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Circus of the Stars 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Circus of the Stars 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Cheech & Chong's Up In Smoke 1978 (Movie)

Roxy Doorman (Actor)

Circus of the Stars 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Circus of the Stars 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Swing Out, Sweet Land 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet 1952 - 1966 (TV Show)

Actor

The Big Show 1961 (Movie)

Eric Solden (Actor)

The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker 1959 (Movie)

Henry Pennypacker (Actor)

-30- 1958 (Movie)

Earl Collins (Actor)

Day of the Outlaw 1958 (Movie)

Gene (Actor)

Peyton Place 1957 (Movie)

Ted Carter (Actor)

Here Come the Nelsons 1952 (Movie)

David Nelson (Actor)
Director (4)

Rick Nelson: A Brother Remembers 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Director

Goodnight, Beantown 1982 - 1984 (Tv Show)

Director

Last Plane Out 1982 (Movie)

(Director)

A Rare Breed 1980 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (2)

Rick Nelson: A Brother Remembers 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Last Plane Out 1982 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

David Nelson grew up before America's eyes; he portrayed a fictionalized version of himself for all 14 seasons of the popular family sitcom "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet," which was based largely around his family, and later worked as a TV producer and director. David was born in New York City, raised in New Jersey, and moved to California when his parents decided to stop touring with their eponymous band and embark upon a stable radio career. "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet," went on the air in 1944 but David and his younger brother Ricky didn't appear until a few years later. The program followed the everyday lives of Ozzie, Harriet, David and Ricky and became a major radio hit all across the country. In 1952 the Nelson family appeared in the comedy film "Here Come the Nelsons," which was followed by the TV premiere of "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet." The series, which ran from 1952 until 1966, became a symbol of suburban life in '50s America and stands as the longest continuously-aired live action sitcom in television history. David later directed several episodes of the half-hour series while branching out with roles in more serious films like the Esther Williams drama "The Big Show" and the melodramatic "Peyton Place," where he portrayed the son of a domineering New England woman. In 1990 David appeared as an oblivious father in John Waters' cult film "Cry-Baby," which later became an award-winning Broadway musical.

Relationships

Ozzie Nelson Director

Father
Starred in "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" radio and television series with his wife and two sons

Harriet Nelson Actor

Mother
Starred in "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" radio and television series with her husband and two sons

Ricky Nelson Actor

Brother
Born in 1940 starred in "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" radio and television series with his parents and brother was also a singer-songwriter who had 19 Top Ten hits

Tracy Nelson Actor

Niece
Daughter of Ricky Nelson and Kristin Nelson

Gunnar Nelson Actor

Nephew
Son of Ricky Nelson and Kristin Nelson

Matthew Nelson Actor

Nephew
Son of Ricky Nelson and Kristin Nelson

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