John Allen Nelson

Strawberry-haired and impishly handsome, John Allen Nelson is a prolific television actor who was positioned as a suave, roguish type in several ambitious but thoroughly low-budget movie efforts during the 1980s and ... Read more »
Born: 08/28/1959

Filmography

Actor (25)

Crisis 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Without A Trace 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Vanished 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

24 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sheena 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

V.I.P. 1998 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Pensacola: Wings of Gold 1997 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

7 Days 1988 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Baywatch 1988 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Early Edition 1988 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1988 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Quantum Leap 1988 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sweet Justice 1994 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Criminal Passion 1994 (Movie)

Connor Ashcroft (Actor)

XXX's & OOO's 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Santa Barbara 1983 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Deathstalker and the Warriors From Hell 1988 (Movie)

Deathstalker (Actor)

Killer Klowns From Outer Space 1988 (Movie)

Officer Dave Hanson (Actor)

Saigon Commandos 1988 (Movie)

Tim Bryant (Actor)

Hunk 1987 (Movie)

Hunk Golden (Actor)

Baywatch Hawaiian Wedding (TV Show)

Actor

Rich Men, Single Women (TV Show)

Actor

Shelter (TV Show)

Actor

Taking Liberty (TV Show)

Actor
Writer (3)

American Yakuza 1994 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Best of the Best 2 1993 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Sunset Heat (TV Show)

Screenplay
Producer (2)

Criminal Passion 1994 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Shelter (TV Show)

Producer

Biography

Strawberry-haired and impishly handsome, John Allen Nelson is a prolific television actor who was positioned as a suave, roguish type in several ambitious but thoroughly low-budget movie efforts during the 1980s and early '90s. He broke out on the TV scene with a regular role on the sunny, California-set soap "Santa Barbara", playing the callow womanizer Warren Lockridge throughout the show's first few years. Upon seeing his swinging approach, film producers envisioned him as a comically adept heartthrob and cast him in several late-'80s larks, including the nerd-to-stud transformation farce "Hunk", the campy cult horror-comedy "Killer Klowns from Outer Space", and the sword-and-sorcery adventure movie "Deathstalker and the Warriors from Hell". He never quite caught on in that capacity, but he soon found a well-suited, rejuvenating role on the iconic beach-patrol melodrama "Baywatch". While playing a lifeguard who eventually exited the show due to incipient and irreversible blindness, he momentarily branched off into a side role writing and producing steamy action dramas like 1995's "Criminal Passion". By the beginning of the 2000s, however, he had returned almost exclusively to television acting. Avid sitcom fans might recognize him best from his appearance as the deceptively debonair Paul "The Wine Guy" on the pilot episode of the quintessential 30-something comedy "Friends", but some of the highest praise of his career came for his role as the ruthless White House Chief of Staff Walt Cummings on the action-packed series "24".

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