Nicholas Pryor

Actor
A tall, gaunt, silver-haired WASPy character player of film and TV, Nicholas Pryor began his career on stage in his native Baltimore, appearing in several productions with the Drummond Players. The billed under his real ... Read more »
Born: 01/28/1935 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Filmography

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90 Minutes in Heaven 2015 (Movie)

J.V. Thomas (Actor)

Constantine 2014 (Tv Show)

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Nashville 2014 (Tv Show)

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 2014 (Movie)

D8 Male Patient (Actor)

All My Children 1969 - 2011 (TV Show)

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The List 2007 (Movie)

Harold Smithfield (Actor)

Port Charles 1996 - 2004 (TV Show)

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NYPD Blue 2003 (Tv Show)

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Wild Card 2003 (Tv Show)

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Without A Trace 2003 (Tv Show)

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Chicago Hope 1991 - 1996, 1999 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Collateral Damage 2002 (Movie)

Senator Delich (Actor)

Diagnosis Murder 1984 - 1985, 1991 - 1997, 1999 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman 1991 - 1996, 1999 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Gideon's Crossing 1991 - 1996, 1999 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Jack's Place 1991 - 1993, 1995 - 1996, 1999 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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L.A. Law 1984 - 1985, 1990 - 1997, 1999 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Murder, She Wrote 1984 - 1985, 1989 - 1997, 1999 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Party of Five 1991 - 1996, 1999 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Picket Fences 1991 - 1996, 1999 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Sisters 1991 - 1996, 1999 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Strong Medicine 2002 (Tv Show)

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That's Life 1991 - 1992, 1995 - 1996, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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The Guardian 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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The Practice 1984 - 1985, 1989 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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American Tragedy 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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The West Wing 2001 (Tv Show)

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Carriers 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Molly 1999 (Movie)

Doctor Prentice (Actor)

The Bachelor 1999 (Movie)

Dale (Actor)

Beverly Hills 90210 1994 - 1997 (Tv Show)

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Dark Angel 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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Murder At 1600 1997 (Movie)

Paul Moran (Actor)

Executive Decision 1996 (Movie)

Secretary of State Jack Douglas (Actor)

Live Shot 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Nowhere Man 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Ruby Ridge: An American Tragedy 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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The Chamber 1996 (Movie)

Judge Slattery (Actor)

Trial By Fire 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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A Walton Wedding 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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The Mommies 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Hail Caesar 1993 (Movie)

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Sliver 1993 (Movie)

Peter Farrell (Actor)

Angie, The Lieutenant 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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Hoffa 1992 (Movie)

Hoffa's Attorney (Actor)

Brain Dead 1990 (Movie)

Man in Bloody White Suit (Actor)

Pacific Heights 1990 (Movie)

Hotel Manager (Actor)

Starting Now 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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The Bronx Zoo 1986 - 1988 (TV Show)

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Agatha Christie's "Murder in Three Acts" 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Less Than Zero 1987 (Movie)

Benjamin Wells (Actor)

Morgan Stewart's Coming Home 1987 (Movie)

Tom Stewart (Actor)

Choke Canyon 1986 (Movie)

John Pilgrim (Actor)

The Falcon and the Snowman 1985 (Movie)

Eddie (Actor)

Amazons 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

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Little House: A New Beginning 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

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Risky Business 1983 (Movie)

Joel's Father (Actor)

Revenge of the Gray Gang 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

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Splendor in the Grass 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

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The Big Easy 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

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Eight Is Enough 1976 - 1981 (TV Show)

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Home Room 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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John Steinbeck's "East of Eden" 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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Reunion 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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The Last Song 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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Airplane! 1980 (Movie)

Mr Hammen (Actor)

The $5.20 an Hour Dream 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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Rainbow 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh 1979 (Movie)

George Brockington (Actor)

Damien - Omen II 1978 (Movie)

Charles Warren (Actor)

Having Babies II 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

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Night Terror 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

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The Outside Man 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

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The Adams Chronicles 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

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The Gumball Rally 1976 (Movie)

Graves (Actor)

Force Five 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

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Smile 1975 (Movie)

Andy DiCarlo (Actor)

Man on a Swing 1974 (Movie)

Paul Kearney (Actor)

Love Is a Many Splendored Thing 1967 - 1973 (TV Show)

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The Way We Live Now 1969 (Movie)

Lionel Aldridge (Actor)

The Nurses 1965 - 1967 (TV Show)

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Young Dr. Malone 1958 - 1963 (TV Show)

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Ah, Wilderness! 1958 - 1959 (TV Show)

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A Few Days in Weasel Creek (TV Show)

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A Stoning in Fulham County (TV Show)

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Another World (TV Show)

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Blood Feud (TV Show)

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Broken Trust (TV Show)

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Desperate Voyage (TV Show)

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Fear on Trial (TV Show)

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Gideon's Trumpet (TV Show)

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Into Thin Air (TV Show)

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Love Can Be Murder (TV Show)

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Majority Rule (TV Show)

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Marriage Is Alive and Well (TV Show)

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Murder Between Friends (TV Show)

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Nightbreaker (TV Show)

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Ruffian (TV Show)

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Second Sight: A Love Story (TV Show)

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The Diamond Trap (TV Show)

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The HitMan (TV Show)

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The Kid From Nowhere (TV Show)

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The Plutonium Incident (TV Show)

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Biography

A tall, gaunt, silver-haired WASPy character player of film and TV, Nicholas Pryor began his career on stage in his native Baltimore, appearing in several productions with the Drummond Players. The billed under his real name of Nicholas Probst, he went on to earn scholarships to study both at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Yale. His early TV credits included guest appearances on such anthology shows as "Omnibus" and "Kraft Television Theatre." By the time he adopted his stage name of Nicholas Pryor in the late 1950s, he had appeared on Broadway as well. For much of the 60s and early 70s, Pryor divided his time between stage and daytime television, amassing credits on several soap operas ranging from "Young Doctor Malone" to the premiere episode of "Another World" to "All My Children."

Relationships

Dorothy Probst

Mother

Christina Belford

Wife
met in 1980

Joan Epstein

Wife
married on December 21, 1958 divorced in 1968

Melinda Plank

Wife
married on February 27, 1968 divorced

J Probst

Father

Stacey Pryor

Daughter
mother, Pamela Pryor lives in France

Pamela Pryor

Wife
mother of Pryor's daughter Stacey divorced

EDUCATION

School of Drama, Yale University

New Haven, Connecticut 1956
attended on an RCA-NBC acting scholarship

Milestones

1997

Cast in the role of Victor Collins on both "General Hospital" and its spin-off "Port Charles"

1987

Cast as the father of Robert Downey Jr in "Less Than Zero"

1983

Played Tom Cruise's father in "Risky Business"

1977

Appeared in the ABC miniseries "Washington: Behind Closed Doors"

1975

Had featured role as Barbara Feldon's frustrated husband in "Smile"

1974

Assumed the role of James Daley in the Broadway production of Jason Miller's "That Championship Season"

1969

Film debut, "The Way We Live Now"

1964

Was understudy for the role of Nick in the Broadway production of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"

1960

Was regular on the CBS soap "A Brighter Day"

1959

Was a regular on the NBC daytime drama "Young Doctor Malone"

1957

Broadway debut in "Small War on Murray Hill"

1955

TV debut in "Star for Tonight" (NBC)

1953

Received scholarship to study at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival

1951

Made stage acting debut with the Drummond Players in Baltimore, MD in "Light Up the Sky", billed as Nicholas Probst

Appeared on several daytime dramas, including "Search for Tomorrow" (CBS, 1963), the premiere of "Another World" (NBC, 1964) and "The Nurses" (ABC, 1965-1967)

Adopted stage name of Nicholas Pryor

Cast as Jeffrey Trout, the fiance of Joanie Bradford on the ABC series "Eight Is Enough"

Played Alan in the national tour of "The Boys in the Band"

Had recurring role of Chancellor Arnold on the Fox series "Beverly Hills, 90210"

Co-starred in the NBC sitcom "The Bronx Zoo"; played the straight-laced vice principal

Played Linc Tyler on the ABC soap "All My Children"

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