Nick Stahl

A talented actor with a penchant for playing intense, often troubled young men, Nick Stahl garnered the respect of critics and his peers at a young age with a winning combination of independent and mainstream films. At ... Read more »
Born: 12/05/1979 in Harlingen, Texas, USA


Actor (46)

Away From Here 2014 (Movie)

James (Actor)

On the Inside 2014 (Movie)

Allen (Actor)

Sleep Always 2014 (Movie)


388 Arletta Avenue 2012 (Movie)

James (Actor)

Body of Proof 2012 (Tv Show)


House of Lies 2012 (Tv Show)


Afghan Luke 2011 (Movie)

Luke Benning (Actor)

Burning Palms 2011 (Movie)

Robert Kane (Actor)

The Chameleon 2011 (Movie)

Brendan Kerrigan (Actor)

Dead Awake 2010 (Movie)

Dylan (Actor)

Kalamity 2010 (Movie)

Billy Klepack (Actor)

Meskada 2010 (Movie)

Noah Cordin (Actor)

Speed of Thought 2010 (Movie)

Joshua Lazarus (Actor)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2009 (Tv Show)


Mirrors 2 2009 (Movie)

Max Matheson (Actor)

My One and Only 2009 (Movie)

Bud (Actor)

How to Rob a Bank 2008 (Movie)

Jason "Jinx" Taylor (Actor)

Quid Pro Quo 2008 (Movie)

Isaac Knott (Actor)

Sleepwalking 2008 (Movie)

James Reedy (Actor)

The Night of the White Pants 2007 (Movie)

Raff (Actor)

Carnivàle 2003 - 2005 (TV Show)


Sin City 2005 (Movie)

Roarke Jr/Yellow Bastard (Actor)

Twist 2004 (Movie)

Dodge (Actor)

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines 2003 (Movie)

John Connor (Actor)

Bookies 2002 (Movie)

Toby (Actor)

The Sleepy Time Gal 2002 (Movie)

Morgan (Actor)

Bully 2001 (Movie)

Bobby Kent (Actor)

In the Bedroom 2001 (Movie)

Frank Fowler (Actor)

Lover's Prayer 2000 (Movie)

Vladimir (Actor)

Sunset Strip 2000 (Movie)

Zack (Actor)

Seasons of Love 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)


Disturbing Behavior 1998 (Movie)

Gavin Strick (Actor)

The Thin Red Line 1998 (Movie)

Private 1st Class Bead (Actor)

Eye of God 1997 (Movie)

Tom Spencer (Actor)

Soundman 1997 (Movie)

Tommy Pepin (Actor)

Tall Tale: The Unbelievable Adventures of Pecos Bill 1995 (Movie)

Daniel Hackett (Actor)

Safe Passage 1994 (Movie)

Simon Singer (Actor)

The Man Without A Face 1993 (Movie)

Chuck (Actor)

Woman With a Past 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)


Blue River (TV Show)


Incident in a Small Town (TV Show)


My Son Is Innocent (TV Show)


Stranger at My Door (TV Show)


Wasted (TV Show)


West Memphis Three (Movie)



A talented actor with a penchant for playing intense, often troubled young men, Nick Stahl garnered the respect of critics and his peers at a young age with a winning combination of independent and mainstream films. At the age of 14, Stahl made his feature film debut opposite Mel Gibson in the drama "The Man Without a Face" (1993). After a slew of television and theatrical projects, he was appearing in such diverse, high-profile films as the teen thriller "Disturbing Behavior" (1998) and venerated director Terence Malick's war treatise "The Thin Red Line" (1998). Stahl continued the trend with important roles in the acclaimed drama "In the Bedroom" (2001) and the controversial based-on-fact tale of teen murder, "Bully" (2001). He later followed a starring role in the big-budget action sequel, "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines" (2003) with the lead on the well-regarded cable series "Carnivale" (HBO, 2003-05). After his disturbing, but memorable supporting role in the hugely popular neo noir, "Sin City" (2005), Stahl worked steadily in such indie efforts as "How to Rob a Bank" (2008) and "388 Arletta Avenue" (2012). One of the edgier screen performers of his generation, Stahl continually made career choices based on his interest in the content of a project, rather than the size of its budget.


Donna Lynn


William Stahl


Bonny Stahl


Emily Stahl


Rose Stahl

Married June 4, 2009 Reportedly separated in January 2012

Marlo Stahl

Mother, Rose Stahl


Melva Smith School of Dance

Dallas , Texas



Guest starred on ABC's "Body of Proof"


Appeared in the comedy feature "My One and Only," starring Renée Zellweger


Played a simple man faced with caring for his 12-year-old niece when she is abandoned by her mother in "Sleepwalking"


Joined ensemble cast of "Sin City," the adaptation of comic book icon Frank Miller's über-noir series of graphic novels co-directed by Miller and Robert Rodriguez


Cast as Ben Hawkins, a fugitive who finds refuge within a traveling carnival on the HBO drama "Carnivàle"


Starred as Dodge in "Twist" a queer 'Oliver Twist' update set in the hustler district of modern-day Toronto, Canada


After auditioning five times, won the role of John Connor in "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines"


Co-starred with Summer Phoenix in the MTV movie "Wasted"


Acted in the acclaimed feature "In the Bedroom," co-starring Tom Wilkinson and Sissy Spacek


Cast in title role as the abusive and sexually predatory Bobby Kent in Larry Clark's "Bully"


Cast as a novice musician in "Sunset Strip"


Co-starred as an outcast teen who suspects something strange is happening to his peers in "Disturbing Behavior"


Appeared in Terrence Malik's remake of "The Thin Red Line"


Landed featured role opposite Martha Plimpton in acclaimed independent film "Eye of God"


Starred in "Tall Tale: The Unbelievable Adventures of Pecos Bill"


Cast as the young version of the film's narrator in the Fox "Hallmark Hall of Fame" production "Blue River"


Feature acting debut, "The Man Without a Face" as a troubled adolescent mentored by a reclusive former teacher (Mel Gibson)


TV-movie debut, "Stranger at My Door" (CBS)

Appeared in Dallas stage productions of "Babes in Toyland" and "Medea"

Raised in Dallas, TX

Bonus Trivia


On how he came to be cast in "Bully" (2001), Stahl told The Advocate (July 3, 2001): "I expressed my interest [in playing the role], and then I guess I read for it after that, like, maybe a week later. I just say 'hat's off' to [Clark] for giving me the opportunity, because I think it took a lot of imagination on his part. It was pretty bold of him not to go the stereotypical route. I guess he recognized that it was more psychological bullying. That gave me some security going into the movie that I would have some freedom to do what I wanted to do."


Stahl's wife Rose filed a missing persons report on May 14, 2012. According to the report, the actor was last seen on May 9. After missing for a week, Stahl reached out to friends via e-mail and announced his plans to enter a 30-day rehab program.


Stahl was arrested on Dec. 27, 2012 for allegedly committing a lewd act at an adult store in Hollywood, CA.