A darkly handsome actor who has made an impact with memorably menacing work in gritty independents, Nicky Katt had a minor acting career as a child, took some time off and returned to the business as an adult, finding success with character parts on film and television. His early TV credits included guest shots on the NBC series "CHiPs" (1981), "Quincy, M.E." and "Father Murphy" and he was featured in the timely ABC special "Goldie and the Kids ... Listen to Us," starring Goldie Hawn. Katt went on to land regular roles in several short-lived TV series: playing Dean Jones' stepson in "Herbie, the Love Bug" (CBS, 1982), providing a character voice on the cloying, animated "Get Along Gang" (CBS, 1984), and portraying Marc Singer's son in "V: The Series" (NBC, 1984-85). Also in 1984, the young actor hit big screens nationwide with a small role in the popular film "Gremlins." After a five-year break, he returned to features with a similarly minor role in the creepy comedy "The 'Burbs" (1989) followed three years later with a cameo role as a waiter in "Sister Act."