Craig Theodore Nelson is an American actor. He is most remembered for his roles as Hayden Fox in the sitcom Coach, Deputy Ward Wilson in the 1980 picture Stir Crazy,
Steve Freeling in the 1982 film Poltergeist, Burt Nickerson in All The Right Moves (1983), Peter Dellaplane in Action Jackson, and Chief Howard Hyde in Turner & Hooch (1989).
Alex Cullen in The Devil’s Advocate (1997), Chief Jack Mannion in The District (2000-2004), The Warden in My Name is Earl, and the voice of Bob Parr/Mr. Incredible in The Incredibles (2004) and its 2018 sequel.
He also played Zeek Braverman on Parenthood and Dale Ballard on Young Sheldon.
Did Craig T. Nelson play football?
Nelson attended Lewis and Clark High School, where he played football, baseball, and basketball. After high school, Nelson studied at Central Washington University.
After flunking out, Nelson went to Yakima Valley College where he was inspired to study acting by his drama teacher, Mr. Brady.