• Nick Stahl is an American actor best known for his portrayal of Charles E. ‘Chuck’ Norstadt in the 1993 drama movie “The Man Without a Face”.
• He attended a local elementary school and high school, and chose to focus on his acting career instead of enrolling in college.
• He gained recognition in 2003 for his portrayal of John Connor in the action science fiction “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines”.
• Nick has been nominated for 10 awards, winning one.
• He is 41 years old, has an estimated net worth of over $500,000 and is married with one daughter.

Who is Nick Stahl?

Nicolas Kent Stahl was born in Harlingen, Texas USA, on 5 December 1979 – his zodiac sign is Sagittarius and he holds American nationality. He’s an actor who has been in the film industry since he was 12. He’s perhaps still known best for his portrayal of Charles E. ‘Chuck’ Norstadt, the lead character in the 1993 drama movie “The Man Without a Face” written by Malcolm MacRury, based on the novel by Isabelle Holland, and directed by Mel Gibson who also starred in it alongside Nick and Margaret Whitton. The movie follows Chuck who wants to go to a boarding school, but can’t because of his bad grades, and he thus starts taking lessons from a former teacher whose face has been burned. It has been nominated for three awards.

Early life, family and education

Nick was raised in Harlingen alongside his two older sisters, Emily and Bonny, by their father William Kent Stahl who was a businessman but who abandoned the family when Nick was two years old, and their mother Donna Lynn (nee Reed), who was a brokerage assistant.

He attended a local elementary school, and appeared in nearly all the plays performed there, and in 1991, Nick made his debut film appearance with his portrayal of Robert Fortier in the thriller drama “Stranger at My Door”. While still attending elementary school, he appeared in the 1992 drama “Woman with a Past”.

Nick enrolled at a local high school in 1994, at which he became sporting playing tennis and football, but still remained focused on an acting career. The same year saw him appear in the movies “Incident in a Small Town” and “Safe Passage”, and in 1995 he appeared in the films “Tall Tale” and “Blue River”. In 1996, Nick starred as Eric Sutter in the drama “My Son Is Innocent” and he also made his debut TV series appearance in the episode “Hey Joey” of the short drama “Out of Order”.

Some of his other roles while he was still attending high school were in the 1997 crime film “Eye of God”, themystery science fiction horror movie “Disturbing Behavior” and the  crime thriller comedy film “Soundman”, both in1998 .

Upon matriculating in 1998, Nick chose not to enroll at college, but to focus on his acting career.

Roles in movies

Not long after he matriculated, Nick portrayed Private 1st Class Beade in the war drama “The Thin Red Line”, written and directed by Terrence Malick based on the novel by James Jones, and which starred Jim Caviezel, Sean Penn and Nick Nolte. The movie follows the Guadalcanal conflict during World War II, and won 21 awards while it was nominated for 47 others, including seven Oscars.

The following years saw him play supporting characters in several mediocre movies, such as the 2000 comedy drama “Sunset Strip”, the 2001 drama “The Sleepy Time Gal”, and the 2002 mystery horror drama “Taboo”.

Nick gained recognition in 2003, after he portrayed John Connor, one of the lead characters in the action science fiction “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines”, which also starred Arnold Schwarzenegger and Kristanna Loken, and follows a machine which travels back in time to save a man and woman from another robot sent to kill them. The movie was nominated for 27 awards, winning three. Nick then played supporting characters in several hit movies, such as the 2005 crime thriller “Sin City”, directed by Quentin Tarantino and which starred Bruce Willis, the 2009 biographical adventure comedy “My One and Only”, and the 2010 thriller comedy “Burning Palms”.

The following years saw Nick appear in many movies which failed to attract any attention and/or received poor reviews; three of his most recent roles have been in the 2019 crime thriller “The Murder of Nicole Brown Simpson”, the 2020 horror thriller “Hunter Hunter”, and the 2021 crime thriller drama “American Dream”.

Nick has recently finished shooting for the upcoming drama “James the Second”, while he’s currently shooting for the horror thriller “What Josiah Saw”, the drama “Night Blooms”, and the biographical romantic drama “Grace and Grit”. It’s also been announced that he’s about to start filming for the drama “Love in Vein”.

Roles in TV series

In 1999, Nick was cast to play Adult Grover, one of the lead characters in the drama mini-series “Seasons of Love”, and in 2003, he was cast as Ben Hawkins, one of the lead characters in the critically acclaimed mystery fantasy drama “Carnivale”, created by Daniel Knauf and which also starred Michael J. Anderson, Clancy Brown and Adrienne Barbeau. It follows a minister and a farm boy from Oklahoma who, during the Great Depression, learn that they are about to play a huge role in a war between Hell and Heaven.

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The series aired from 2003 to 2005, and won 14 awards including five Primetime Emmys, while it was nominated for 26 other awards.

Nick has appeared in only three other TV series: he played Peter Harrison in the 2009 episode “Zebras” of the mystery crime drama “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”, Kurt in the 2012 episode “Mini-Mogul” of the comedy drama “House of Lies”, and Marcel Trevino in two episodes of the 2012 crime comedy drama “Body of Proof”.

Other credits

Nick worked as the second assistant director on the 1993 short movie “Kid”.

He voiced John Connor in the 2003 video game “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines”.

Nick sang the song “Fall Into the Ocean” in the 2012 episode “Mini-Mogul” of the series “House of Lies”, while the same year saw him work as a set decorator on the episode “The Glee Project: Actability – Recap” of the talk-show “Oh-My-Gleed!”

He has been featured in numerous documentaries, such as the 2001 short film “Bully: Cast Interviews”, the 2003 short video “Terminator 3: Sky Net Database”, and the 2008 series “E! True Hollywood Story”. Nick has also made a guest appearance in various talk-shows, such as “The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn”, “Dennis Miller” and “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”.

Awards and nominations

Nick has been nominated for 10 awards winning one: a 1999 Satellite Special Achievement Award for Outstanding Motion Picture Ensemble for his and his colleagues’ performance in the movie “The Thin Red Line”.

Some of the other awards he has been nominated for include a 2004 Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series for “Carnivale”, a 2006 Broadcast Film Critics Association Choice Award for Best Acting Ensemble for “Sin City” (shared with colleagues), and a 2006 Gold Derby Award for Ensemble Cast for “Sin City” as well (shared with colleagues).

Love life and wife

Back in 2000, Nick was in a relationship with the American actress, model and singer Bijou Lilly Phillips Masterson, and they were together for several months before splitting. In 2001, he began dating January Jones who’s a famous American actress and model perhaps still known best for her portrayal of Betty Draper in the series “Mad Men” which won her two nominations for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama. They were together for over a year before splitting for unknown reasons.

From 2003 to 2007, Nick dated Carla Gallo who’s an American actress, then in 2009, he married the popular American actress Rose Stahl (nee Murphy) who later gave birth to their daughter Marlo. In 2012 Nick and Rose split, and in May that year she reported him missing; Nick was later found at a rehab center. The two have been living separately since, but haven’t divorced.

On 27 December 2012, Nick was arrested after allegedly exposing his genitals at an adult movie store in Hollywood. but was released for lack of evidence. On 28 June 2013, he was arrested for the possession of methamphetamine.

He hasn’t spoken of any other women he has perhaps been with since his split from Rose, and as of March 2021, he’s still married to Rose although they haven’t been living together for around eight years, and he has one daughter.

Hobbies and other interests

Nick likes to watch National Football League (NFL) games in his spare time, and cheers for the Dallas Cowboys. He has also watched a couple of live games.

Nick’s into reading, and has read numerous books since his teenage years.

He’s also keen on writing, and has apparently written various short stories which are unlikely to ever be published.

Nick has his own favorite actors: Robert Duvall, Daniel Day-Lewis and Tom Wilkinson. Some of the movies he enjoys watching the most include “The Apostle”, “The Great Santini” and “The Godfather”.

He’s keen on working out and has multiple training sessions at the gym each week, as it’s important for his acting career to stay in shape. Nick also enjoys running in a park close to his home, hiking up in the mountains and cycling.

Age, height and net worth

Nick’s age is 41. He has short brown hair and blue eyes, his height is 5ft 10ins (1.78m) and he weighs around 160lbs (72kgs).

As of March 2021, his net worth has been estimated at over $500,000.


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