Tim Blake Nelson


Date Of Birth

May 11, 1964


Born on May 11, 1964 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Tim Blake Nelson made his mark in the entertainment industry as an actor, director, writer and singer. He graduated from Holland Hall School in 1982 and is also known for attending the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain Resort Arts and Conference Center in Lone Wolf, Oklahoma. He continued his education at Brown University, taking up Classics as his major. He was also famed for being the Senior Orator for his class. While there, he won the Workman/Driskoll award for excellence in Classical Studies.

In 1990, Tim Blake Nelson graduated from Juilliard. Two years later, he debuted his play called Eye of God, which was produced by the Seattle Repertory Theatre. He followed it up with The Grey Zone at New York's MCC Theater. He also directed film versions of the said plays. Other stage credits of his include productions at Manhattan Theater Club, Playwrights Horizons and Central Park's Open Air Theater. He also had a show at Blue Cross Arena.

As for his film and television credits, he has appeared in the Coen Brothers' O Brother, Where Art Thou? and even sang in the movie's soundtrack. He was later seen in the 2008 film The Incredible Hulk, as well as in American Violet. Later on, he was cast on an episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and the CBS drama Chaos.

Place of Birth

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Birth Name

Tim Blake Nelson



Fun Facts

- He married Lisa Benavides in 1994. They have three children together.



2001: Seattle International Film Festival - Golden Space Needle Award - Best Director for: O
1997: Seattle International Film Festival - American Independent Award for: Eye of God
1997: Tokyo International Film Festival - Bronze Award for: Eye of God


2011: Chaos (TV series) - Casey Malick
2011: Yelling to the Sky - Coleman
2011: Sin Bin - Officer Totsch
2011: Flypaper - Peanut Butter
2009: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV series) - Paulie Krill
2009: Leaves of Grass - Bolger
2009: Saint John of Las Vegas - Militant Ned
2009: Possible Side Effects (TV movie) - Buzz
2008: American Violet - David Cohen
2008: The Incredible Hulk (Video Game) - Samuel Sterns (voice)
2008: The Incredible Hulk - Samuel Sterns
2006: The Astronaut Farmer - Kevin Munchak
2006: Fido - Mr. Theopolis
2006: Hoot - Curly
2006: The Darwin Awards - Perp
2006: Come Early Morning - Uncle Tim
2005: Syriana - Danny Dalton
2005: Stella (TV series) - Mountain Man
2005: The Big White - Gary
2005: Warm Springs (TV movie) - Tom Loyless
2005: Crazy for Love - Doctor, Chief Nakahoma, Minister, Roger Bob
2005: The Amateurs - Barney Macklehatton
2004: Meet the Fockers - Officer LeFlore
2004: Bereft (TV movie) - Denis
2004: The Last Shot - Marshal Paris
2004: Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed - Jacobo
2003: Wonderland - Billy Deverell
2003: Holes - Dr. Pendanski
2003: A Foreign Affair - Jake Adams
2002: Minority Report - Gideon
2002: Cherish - Daly
2002: The Good Girl - Bubba
2000: O Brother, Where Art Thou? - Delmar
2000: Hamlet - Flight Captain
1998: The Thin Red Line - Pvt. Tills
1997: Prix Fixe (short) - Busboy
1997: Donnie Brasco - FBI Technician
1996: Joe's Apartment - Cockroach (voice)
1996: Dead Man's Walk (TV mini-series) - Johnny Carthage
1995: House of Buggin' (TV series) - Kidnapper
1995: Heavy Weights - Roger Johnson
1994: Amateur - Young Detective
1993: Motel Blue 19 - Voice of Adult Luther
1992: This Is My Life - Dennis


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