Craig T. Nelson is a regular renaissance man. He's starred in movies like "The Proposal," "Silkwood," and "Ghosts of Mississippi." He's written TV shows like "The Alan King Special" and "The Tim Conway Show." He voiced animated characters like Mr. Incredible, in the Disney feature "The Incredibles," and he made his Broadway debut in Eugene O'Neill's "Ah, Wilderness!"
Still most people know him as a TV actor for shows like "The District" and "Call to Glory." But he will forever be remembered as Hayden Fox on the TV series "Coach." He starred in the sitcom about the Minnesota State University Screaming Eagles football team alongside Jerry Van Dyke, Bill Fagerbakke, and Shelley Fabares for nine seasons and garnered numerous nominations and awards including an Emmy.
While we loved "Coach," our favorite Craig T. Nelson role was protective dad, and not-so-great real estate buyer, Steve Freeling in the "Poltergeist" films. If you haven't seen them in a while check out the trailer for the original. It still holds up.
And if you miss Craig T. Nelson as much as we do, watch him on the series premiere of "Parenthood" next Tuesday, March 2 at 10 pm on NBC and see what he has to say about the show in this interview.