Craig Theodore Nelson (born April 4, 1944 in Spokane, Washington) is an American actor, best known for starring in the sitcom Coach
and for his roles in Poltergeist
and The Incredibles
. He tends to play sympathetic characters but has occasionally played villains, most notably in the series finale of Monk
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- The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1 episode, 1973): Charlie.
- Charlie's Angels (1 episode, 1978): Stone.
- Wonder Woman (1 episode, 1978): Sam.
- The White Shadow (1 episode, 1980): Father Phil.
- WKRP in Cincinnati (1 episode, 1981): Charlie Bathgate.
- Coach (1989–97): Coach Hayden Fox.
- The District (2000–04): Chief Jack Mannion.
- Yes, Dear (1 episode, 2001): TV Actor (uncredited).
- My Name Is Earl (4 episodes, 2007): Warden Jerry Hazelwood.
- CSI: NY (3 episodes, 2008–09): Robert Dunbrook.
- Monk (2 episodes, 2009): Judge Ethan Rickover.
- Parenthood (2010–15): Ezekiel "Zeke" Braverman.
- Hawaii Five-0 (1 episode, 2013): Tyler Cain.
- Grace and Frankie (5 episodes, 2015): Guy.
- Young Sheldon (2019–): Coach Dale Ballard.