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Nick Chinlund is a Actor American born on 18 november 1961 at New York City (USA)

Nick Chinlund

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Birth name Zareh Nicholas Chinlund
Nationality USA
Birth 18 november 1961 (62 years) at New York City (USA)

Zareh Nicholas "Nick" Chinlund (born November 18, 1961) is an American actor.


Early life
Chinlund was born in New York City. He attended the Friends Seminary in Lower Manhattan, later moving to Albany, NY in order to participate in Albany High School's varsity basketball program. Chinlund had designs on further pursuing basketball at Brown University and majoring in history, but was sidelined with a shoulder injury. The resulting injury left a two inch scar on his left shoulder.

With his narrow eyes and gravelly voice, Chinlund is frequently cast as villainous or smarmy characters. After appearing in small roles on episodic television, Chinlund came to prominence when he guest starred on The X-Files second season episode Irresistible playing serial killer Donnie Pfaster, for which he garnered major critical acclaim. In 2000 he had a small role in episode one of Gilmore Girls. In 2002 he had a recurring role in two episodes of Buffy The Vampire Slayer: "Listening to Fear" and "Into the Woods".

In recent years, Chinlund has been seen in several independent projects, notably A Brother's Kiss (1997). He also served as the executive producer of the film, which was directed by childhood friend Seth Zvi Rosenfeld. A Brother's Kiss was filmed in and around the neighborhood where Chinlund and Rosenfeld grew up. The film tells the story of two brothers, Lex (Chinlund) and Mick (Michael Raynor), who grow up in the hard streets of New York. Chinlund continued in his long vein of independent features with roles in Chutney Popcorn (1999), Amy's Orgasm (2001), Goodnight Joseph Parker (2004) and Sinner (2007).

Recently, Chinlund starred in a few big-screen movies, including Tears of the Sun (2003) with Bruce Willis, Con Air (1997) with Nicolas Cage, The Chronicles of Riddick (2004) with Vin Diesel and directed by David Twohy, who also directed Chinlund in the underwater thriller Below (2002), and Ultraviolet (2006) with Milla Jovovich. He also reprised his X-Files role as Donnie Pfaster for a seventh season episode called Orison. Chinlund was also in Training Day with Denzel Washington, Eraser with Arnold Schwarzenegger and The Legend of Zorro with Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

Chinlund has also made guest appearances in the long-running TV drama series Law & Order, as well as in its spinoff, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Chinlund had originally screen-tested for the co-starring role of Elliot Stabler in the latter show, according to Christopher Meloni, who won the role.

As with his film roles, he played villainous roles in those two shows, most notably as a defense attorney and an unethical journalist in the original Law & Order, and a serial killer in Special Victims Unit. Chinlund also played an American-Indian Casino President and CEO, "Chief Doug Smith" in the fourth season episode Christopher of the hit HBO original series, The Sopranos. In 2009, he made an appearance on Castle in the first season episode "Home Is Where The Heart Stops". In 2010, he made an appearance on House in the sixth-season episode titled "The Down Low", playing a drug dealer named Eddie.

Best films

The Legend of Zorro (2005)

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Filmography of Nick Chinlund (38 films)

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Close Range, 1h20
Origin USA
Genres Action, Crime
Actors Scott Adkins, Nick Chinlund, Jake La Botz, Tony Perez, Scott Evans
Roles Sheriff Jasper Calloway
Rating51% 2.5852852.5852852.5852852.5852852.585285
In order to protect his sister and young niece, Colton MacReady, a rogue soldier-turned-outlaw, is forced to battle against a corrupt sheriff and a dangerous drug cartel.
Supremacy (2014)
, 1h46
Directed by Deon Taylor
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Films about racism
Actors Joe Anderson, Dawn Olivieri, Danny Glover, Julie Benz, Derek Luke, Evan Ross
Roles Hannity
Rating57% 2.850712.850712.850712.850712.85071
Recently paroled after serving a fifteen-year prison sentence, Garrett Tully meets Doreen to complete a drug errand for their incarcerated Aryan Brotherhood boss, Paul Sobecki. After fatally shooting a cop, Tully breaks into a house, where he and Doreen take an African-American family hostage. An ex-con himself, the family patriarch, Sonny Walker, attempts to understand the Neo-Nazi's motives and get his family out alive.
Need for Speed, 2h10
Directed by Scott Waugh
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films about computing, Jeu, Sports films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Auto racing films, Films about video games, Road movies, Films based on video games, Chase films
Actors Aaron Paul, Michael Keaton, Dominic Cooper, Imogen Poots, Rami Malek, Ramón Rodríguez
Roles Officer Lejeune
Rating64% 3.2001353.2001353.2001353.2001353.200135
Tobey Marshall is a former race car driver who owns a Mount Kisco, New York garage, where he and his friends tune performance cars. Struggling to make ends meet, he and his crew participate in street races after hours. One day, Dino Brewster, Tobey's former rival, arrives at his garage in a Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren with an offer to complete the build of a rare Ford Shelby Mustang worked on by the late Carroll Shelby. Dino wants Tobey and his crew to complete the project in exchange for 25% of the car's estimated selling price of $2 million. Despite objections from the crew, Tobey agrees to the deal.
Speed-Dating, 1h38
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Wesley Jonathan, Chris Elliott, Holly Robinson Peete, Chico Benymon, Clint Howard, Nick Chinlund
Roles Finch
Rating29% 1.461651.461651.461651.461651.46165
Best friends Dog (Chico Benymon) and Beaver (Leonard Robinson) have difficulty ever meeting women. No matter what they do, nothing ever goes right for them. That all changes when the best friend Too Cool (Wesley Jonathan) invites them to try out a round of speed dating.
The Chameleon, 1h42
Directed by Jean-Paul Salomé
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes L'usurpation d'identité, Escroquerie
Actors Marc-André Grondin, Famke Janssen, Ellen Barkin, Emilie de Ravin, Tory Kittles, Brian Geraghty
Roles Mitch
Rating55% 2.750742.750742.750742.750742.75074
A young man (Marc-André Grondin) in Spain shaves off all his body hair and turns himself in to the police. The man claims to be a 16-year-old boy from Louisiana named Nicholas Mark Randall, who had been missing for four years. His story is that he was kidnapped by a child prostitution ring in France who physically altered his appearance, including changing his eye color.
Wyvern (2009)
, 1h30
Directed by Steven R. Monroe
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Films about dragons
Actors Nick Chinlund, Erin Karpluk, Barry Corbin, Don S. Davis, Tinsel Korey, Elaine Miles
Roles Jake Suttner
Rating47% 2.358662.358662.358662.358662.35866
The small Alaskan town of Beaver Mills is located just north of the Arctic Circle, meaning that the sun does not set during the summer solstice. As the town prepares for its annual celebration of this event, a wyvern is awakened by the melting of the ice caps, and attacks a fisherman. Jake (Nick Chinlund), a handyman fixing the cafe where Claire (Erin Karpluk), hurts his hand and David (David Lewis), the town's doctor, examines it. While driving back to town, David is attacked by the wyvern. The next morning, Sheriff Dawson (John Shaw) and Jake hear gunshots and find Haas (Barry Corbin), a redneck attacked by the wyvern. Colonel (Don S. Davis), who has seen the Wyvern, goes to town to warn the citizens; but they disbelieve him, and he goes to kill it. Dawson radios to his Deputy Susie (Elaine Miles) to watch the town, but fails to convey his meaning. Dawson finds his friend dead, and returns. At the town, the wyvern kills Susie and several other people. Jake, Claire, Haas, and the eccentric Edin (Karen Austin) take shelter in the cafe. Later, Hampton (Tinsel Korey), who runs the town's radio, and Farley (Simon Longmore), another citizen, hide in the cafe. Sheriff Dawson is killed by the wyvern. Jake and Claire track the wyvern into the woods, where they find the Colonel, and discover the wyvern is killing anyone on the Interstate. Farley is injured trying to get supplies. The wyvern then uses David, still alive, as bait to draw people from the cafe. Jake goes to rescue him, and Farley distracts the wyvern to save them, but is eaten. David tells the group the Wyvern has eggs, and dies of his injuries. The survivors decide to electrify the nest, but the wyvern kills Haas. Jake takes a truck left on the side of the road and, using the eggs as bait, kills the wyvern. Jake, Claire, Colonel, Hampton, and Edin try again to radio for help.
Ball Don't Lie, 1h42
Origin USA
Themes Sports films, Basketball films
Actors Rosanna Arquette, Emilie de Ravin, Cody Longo, Nicholas Cannon, Ludacris, Nick Chinlund
Rating42% 2.131922.131922.131922.131922.13192
Ball Don't Lie plays out over one day in the life of Sticky (Boucher), a skinny high school sophomore and basketball prodigy from Venice, California. Burdened with emotional scars from a traumatic childhood, a callous foster care system, and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder, Sticky manages to transcend his limitations whenever he has a ball in his hands.
Felon (2008)
, 1h44
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Prison films, Gangster films
Actors Stephen Dorff, Harold Perrineau, Jr., Marisol Nichols, Anne Archer, Sam Shepard, Val Kilmer
Roles Sgt. Roberts
Rating73% 3.6988453.6988453.6988453.6988453.698845
Family man Wade Porter (Stephen Dorff) is living the American Dream with his girlfriend Laura (Marisol Nichols) and their son Michael: they have a nice house, Wade has just raised a loan to make his company grow and they are going to get married. However, their dream becomes a nightmare when Wade unintentionally kills a burglar on his lawn that had broken into their house in the middle of the night.
Toxic (2008)

Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action
Actors Susan Ward, Master P, Dominique Swain, Bai Ling, Charity Shea, Danny Trejo
Roles Rob Deluca
Rating37% 1.8752751.8752751.8752751.8752751.875275
Lucille has a mental disorder, which stems from her brother's death, which occurred when she was young, and which her father blamed her for, never forgiving her. It is never revealed how the brother died or why her father blames her but it made her mentally unstable.
Street Warrior, 1h31
Directed by David Jackson
Origin USA
Genres Action
Actors Max Martini, Reiley McClendon, Nick Chinlund, Simon Baker (acteur canadien), Kiko Ellsworth, Max Perlich
Roles Mr Pope
Rating44% 2.22292.22292.22292.22292.2229
Sgt Jack Campbell (Max Martini) an Iraqi war veteran returns home to find that his brother is in a coma from participating in an illegal underground fight club. Enraged by this, he goes to find the people responsible and takes down anyone who gets in his way.
The Onion Movie, 1h20
Directed by Tom Kuntz
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about television
Actors Len Cariou, Steven Seagal, Nick Chinlund, Ahmed Ahmed, Daniel Dae Kim, Brendan Fletcher
Roles Bryce Brand
Rating61% 3.0994353.0994353.0994353.0994353.099435
The plot revolves around a fictitious Onion television news anchorman, Norm Archer (Len Cariou), who is forced to face the inevitability of a corporate takeover by the Onion's perennial fictitious multinational, Global Tetrahedron. Onion news is described as "fair and balanced" in the context of the film. The plot serves as a springboard for various comedy sketches featuring The Onion's satirical humor. Vignettes include parodies of music videos reminiscent of Britney Spears' work, and Steven Seagal appearing as a parody of the type of action hero he normally portrays. The film is interrupted (fictitiously) by film reviewers and commentators weighing in on the progress of the film, with one commentator preparing to stage an immediate walkout of all African American audience members unless a positive portrayal of an African American is inserted into the film.
Sinner (2007)
, 1h28
Origin USA
Themes Films about religion
Actors Nick Chinlund, Georgina Cates, Michael E. Rodgers, Brad Dourif, Tom Wright
Roles Anthony Romano
Rating52% 2.6374252.6374252.6374252.6374252.637425
A Catholic priest, Father Anthony Romano (Nick Chinlund), intervenes with the police when his colleague attacks a drifter named Lil (Georgina Cates). When Anthony reluctantly provides her asylum in his rectory, the brash hustler soon discovers a secret he has hidden from his diocese and parish. Through this unlikely muse, Anthony finds a path to regain his honor and calling in a post-scandal world where priests are guilty until proven innocent.
Avenging Angel, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Western
Actors Kevin Sorbo, Cynthia Watros, Nick Chinlund, Richard Lee Jackson, Wings Hauser, Joey King
Roles Bob Quinn
Rating54% 2.7063252.7063252.7063252.7063252.706325
A preacher (Kevin Sorbo) witnesses his family and a group of refugees seeking shelter in his church murdered by a gang of ruthless outlaws led by Colonel Cusack (Wings Hauser). After his wife makes him promise to never seek revenge, he instead becomes a bounty hunter. When he steps in to defend a woman in a saloon, the bad guy and his two friends (who happen to be allied with The Colonel), give him a beating and toss him into the street.
Hallowed Ground, 1h23
Origin USA
Genres Horror
Actors Jaimie Alexander, Brian McNamara, Ethan Philips, Chloë Grace Moretz, Hudson Leick, Nick Chinlund
Roles Jonas Hathaway
Rating45% 2.265882.265882.265882.265882.26588
After becoming stranded in a small town called Hope, Elizabeth "Liz" Chambers, (Jaimie Alexander) discovers her arrival was foretold a century earlier by the town's founding preacher Jonas Hathaway (Nick Chinlund) and that she is an integral part of his impending—and terrifying—rebirth. Forced to stay overnight in the town, Liz meets Sarah Austin (Hudson Leick), a reporter for a tabloid newspaper, who is in town to investigate legends of living scarecrows. The townspeople of Hope once sacrificed people by nailing them to crosses in the cornfields until a young girl alerted residents of the nearby town of Liberty. Horrified to learn of the murders going on in Hope, the townspeople of Liberty nailed the local preacher who spearheaded the sacrifices to a cross. Legend contends that one day he will be reborn.