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Nick Chinlund

Nick Chinlund maintains a busy acting career in motion pictures and television after starting his career on stage. His role in Tears of the Sun reunites the New York native with director Antoine Fuqua, for whom he appeared in Training Day.

Born-and-raised in East Harlem (where he still maintains a residence), Chinlund played basketball at Brown University before an injury curtailed his sports career during freshman year. Soon thereafter, he traded the court for the stage when he took up acting classes, graduating from Brown with a degree in history.

Before relocating to Los Angeles, Chinlund worked the boards on the east coast, where his theatre credits include the off-Broadway productions of Owl's Breath, Mothers, Brothers and Others and Corner Boys. He appeared at the renowned Williamstown Theater Festival in Massachusetts in such productions as Mother Courage, The Legend of Oedipus and American Clock, the latter for acclaimed director Austin Pendleton. His stage work in L.A. includes Configuration, Maps for Drowners, Partners and A View from the Bridge.

Chinlund segued into motion pictures with a role in Lethal Weapon 3. Other feature film credits include Con Air, Bad Girls, A Brother's Kiss (which he also co-produced), Eraser, Disney's The Kid, Once in the Life, 100 Mile Rule, Amy's Orgasm, Last Call and Below.

On the small screen, Chinlund has appeared in The X-Files and had recurring roles on two NBC dramas Providence and Third Watch. Guest appearances include such series as C.S.I., NYPD Blue, Buffy, the Vampire Slayer, Law & Order, Law & Order: S.V.U. and Gilmore Girls. He has also co-starred in the TNT miniseries, Rough Riders for director John Milius, Showtime's Rebel Highway: Reform School Girls, and the telefilms Resurrection and Letter to My Killer.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Nick Chinlund Facts

BirthdayNovember 18, 1961 (62)
BirthplaceHarlem, New York, USA
Height6' 2" (1m88)  How tall is Nick Chinlund compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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