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Jerry Van Dyke (L) and Craig T. Nelson, performers nominated for this year's 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards pose for photographers
Jerry Van Dyke (L) and Craig T. Nelson, performers nominated for this year's 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards pose for photographers on August 25, 1992 at a reception in Los Angeles. Van Dyke is nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series and Nelson is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. Both actors co-star in the hit TV show "Coach." Emmys in 30 categories will be presented Sunday, August 30 and broadcasted on FOX. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen/Files)
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Craig Theodore Nelson (born Craig Richard Nelson; April 4, 1944) is an American actor. He is probably best known for his Emmy-winning role as Hayden Fox on the TV series Coach. He also starred in The Incredibles in 2004 as Mr. Incredible.

Nelson was born in Spokane, Washington, the son of Vera Margaret (née Spindler), a dancer, and Armand Gilbert Nelson, a businessman who was once a drummer in Bing Crosby's high school band. Nelson has a brown belt in karate and attended the University of Arizona and Central Washington University.

Nelson is a motorsports fan and an avid racer. He first participated in the 1991 Toyota Celebrity Long Beach Grand Prix and finished third. He founded Screaming Eagles Racing in 1994 with John Christie and entered and drove a Toyota-engined Spice SE90 in the IMSA WSC in 1994, a Lexus-engined Spice SE90 in 1995 and a Ford-engined Riley & Scott MkIII in 1996 and 1997.

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