Who is Jack Nicholson?

Jack Nicholson is an American actor and filmmaker who has worked in the entertainment industry since 1954 to date. He has spent over 60 years of his life in this industry and is notable for his versatile acting roles. This actor has performed in various genres of movies giving one of the iconic performances in the world of cinema. Likewise, he has also worked with renowned personalities of the industry be it actor, actress, or filmmaker. Moreover, he is well-known for his roles in different films and television series like ‘ Five Easy Pieces’ in 1970, ‘Carnal Knowledge’ in 1971, ‘About Schmidt’ in 2002, and many more. Jack is also the recipient of prestigious awards and nominations. Additionally, he is also the youngest actor to receive the AFI Life Achievement Award.

Quick Info
Full NameJohn Joseph Nicholson
ProfessionActor and filmmaker
Birth Date22 April 1937
Birth PlaceNeptune City, New Jersey, United States
Mother's NameJune Frances Nicholson
WifeSandra Knight (1962-1968)
PartnerSusan Anspach, Winnie Hollman, Rebecca Broussard, Sharon Stone, Lara Flynn Boyle, Kate Moss, etc
Net Worth 2021$400 million
Height5 feet and 9¾ inches (177cm/1.77m)
Weight78 kg (172lbs)

Jack Nicholson


Jack’s real name is John Joseph Nicholson. He was born on 22 April 1937 in Neptune City, New Jersey, United States. His mother is June Frances Nicholson who worked as a showgirl. This is the reason why he is unaware of the identity of his father. He was raised by his grandparents and was told that her mother was actually his elder sister. Jack came to known about this truth many years later. Additionally, he is currently 83 years old with a Taurus star sign.

Early Life/Education

Jack Nicholson spent his childhood in Neptune City for few years and then in Spring Lake. He attended Manasquan High School located in New Jersey and graduated in 1954.

Nationality and Physical Stats

Jack Nicholson holds an American nationality and as per his ethnicity, he is White. He has Irish, small amounts of Scottish, English, Pennsylvania Dutch/German, and Welsh ancestry. Talking about his religion, though he was raised Catholic he doesn’t believe in God now. Besides, he stands 5 feet and 9¾ inches (177cm/1.77m) and weighs around 78 kg (172lbs). He has an average body type with an arched eyebrow. Moreover, he has a pair of green-colored eyes and gray hair color.


Jack Nicholson is not on any social media accounts.

Personal Life 

Jack Nicholson has previously dated different actresses like Melanie Griffith, Georgianna Carter from 1957 to 1960, Susan Anspach from 1969 to 1970 and they had a son named Caleb Goddard. Meanwhile, he also married Sandra Knight on 17 June 1962. This couple also has a daughter named Jennifer who is also an actress. Sandra and Jack separated in 1968. He then started his relationship with other stars like Winnie Hollman from 1980 to 1985. They have a daughter named Honey Hollman. Likewise, he also dated Rebecca Broussard from 1989 to 1994. This couple also parents a daughter named Lorraine Broussard and a son named Raymond. After this, he dated Sharon Stone in 1996 and Lara Flynn Boyle from 1999 to 2003. Moreover, his last relationship was with actress Kate Moss in 2004.

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Movies of Jack Nicholson

Jack Nicholson’s debut film is ‘The Cry Baby Killer’ in 1958 as Jimmy Wallace. He then played in ‘Too Soon to Love,’ ‘The Little Shop of Horrors,’ ‘Studs Lonigan,’ and ‘The Wild Range’ in 1960. Likewise, he then starred in ‘The Broken Land’ in 1962, ‘The Raven,’ The Terror’ in 1963. The same year, he ventured into scriptwriting and became a writer of ‘Thunder Island’ in 1963 and ‘Flight to Fury’ in 1964. Moreover, he also produced the Western film ‘The Shooting’ in 1966. The same year, he served as a producer, writer, and actor in ‘Ride in the Whirlwind’ as Wes. In 1967 he played in ‘The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre,’ ‘Hells Angels on Wheels’ and wrote the counterculture-era film ‘The Trip.’ He again served as a producer and writer for ‘Head’ in 1968 where he had an uncredited cameo role.

Talking more about his 1970s film, he landed his roles in ‘ On a Clear Day You Can See Forever,’ ‘Five Easy Pieces’ in 1970, ‘Carnal Knowledge’ in 1971, ‘The King of Marvin Gardens’ in 1972, ‘The Last Detail’ in 1973, ‘Chinatown’ in 1974, and ‘The Passenger’ in 1975. Meanwhile, he also served as a director, producer, and writer in ‘Drive, He Said’ in 1971. Moreover, he also won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his film ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ in 1975. It starred Louise Fletcher, Will Sampson, Sydney Lassick, William Redfield, and Randle McMurphy. Jack also served as a director and actor in ‘ Goin’ South’ in 1978. This actor again won the Oscar in supporting role in ‘Terms of Endearment’ in 1983.


His other films during the 1980s are ‘The Witches of Eastwick,’ ‘Prizzi’s Honor,’ ‘Broadcast News,’ and ‘Batman’ which is also one of his celebrated movies. Furthermore, Jack again became a director and producer for the film ‘The Two Jakes’ in 1990. His other Oscar-winning film role is ‘As Good as It Gets’ where he played the role of Melvin Udall in 1997. He also appeared in ‘The Pledge’ in 2001, ‘Anger Management,’ and ‘Something’s Gotta Give’ in 2003. Likewise, he is also known for his comedy-drama film ‘About Schmidt’ where he played Warren R. Schmidt in 2002. It starred Hope Davis, Dermot Mulroney, and Kathy Bates.

Some of his other movies where he had his roles are ‘The Departed’ in 2006 as Francis “Frank” Costello, ‘The Bucket List’ as Edward Cole in 2007, and ‘How Do You Know’ as Charles Madison in 2010.

TV Shows

Jack Nicholson is not active in television as much as he is active in movies. His first TV role came in ‘NBC Matinee Theater’ in 1956. He then played in an episode of different series like ‘Mr. Lucky,’ ‘The Barbara Stanwyck Show’ in 1960, ‘ Tales of Wells Fargo,’ ‘Sea Hunt,’ and ‘Bronco’ in 1961, and ‘Hawaiian Eye’ in 1962. Likewise, he then appeared in four episodes of ‘Dr. Kildare’ as Jamie Angel and in two episodes of ‘The Andy Griffith Show’ in 1966. The next year, he played Tom Murdock in ‘The Guns of Will Sonnett.’ He also voiced over in ‘Elephant’s Child’ in 1986. Jack’s last TV appearance is in ‘The Fight Game With Jim Lampley’ in 2016.

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Jack Nicholson has received prestigious nominations and awards for his acting role. He has received 12 nominations for the Oscar and has won three of them for ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ in 1976, ‘Terms of Endearment’ in 1984, and ‘As Good as It Gets’ in 1998. Likewise, he won three BAFTA Awards out of 12 nominations, six Golden Globe Awards out of 17 nominations. Moreover, he is also the recipient of the Grammy Awards for his work in ‘The Elephant’s Child’ in 1988. Jack also won the MTV Movie & TV Awards for his role in ‘The Departed’ in 2006. He is also honored with six National Boards of Review Awards for his acting role. Talking more, he has won two Satellite Awards and one each Saturn Award, Screen Actors Guild Award.

Net Worth of Jack Nicholson

Jack Nicholson is a famous and huge name in the industry. He has an estimated net worth of $400 million as of 2021.