George Nader

BirthDay:

19 Oct 1921

BirthPlace:

Pasadena, California, USA

BirthName:

George Garfield Nader

Bio:

Born in Pasadena, California, George Nader became interested in acting while still in school and appeared in several productions at the Pasadena Playhouse. This led to several small parts in movies before earning the lead role in the infamous 3D thriller Robot Monster (1953). The movie was bad but profitable, and Nader soon had a contract with Universal Pictures. Unfortunately, the studio already had on its roster such good-looking and athletic actors as Rock Hudson, Tony Curtis and Jeff Chandler, so Nader often found himself being cast in their leftovers, usually playing parts that emphasized his "beefcake" appeal. (At 6' 1" and 180 pounds, Nader had the kind of physique fan magazines drooled over and unlike many of his colleagues, he frequently appeared with his chest hair intact.) However, he did enjoy a few good years in the mid-1950s, turning in a commendable performance in Away All Boats (1956) before his career began to decline. He tried his hand at three TV series and then relocated to Europe, where he enjoyed a modest revival in the late 1960s starring as "Jerry Cotton" in a series of West German films.
Filmography

Actor ( 77 credits )

Cinemassacre's Monster Madness (2007)  Roy (archive footage) (1 episode, 2010)
Nakia (1974)  McMasters (1 episode, 1974)
Beyond Atlantis (1973) Nereus
Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (1971) (1 episode, 1972)
Dead Body on Broadway (1969) Jerry Cotton
Radhapura - Endstation der Verdammten (1968) Steve
Death in a Red Jaguar (1968) Jerry Cotton
Death and Diamonds (1968) Jerry Cotton
House of 1,000 Dolls (1967) Stephen Armstrong
The Million Eyes of Sumuru (1967) Agent Nick West
Murderers Club of Brooklyn (1967) Jerry Cotton
Die Rechnung - eiskalt serviert (1966) Jerry Cotton
The Trap Snaps Shut at Midnight (1966) Jerry Cotton
Mordnacht in Manhattan (1965) Jerry Cotton
Espionage in Lisbon (1965) Drunk entering hotel-room (uncredited)
The Violin Case Murders (1965) Jerry Cotton
The Human Duplicators (1965) Glenn Martin
The F.B.I. (1965) (1 episode, 1972)
Die Drehscheibe (1964)  Himself - Musician (1 episode, 1967)
Zigzag (1963)
A Walk by the Sea (1963)
The Great Space Adventure (1963)
Burke's Law (1963)  Chris Maitland (1 episode, 1965)
Il colpo segreto di d'Artagnan (1962) D'artagnan
Shannon (1961)  Joe Shannon (36 episodes, 1961-1962)
The Mike Douglas Show (1961)  Himself (2 episodes, 1964)
Musik aus Studio B (1961)  Singer (2 episodes, 1967)
The Andy Griffith Show (1960)  Dr. Robert Benson (1 episode, 1961)
Here's Hollywood (1960)  Himself (1 episode, 1961)
About Faces (1960)  Himself (1 episode, 1960)
Laramie (1959)  Vern Clark (1 episode, 1960)
The Man and the Challenge (1959)  Dr. Glenn Barton (36 episodes, 1959-1960)
Nowhere to Go (1958) Paul Gregory
The Female Animal (1958) Chris Farley
The Further Adventures of Ellery Queen (1958)  Ellery Queen / ... (25 episodes, 1958-1959)
Joe Butterfly (1957) Sgt. Ed Kennedy
Four Girls in Town (1957) Mike Snowden
Flood Tide (1957) Steve Martin
Man Afraid (1957) Rev. David Collins
Appointment with a Shadow (1957) Paul Baxter
Away All Boats (1956) Lt. Dave MacDougall
Congo Crossing (1956) David Carr
The Unguarded Moment (1956) Lt. Harry Graham
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (1956)  Himself / ... (3 episodes, 1957-1958)
Lady Godiva of Coventry (1955) Lord Leofric
Six Bridges to Cross (1955) Edward Gallagher
The Second Greatest Sex (1955) Matt Davis
Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955)  Collin Hardy / ... (2 episodes, 1961-1962)
Miss Robin Crusoe (1954) Jonathan
Four Guns to the Border (1954) Bronco
Carnival Story (1954) Bill Vines
Climax! (1954)  Harry Parker (1 episode, 1957)
Public Defender (1954)  Tim Mason (1 episode, 1954)
Sins of Jezebel (1953) Jehu
Robot Monster (1953) Roy
Down Among the Sheltering Palms (1953) Lt. Homer Briggs (uncredited)
The Loretta Young Show (1953)  Arthur Wayne / ... (8 episodes, 1953-1961)
The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (1953) (2 episodes, 1954)
Your Play Time (1953) (1 episode, 1953)
The Long Search (1952) Chris Kingsley (voice)
Phone Call from a Stranger (1952) Pilot (uncredited)
Monsoon (1952) Burton
My Little Margie (1952) (1 episode, 1953)
Cavalcade of America (1952)  Eliphalet Remington II (2 episodes, 1954)
Chevron Theatre (1952) (4 episodes, 1952)
Your Jeweler's Showcase (1952) (1 episode, 1953)
Overland Telegraph (1951) Paul Manning
Two Tickets to Broadway (1951) Charlie (uncredited)
The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel (1951) Commando (uncredited)
Take Care of My Little Girl (1951) Jack Gruber (uncredited)
The Prowler (1951) Photographer (uncredited)
You're in the Navy Now (1951) Crew Member (uncredited)
Schlitz Playhouse (1951)  Richard (1 episode, 1953)
Rustlers on Horseback (1950) Jack Reynolds (as George Nadar)
Lux Video Theatre (1950)  Don / ... (3 episodes, 1954-1957)
Big Town (1950) (1 episode, 1952)
Fireside Theatre (1949)  Bob / ... (5 episodes, 1950-1953)

Producer ( 1 credit )

A Walk by the Sea (1963) producer

Director ( 1 credit )

A Walk by the Sea (1963)