Jack Nicholson

Biography

Born 22 April 1937, Neptune, New Jersey Nicholson was born at Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune, New Jersey to a showgirl, June Frances Nicholson (stage name June Nilson). June had married showman Donald Furcillo (stage name Donald Rose) 6 months earlier in Elkton, Maryland, on October 16, 1936. Elkton was a town known for its "quickie" marriages. Furcillo however, was already married, and, although he offered to take care of the child, June's mother Ethel insisted that she bring up the baby, partly so that June could pursue her dancing career. Furcillo's parents were Italian Americans, while June Nicholson was of Irish/American descent on her father's side. His surname comes from his English descent on his mother's side . Nick, as he was known to his high school friends, attended high school at nearby Manasquan High School where he was voted "class clown" by the Class of 1954. A theatre and a drama award at the school are named in his honor. In 2004, Nicholson attended his 50 year high school reunion, much to the surprise and delight of his fellow classmates. Nicholson was brought up believing his grandparents John J. Nicholson (a department store window dresser in Asbury Park, New Jersey) and Ethel May Rhoads (a hairdresser and beautician and amateur artist in Neptune, New Jersey) were his parents. Nicholson only discovered that his parents were actually his grandparents and his sister was in fact his mother in 1974 after being informed by a Time Magazine journalist who was doing a feature on him. By this time both his mother and grandmother had died (in 1963 and 1970, respectively). Nicholson has stated he does not know who his father is, saying "Only Ethel and June knew and they never told anybody". Although Donald Furcillo claimed to be Nicholson's father and to have committed bigamy by marrying June, biographer Patrick McGilligan, who wrote Jack's Life (published in December 1995) asserted that Eddie King, June's manager, may be the father and other sources have suggested that June Nicholson was unsure of who the father was. Jack Nicholson has chosen not to have a DNA test or to pursue the matter. In his adult personal life, Nicholson has been notorious for his inability to "settle down". He has five children by four different women despite only being married once. Jennifer Nicholson with former wife Sandra Knight Caleb Goddard with Susan Anspach, his Five Easy Pieces co-star Honey Hollman with Danish model Winnie Hollman Lorraine Nicholson and Raymond Nicholson with Rebecca Broussard. He has been romantically linked to numerous actresses and models for decades. Nicholson's longest relationship was for 17 years to actress Anjelica Huston, the daughter of film director John Huston. However, the relationship ended when the news reported that Rebecca Broussard had become pregnant with his child. Although he was brought up as a Roman Catholic, Nicholson told Vanity Fair in 1992 that he did not believe in God. Although Nicholson is personally against abortion, he is pro-choice. He is a supporter of the Democratic Party and has donated to many of its campaigns.[ He is a fan of the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Lakers. His attendance at Lakers games is almost legendary, as he has been spotted sitting courtside for the past 25 years at both The Forum and the Staples Center. In a few instances, Nicholson has engaged in arguments with game officials and opposing players, and has even walked onto the court. In addition to his walking on the court, Nicholson was arguing with officials so much during a 2001 Lakers playoff game that he was assessed a technical foul. Those working on his films must sometimes work around his affection for the Lakers.

Expand
Person Photo

Birth Name

John Joseph Nicholson

Birth Place

Neptune City, Nueva Jersey, Estados Unidos

Birth Date

4/22/1937
Known For
Movie Poster

The Shining

Jack Torrance

Movie Poster

Batman

Joker / Jack Napier

Movie Poster

The Bucket List

Edward

Movie Poster

As Good as It Gets

Melvin Udall

Movie Poster

Mars Attacks!

President James Dale / Art Land

Movie Poster

Something's Gotta Give

Harry Sanborn

Movie Poster

A Few Good Men

Col. Nathan R. Jessep

Movie Poster

Anger Management

Dr. Buddy Rydell

Movie Poster

The Departed

Costello

Movie Poster

The Witches of Eastwick

Daryl Van Horne

Starring In
Movie Poster

Clint Eastwood, la dernière légende

Self (archive footage)

Movie Poster

Al Pacino, le Bronx et la fureur

Self (archive footage)

Movie Poster

Stephen King: A Necessary Evil

Self (archive footage)

Movie Poster

40 Years of Rocky: The Birth of a Classic

(archive footage)

Movie Poster

Kubrick by Kubrick

Self (archive footage)

Movie Poster

Joker: Put on A Happy Face

Self

Movie Poster

Jack Nicholson - Einer flog über Hollywood

Himself (Archive Footage)

Movie Poster

Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind

Himself (archive footage)

Movie Poster

Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special

Himself

Movie Poster

And the Oscar Goes To...

Himself (archive footage)

Movie Poster

Room 237

Jack Torrance (archive footage) (uncredited)

Movie Poster

The Announcement

Self (archive footage) (uncredited)

Movie Poster

Corman's World: Exploits Of A Hollywood Rebel

Himself

Movie Poster

How Do You Know

Charles

Movie Poster

I Am

R.P. McMurphy (archive footage) (uncredited)

Movie Poster

I'm Still Here

Jack Nicholson

Movie Poster

Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired

Himself / Jack Gittes (archive footage)

Movie Poster

The Pledge

Jerry Black

Movie Poster

The Bucket List

Edward

Movie Poster

The Visions of Stanley Kubrick

Self

Movie Poster

The Departed

Costello

Movie Poster

Paul McCartney: The Space Within US

Himself [audience]

Movie Poster

Oscarverleihung 2006

Himself - Presenter: Best Picture

Movie Poster

Inside Deep Throat

Himself (archive footage)

Movie Poster

Easy Riders, Raging Bulls

Himself

Movie Poster

Something's Gotta Give

Harry Sanborn

Movie Poster

Anger Management

Dr. Buddy Rydell

Movie Poster

Cher: The Farewell Tour

Daryl Van Horne (archive footage)

Movie Poster

About Schmidt

Warren R. Schmidt

Movie Poster

The Kid Stays in the Picture

Himself (archive footage)

Movie Poster

Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures

Self

Movie Poster

The Pledge

Jerry Black

Movie Poster

Schlock! The Secret History of American Movies

Lt. Andre Duvalier (archive footage)

Movie Poster

America: A Tribute To Heroes

Himself

Movie Poster

Oscarverleihung 1999

Himself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Leading Role

Movie Poster

The Bettie Page Collection

Melvin Udall

Movie Poster

Warner Bros. 75th Anniversary: No Guts, No Glory

Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Movie Poster

As Good as It Gets

Melvin Udall

Movie Poster

Hey, Hey We're the Monkees

Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Movie Poster

Blood and Wine

Alex Gates

Movie Poster

The Evening Star

Garrett Breedlove

Movie Poster

Mars Attacks!

President James Dale / Art Land

Movie Poster

The Crossing Guard

Freddy Gale

Movie Poster

Wolf

Will Randall

Movie Poster

Hoffa

James R. 'Jimmy' Hoffa

Movie Poster

A Few Good Men

Col. Nathan R. Jessep

Movie Poster

Man Trouble

Eugene Earl Axline, aka Harry Bliss

Movie Poster

Ca détourne

(archive footage)

Movie Poster

The Two Jakes

Jake Gittes

Movie Poster

Batman

Joker / Jack Napier

Movie Poster

The Witches of Eastwick

Daryl Van Horne

Movie Poster

Ironweed

Francis Phelan

Movie Poster

Broadcast News

Bill Rorich

Movie Poster

Heartburn

Mark Forman

Movie Poster

John Lennon - Gimme Some Truth

Himself (archive footage)

Movie Poster

Barbra Streisand- One Voice

Himself - Audience Member (uncredited)

Movie Poster

Live Aid

Self

Movie Poster

Prizzi's Honor

Charley Partanna

Movie Poster

Terms of Endearment

Garrett Breedlove

Movie Poster

The Border

Charlie Smith

Movie Poster

Reds

Eugene O'Neill

Movie Poster

The Postman Always Rings Twice

Frank Chambers

Movie Poster

The Shining

Jack Torrance

Movie Poster

Goin' South

Henry Lloyd Moon

Movie Poster

The Last Tycoon

Brimmer

Movie Poster

The Missouri Breaks

Tom Logan

Movie Poster

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

R.P. McMurphy

Movie Poster

Tommy

The Specialist

Movie Poster

The Passenger

Locke

Movie Poster

Ta' livet af kællingen

Oscar Sullivan aka Oscar Dix

Movie Poster

Chinatown

J.J. Gittes

Movie Poster

The Last Detail

Buddusky

Movie Poster

The King of Marvin Gardens

David Staebler

Movie Poster

Carnal Knowledge

Jonathan

Movie Poster

A Safe Place

Mitch

Movie Poster

Five Easy Pieces

Robert Eroica Dupea

Movie Poster

The Rebel Rousers

Bunny

Movie Poster

On A Clear Day You Can See Forever

Tad Pringle

Movie Poster

Easy Rider

George Hanson

Movie Poster

The Trip

Stoney

Movie Poster

Head (The Monkees)

Movie Director at Filmshoot in Restaurant (uncredited)

Movie Poster

The St. Valentine's Day Massacre

Gino, Hit Man (uncredited)

Movie Poster

Hells Angels on Wheels

Poet

Movie Poster

Ride in the Whirlwind

Wes

Movie Poster

The Shooting

Billy Spear

Movie Poster

Back Door to Hell

Burnett

Movie Poster

Ensign Pulver

Yeoman Dolan

Movie Poster

The Terror

Lt. Andre Duvalier

Movie Poster

The Raven

Rexford Bedlo

Movie Poster

The Little Shop of Horrors

Wilbur Force

Movie Poster

The Wild Ride

Johnny Varron

Movie Poster

Too Soon to Love

Buddy

Movie Poster

Studs Lonigan

Weary Reilly

Movie Poster

The Cry Baby Killer

Jimmy Wallace

MobileIcon
app store google play