About Nick's Career
Nick Taylor is a multi-talented actor, writer, director, and producer. He has worked in film, television, and theater for over 40 years.
Early Beginnings and Theatrical Roots
Nick Taylor’s journey into the entertainment world started in the early 1980s when he worked as a handyman at New York’s Actor’s Playhouse. During this time, he crossed paths with Harvey Fierstein, who was debuting Torch Song Trilogy. Little did he know that years later, he would collaborate with Fierstein and Danny DeVito on the film Death to Smoochy (2002).
From Commercials to the Silver Screen
In the late 1980s, Nick landed his first television commercial for New York’s oldies radio station, CBS-FM. He displayed his versatility and portrayed a singing short-order cook, leaving a lasting impression. The early 1990s marked a turning point as he wrote and directed his award-winning short film Rocky & Bullwinkle: One Last Story (1991).
On Stage and Behind the Scenes
While pursuing his passion for film, Nick also graced the stage in regional productions of Wait Until Dark and American Buffalo. During this time, he secured a role as Smitty on the popular ABC-TV soap opera One Life to Live (1968). In 1995, he co-produced the award-winning documentary Special K (1995), which aired on PBS.
Journey to Independent Filmmaking
Nick’s love for independent cinema led him to co-write and direct his first indie feature, the underground sensation A Clown in Babylon (1999). Simultaneously, he began performing stand-up comedy in New York City clubs, expanding his creative repertoire. He appeared in films such as Mark Eisenstein’s anti-war film God Is on Their Side (2002), playing a lead part opposite David Johansen, and as Ed Bergen on the short-lived cable series 100 Centre Street (2001), produced and directed by Sidney Lumet.
The Stage and Beyond
In 2003, Nick originated the role of Mickey, opposite Edward Asner and Estelle Parsons, in the stage production of Mark Eisenstein’s World War Now. This play, directed by Tom O’Horgan, celebrated the 40-year relationship between O’Horgan and La MaMa, the experimental theatre club in New York City where the play premiered. Nick’s talents also graced the small screen with appearances on the TV series The Jury (2004), produced and directed by Barry Levinson, as Tom Gillis, and as Rudy in the USA Network’s acclaimed series The Sinner (2018).
A Multifaceted Artist
Throughout his career, Nick has demonstrated his versatility by collaborating with notable talents such as Adam Sandler in Reign Over Me (2007), Sally Kirkland in Oak Hill (2008), and Sarah Silverman in I Smile Back (2015). In 2018, he wrote and directed the independent short film Call Me Beekman (2018), showcasing his creative vision and storytelling prowess.
Passion has marked Nick Taylor’s journey as a filmmaker, actor, and director for originality, authenticity, and pushing the boundaries of storytelling. With an unwavering commitment to his craft, he continues to captivate audiences with his distinctive style and artistic vision.
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