Jack Nance

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Birthday
21, 1943
Birthplace
Boston, MA
Death Date
Dec 30, 1996 (53)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
21, 1943
Birthplace
Boston, MA
Death Date
Dec 30, 1996 (53)

About

The star of David Lynch films who played the lead role in Eraserhead and played quirky supporting characters in other Lynch films such as 1997's Lost Highway, 1984's Dune, and 1986's Blue Velvet as well as in Lynch's TV series Twin Peaks.

Before Fame

He was in a touring children's theatre troupe and later performed with the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco.

Trivia

He met David Lynch after becoming involved with avant-garde theater, and was cast in almost every one of Lynch's films.

Family Life

His father, Hoyt Nance, was a Neiman Marcus store executive.

Associated With

He was a finalist for the lead role in The Graduate, but the part went to Dustin Hoffman.