Allan F. Nicholls

Allan F. Nicholls

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1945-04-08 (76 years old) · Gender: Male

24 Movies

Biography

Allan F. Nicholls (born April 8, 1945) is a Canadian actor, film director, film producer, screenwriter, composer and musician. He was nominated for both a BAFTA and WGA award for his writing on the 1978 film A Wedding. He is often credited as Allan Nicholls.Allan was lead vocalist in the mid-60s with recording acts J.B. & The Playboys (RCA), who later became The Jaybees (on RCA) then Carnival Connection (Capitol). After playing Claude in the musical "Hair" he returned to Montreal to briefly sing lead vocals with Mashmakhan before releasing a number of solo recordings (with some charting in Canada) before delving into a career with the movie industry. A "J.B. & The Playboys – Anthology" CD was released by Super Oldies in 2005. He is probably most well known to the general public for his role as team captain Johnny Upton in the movie Slap Shot.

Personal Life

Nicholls' grandfather was goaltender Riley Hern who played for the Montreal Wanderers. The Wanderers won the Stanley Cup with Hern in goal in 1908, 1909 and 1911.

Movies & TV shows

2013.

1 Movie
The Making of Nashville

The Making of Nashville

2013
Retrospective documentary on the making of Robert Altman's Nashville (1975).

2008.

1 Movie
Moonlight & Mistletoe

Moonlight & Mistletoe

2008
The spirit of Christmas in Santaville has waned, taking the family business with it, as Nick's estranged daughter Holly returns home after three years. Holly was rekindling her belief in Christmas whe...

1999.

1 Movie
Cradle Will Rock

Cradle Will Rock

1999
A true story of politics and art in the 1930s USA, centered around a musical drama and attempts to stop its production.

1995.

1 Movie
Dead Man Walking

Dead Man Walking

7.5
1995
A justice drama based on a true story about a man on death row who, in his last days, forms a strong relationship with a nun who teaches him forgiveness and gives him spirituality, as she accompanies ...

1994.

1 Movie
Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle

Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle

1994
The heyday of the Algonquin Round Table, a group of friends whose barbed wit, like hers, was fueled by alcohol and flirting with despair, is what she remembers.

1992.

1 Movie
Bob Roberts

Bob Roberts

2
1992
A documentary about a candidate. Tim Robbins directed the Senate. Bob Roberts has tunes that protest welfare chiselers. Robbins gives insight into how candidates manipulate the media.

1988.

1 Movie
Hitting Home

Hitting Home

1988
Alex was killed by a hit-and-run driver and his mother is devastated. She turns to a private detective when the police don't find any suspects. The treaty between Canada and the US does not cover the ...

1986.

1 Movie
True Stories

True Stories

1986
A small but growing Texas town filled with strange and musical characters celebrates its sesquicentennial with a parade and talent show.

1985.

2 Movies
I Am a Hotel

I Am a Hotel

1985
A short musical based on the imaginary events in the King Edward Hotel in Toronto, and the guests' (usually romantic) interactions with each other.
Trouble in Mind

Trouble in Mind

1985
In Rain City, the lives of an ex-con, a coffee shop owner, and a young couple looking to make it rich intersect.

1984.

1 Movie
Secret Honor

Secret Honor

1984
Nixon tried to exonerate himself of responsibility for Watergate and criticized President Gerald Ford's decision to pardon him in his New Jersey study. In his monologue, he talks about his upbringing....

1981.

2 Movies
Dead Ringer

Dead Ringer

1981
Part fiction, part documentary. Dead Ringer was created as a promotional tie-in to Meat Loaf's album of the same name, which was his follow-up to the hugely successful "Bat Out Of Hell".
Threshold

Threshold

1981
A celebrated heart surgeon is Thomas Vrain. It was against the advice of the Ethics Committee. Vrain will perform the first artificial heart transplant.

1980.

2 Movies
Health

Health

1980
A powerful political organization is deciding on a new president at a health food convention.
Popeye

Popeye

6
1980
Popeye is a sailor who is looking for his father. Popeye is rooming at the Oyl household during a storm when he meets Olive. Before he can get her to fall in love with him, he has to contend with Oliv...

1979.

2 Movies
A Perfect Couple

A Perfect Couple

1979
Under the thumb of domineering father, and singer Heflin, a romantic comedy about unlikely match-up (by computer dating) of strait-laced Dooley, and Heflin, whose life is wrapped up with her family's ...
Rich Kids

Rich Kids

6
1979
Two 12 year olds from the broken homes of the Upper West Side are struggling to understand their parents lives and feelings.

1978.

1 Movie
A Wedding

A Wedding

1978
Muffin's wedding is going to be a big event. The elderly priest isn't too sure of the ceremony, only the families show up as the Corelli Italian connection is suspect, security guards watch the gifts ...

1977.

1 Movie
Slap Shot

Slap Shot

5.09
1977
To build up attendance at their games, the management of a struggling minor-league hockey team signs up the Hanson Brothers, three hard-charging players whose job is to demolish the opposition.

1976.

2 Movies
Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson

Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson

1
1976
Chief Sitting Bull has agreed to appear in Buffalo Bill's Wild West sideshow. Sitting Bull has a hidden agenda that involves the President and General Custer.
Welcome to L.A.

Welcome to L.A.

1976
The lives of a group of Hollywood neurotics intersect over the Christmas holidays. A singer's album is being worked on by a writer. His father is a dairy magnate and hopes to reconcile with his son. A...

1975.

1 Movie
Nashville

Nashville

2
1975
The intersecting stories of twenty-four characters are connected to the music business in Nashville, Tennessee.

1969.

1 Movie
Waiting for Caroline

Waiting for Caroline

1969
An indecisive young woman with an abnormal devotion to her father can't decide on which of her two boyfriends she should end her relationship with.

1966.

1 Movie
Footsteps in the Snow

Footsteps in the Snow

1966
An overprotective mother (Veronica Lake) goes to great lengths to thwart her daughter's (Meredith MacRae) budding romance.
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