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.
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
Moonlight & Mistletoe
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...
Dead Man Walking
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 ...
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 ...
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....
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".
A celebrated heart surgeon is Thomas Vrain. It was against the advice of the Ethics Committee. Vrain will perform the first artificial heart transplant.
A powerful political organization is deciding on a new president at a health food convention.
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...
A Perfect Couple
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 ...
Two 12 year olds from the broken homes of the Upper West Side are struggling to understand their parents lives and feelings.
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 ...
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.
Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson
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.
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...