Nicolas Kent Stahl is an American actor. He gained recognition for his performance in the 1993 film The Man Without a Face co-starring Mel Gibson. He later transitioned into his adult career with roles in the films The Thin Red Line, In the Bedroom, Bully, Sin City, the HBO series Carnivàle, and the film Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines.
His first professional casting was in Stranger at My Door (1991) He had been acting in children's plays since he was four years old. The 1993 film The Man Without a Face, co-starring Mel Gibson, helped boost his career. The following year, he had a supporting role in the ensemble film Safe Passage. In 1996, he played the role of Puck in Benjamin Britten's opera A Midsummer Night's Dream at The Metropolitan Opera in New York. In 1998 he played a doomed young soldier during the World War II Pacific War in The Thin Red Line. He scored critical and box office success again with his role in the 2001 movie In the Bedroom. Stahl starred as John Connor in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. In 2003, he starred in the HBO series Carnivàle. Stahl has played two villains to good reviews: Bobby Kent in the film Bully (2001) and Roark Jr./Yellow Bastard in Sin City (2005) Stahl did not reprise his role as John Connor in Terminator Salvation with Christian Bale taking over instead. Other roles included How to Rob a Bank (2007), Sleepwalking (2008), and Quid Pro Quo (2008). In 2010, Stahl starred as Max Matheson in Mirrors 2, the sequel to Mirrors. In 2019, Stahl appeared in The Lumineers’ short film, III, which is based on their new album. Stahl played the character Jimmy Sparks, who is a father and gambling addict. Filming commenced over the summer in 2018 and the film was released in the UK on December 9, 2019.
In May 2012, Stahl's wife reported him missing. It was later reported that Stahl had checked into rehab. Stahl married actress Rose Murphy in June 2009, but they separated in 2012. The couple have a daughter, Marlo, who was born in 2010. On December 27, 2012, Stahl was arrested at an adult film store in Hollywood, California, on suspicion of committing a lewd act. No charges were filed due to insufficient evidence. On June 28, 2013, he was arrested in Hollywood for alleged possession of methamphetamine. Stahl stated he had moved to Texas and was taking a leave of absence from acting to concentrate on family and sobriety. Stahl returned to acting in 2018 when filming of The Murder of Nicole Brown Simpson began. Stahl will appear in the film alongside her co-stars Nicole Simpson and her ex-husband O.J. Simpson. The film is currently being filmed in New York and London.
Stahl was born in Harlingen, Texas. He was the son of Donna Lynn (née Reed), a brokerage assistant and William Kent Stahl, a businessman. Stahl died in Houston, Texas, at the age of 83. He is survived by his wife, two daughters and a son.
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Joseph and his family live in the wilderness as fur trappers but their tranquility starts to be threatened when they think they are being hunted by the return of a rogue wolf and Joseph leaves them be...
The Murder of Nicole Brown Simpson
Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman were brutally murdered in her Los Angeles home in 1994 by whom most believe to be O.J Simpson. Glen Rogers, also known as the Casanova Killer, played...
Away From Here
Six years after an affair with the 15-year old daughter of the priest who was his mentor, a former youth minister, now an ex-con and recovering addict, returns to his hometown seeking redemption, only...
Disheartened when his story about Canadian snipers possibly mutilating corpses in Afghanistan is buried, Luke (Nick Stahl) quits his job but is even more determined to return to Afghanistan to get the...
Locke & Key
Three children become the caretakers of a New England mansion that is home to a bevy of secrets and magic.
The Speed of Thought
Joshua Lazarus (Nick Stahl) is a telepath who has been raised in a NSA foster home. Lazarus helps the government by using his abilities. He is told by the agency that the telepathy is a side effect of...
388 Arletta Avenue
A young couple find themselves in an unnerving situation with a mysterious stalker.
On the Inside
A decent but troubled young man is sent to a psychiatric institution for the criminally insane and soon finds himself in a fight for his life battling ghosts inside his head and very real enemies all ...
Everything Will Happen Before You Die
Former party boy Edgar is finally ready to settle down. He's got a thriving T-shirt design business and is about to get married, but on his wedding day, his best friend tempts him into a day-long bing...
Dylan, a young man working at a funeral parlor, is trying to unravel a mystery that shattered his life ten years earlier. After faking his own funeral to see who will show up, he befriends a mysteriou...
When Max takes a job as a nighttime security guard, he begins to see visions of a young mysterious woman in the store's mirror.
Haunted by memories of his ex-girlfriend Alice, a heartbroken Billy returns home to Northern Virginia seeking solace from old friends. But what he finds there is more disconcerting: his best friend St...
The amazing true story of Frédéric Bourdin, who after having plundered all the centers for runaway minors and deliquents in Europe, even thought he has come of age, now passes himself off as Nicholas ...
A subversive tale that interlaces five stories set in Los Angeles, where no taboo is left unexplored as each character careens toward a dark and often comic fate
Small-town detective Noah Cordin is called to solve a juvenile homicide that occurred during a home burglary in his affluent town of Hilliard. The dead boy's mother, Allison Connor, is a member of the...
When her boyfriend is arrested for marijuana possession, Joleen Reedy and her 11-year-old daughter, Tara, take refuge with Joleen's aimless brother, James. Joleen soon runs off with a truck driver, an...
Quid Pro Quo
A semi-paralyzed radio reporter is sent out to investigate a story that leads him into an odd subculture and on a journey of disturbing self-realization.
It is a pleasure to welcome you to Sin City. There is a town that beckons to the tough, the corrupt, and the brokenhearted. Some people call it hard-boiled. There are people who call it home, such as ...
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Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Jimmy Kimmel Live! is an American late-night talk show, created and hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and broadcast on ABC.
In the United States during the Great Depression and Dust Bowl, there was a television series called Carnivle. In tracing the lives of two disparate groups of people, the overarching story depicts the...
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
It's been 10 years since John Connor saved Earth from Judgement Day, and he's still living under the radar, steering clear of using anything Skynet can trace. That is, until he encounters T-X, a robot...
In a gritty retelling of the Dickens's classic, Twist takes Oliver and the Artful Dodger out of the poorhouse and onto the streets, where junk is the currency and hustling is the game.
Four college friends become small-time bookies, only to find their world spinning dangerously out of control when their greed attracts the attention of organized crime.
A high-school track star (Nick Stahl) watches without judgment as his two best friends (Summer Phoenix, Aaron Paul) abuse heroin.
Six young adults struggle with their personal demons while staying at a secluded mansion during a dark and stormy night where a seemingly innocent game of 'taboo' brings out their inter-most secrets w...
Marty has become fed up with his friend's twisted ways after finding himself at the constant abuse of his best friend Bobby. His girlfriend, a victim of Bobby's cruel ways, couldn't agree more and the...
In the 1800s Russia, a young boy falls in love with a tragic girl who flirts with her older suitors.
In the Bedroom
Summertime on the coast of Maine, "In the Bedroom" centers on the inner dynamics of a family in transition. Matt Fowler is a doctor practicing in his native Maine and is married to New York born Ruth ...
The Sleepy Time Gal
A young woman learns of her adoption and eventually quits her law firm job and goes on a journey to find her birth mother.
A day in Hollywood, 1972, with young people looking for the 24 hours that will change their lives. Zach will open that night for a British rocker at Whisky a Go-Go; he lives in a canyon and plays impr...
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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Sexually-based offenses are considered particularly heinous in the criminal justice system. In New York City, the detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known ...
A sound mixer on a low-budget sci-fi western movie falls in love with an untalented violinist and promises to get her scoring gigs for films.
Steve Clark is a newcomer in the town of Cradle Bay, and he quickly realized that there was something odd about his high school classmates. The "Blue Ribbons" are an eerie embodiment of academic excel...
The Thin Red Line
The story of a group of men, an Army Rifle company called C-for-Charlie, who change, suffer, and ultimately make essential discoveries about themselves during the fierce World War II battle of Guadalc...
Eye of God
A small Oklahoma town is stripped of its innocence when one of its boys turns up mute and bloodied by the lakeside. Unable to tell his story, the local sheriff embarks on a quest to uncover the roots ...
My Son Is Innocent
After a brutal nighttime attack on a woman alone in her suburban home, police investigators zero in on teenager Eric Sutter. When the victim identifies Sutter as her attacker, the legal system closes ...
A young boy draws on the inspiration of legendary western characters to find the strength to fight an evil land baron in the old west who wants to steal his family's farm and destroy their idyllic com...
Edward's father walked out on his family years ago. In the years since, his mother has become a fundamentalist Christian and fallen for the school's self-righteous principal, Henry Howland. When Howla...
Incident in a Small Town
A woman and her son live alone in a small town because her husband has been killed fighting the war in France. The arrival of Frank back in the town leads John to discover that she has been lying abou...
A mother with seven sons feels like she's losing control of her life and her family. But personal...
The Man Without a Face
A former teacher who lived as a recluse on the edge of town after his face was damaged in an automobile accident ten years before, was convicted of manslaughter for the death of a boy in that accident...
Woman With a Past
A woman lives a normal life with her second husband and her two sons of the first marriage. One day she is caught by her past and the film reveales in flashbacks her stations of life until the day the...
James the Second
A teenage boy with a rare disorder that prevents him from feeling is the subject of this story. A single mother is going through physical and emotional changes with her child.
Jessica Clement stars with Nick Stahl in a furtive 90's set drama about young Carly and her love affair with her best friend's Dad.
What Josiah Saw
After two decades, a family with buried secrets come together at a farmhouse to pay for their sins.
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