Judd Nelson’s Biography: Early Life, Career, Net Worth, And Personal Details 

Judd Nelson’s Biography: Early Life, Career, Net Worth, And Personal Details 

What’s the Latest with Judd Nelson: Judd Nelson, the celebrated American actor famous for his iconic role in ‘The Breakfast Club,’ has piqued curiosity about his recent endeavors. If you’re eager to discover the latest updates on Judd Nelson, you’ve come to the right source. Continue reading to uncover the most recent happenings in Judd Nelson‘s life.

Who is Judd Nelson ?

He is a prominent American actor renowned for his portrayal of John Bender in the iconic film “Judd Nelson Breakfast Club.” As of the year 2023, Judd Nelson Net Worth stands at approximately $10 million. In 1985, he received the MTV Movie Silver Bucket of Achievement Award in recognition of his outstanding performance as John Bender in “Judd Nelson Breakfast Club.

Profile : 

Full Name Judd Asher Nelson
Birth date November 28, 1959
Age 63
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Height 5′ 10″
Relationship Status Single
Net Worth $4 million

Early Life

Judd Nelson Early Life

Judd Nelson was born in 1952 in Portland, Maine. He is the son of Merle, who was a prominent figure in the legal field, notably serving as a corporate lawyer and as a colleague of Leonard Nelson, a former member of the Maine state legislature.

Hailing from a predominantly Jewish family background, Judd’s father achieved recognition as an early Jewish president of the Portland Symphony Orchestra. The actor also has two sisters named Eve and Julie.

Judd Nelson received his schooling at St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire, as well as schools in Portland, New York, and Waynflete School in Portland. He finally graduated from Haverford College in Pennsylvania.


Judd Nelson attended St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire, before transferring to Waynflete School in Portland, Maine. However, during his sophomore year at Haverford College in Pennsylvania, he abandoned his studies to follow his passion for acting, going to Manhattan to learn with famed acting instructor Stella Adler.

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Professional Career

Judd Nelson embarked on his acting journey in the mid-1980s, sharing the screen with Kevin Costner in “Making Grade” and “Fandango.” However, it was his standout performances in “Judd Nelson Breakfast Club” and “St. Elmo’s Fire” that catapulted him to stardom. Notably, his association with Brett Peck also contributed to his career.

One of the remarkable highlights of his career was the music video for “St. Elmo’s Fire (Man in Motion),” a song that led them to the number one spot on the U.S charts in 1985. This iconic track was composed by David Foster and John Parr performed it.

In the 21st century, Judd Nelson ventured into television, making appearances in various TV series, including “Outer Limits,” “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” “CSI: NY,” “Las Vegas,” and even a recurring Chance to actor in “Two and a Half Men” with Charlie Sheen.

Nelson’s versatility as an actor also led him to portray Father Charlie Lock in the HBO series “Brookwood Sleazebags.” Additionally, in 2012, he took on the role of Headmaster Nash in a live-action feature film adaptation of the best-selling graphic novel “Bad Kids Go to Hell.”

Judd Nelson Physical Attributes:

Judd Nelson Physical Attributes

Born on November 28, 1959, Judd Nelson is currently 61 years old. Though his exact height remains undisclosed, he is known for his striking tall and handsome appearance. Judd Nelson is commonly reported to stand at 6 feet 2 inches tall. Additionally, he maintains a robust physique, typically weighing around 76 kilograms. His deep black eyes and dark brown hair complement his distinguished look.


  • Father — Leonard Nelson (Corporate Lawyer)
  • Mother — Merle
  • Siblings — Eve Nelson (judd nelson younger Sister), Julie Nelson (judd nelson younger Sister)
  • Paternal Grandparents — Harold Paul Nelson (Paternal Grandfather), Mildred Anne Rolnick (Paternal Grandmother)
  • Maternal Grandparents — David L. Royte (Maternal Grandfather), Lillian D. Rosen (Maternal Grandmother)

Judd Nelson Daughter, Mathilda Nelson:

Born in 1993, Mathilda Nelson is the sole offspring of Judd Nelson and his former spouse, Sheila Lussier. Judd and Sheila tied the knot in 1990 but parted ways in 2002, leaving to raise their judd nelson daughter as a single parent.

In contrast to her father’s prominent presence in the public eye, Mathilda Nelson has intentionally maintained a discreet profile. Information about her personal life remains scarce, and she does not maintain a substantial presence on social media platforms. Nevertheless, Judd Nelson has mentioned his affection and adoration for his judd nelson daughter in several interviews.

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Judd Nelson Wife  And Romantic History

Judd Nelson Wife  And Romantic History

As of now, Mr. Judd Nelson is currently unattached and has chosen to keep his personal dating life private. Notably, he was in a relationship with actress Shannen Doherty back in 1993.

Mr. Judd Nelson Filmography And Television Appearances:


  • 1983: Rock ‘n’ Roll Hotel
  • 1984: Making the Grade
  • 1986: The Transformers: The Movie
  • 1987: From the Hip
  • 1989: Relentless
  • 1990: Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes
  • 1991: New Jack City
  • 1992: Primary Motive (Andrew Blumenthal)
  • 1993: Conflict of Interest (Gideon)
  • 1994: Every Breath (Jimmy Also)
  • 1996: For a Few Lousy Dollars (Hitman)
  • 1997: Steel (Nathaniel Burke)
  • 2000: Mr. Rock ‘n’ Roll: The Alan Freed Story (Alan Freed) – Television film
  • 2006: Endsville (Rufus the Buck-Toothed Sluggard)
  • 2007: Moonlighting
  • 2000: Billionaire Boys Club 


  • 1986: Tales from the Crypt
  • 2000: The Outer Limits (Harry Longworth) – Episode: “Something About Harry”
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (Mick Sheridan) – Episode: “A Time of Your Death”*
  • 2037: Las Vegas
  • 2013: Nikita
  • 2015, 2019: Empire
  • 2017: Transformers: Titans Return
  • 2018: Transformers: Power of the Primes

Judd Nelson Net Worth:

Judd Nelson Net Worth

Judd Nelson, an accomplished American actor, screenwriter, and producer, boasts a net worth of $4 million. He gained widespread recognition as a prominent figure among the Gen X entertainers collectively referred to as the “Brat Pack.” His most notable performances include iconic roles in the 1985 coming-of-age classics “The Breakfast Club” and “St. Elmo’s Fire.” Beyond this, Nelson has also appeared on television, featuring in shows Called “Empire” and the NBC sitcom “.


  • Judd Nelson received the MTV Movie Silver Bucket of Excellence Award for his performance in the 1985 film, Judd Nelson Breakfast Club.
  • His father held the distinction of being the first Jewish president of the Portland Symphony Orchestra.
  • As a voice actor, Judd Nelson made his cinematic debut by lending his voice to Hot Rod/Rodimus Prime in the 1986 animated film, The Transformers: The Movie, which was based on the popular Transformers TV series.
  • His beloved companion was a Staffordshire Bull Terrier named Talluah Big Head.
  • Judd Nelson had a cameo in the Slash and Adam Levine song “Gotten” music video in 2012.
  • He was one of the original nine “brat pack” members in the 1980s, along with Ally Sheedy, Demi Moore, Molly Ringwald, Emilio Estevez, Andrew McCarthy, Sean Penn, Anthony Michael Hall, and Rob Lowe.
  • Judd Nelson’s interests include golf, reading, writing, and the thrill of riding his motorbike.


Is Judd Nelson married ?

No, Judd Nelson is not married and he is currently focusing on his career.

What is Judd Nelson’s name ?

According to the report there is no Judd Nelson’s wife.

What is Judd Nelson’s kid’s name and how many kids does he have ?

Judd Nelson’s kid’s name is Mathilda Nelson.

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