Bob Nelson - screenwriter

Nebraska was nominated for a Golden Globe as well

Robert W. "Bob" Nelson (born July 18, 1956) is an American film director and screenwriter best known for his work on Nebraska (2013), directed by Alexander Payne and released in 2013, for which Nelson received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay at the 86th Academy Awards.


In the 1990s, Nelson was a cast member and writer on the Seattle sketch comedy TV show Almost Live

Nebraska won Nelson the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay in 2014. In 2014, he was nominated for a Stranger Genius Award by the Seattle-based alternative popular newspaper The Stranger. He wrote and directed the film The Confirmation, which starred Clive Owen, Maria Bello, and Patton Oswalt. It first opened in March of 2016.

Cartoonish feature

Nelson is known for his use of cartoonish characters with exaggerated features.

His "football act" parodies the old team rundowns from the College Football All-Star games, in which players announce their names, numbers, and teams, as well as his Jacques-Yves Cousteau impersonations.

Personal life

Nelson's family&life

  • Great actor
  • Wonderful husband
  • Remarkable human being

As the opening act for Rodney Dangerfield for eight years, Nelson performed alongside Jerry Seinfeld, Roseanne Barr, Rita Rudner and Bob Saget in two HBO stand-up comedy showcases. Nelson Schmelson" and "Nelson Schmelson" were the result of two HBO specials featuring him. Additionally, Nelson was a member of "The Identical Triplets," an Eddie Murphy and Rob Bartlett comedy troupe. Nelson has appeared on numerous talk shows, including The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, as well as Gallagher's 2016–17 tour. In 2008, Nelson and his family moved to Branson, Missouri, where he performed for the next three years while taking a break from the road. Nelson and his family moved back to Long Island in 2013. He was raised in Kent, Washington, and now resides on Whidbey Island with his wife. Bob Nelson moved his family and show to Branson, Missouri in 2008 to take a break from the road, where he performed for three years. Nelson and his family returned to Long Island in 2013. Nelson was diagnosed with colon cancer in late 2020 and is currently undergoing treatment to combat the disease.