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Nick Searcy Bio

Nick Searcy Biography

Nick Searcy

Born in Cullowhee, North Carolina, Searcy began acting in elementary school. Whenever the local university needed a kid to appear in a college play, they'd call on Searcy. Upon graduating high school, Searcy briefly attended the North Carolina School of the Arts and then went on to graduate from the University of North Carolina - Chappel Hill with a degree in English.

From 1982 to 1989, Searcy lived in New York where he did off-Broadway plays. Some of these included Guys and Dolls, Cabaret and Jesus Christ Superstar. When he moved back to North Carolina, he began to act in features that were shooting locally. Small parts in Days of Thunder and Prince of Tides lead to the role of the malicious Frank in Fried Green Tomatoes.

Searcy has appeared in several television series. He had a recurring role on Thunder Alley, was a series regular on American Gothic and guest starred on Murder One and Nash Bridges with Don Johnson. He has also starred in several TV movies, including In the Best of Families: Marriage, Pride & Madness (1994), Stolen Innocence (1995) and Le Jeu de l'oie (1980).

In the summer of 1996, Searcy produced, directed and acted in his first independent feature, Paradise Falls (1997), and won a Hollywood Discovery Award for Best Feature Film (Under $1 Million). Since then, he has been working his way up the Hollywood ladder with roles in films such as Cast Away (2000) starring Tom Hanks, One Hour Photo (2002) starring Robin Williams, Runaway Jury (2003) starring John Cusack and The Assassination of Richard Nixon (2005) starring Sean Penn.

Searcy resides in Southern California with his wife, actress Leslie Riley, and their daughter, Chloe.

Filmography:

The Expendables(2010)
The Last Song(2010)
Blood Done Sign My Name(2010)
The Ugly Truth(2009)
Eagle Eye (2008) (uncredited)
XII (2008)
The Comebacks(2007)
Welcome to Paradise (2007)
An American Crime (2007)
The Dead Girl (2006)
Flicka(2006)
Cold Storage(2006)
Neighborhood Watch (2005)
The Lost Cause (2004)
The Assassination of Richard Nixon(2005)
The Last Summer (2004)
Runaway Jury(2003)
Head of State(2003)
The Last Summer (2003)
The Runaway Jury (2003)
Head of State(2003)
One Hour Photo(2002)
Cast Away(2000)
The Angel Doll (2000)
Tigerland(2000)
About Sarah (1998)
Paradise Falls (1997)
A Step Toward Tomorrow (1996)
Desert Winds (1995)
Nell(1994)
The War (1994)
The Fugitive(1993)
House of Cards (1993)
Losers in Love (1993)
The Real McCoy (1993)
Sunny's Deliverance (1993)
Love Field (1992)
Fried Green Tomatoes(1991)
The Prince of Tides (1991)
Days of Thunder(1990)

Filmography

ActorThe Last Song (2010)
ActorThe Ugly Truth (2009)
ActorThe Comebacks (2007)
ActorHead of State (2003)
ActorRunaway Jury (2003)
ActorCast Away (2000)