After an impressive feature film debut at the age of twelve, Nick Stahl has continued to display a broad range of talent. Stahl recently was seen in the independent feature film BURNING PALMS opposite Zoe Saldana, and also SLEEPWALKING for Overture Films playing the lead role opposite Charlize Theron, AnnaSophia Robb, and Dennis Hopper.
Over the past few years, Stahl has completed work in the feature films QUID PRO QUO opposite Vera Farmiga and SIN CITY (playing That Yellow Bastard) opposite Bruce Willis and Jessica Alba, and directed by Robert Rodriquez. He also starred as “Ben Hawkins” on HBO’s critically acclaimed series Carnivàle. Prior to that, Stahl appeared as “John Connor” in TERMINATOR 3: RISE OF THE MACHINES opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger and Claire Danes. He was also seen in the indie film TWIST and the Sundance feature BOOKIES.
Over the years, Stahl has maintained his presence with a number of films, most notably in the critically acclaimed and Academy Award-nominated film IN THE BEDROOM for Miramax Films. Also memorable, was his chilling performance in director Larry Clark’s BULLY opposite Brad Renfro and Bijou Phillips. His other film credits include Twentieth Century Fox’s THE THIN RED LINE directed by Terrance Malick and co-staring Sean Penn and George Clooney, and New Line Cinema’s SAFE PASSAGE opposite Susan Sarandon and Sam Shepard.
Born in Harlington, Texas and raised in Dallas, Stahl started to perform in children’s plays at the age of four. His first professional role was at the age of ten in the television movie STRANGER AT MY DOOR with Robert Urich. He followed with another movie of the week A WOMAN WITH A PAST opposite Pamela Reed. Shortly thereafter, he received the coveted role of the young boy in THE MAN WITHOUT A FACE, who brings out the love in a physically and emotionally scarred man (played by Mel Gibson). Gibson gave him the role over thousands of others after being impressed by his screen test.
The following year he completed another movie for television INCIDENT IN A SMALL TOWN with Walter Matthau, and the Disney feature TALL TALE in which he co-starred opposite Patrick Swayze. Stahl also co-starred with Martha Plimpton in Tim Blake Nelson’s directorial debut EYE OF GOD which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.
Each one of the roles he has played in his professional career have displayed impressive range and diversity – the ultimate goal that actors many times his age find difficult to achieve. We are very honored to host Nick’s very first comic convention appearance – please note, Nick is leaving after his 4:45pm photo op on Saturday, but will be back on Sunday for most of the day.