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Ozzie Nelson (Oswald George Nelson)

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Biography

Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
This preeminent sitcom dad of the 50s had already started things off studying law when he decided to put together a dance band in the 20s on the sly. The band was so successful that he never looked back -- his love for entertaining completely took over. The New Jersey-born performer made a living for a time playing hotels and casinos on the East coast, capitalizing on an easy-going singing style. In 1932 Harriet Hilliard came aboard as lead vocalist of his band and their easy rapport together provided some marvelous spontaneous comedy relief that clicked with audiences. Read more...

Actor

Character: Ozzie Norton

Sweetheart of the Campus 1941

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Character: Ozzie Nelson - Band Leader

Honeymoon Lodge 1943

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Character: Ozzie Nelson - Orchestra Leader

Hi, Good Lookin'! 1944

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Character: Dr. Herbert J. Fleischer

The Impossible Years 1968

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Character: Henry Millikan

Night Gallery 1969

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Character: Ted Clover

Adam-12 1968

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Character: Ozzie Nelson - Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet

Pioneers of Television 2008

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Directing

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Character: Ted Clover

Adam-12 1968

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Writing