Jack Nance

About Jack Nance

Who is it?: Actor
Birth Day: December 21, 1943
Birth Place:  Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died On: December 30, 1996(1996-12-30) (aged 53)\nSouth Pasadena, California, United States
Birth Sign: Capricorn
Cause of death: Subdural hematoma
Other names: John Nance
Occupation: Actor
Years active: 1970–1996
Spouse(s): Catherine E. Coulson (m. 1968; div. 1976) Kelly Jean Van Dyke (m. 1991; d. 1991)

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Jack Nance was bornon December 21, 1943 in  Boston, Massachusetts, United States, is Actor. Born in Boston of Irish ancestry and raised in Dallas, Jack Nance traveled throughout the country doing children's theater. For eight years, he performed with the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. Later, he became involved with avant-garde theater. He first met David Lynch in the early 1970s in Philadelphia while he was performing in a local theater, and Lynch decided to cast him as the lead in Eraserhead (1977). Originally, it was to be a six-week shooting project, but due to budget restrictions and technical complications, the production and filming took nearly five years to complete. Nance relocated to Los Angeles in the early 1980s, where he appeared in unusual and widely praised films that were not always considered mainstream Hollywood. He has appeared in almost every movie by Lynch, including the television series Thi Tran Twin Peaks (1990), usually playing secondary characters or quirky supporting parts. Nance died suddenly and unexpectedly on December 30, 1996 from an apparent internal head injury the morning after getting into a physical brawl at a donut shop with some rowdy patrons.
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💰Jack Nance Net worth: $1.3 Million

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Biography/Timeline

1968

Nance married Catherine E. Coulson in 1968, but the couple divorced in 1976. In May 1991, he married Kelly Jean Van Dyke (who worked in the adult film industry under the name Nancee Kelly). Van Dyke was the daughter of Jerry Van Dyke, briefly making Nance his son-in-law.

1970

Nance was born in Boston, Massachusetts and was raised in Dallas, Texas. He graduated from South Oak Cliff High School. His father retired from Neiman Marcus. He worked for some time with the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. In the 1970s, Nance met David Lynch, who cast him as the lead in Eraserhead.

1977

He was known for his work with Director David Lynch, particularly for his starring roles in Eraserhead (1977) and Twin Peaks (1990–1991).

1991

Van Dyke committed suicide on November 17, 1991. According to her younger brother Richard, Nance, who was in Bass Lake, California, filming Meatballs 4 at the time, attempted to console her on the phone as she threatened suicide. After a lightning storm knocked out the phones in Bass Lake, Nance and the Director, Bobby Logan, found a deputy sheriff who contacted Los Angeles police and the apartment manager. They broke in and found that she had hanged herself.

1995

Nance also guest-starred on a 1995 episode of My So-Called Life entitled "Weekend", in which he played an innkeeper. He also appeared with Actress Mary Woronov in Suicidal Tendencies' 1983 "Institutionalized" music video.

1996

Nance died in South Pasadena, California, on December 30, 1996, under mysterious circumstances. On December 29, he lunched with friends Leo Bulgarini and Catherine Case. Nance had a visible "crescent shaped bruise" under his eye; and, when asked about it, he related to them the story about a brawl outside a Winchell's Donuts store on the morning of December 29. He described the incident as, "I told off some kid. I guess I got what I deserved." He soon went home, complaining of a headache.

1997

The Nance tribute song "I Gotta Move" by Frank Black and the Catholics on their 1997 eponymous debut album refers to the circumstances of Nance's death.

2002

A documentary about Nance funded by Lynch, titled I Don't Know Jack, was released in 2002.