Jack Nelson

Active - 1916 - 1975  |   Born - Jan 1, 1892   |   Genres - Western, Comedy, Adventure, Action, Crime

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Biography by Hans J. Wollstein

A ten-year veteran of the Belasco stock company, American writer/director Jack Nelson began his screen career acting for such pioneering California companies as Selig and Kay-Bee. By the 1920s, he was helming Bob Custer B-Westerns for low-budget company FBO and more notably Universal's popular series of Pioneer Boy two-reelers, which starred Nelson's young son Bobby Nelson. A specialist of action melodramas, Nelson also directed the serials Perils of the Jungle (1927) and Tarzan the Mighty (1928), footage from which was edited into a feature film released in 1947 as The White Gorilla.

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