Nicholas was born January 3, 1976 in San Antonio, Texas. He is not only good-looking but also a gifted performer, smart and athletic, as well.
Nicholas attended the San Antonio’s Central Catholic High School, where he became an accomplished cross-country and track runner, winning the Texas State Championship in the mile and two mile. After graduating in 1994 and turning down a presidential appointment to West Point, Nicholas pursued an English degree at Stanford University in California.
His interest and love of literature, history, and poetry led him to two terms at England’s prestigious Oxford University. The following summer, he returned to Europe on a research grant where he studied with scholars at Oxford and Trinity College-Dublin to complete his thesis on James Joyce’s Ulysses.
While finishing his Bachelor of Arts in English in 1998, Nicholas was approached to do a one-man theatre piece called Gas by Marie Irene Fornes.
While finishing his Bachelor of Arts in ts in English in 1998, Nicholas was approached to do a one-man theatre piece called Gas by Marie Irene Fornes.
Alma Martinez, an actress and Stanford professor, encouraged him to become a professional actor. With her help, he connected with the theatrical movement in San Francisco. He polished his skills by performing in classic and contemporary theatre. “I’m happy when I’m on stage,” he declares.
In 1998, Nicholas moved to Los Angeles, where he quickly landed small parts in established television series such as ABC’s Dharma and Greg and NBC’s One World. He also appeared as Fidel Castro’s son in the Lifetime Original Movie, My Little Assassin, starring Joe Mantegna and Gabrielle Anwar.
Nicholas’s most well-known role came his way in 2000 where he landed the coveted lead in Showtime’s original series Resurrection Blvd, which premiered June 26, 2000. Working alongside veteran Latino actors Elizabeth Pena, Esai Morales, Michael DeLorenzo, Rita Moreno, and Tony Plana, Nicholas took center-stage as Alex Santiago, the handsome
pre-med student who drops out of school in order to become a professional boxer.
While continuing his work on Resurrection Blvd, Nicholas appeared in episodes of Walker, Texas Ranger and That 70’s Show. He even found time for a family film with his Resurrection Blvd co-star, Marisol Nichols, titled The Princess and the Barrio Boy.
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