|Other names Nick Pryor|
Role Film actor
Name Nicholas Pryor
|Years active 1954–present|
|Full Name Nicholas David Probst|
Born January 28, 1935 (age 88) (1935-01-28) Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Spouse Christine Belford (m. 1993)
Parents Dorothy Driskill, J. Stanley Probst
TV shows Another World, Young Doctor Malone, The Bronx Zoo, Love Is a Many Splendored Thing, The Nurses
Movies Damien: Omen II, Risky Business, Less Than Zero, Sliver, The Gumball Rally
Similar People Christine Belford, Paul Brickman, Don Taylor, Charles Bail, Marek Kanievska
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Nicholas Pryor (born January 28, 1935) is an American film and television actor.
Life and career
Pryor was born Nicholas David Probst in Baltimore, Maryland, the son of Dorothy (née Driskill) and J. Stanley Probst, a pharmaceutical manufacturer.
His early film credits include appearances in The Happy Hooker (1975), Smile (1975), and as nervous college professor Samuel Graves in the 1976 cult film The Gumball Rally. Notable film credits included appearing alongside William Holden and Lee Grant in Damien: Omen II (1978), as one of the sick passengers in Airplane! (1980), the role of Joel Goodson (Tom Cruise)'s father in the hit movie Risky Business (1983), and as Julian Wells' father in Less Than Zero (1987). His other film credits include The Falcon and the Snowman (1985), Pacific Heights (1990), Executive Decision (1996), The Chamber (1996) and Collateral Damage (2002).
Pryor's most notable television role was that of A. Milton Arnold, the Chancellor of California University, in the television series Beverly Hills, 90210. Pryor's character, who appeared on the show from 1994–97, was a widower and the father of one daughter, Claire (portrayed by Kathleen Robertson). His other television appearances included The Adams Chronicles (1976), Washington: Behind Closed Doors (1977) and Gideon's Trumpet (1980). In 1973 Pryor was the second actor to play the role of P.I. Joel Gantry on The Edge of Night. For several years in the late 1990s and early 2000s, he played the role of Victor Collins on General Hospital and its spin-off, Port Charles.
Pryor has been married to actress Christine Belford since July 1993.