Jack Nance (December 21, 1943 – December 30, 1996)

It’s easy to say that Nance had a tragic life and had much more to give, but in his 53 years he appeared in many successful and groundbreaking TV shows and movies, his performances never less than memorable, and he crafted a number of iconic, cult characters. As a big Twin Peaks fan, Nance made an impression as Pete Martell, one of the few true good guys in the series, but he will also be remembered for his roles in Eraserhead, Blue Velvet, and Colors.


Feel free to leave your thoughts and memories of Nance in the comments.

3 thoughts on “Jack Nance (December 21, 1943 – December 30, 1996)

  1. saintronald2010 January 29, 2016 / 11:45 am

    Always remember him in ‘Blue Velvet’…………”I’m Paul”, with Brad Dourif giggling quite madly every time he said it!

    • carlosnightman January 29, 2016 / 12:03 pm

      Lynch always gave him a great line to drawl over – ‘fish in the percolator’ in Twin Peaks, ‘my dog barks some’ in Wild At Heart

  2. Liam Pesce (@liamoftheyear) June 20, 2016 / 7:53 pm

    I do weekly posts as a tribute to Jack on Instagram/Tumblr under the hashtag #jacknancemondays. Go check it out!

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