Keith Ross Nelson

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Keith Ross Nelson
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Born (1955-04-26) April 26, 1955 (age 68)
Portland, Oregon
CitizenshipUnited States
EducationBS Physiology University of Oregon/San Jose St
Years active1988 - present
Known forStand up comedy
Height6 ft 4 in (193 cm)

Keith Ross Nelson (born 26 April 1955) is an American actor, comedian, and writer.[1][2] Nelson is best known for the 2018 television series Not For Nothin’.[3] Nelson has starred in several independent films and television shows including, Mobsters and Mormons, The R.M., Who's Who, Evening at the Improv Entertainment Tonight, Comedy Express, and others.[4][5][6][7]

Nelson has over 25 years of experience as an actor/comedian and is recognized for his witty commentary and stand up acts.[8] He was also the winner of the 2005 Portland Comedy Competition.[9][10][11][12]

Nelson has been featured in several media outlets and podcasts including, LA Wire, The Bash, NY Weekly, All Things Comedy, Live Nation, iHeart, and others.[13][14][15][16]

Early life and education

Nelson was born on 26 April 1995 in Portland, Oregon. He pursued his high-school education at Sunset High School, where he played football, basketball, and track. Later he attended the University of Oregon, where he did a bachelor’s degree in physiology and participated in athletics.


Nelson has had a successful career as an athlete. He won the National Championships three times in a row. Nelson is also a record holder in the Masters High Jump and was #1 in 2000 for outdoor high-jumping and in 2006 for indoor high-jumping.

Nelson has been an active participant in the entertainment industry for over 25 years. He has played an integral role as an actor, writer, producer, and director in several independent films, T.V. shows, and events.

S.No. Year Name Genre Role
1 1988 Entertainment Tonight TV Series Self
2 1991 An Evening at the Improv TV Series Comic
3 1992 An Evening at the Improv TV Series Self
4 2003 The R.M. Film Rent to own manager
5 2005 Mobsters and Mormons Film FBI Agent
6 2011 F.M.L. Short Film Jack Maddox
7 2014 Jack and Cocaine Film Miles
8 2018 Not For Nothin’ TV Series Actor, Writer, Producer
9 2018 Electives TV Series Actor, Director


Nelson was the winner of the 2005 Portland Comedy Competition.

Personal Life

Nelson is married and has three daughters and two sons. He is also a 3rd degree Kung Fu Black Belt holder.

In the media



  1. "Meet Keith Ross Nelson | Hotel Playa Mazatlan". hotelplayamazatlan. Retrieved 16 November 2020.
  2. Pierre, Ryann (29 August 2020). "Keith Ross Nelson: Comedian of 30 Years, Track Record Breaker at 45, Black Belter at 63". New York Weekly. Retrieved 16 November 2020.
  3. "Comedy Northwest – Episode 25 – Keith Ross Nelson – Bend Comedy". Retrieved 16 November 2020.
  4. "Harvey's Comedy Club". Retrieved 16 November 2020.
  5. "Keith Ross Nelson: A True Star Performer on Stage and on Screen". LA Wire. 12 October 2020. Retrieved 16 November 2020.
  6. "Keith Ross Nelson". GigMasters. Retrieved 16 November 2020.
  7. Comedy, All Things (18 June 2020). "RS Joel Madison, Keith Ross Nelson". All Things Comedy. Retrieved 16 November 2020.
  8. "Keith Ross Nelson Comedy Show". Retrieved 16 November 2020.
  9. "Like2Laugh StandUp Comedian:keith ross nelson". Retrieved 16 November 2020.
  10. "Keith Ross Nelson". Vimeo. Retrieved 16 November 2020.
  11. "Keith Ross Nelson - 2020 Tour Dates & Concert Schedule". Live Nation. Retrieved 16 November 2020.
  12. "The Funny Farm". Retrieved 16 November 2020.
  13. "Keith Ross Nelson - Clean Stand Up Comedian in Los Angeles, California | Entertainers Worldwide". Retrieved 16 November 2020.
  14. "Keith Ross Nelson Makes Growing Old Sound Fun with His Humor". Entertainment Monthly News. 6 November 2020. Retrieved 16 November 2020.
  15. "Listen to the Comedy NorthWest Episode - Episode 25 - Keith Ross Nelson on iHeartRadio". iHeartRadio. Retrieved 16 November 2020.
  16. "Keith Ross Nelson Tickets". Retrieved 16 November 2020.

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