Richard Graves

Played By Nick Nolte


Nick Nolte stars in GRAVES as “Richard Graves,” as ex-U.S. President Richard Graves, a formed two-term POTUS determined to right the wrongs of his administration 25 years after leaving the White House.

A three-time Academy Award® nominee, Nick Nolte has sustained a discernible level of integrity throughout his career, leading him to the biggest role of his life – international super-stardom, and to his role as producer of many of the projects in which he appears under the banner of his production company Kingsgate Films.


With the ability to masterfully portray a wide range of roles, Nolte was most recently seen in A Walk in the Woods, co-starring Robert Redford. He also starred in Lionsgate’s coming-of-age mixed martial-arts drama Warrior, for which he received Academy Award®, Screen Actors Guild and Broadcast Film Critics nominations for Best Supporting Actor; as well as the Ben Stiller-directed Hollywood spoof Tropic Thunder; Paramount Pictures’ Spiderwick Chronicles; Sony Pictures Classics’ The Beautiful Country, directed by Hans Peter Moland and executive produced by Terrence Malick; the Olivier Assayas directed Clean, co-starring Maggie Cheung; The Peaceful Warrior, adapted from the Dan Millman novel Way of the Peaceful Warrior and directed by Victor Salva; and Neverwas, directed by Joshua Michael Stern and co-starring Ian McKellan, Jessica Lange, and William Hurt. He also voiced the character of Vincent the Bear in DreamWorks’ animated feature Over the Hedge.


Nolte’s additional film credits include: Hotel Rwanda, starring Don Cheadle; director Neil Jordan’s The Good Thief; Ang Lee’s The Hulk for Universal Pictures; the Polish Brothers’ Northfork for Paramount Classics; director Alan Rudolph’s Investigating Sex; director Paul Schrader’s Affliction, for which he received Academy Award®, Golden Globe® and Independent Film nominations for Best Actor; Oliver Stone’s U-Turn; Afterglow, produced by Robert Altman; Jefferson In Paris; Martin Scorsese’s Cape Fear; and The Prince of Tides, in which he starred opposite Barbra Streisand, and received an Oscar® nomination for Best Actor and won the Golden Globe® for Best Actor; Down and Out in Beverly Hills, 48 Hours; Weeds and Sidney Lumet’s Q&A.


His production company Kingsgate currently has in development White Jazz, with a script by James Ellroy, based on his best-selling film noir novel, and The Last Magic Summer, an adaptation of the Peter Gent novel of the same name.