1. Additionally, Nelson won the Workman/Driskoll award for excellence in Classical Studies.
2. The Grey Zone premiered at MCC Theater in New York in 1996, where his 1998 work Anadarko was also produced.
3. He was a co-star of the sketch comedy show The Unnaturals, which ran on HA! between 1989 and 1991.
4. Nelson has appeared as an actor in film, TV and theatre.
5. He had a featured role as Delmar in the film O Brother, Where Art Thou?.
6. He also narrates the 2001 audiobook At the Altar of Speed: The Fast Life and Tragic Death of Dale Earnhardt, Sr..
7. As a film director, Nelson has received numerous awards, including, for Eye of God, the Tokyo Bronze Prize at the Tokyo International Film Festival .
8. He is on the Board of Directors for The Actors Center in New York City, as well as Soho Rep Theatre.
9. Nelson guest-starred on the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation season 10 episode “Working Stiffs”.