Arts & Entertainment | Neptune (1937- )
Jack Nicholson was raised in Neptune and graduates from Manasquan High School before heading to California to pursue an acting career. He found initial success as a writer and director. A break landed him a part in “Easy Rider” and he never looked back, becoming a hugely successful actor, director, and producer. One of the most honored actors of all time; he has earned more Oscar nominations with six Awards, a long list of critics groups’ awards and Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Film Institute. He is the only person to be in two State Halls of Fame, the California Hall of Fame and now the New Jersey Hall of Fame. We are proud to remind the world that Jack Nicholson was nurtured here in New Jersey.