Craig T. Nelson Joins YOUNG SHELDON in a Recurring Role
Craig T. Nelson (Coach, Parenthood, Poltergeist) has joined CBS’ comedy series Young Sheldon. I’ve enjoyed a lot of the film and TV projects that Nelson has been a part of over the years, and his involvement with Young Sheldon is a clear nod to the character he played on the 90s sitcom Coach.
Nelson will play Coach Dale Ballard on Young Sheldon. “Dale Ballard is a Little League baseball coach who butts heads with George Sr. (Lance Barber) about Missy (Raegan Revord) wanting to join the team.” The character will be introduced in the sixth episode of the upcoming third season, which premieres September 26th.
Young Sheldon is getting a lot of love from the Big Bang Theory fans. It stars Iain Armitage as the younger version of the character played by Jim Parsons on The Big Bang Theory. The series revolves around Sheldon Cooper at age 10, living with his family in East Texas and going to high school. Zoe Perry, Annie Potts, and Montana Jordan co-star.
It’ll be fun to see Nelson in the series playing a coach again!