This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification. Please help by adding reliable sources. Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediately, especially if potentially libelous or harmful.Find sources: "Nelson Franklin" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR (March 2013) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
Nelson Franklin
Born (1985-07-02) July 2, 1985 (age 36)
Years active2005–present
Georgia Mischak
(m. 2016)

Nelson Franklin (born July 2, 1985) is an American actor best known for his television roles in The Millers, Traffic Light, The Office, New Girl, Black-ish, and Veep.

Life and career

Franklin was born to father Howard Franklin, a screenwriter and director. His stepmother is DJ Anne Litt. Franklin attended high school at Campbell Hall School in Studio City, California. He graduated from New York University Tisch School of the Arts.

Franklin's first major role was a recurring role as Nick, the I.T. worker on NBC's The Office. Franklin later went on to appear as a series regular on the short-lived FOX comedy series Traffic Light. He appears with another Office actor, David Denman, who played Pam's ex-fiancée Roy.[2] His side projects include a short for Funny or Die: a fake commercial promoting the Dudes-N-Bros Talking Points System, which is a service that helps guys who aren't dudes or bros hold a conversation with dudes and bros. He co-starred on the CBS sitcom The Millers and appeared on FOX sitcom New Girl, the HBO political comedy Veep, Black-ish, and Abby's.

Personal life

Franklin married actress Georgia Mischak in 2016.[3]



Year Title Role Notes
2005 The Funeral Harold Lafayette Short film
Berkeley Frat Prez
2006 Like Father Like Edison Doyle Short film
2008 The Schedule Tom Short film
Excision Patient Short film
2009 I Love You, Man Sydney's buddy #2
2010 Waiting for Forever Joe
The Big Dog Rich Short film
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Michael Comeau
2011 Answer This! James Koogly
Ghost Phone: Phone Calls from the Dead Will
2012 Argo LA Times Reporter
2013 Jobs Bill Atkinson
2017 Band Aid Ned
Gemini Greg
Battle of the Sexes TV reporter
Unicorn Store Aaron
2018 A Futile and Stupid Gesture P. J. O'Rourke
Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich Markowitz
2019 Captain Marvel Medical Examiner
2020 Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics Young Lewis Black
2021 Hero Mode Rick
Sweet Girl Martin Bennett
Being the Ricardos Joe Strickland


Year Title Role Notes
2008–09 In2ition Rick 2 episodes
2008–10 The Office Nick Recurring; 5 episodes
2009 Party Down Steve Episode: "Brandix Corporate Retreat"
Dollhouse Burt Styne 2 episodes
Canned Justin TV movie
2011 The Zombie Whisperer David Pilot
Traffic Light Adam Main; 13 episodes
2012 Family Trap Ben TV movie
2012–19 Veep Will Recurring; 19 episodes
2012–18 New Girl Robby Recurring; 18 episodes
2013 Holding Patterns Chad TV movie
2013–18 Arrested Development Dr. Tilive Episodes: "A New Start", "Premature Independence"
2013–15 The Millers Adam Main; 34 episodes
2014 Hello Ladies: The Movie Yogurt Director TV movie
2015 Big Time in Hollywood, FL Stu Episode: "To Catch a Paparazzi"
2015 Maron Joshua Episode: "Mad Marc"
2015 Truth Be Told Avi Goldman 2 episodes
2015 Instant Mom Principal Strick Episode: "Crimes of Fashion"
2015 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Steve Wilson Episode: "Many Heads, One Tale"
2016–present Black-ish Connor Stevens Recurring; 40 episodes
2017–19 I'm Sorry David 4 episodes
2019 Abby's Bill Main
2019 A Million Little Things Elon Episode: "Grand Canyon"
2020 Grown-ish Connor Episode: "Real Life S**t"
2020 #BlackAF Nelson 3 episodes
2021 Hacks Interviewer Episode: "Interview"

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2017 23rd Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (Dan Bakkedahl, Sufe Bradshaw, Anna Chlumsky, Gary Cole, Kevin Dunn, Clea DuVall, Tony Hale, Hugh Laurie, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Sam Richardson, Reid Scott, Timothy Simons, John Slattery, Sarah Sutherland, Matt Walsh, and Wayne Wilderson) Veep Nominated
2018 24th Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (Dan Bakkedahl, Anna Chlumsky, Gary Cole, Margaret Colin, Kevin Dunn, Clea DuVall, Tony Hale, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Sam Richardson, Paul Scheer, Reid Scott, Timothy Simons, Sarah Sutherland, and Matt Walsh) Won


  1. ^
  2. ^ "What To Watch". Retrieved 2017-01-03.
  3. ^ "Home". Georgia and Nelson. Retrieved 2018-02-22.