George Garfield Nader acted in almost a hundred movies during his entire career spanning from 1950 to 1974. His first movie appearance was in ‘Rustlers on Horseback’ by Republic Pictures. At the same time he was still acting in theatre by working on ‘summer and smoke’.
In 1953, Nader worked on ‘Robot Monster’ which bagged him a contract with Universal Pictures. He was soon seen performing in various roles like ‘Sins of Jezebel’ (1953) as Jehu, ‘Schlitz of Playhouse of Stars’ (1953) as Richard and ‘Hallmark of Fame’.
Nader never differentiated between feature films and TV serials. He acted in both with full vigor and dedication. He was known for his professionalism and commitment. Nader has a number of noteworthy performances in shows like ‘The Loretta Young Show’, ‘Green guild Playhouse’, ‘Big Town’ and ‘The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse’.
Other shows like ‘Cavalcade of America’, ‘Lux Video Theatre’, and ‘Climax’. Due to many other A grade actors being on Universal payroll, Nader was usually seen in cameos and supporting roles. However, there were some roles turned down by Chandler which was taken up by Nader.
These include starring in ‘The Second Greatest Sex’ (1955) opposite Jeanne Crain and ‘Lady Godiva of Coventry’ (1955) against Maureen O’Hara. He was also awarded the Golden Globe for being the ‘Most Promising Newcomer of the Year’.
Unfortunately, after this Nader’s career fell a little flat and he got small roles in movies like ‘Four Guns to the Border’, ‘Miss Robin Crusoe’, ‘Six Bridges to Cross’, ‘Congo Crossing’ and ‘Away all Boats’.
Soon, Nader moved to Europe where he acted in a couple of German movies with American origin. His most successful franchise was that of ‘Jerry Cotton’ totaling to 8 movies which were well received by the audience. Just before Nader’s accident, he was working on a Television movie called ‘Nakia’ which became his last.