John "Jack" Joseph Nicholson (born April 22, 1937) is an American actor, director, and producer. He is internationally renowned for his often dark-themed portrayals of neurotic characters.
Nicholson has been nominated for Academy Awards twelve times. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor twice, for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and for As Good as it Gets. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the 1983 film, Terms of Endearment. He is tied with Walter Brennan for most acting wins by a male actor with three, and second to Katharine Hepburn for most acting wins overall with four. He is also one of only two actors nominated for an Academy Award for acting in every decade since the 1960s.
In "Brian Does Hollywood", two residents of Hollywood do a voice impersonation of Nicholson on Brian's answering machine as a prank.
When James Woods is rejuvenated following his death in "And Then There Were Fewer" with the sacrifice of a young would-be starlet in "Tom Tucker: The Man and His Dream", he disposes of her body by throwing it at Nora Ephron, yelling at her to stop making Jack Nicholson a pansy to which she replies that he is confusing her with Nancy Meyers.
Chris proclaims "Jack Nicholson!" when Brian tries to get him to shut up while they cover the disappearance of Santa's Little Helper in "The Simpsons Guy".