Nadine van der Velde

Nadine van der Velde
Born (1962-05-14) May 14, 1962
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Other names Nadine van Der Velde
Nadine van der Velde
Occupation Actress
Years active 1983present
Spouse(s) Scott Kraft (1992present; 2 children)

Nadine van der Velde is a Canadian American actress, producer and writer. She is a 3 time Emmy award winner, two-time Annie Award winner and a recipient of a Humanitas Award.[1][2][3][4]

Early life and career

Nadine was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She is fluent in French. She made her film debut in 1983 in the film Private School. She later starred in the 1986 comedy horror Critters and 1987 film Munchies. Her acting credits include several TV series including: Silver Spoons, Otherworld, The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents and JAG.[5]


Nadine has executive produced, story edited and written for several TV series including Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends, 65 episodes of Rolie Polie Olie, and 44 episodes of Breaker High. She co-wrote the indie feature East of A, which screened in over two dozen film festivals, including the Seattle Film Fest, Stockholm, Dublin, Outfest and San Francisco.[6][7][8] Van der Velde partnered with her husband, Scott Kraft, and created the development and production company Popskull Inc. which is responsible for the Nick Jr. series “The Fresh Beat Band”. Van der Velde is co-creater as well as executive producer of The Fresh Beat Band,[9] which first aired on August 24, 2009. Van der Velde has written and music produced over 60 songs on The Fresh Beat Band.[10] Nadine van der Velde was nominated for a 2012 Daytime Emmy in OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN MAIN TITLE AND GRAPHIC DESIGN as Executive Producer of The Fresh Beat Band's season 3 main titles.[11]

Nadine has been nominated for two 2013 Daytime Emmys in the categories of "OUTSTANDING PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN'S SERIES" and "OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT" in MUSIC DIRECTION and COMPOSITION for her work as Executive Producer on The Fresh Beat Band.[12] On June 14, 2013 Nadine van der Velde and The Fresh Beat Band team won a Daytime Emmy for Music Direction and Composition.[13]


Year Title Role Notes
1983 Private School School Girl
1983 Silver Spoons Michele 1 episode - Passports to Pleasure
1984 Fatal Vision Randi TV miniseries
1985 Otherworld Girl 1 episode - The Zone Troopers Build Men
1985 Moving Violations Stephanie McCarthy
1985 CBS Schoolbreak Special Mary Kay 1 episode - The War Between the Classes
1986 Critters April Brown (credited as Nadine Van Der Velde)
1986 The Wizard Jennifer Dunne 1 episode - Seeing Is Believing
1987 Starman Julie Radin 1 episode - Appearances
1987 Munchies Cindy
1988 Aviel Emma
1988 Shattered Innocence Nora TV movie (credited as Nadine Van Der Velde)
1988 Shadow Dancing Jessica Lilliane
1989 The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents Rebecca Whitmore 1 episode - In the Driver's Seat
1989 After Midnight Joan in The Old Dark Horse
1991 Tropical Heat Julie other title - Sweating Bullets, 1 episode - Forget Me Not
1994 Kung Fu: The Legend Continues Maria Gilberto 1 episode - Sing Wah
1999 JAG Agent King 1 episode - Webb of Lies
2000 East of A Reggie Tweed
Year Title Notes
2002 Rolie Polie Olie: The Great Defender of Fun (video), (consulting producer)
2003 Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Kids TV movie
2006–2008 Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends (executive producer), (4 episodes)
2008 A Very Merry Daughter Of the Bride TV movie, (associate producer)
2009–2013 The Fresh Beat Band (executive producer), (music producer) (40 episodes)
2015– Little Charmers executive producer, 30 episodes
Year Title Notes
1990 Once in a Blue Moon (TV short)
1995 Nancy Drew 2 episodes - Asylum, Bridal Arrangements
1997 Breaker High
1998 Rolie Polie Olie
1997–1998 Donkey Kong Country 10 episodes
2000 East of A
2002 Rolie Polie Olie: The Great Defender of Fun (video), (credited as Nadine van der Velde)
2003 Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Kids TV movie
2003 Rolie Polie Olie: The Baby Bot Chase (video), (credited as Nadine van der Velde)
2004–2008 Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends 23 episodes


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