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Coster in 1975
Nicolas Dwynn Coster
December 3, 1933
|Alma mater||Royal Academy of Dramatic Art|
|Occupation||Actor, scuba instructor|
Nicolas Dwynn Coster (born December 3, 1934) is an American actor, most known for his work in daytime drama and as a character actor on nighttime television series, such as Buck Rogers in the 25th Century and Star Trek: The Next Generation. In 2017, he won a daytime Emmy for "The Bay".
Coster returned to England to study acting at the Royal Academy of the Dramatic Art. He also studied acting with Lee Strasberg in New York City. Coster was in Twigs with Sadia Thompson, Seesaw with Michele Lee, Otherwise Engaged with Tom Courtenay, and Little Foxes with Elizabeth Taylor, which was staged on Broadway and the Victoria Theatre in London.
Coster appeared in the NBC soap opera Young Doctor Malone. He created the role of Professor Paul Britton on The Secret Storm, a role he played in 1964 and from 1967 to 1968. He played John Eldridge in the primetime serialized drama Our Private World and on As the World Turns. His first appearance on television was an episode of The U.S. Steel Hour in 1959. Coster has appeared more than 80 times on 36 television shows, most notably in the role of David Warner, the father of character Blair Warner, on the sitcom The Facts of Life.
Coster created the role of Robert Delaney on Somerset in March 1970 and later moved to Another World playing the same character. He played gangster-turned-informant Anthony Makana on One Life to Live, but left that series to create the role of Lionel Lockridge on Santa Barbara. He played kidnapper Steve Andrews on the ABC soap opera All My Children and returned to Another World for its 25th anniversary in 1989. He returned to his role on Santa Barbara in 1990 until the show was canceled in January 1993. He appeared on As the World Turns from 1993-1995.
Coster is a scuba diving instructor and maintains a foundation that organizes sailing trips and teaches scuba diving for people who are disabled. Coster has a captain's license.