Born in Greenfield Park, Quebec (Canada), Nils grew up on the South Shore of Montreal. He was actively involved in theatre and improvisation, but his early passion was in sports while attending High School. In college, he started getting national attention in the hammer throw. He earned a spot on the Canadian National Jr. Track and Field Team and began a career that would take him to major international meets. After graduating with a Pure and Applied Science degree from Champlain College in St-Lambert, Nils received an athletic scholarship from the University of Oklahoma (NCAA first division). He graduated with both a Bachelor Degree in Health and Sports Science and a Master of Science Degree in Exercise Physiology and Human Performance from OU.
The acting bug hit Nils when he was encouraged by a former drama high school teacher to pursue acting professionally. While in Oklahoma, he started studying acting and screenwriting with the OU Film Department, and later began working on local TV projects in Oklahoma City and Tulsa. In 2000, Nils moved to Los Angeles, where he jumped into the big leagues. He continued studying his craft in Burbank, California with top TV and film actors. Through his production company HAMMERMAN FILMS, Nils has produced, wrote, directed and starred in several productions that were featured in various international film festivals.
Nils is first and foremost a keen observer of human nature. Involved in several projects such as scientific articles dealing with periodization in exercise physiology, physical education teaching, applied kinesiology in clinical osteopathy, and stress management / visualisation / autogenic training for high performance, this artist-scientist brings an unconventional and thoughtful light to the actor’s job.