Nick Loren is one of the entertainment industry's most versatile talents, including a successful career as longtime Stand-in and Stunt double for film icon John Travolta, that has evolved into acting, and his new role as host of the highly rated daily morning talk show "First Coast Living," which has landed Nick an Emmy Award nomination and airs on WTLV (NBC) and WJXX (ABC) in Florida.
Nick moved to Florida from Los Angeles with the launch of Gannett Television's "First Coast Living," which features Northeast Florida's hottest personalities, news and events, in January, 2011. Since the show's debut, Nick's engaging on-screen presence as host has helped rocket the show to high ratings, airing twice a day on two major networks in the area.
Nick started out in the entertainment business in 1996, when he was an aspiring music artist who had gotten his first Hollywood gig as a stand-in for Nicolas Cage in "Face/Off," which also starred John Travolta. When Travolta's stand-in on the movie dropped out, Loren assumed the position as well. Since then, the two have become great friends and Loren literally became Travolta's shadow as his official stand-in, double and (often banged up!) Stunt double on over 18 films, including donning a fat suit for "Hairspray!" Loren developed a dual career, also appearing in roles in Travolta-starrers "The General's Daughter," "Swordfish," "Wild Hogs," "Hairspray" , "Old Dogs" and "From Paris with Love."
While continuing his 14-year and 18 film professional relationship with Travolta, where he has had the opportunity to work with many of the top directors in film including Adam Shankman ("Hairspray!,"), Pierre Morel ("From Paris With Love,"), and Walt Becker ("Wild Hogs," "Old Dogs"), among others, Loren also enjoys working behind the cameras - and behind the scenes creating and producing several projects for television and film, with new projects to be announced soon.
Nick was most recently cast for a role in the highly-anticipated feature "Rock of Ages," where he will work again with "Hairspray!" director Adam Shankman, in the film based on the Broadway hit musical. He joins a star-studded cast including Tom Cruise, Russell Brand, Julianna Hough, Alec Baldwin, Catherine Zeta-Jones and others. The project is scheduled to begin production in Miami in May, with a scheduled 2012 release.
A talented singer, in 2009, Nick scored a FMQB Top 10 single, "Forever Be Cool," produced by Chico Bennett, which received wide acclaim.
Nick and his wife Denise, a production manager for HGTV's "The Antonio Project," reside in Florida with their two children.