Caleb James Goddard- [Complete Bio]-Facts About Jack Nicholson’s son

Caleb James Goddard

Caleb James Goddard is the son of Jack Nicholson. Caleb James Goddard’s father Nicholson has established himself as one of the top American actors and filmmakers even though he is now retired. Nicholson is widely regarded as one of the greatest actors of the 20th century. In many of his films, he played rebels against the social structure. Jack Nicholson fathered six children by five women despite having been married just once.

Today the focus is going to be on his son Caleb James. In 1984, Nicholson stated that he was not convinced he is Caleb’s father. Did he accept him later? How old is Caleb now, where was he born and what is he up to now? All these questions and more will be answered below. stay as we give you more information about Jack Nicholson’s son Caleb James.

Caleb James Goddard: Bio Summary

Full NameCaleb James Goddard
famous asSon of Jack Nicholson
Age 52 years old as of 2022
Date of BirthSeptember 26, 1970 
Place of Birth Los Angeles, California, USA
Zodiac signLibra
Siblings  Ray Nicholson, Lorraine Nicholson, 
 Jennifer Nicholson, Honey Hollman
Parents  Jack Nicholson, Susan Anspach

How old is Caleb James Goddard?

Caleb James Goddard was born on September 26, 1970, in Los Angeles California to his father Actor Jack Nicholson and actress Susan Anspach. As of 2022, he is 52 years old. He is not the only child of his father- His father Jack Nicholson had 5 other children- Who are Ray Nicholson, Lorraine Nicholson, Jennifer Nicholson, and Honey Hollman.

When Caleb James Goddard was born, his mother actress Susan Anspach claimed that her son was fathered by ‘The Shining’ actor Jack Nicholson. In 1984, Nicholson also came out to state that he was not convinced he is Caleb’s father but in 1996, Caleb stated that his father Nicholson had acknowledged him as his son and the pair are doing great now.

Caleb James Goddard was legally adopted by “Lost in Space” star Mark Goddard, an American actor who is best known for portraying Major Don West, the adversary of Dr. Zachary Smith (played by Jonathan Harris), in the CBS series Lost in Space (1965-68).

Caleb Goddard’s mother Susan Anspach got married to Mark Goddard, when the couple tied the knot, Mark decided to adopt Anspach’s two children, Caleb James, and his half-sister Catherine Goddard. The adaptation led to them adopting their stepfather’s surname. Even though their mother’s marriage didn’t work out, Caleb and his sister still kept their stepfather’s last name even after the divorce. 

Jack Nicholson and his son Caleb James Goddard connected

Though the actor previously refused to accept him as his son, Caleb and his biological father later got connected. According to sources, between 1988 and 1994, the famous actor provided financial assistance to put his son Caleb through college. Around 1998 in a Rolling Stone interview Nicholson finally publicly acknowledged Caleb as his son and stated that they get along “beautifully now”. Anspach’s The New York Times obituary referred to Caleb as “her son, whose father is Jack Nicholson.”

It was revealed in an interview with People’s magazine that Caleb attended Georgetown University in Washington D.C. That was the time the father provided the financial assistance for him to be able to complete his education. There is much information available regarding the high school he attended.

Caleb James is also an actor like his father

Caleb followed in the footsteps of his famous father. According to his IMBD profile, he is an actor, known for Guilty as Charged (1991) and The Slap Maxwell Story (1987). Though he did make a big name for himself as his father did, he has also contributed his quota to the entertainment industry.

For Caleb James Goddard to build his career, it was reported that he had moved from his home in Los Angeles to New York City to follow his dreams. According to the letter that his mother Susan Anspach wrote to a magazine, it was revealed that at the age of 25, Caleb was working as a producer, writer, and actor in New York City. After this, not much is known about him. 

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The death of his Mother Susan Anspach

Caleb Goddard’s mother, Anspach died from heart failure on April 2, 2018, in her Los Angeles home. She was at the age of 75 years when she died. Caleb Goddard announced the death on a Thursday she passed away, saying the cause was coronary failure According to the Nytimes. His father on the other hand is still alive as of 2022. In his private life, Nicholson is notorious for his inability to “settle down,” with a place on Maxim‘s “Top 10 Living Legends of Sex” list.

Where is Jack Nicholson’s son Caleb Goddard now?

Caleb James has been living a low-key life away from the pressures of the media. There are no specific details regarding whether he is married or has a family of his own. There are varying reports saying that Jack Nicholson and his son Caleb James have never met personally but some claim that the relationship is warm between the son and father. The father and son have not been very open about their relationship, it is hard to know whether the facts are indeed true or false. 

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