Comedians often have a hard time being taken seriously, but Nick Mohammed has managed to the toe the line gracefully. Well-known for his sense of humor and acting skills, Nick has been working in the entertainment business for more than 15 years. Along the way, he has gotten to work with some of the biggest names in the industry, and he’s gained their respect in the process.
Nick is more popularly recognized for his role in the award-winning sports comedy-drama Ted Lasso. Nick plays the character of Nathan Shelley, who fondly became known as The Wonder Kid. Here are 10 things you didn’t know about Ted Lasso‘s Nick Mohammed.
1. Nick Mohammed Is A Big Harry Houdini Fan
Whether you believe it exists or not, there’s something about magic that’s intriguing. No one has capitalized on this more than the legendary magician, Harry Houdini. Nick was so interested in Houdini’s story that he decided to to create a musical comedy show based on it. The show, Mr Swallow: Houdini, combines the best of comedy and magic.
2. Nick Mohammed Is A Family Man
Throughout his career, Nick has done a good job of keeping his personal life away from the spotlight. He doesn’t share information about his private life on social media, and when he does interviews he likes to keep the conversations focused on his work. However, we do know that he is married to a woman named Becka who works as a teacher. The couple has two children together.
3. Nick Mohammed Is The Creator Of A Popular British Sitcom
Although Nick Mohammed’s on-screen work is what has made him most recognizable, his behind the scenes work is also noteworthy. He is the writer and creator of the TV series Intelligence which stars David Schwimmer. Nick also appears on the show as the character Joseph Harries.
4. Nick Mohammed Plays Violin
Nick Mohammed isn’t just a Jack of all trades, he’s a master of them as well. He is a talented violin player who was even a member of the orchestra at Durham University’s St. Aidan’s college. Nick flex his violin skills during his musical, Mr Swallow: Houdini. In the Ted Lasso‘s episode where Nick plays the violin, not only does he play it for real, the violin belongs to him.
5. Nick Mohammed Almost Earned A PhD
Before becoming a comedian, Nick was on a completely different path. He was focused on his education with the intent to eventually work as a geophysicist for on oil company. However, while studying for his PhD, he began to develop an interest in comedy and he ultimately decided to leave school to pursue it. Most people probably thought he was insane for making such a decision, but things have worked out quite nicely for him.
6. Nick Mohammed Has Been The Voice Of Piglet
Nick has had a lot of cool experiences during his career, and he is proof that people don’t have to stick to just one lane. On top of everything else he’s done, he’s also tried his hand at voice acting. In 2018, he voiced the role of Piglet in the film Christopher Robin. If you’ve ever seen the movie, you’d probably agree that he definitely nailed the voice.
7. Nick Mohammed Is A Fan Of Sergei Prokofiev
In an interview with Beyond the Joke, Nick revealed that he is a fan of the Russian musician, Sergei Prokofiev. He said that Prokofiev “wrote some of the most thrilling and passionate music I’ve ever had the pleasure of listening to.” Sergei, who passed away in 1953, is widely considered one of the greatest composers of the 20th century.
8. Nick Mohammed Comes From A Diverse Background
Nick, who was born and raised in England, but he is the part of the first generation in his family to be born there. He comes from a very diverse ethnic background. His mother was born in Cyprus and his father was born in Trinidad. Nick says that people are always very surprised when they find out that he isn’t Asian.
9. Nick Mohammed Considers Himself Lucky
There’s no denying the fact that Nick’s talent and hard work have helped him get to the place he’s at in his career. But those aren’t the only two things that have gotten him this far. Nick thinks of himself as a very lucky person who was able to have had the experiences he’s had in his professional life.
10. What Nick Mohammed Is Doing Next
With the final season of Ted Lasso ends, viewers and lovers of Nick Mohammed’s work on screen can catch him on his next project. In film, Nick will voice the character Dr. Fry in Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget. Nick Mohammed will also play Billy Blind in Disney+ The Ballad of Renegade Nell.