Nichols played John Monad, a stranger who suddenly appears in a quiet surfing town.
Nichols took up surfing and practiced every day for three months for this role.
Cash observed, "It's absolutely as good as anybody's on the circuit. Nichols played one of the few white players on the team; he trained heavily for the role and had to master basketball as it was played in the 1960s, saying "I'd never been so sore in my life." Nichols' next film was the 2006 thriller The House of Usher, directed by Hayley Cloake, and based on the story by Edgar Allan Poe.
He played the disturbed Roderick Usher, who was described by Nichols as a "twisted, terminally ill, fucked-up guy".
In August of that year, Nichols was cast as the lead in a new series, John From Cincinnati, a surfing drama created by David Milch, who also produced Deadwood.
The series began airing in June 2007, but was cancelled after one season due to poor ratings and mixed critical reviews.
Austin Nichols (born April 24, 1980) is an American actor and director, known for his role as Julian Baker in The CW drama series One Tree Hill.
For the role, Nichols had to learn tennis from scratch; he was trained to look professional by Pat Cash, who was taken aback by Nichols' skill. He's our star pupil." Glory Road, directed by James Gartner and starring Josh Lucas, is a film based on the true story of the 1966 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship, in which Coach Don Haskins led a team with an all-black starting lineup, a first in NCAA history. A close source told Just Jared.com, "They have tremendous love and respect for each other but after almost four years together, they just drifted apart. D.” actress Chloe Bennet and “The Walking Dead” actor Austin Nichols have gone their separate ways after three years of dating. D.” Since the split, Bennet has been spending time with Logan Paul, who is her co-star in the upcoming musical remake of “Valley Girl.” On July 4, Bennet posted a pic of herself with a shirtless Logan, writing, "Understated festivities going on over here.His blood alcohol level was a reported .10 and he was subsequently arrested for driving under the influence.Chloe Bennet is currently vacationing in Hawaii, and if her Instagram is anything to go by, it seems like she's having an amazing time soaking up all the sunshine and surf.