Nick attended Seattle Prep for his freshman year before moving to Los Angeles to pursue his acting career.
Nick has 4 siblings – all which are younger than him, and 2 half-siblings – both of which are older than him.
He gets consistent comparisons to actor, James Franco who he has stated he would also like to work with someday.
While still living in Seattle, Nick’s parents put him into a theatre program called Broadway Bound, which is eventually what got him discovered as an actor.
During his time on Melissa & Joey (2010) – he left numerous times to go work on films including Frenemies (2012), The Kings of Summer (2013), Jurassic World (2015) & The 5th Wave (2016).
His favorite film of all time is The Big Lebowski (1998).
Nick was accepted into New York University in 2013 shortly prior to his High School graduation from Campbell Hall – but deferred his first year to work on another season of Melissa & Joey (2010).
His first friend after moving out to Los Angeles was his Melissa & Joey (2010) co-star Taylor Spreitler.
Nick was one of the main actors considered to play Augustus Waters in The Fault in Our Stars (2014), but the role eventually went to Ansel Elgort.
Over the course of his time on Melissa & Joey (2010), Nick grew about a foot in height which is why on the show there are consistent jokes about his character Ryder being a giant.
When it was announced that Ready Player One (2018) was set to become a film, Steven Spielberg immediately wanted Nick to play the main protagonist, Wade Watts, after working with him on Jurassic World (2015) . Nick has since started attending NYU. Tye Sheridan was cast as Wade instead.
He is close friends with his The 5th Wave (2016) co-star, Maika Monroe.
His maternal grandfather is of Croatian descent.