As the story goes, Nick saw a children's play at age 4 in his native Texas and declared to his mother that acting would be in his future. It didn't take long. Mel Gibson hand-picked Nick for the 1993 family drama "The Man Without a Face," which the A-list actor directed. He continued to work throughout his teens and even starred as John Connor in the third installment of the original "Terminator" franchise. But the roles dropped off as Nick increasingly struggled in his personal life as an adult.