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Nicolas Bechtel
Born
Nicolas Joseph Bechtel

February 15, 2005 (2005-02-15) (age 16)
Occupation Actor
Years active 2012–present
Known for
  • General Hospital
  • Stuck in the Middle

Nicolas Joseph Bechtel (born February 15, 2005) is an American actor. He is best known for his portrayal of Spencer Cassadine (2013–2020) on ABC's General Hospital and the Disney Channel sitcom Stuck in the Middle.

Early life

Bechtel is the son of Nick and Julie Bechtel. He was born on February 15, 2005 in Fontana, California. He has an older sister, Nicole. His middle name is Joseph, after his maternal grandfather, with whom Bechtel is very close.

Career

Bechtel made his television debut in a 2012 episode of the NBC soap opera, Days of Our Lives in the role of Josh. In May 2013, Bechtel made his debut in the role of Spencer on General Hospital. In 2014, Bechtel announced that he was cast in Fox's Steven Spielberg produced comedic drama, Red Band Society. He would play a younger version of Nolan Sotillo's Jordi. Bechtel appeared in three episodes. In 2015, Bechtel was cast in the Disney pilot for Stuck in the Middle lead by Jenna Ortega. The series premiered in March 2016. In 2016, Bechtel appeared as Rob Kardashian in FX's anthology series, The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story. Stuck in the Middle was cancelled after three seasons in 2018. In 2019, Bechtel was cast opposite fellow General Hospital alumni, Nathan Parsons in the Jeremy Camp biopic, I Still Believe which hit theaters in March 2020. Bechtel reprised the role of Spencer for one episode on January 20, 2020. It would turn out to be Bechtel's last appearance in the role as the character was recast in 2021.

Filmography

Television and film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2012 Days of Our Lives Josh October 16, 2012 Episode
2013 The Goodwin Games Young Keith Episode: "Welcome Home, Goodwins"
Good Luck Charlie Hudson Episode: "Fright Night"
The List Adam Television film
General Hospital Spencer Cassadine Recurring role, 109 episodes
2014 Baby Daddy Little Ben Episode: "Send in the Clowns"
Rake Max Leon 7 episodes
Girl Meets World Simon P. Littleboyeater Episode: "Girl Meets World of Terror"
Red Band Society Young Jordi 3 episodes
2015 Grey's Anatomy Jack Episode: "Where Do We Go From Here?"
Underdog Kids Sean Supporting role
2016 The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story Rob Kardashian 4 Episodes
Stuck in the Middle Lewie Diaz Series regular; 57 episodes
2020 I Still Believe Jared Supporting role

Awards and nominations

List of awards and nominations for Nicolas Bechtel
Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2015 Gold Derby Awards Young Actor - Daytime Drama General Hospital Won
2016 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series Nominated
2016 Young Entertainer Award Best Young Actor - Drama Series Nominated
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