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.
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.
Austin Nichols is an American director and actor well known for his role as Julian Baker in The CW drama series "One Tree Hill", "The Day After Tomorrow", and "Wimbledon".
Austin attended his Casis Elementary School and had started competitive water skiing from at the age of two.
Austin Nichols represented the US Junior Water Ski Team in the American championships in 1997.
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.
He is also known for his roles in the films The Day After Tomorrow and Wimbledon.