|Birth Name:||Nicholas Hammond|
|Date of Birth:||15 May, 1950|
|Birthplace:||Washington, D.C., USA|
Nicholas Hammond is an American-born actor best known for his roles as Friedrich von Trapp in the film The Sound of Music, and as Spider-Man/Peter Parker on the CBS television series The Amazing Spider-Man and the films that accompanied it. He also made an uncredited cameo in the 2002 re-boot Spider-Man as a crowd member at the Unity Festival.
Hammond starred in the The Amazing Spider-Man TV series from 1977 to mid 1979. The series aired sporadically on CBS with 13 episodes airing over two seasons. A pilot film appeared in the fall of 1977, with the series returning as a mid season replacement for five episodes in the spring of 1978. While the show did well in the ratings, CBS was unwilling to commit to a regular timeslot.
The second season aired six hour long episodes in the fall of 1978 and winter of 1979, with a final two-hour episode concluding in the summer of that year. Hammond was the first actor to portray Peter Parker and Spider-Man in live-action. Even though Hammond played Peter Parker in the television series, in all of the scenes in which Spider-Man is seen performing stunts or without dialogue, a stunt double was filmed by a second camera unit.