A tall, gaunt, silver-haired WASPy character player of film and TV, Nicholas Pryor began his career on stage in his native Baltimore, appearing in several productions with the Drummond Players. The billed under his real name of Nicholas Probst, he went on to earn scholarships to study both at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Yale. His early TV credits included guest appearances on such anthology shows as "Omnibus" and "Kraft Television Theatre." By the time he adopted his stage name of Nicholas Pryor in the late 1950s, he had appeared on Broadway as well. For much of the 60s and early 70s, Pryor divided his time between stage and daytime television, amassing credits on several soap operas ranging from "Young Doctor Malone" to the premiere episode of "Another World" to "All My Children."