Nick tatopolous 1998 godzilla movie
Full name Niko Tatopoulos
  • Nick
  • The Worm Guy
  • Nicky
  • Doctor T.
  • Nickels
Class Scientist
Species Human
Status Alive
Country of origin USA
Lives New York City
Height (unknown)
Weight (unknown)
First appearance Godzilla (1998)
Latest appearance Godzilla: The Series (1998-2000)
Created by Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin in 1997-1998
Played by Matthew Broderick and Ian Ziering

Dr. Niko "Nick" Tatopoulos is the main protagonist in the American film Godzilla and the TV series Godzilla: The Series. He is played by Matthew Broderick in the film and Ian Ziering in the TV-series. He is a scientist and he was part of the crew of scientists which helped the US military to take down the first Godzilla, but he also saved and raised the last individual of the species, Godzilla Junior. Tatopolous had met both the father-creature and the son up close and almost created special relationships with both creatures and probably learned more about the creatures than any one else. After Nick adopted Godzilla's only surviving son, Godzilla Jr. considered Nick to be his father.


Nick Tatopoulos has a light beard, dark, straight hair and is dressed relatively casual. He is a small, slender man, and he is often seen with a headgear.


Nick Tatopoulos is a friendly man who puts all his knowledge in the service of humanity. He is pleased to see his ex-girlfriend after a long time. Initially he cooperated with the military, and later he worked with the French secret service. Tatopoulos sees Godzilla as an animal, not as a monster.

Film appearence

Godzilla (1998)

Nick Tatopoulos is the main character of the movie. He was studying mutant worms in Chernobyl before being approached by the U.S. military for help them concerning Godzilla.

Godzilla 2 (Cancelled, 1999-2003)

Nick was supposed to appear in the cancelled film Godzilla 2, again as the main character.

Godzilla 3 (Cancelled, 2003)

Nick would have probably returned in the cancelled film Godzilla 3.

Godzilla: The Series (1998-2000)

In Godzilla: The Series Nick Tatopoulos became the adoptive father of Godzilla Junior. He founded an organisation called H.E.A.T., whose he is team leader.

Video game appearances

Godzilla: The Series (video game) (1999)

Nick briefly appears in the video game Godzilla: The Series (video game).

Godzilla: The Series - Monster Wars (2000)

Nick also appears in the video game Godzilla: The Series - Monster Wars.

Conceptual artwork

Quite a few concept arts where made of Nick for the animated series.


  • Nick makes an appearance in a segment known as Godzilla Remade Again from a Robot Chicken episode called That Hurts Me.

All appearances



Video Games

Comics and books

Cancelled Films


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