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Nolan is a male seventh-grade student and a bully who attends Jefferson Middle School. He lives in Teddy's neighborhood. He and his friends are especially mean to P.S. 38's students, including Nate Wright and his friends. Nolan is the leader of his posse.


While Nolan was attending Jefferson Middle School, P.S. 38, their rival school, temporarily closed down. This caused their students to have to attend Jefferson Middle School during the closure. Nolan stole Chad Applewhite's pillow cushion which he needed for his injured tailbone. Nolan's class was then challenged by P.S. 38 for the Ultimate Snowdown, a snow-sculpting competition. But they could not win without cheating.

Nolan is on the Jefferson Middle School Basketball team as seen on a poster in Big Nate Goes for Broke.

Later, Nolan participated in the 38th Annual Mud Bowl, and an Ultimate Frisbee competition. At a field trip, he encountered Nate in a museum and would have beat him had Randy Betancourt not interfered. When he failed to catch a flying frisbee and Nate did, he lost the game, finally breaking Jefferson's 36 year winning streak.

Physical Appearance

Nolan has light blonde hair. In both of the books he appears in, he wears a light colored shirt with a capital "J" on it ("J" represents "Jefferson"). He also wears dark jeans and white shoes. According to Nate Wright, Nolan is very strong.

Personality and Traits

Nolan is highly sadistic, vindictive, and competitive. He enjoys degrading students of P.S. 38, Jefferson's rival school, and his only known pet peeve is losing, which he throws a fit more than most other pet peeves. As shown at the end of the book 'Big Nate Goes For Broke"


He has no known relationships.

Dustin Moore

Dustin Moore is neither truly friends, nor enemies with Nolan.


  • Despite appearing rarely, Nolan has a tendency to play a major role when he does show up.
  • Randy once stood up to him.
  • He and some other Jefferson Middle School students cheated in the Ultimate Snowdown by using the same sculpture used in the lobby but covered with snow.