Real Name: Nicholas Joseph Fury
Occupation: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Strategic Hazard
Intervention Espionage Logistics Directorate)
Identity: Publicly known
Legal Status: Citizen of the United States with
no criminal record
Place of Birth: New York City
Group Affiliation: S.H.I.E.L.D.; formerly the U.S.
Army and the Central Intelligence Agency
Base of Operations: S.H.I.E.L.D. headquarters,
apartment in Manhattan
First Appearance: SEARGENT FURY AND HIS HOWLING
History: Nick Fury, the eldest of
three children born to an American pilot who died in battle
during the final year of World War I, grew up in the Hell's
Kitchen neighborhood of New York City. He enlisted in
the Army with the start of American involvement in World
War II, rising quickly to the rank of sergeant. In the
European Theater of operations, Fury led the Howling Commandos,
a band of soldiers made famous by their foolhardy but
brave combat style.
Fury remained on active duty through the
Korean War, during which the Howlers were reunited for
a special mission that garnered Fury a battlefield commission
and promotion to second lieutenant. Fury spied for the
French government in Viet Nam in the 1950s, earning him
the rank of colonel and eventually a full-time appointment
to the CIA. After several years with the CIA, he became
director of the newly organized international-espionage
Fury's leadership saw the organization through
countless crises and was instrumental in thwarting major
threats to world freedom. As S.H.I.E.L.D. grew to the
vast international network it is today, regional directors
and subversives within the organization began to undertake
questionable operations without Fury's authorization or
knowledge. Former agent Barbara Morse, a.k.a. Mockingbird,
was pivotal in revealing to Fury the corruption within
Fury has since returned to his roots as
a field operative performing undercover work.
Height: 6 ft. 1 in.
Weight: 225 lbs.
Hair: Brown with graying temples
Abilities: Nick Fury has trained
as a paratrooper, Ranger, demolitions expert and vehicle
specialist. He holds an unlimited-tonnage, all-seas license
as a commander of ocean-going vessels. Fury has completed
Green and Black Beret Special Forces training, and has
been an agent of the OSS (Office of Special Services)
and a liaison of the M5 (British Secret Intelligence).
He is a seasoned unarmed- and armed-combat expert, was
a heavyweight boxer in the Army, and holds a black belt
in Tae Kwan Do and a brown belt in Jiu Jitsu. Fury has
honed his fighting skills sparring with Captain America,
perhaps the world's finest unarmed-combat expert. Fury
ingests the Infinity Formula annually, slowing the process
of aging in his body.
Played by David Hasselhoff in the made for TV movie "Nick
Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D."