Nick was a student on UC Berkeley and the roommate of Kenny, Dawn Summers' boyfriend. He was also a vocalist and bass player of a college band.
Dawn and Nick attended a frat party during her freshman year at Berkeley. At the party, the two talked and eventually ended up sleeping together, Dawn losing her virginity to him. After Kenny found out, he cursed Dawn, causing her to turn into a giant, and, months later, a centaur.