At summer camp in fifth grade, I saw your butt!
— Nelson to Grace in "How to Rock a Guest List"


Nelson Baxter won "Best Member (Gravity 5)" at the 2012 How to Rock Wiki Awards!

Nelson Baxter
Nelson Baxter
Full Name

Nelson Baxter


Nelly (by Stevie)
Nelsypoo (by his mom)
Sparkle Princess Pony (by Grace)
Pony Boy (by Grace)



Date of Birth

July 24, 1996 (age 16)

Resides in

Los Angeles, CA


Mascot at Brodsky's Burgers
Keyboardist for Gravity 5
Yearbook Photo Editor

Eye Color


Hair Color

Dirty Blonde


Unnamed mother


Grace King (Crush/Girlfriend)


Kevin Reed
Zander Robbins
Stevie Baskara
Kacey Simon
Grace King (Close Friend, Crush)


Molly Garfunkel
Kacey Simon (formerly)


Brewster High School '14


Gravity 5

First Episode

"How to Rock Braces and Glasses"

Portrayed By

Noah Crawford

Nelson Baxter is one of the two tritagonists in How to Rock. He is a part of Gravity 5 from the start. Nelson is a genius at the keyboard and piano, and loves nothing more than spending the time with the rest of all his friends.

Nelson is portrayed by Noah Crawford.


He is the tech-savvy, sci-fiction-loving keyboard player and DJ for Gravity 5. Nelson is confident when talking about the ladies, but completely tongue-tied when he is face to face with them, which makes him extremely socially awkward. It is revealed in "How to Rock a Messy Bet" that he and Kevin are so addicted to the game "Furious Pigeons," which is a parody of the game Angry Birds, that they catapulted classmate Andy Bartlet half-way across the school. It is shown that he has a big crush on Grace King. He is always nervous when it comes to talking to her.


Kevin Reed

Status: Best Friends/bandmates

Kevin is Nelson's best friend. They both love being crazy and joke around a lot when their together. The rest of the school views them as losers, but they don't care. They love playing Furious Pigeons and are both very messy. In one episode they were seen riding around in a trash can around the school. (See: Kelson)

Grace King

Status: Close Friend, Crush

They are close friends who are shown to have a crush on each other. Grace is shown to be mean to Stevie, Kacey, Zander, and Kevin, but is not mean to Nelson. In the final aired episode, How to Rock Christmas, Nelson and Grace both kiss each other on the cheek. In the final production order episode, How to Rock a Tennis Ball, they end the episode with their arms around each other. (See: Grelson)

Stevie Baskara

Status: Good Friends

He is known to be scared of her, But still accepts her as family. He helped her get an A in her science project and as shown in How to Rock a Statue he tries to impress her by telling her he's thesecretary of the science club. They are also known to have a brother-sister kind of relationship. (See: Stelson)

Zander Robbins

Status: Good Friends

They are very good friends and are both members of Gravity 5. Zander is usually Nelsons second hand person after Kevin. (See: Zelson)

Kacey Simon

Status: Good Friends

At first Nelson was freaked out but pleased that Kacey was in their band, but later became good friends. (See: Kason)

Molly Garfunkel

Status: Enemy

Like all members of Gravity 5, Molly considers Nelson an annoyance. It is evident, however, that Nelson has a clear dislike for Molly. His dislike for Molly is shown in How to Rock a Love Song, where Nelson calls her "Solly" for getting his name wrong. He is shown to be frequently tormented by Molly. 


  • He loves Furious Pigeons.
  • He plays the keyboard, piano, and organ in Gravity 5.
  • He runs away from his own farts.
  • His mother calls him NelsyPoo.
  • He and Kacey have the same birthday.
  • He's really not good under pressure (seen in episode :Cee Lo)
  • Nelson and Kevin are frequent victims of Molly's intimidation.


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