|Portrayed by||John Thomson|
|First Appearance||Series 7 Episode 11|
|Last Appearance||Series 8 Episode 12 (Whole Lotto Trouble)|
|Sons||Phoenix Taylor |
Nelson Smith (credited as Nelson Taylor in Series 8) is the father of Phoenix and Harley Taylor He was a boss of a local building company, which Phoenix went to work at for a couple of episodes during Series 7.
In the beginning, the family had problems, after Phoenix and Harley's nan died. They then decided to get back together as a family when they moved to Scotland with the school.
Later, Phoenix left Waterloo Road and moved back to Rochdale to enter into Nelson's new business.