Nathan Fillion

BirthDay:

27 Mar 1971

BirthPlace:

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

BirthName:

Nathan Craig Fillion

Bio:

Nathan Fillion was born on 27 March 1971, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He is the younger son of Cookie and Bob Fillion, both retired English teachers. He has an older brother, Jeff. In Canada, he attended Holy Trinity Catholic High School, Concordia University College of Alberta and University of Alberta. Before moving to New York City in 1994, he participated in improv theatre, including Theatresports with Rapid Fire Theatre and improvised soap opera Die-Nasty. He also appeared in a TV Movie Ordeal in the Arctic (1993) starring Richard Chamberlain and in Strange and Rich (1994).

Fillion's first regular role was on a daytime soap opera, One Life to Live (1968), as Joey Buchanan, for which role he was nominated in 1996 for a Daytime Emmy Award. He left the series after three years in 1997. During the late 1990's, he appeared in small roles in the films Saving Private Ryan (1998) and Blast from the Past (1999). Fillion also guest starred on Total Security: Das Bootie, Maggie Winters: Mama's Got a Brand New Bag (1998) and The Outer Limits: Star Crossed (1999). His biggest break by then happened in 1998, when he was cast as Johnny Donnelly on the 2nd season of Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place (1998) opposite Traylor Howard, Ryan Reynolds, Richard Ruccolo and Suzanne Cryer. He starred on the show for 60 episodes.

After "Two Guys" ended in 2001, Fillion gained critical acclaim and a large cult of fans when he starred as Captain Malcolm Reynolds on the Joss Whedon's Firefly (2002). Unfortunately the show was prematurely canceled in late 2002. He also guest starred on several episodes of two short lived TV shows, Pasadena (2001), as Rev. Glenn Collins and Miss Match (2003), as Adam Logan. In 2003, Whedon gave Fillion another chance to display his range when he cast Fillion as the twisted preacher Caleb, a villain, in the final season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997). Before and after "Firefly", Fillion appeared in many movies, Dracula 2000 (2000), Alligator Point (2003), Water's Edge (2003), Outing Riley (2004) and Hollywood Division (2004).

Whedon vowed to resurrect "Firefly" in some way, and Fillion played Captain Reynolds again in the feature-film Serenity (2005). Fillion followed this film with more big screen leading roles, in the horror-comedy Slither (2006), in White Noise 2: The Light (2007), in the indie hit Waitress (2007) opposite Keri Russell and in Trucker (2008). He also continued to be a force in television, starring in the short-lived Fox-TV series Drive (2007) and appearing on a recurring role as Dr. Adam Mayfair on the 4th season of ABC's Desperate Housewives (2004), opposite Dana Delany. He also appeared on Lost: I Do (2006) and was a voice actor on many video games (e.g. Halo 3 (2007)).

In 2008, he took his first singing part (and cemented his cult appeal) as Captain Hammer in Whedon's musical Internet smash Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (2008), with Neil Patrick Harris, Felicia Day and Simon Helberg. In 2009, he was cast as the title character Richard Castle in ABC's hit television series, Castle (2009). The show has aired more than 160 episodes and Nathan Fillion has won four People's Choice Awards for Favorite Dramatic TV Actor, as of 2016. Besides starring on "Castle", he has appeared in many movies, in Super (2010) as The Holy Avenger, in Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing (2012) as Dogberry, the incompetent chief of security, in Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013) as Hermes and in Thrilling Adventure Hour Live (2015).

His credits as a voice-actor are numerous: on The Venture Bros.: Bright Lights, Dean City (2010) as Brown Widow, in Wonder Woman (2009) as Steve Trevor, in Green Lantern: Emerald Knights (2011), Justice League: Doom (2012), Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox (2013) and Justice League: Throne of Atlantis (2015) as Hal Jordan/Green Lantern, in Robot Chicken: DC Comics Special (2012) as Green Lantern/Mr. Freeze, on American Dad! (2005), in Pixar's Monsters University (2013) as Johnny, in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) as Monstrous Inmate and on Gravity Falls (2012) as Preston Northwest. He also voices the lead, Shojun in the animated movie, Yamasong: March of the Hollows (2016). He has also continued voicing characters in video games, such as in Destiny (2014) and in Halo 5: Guardians (2015).

He has also guest starred on The Daly Show: The Daly Superheroes (2012) as himself, on Community (2009) as Bob Waite, on The Big Bang Theory: The Comic Book Store Regeneration (2015) as himself, on Kroll Show: Twins (2015) as Mountie McMinniman, on Con Man (2015) as Jack Moore and on Drunk History: Space (2015) as Wernher Von Braun. He also narrated the documentary, Highway of Tears (2015).
Filmography

Actor ( 82 credits )

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Simon Williams
Yamasong: March of the Hollows (2016) Shojun
Being Canadian (2015) Himself
Highway of Tears (2015) Narrator (voice)
Con Man (2015)  Jack Moore (9 episodes, 2015)
The Late Late Show with James Corden (2015)  Himself (1 episode, 2016)
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) Monstrous Inmate (voice)
Dinner at Tiffani's (2014)  Himself
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013) Hermes
Monsters University (2013) Johnny (voice)
Drunk History (2013)  Wernher Von Braun (1 episode, 2015)
Kroll Show (2013)  Mountie McMinniman (1 episode, 2015)
Much Ado About Nothing (2012) Dogberry
Gravity Falls (2012)  Preston Northwest (1 episode, 2014)
Neil's Puppet Dreams (2012)  Dr. Mayfair (1 episode, 2012)
Speakeasy: With Paul F. Tompkins (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
unCONventional (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Cocktails with Stan (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Larry King Now (2012)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2014)
The Morning After (2011)  Nathan Fillion (1 episode, 2011)
Talking Dead (2011)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
Husbands (2011)  Anchor (1 episode, 2011)
The Daly Show (2011) (1 episode, 2012)
NerdHQ (2011)  Himself / ... (7 episodes, 2011-2013)
Super (2010) The Holy Avenger
A Night of 140 Tweets: A Celebrity Tweet-A-Thon for Haiti (2010) Himself
Conan (2010)  Himself (4 episodes, 2011-2014)
Adventures at Comic-Con San Diego (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
Castle (2009)  Richard Castle / ... (131 episodes, 2009-2014)
Community (2009)  Bob Waite (1 episode, 2014)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2012)
Kevin Pollak's Chat Show (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Trucker (2008) Runner
PG Porn (2008)  Chris (1 episode, 2008)
The Bonnie Hunt Show (2008)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
White Noise 2: The Light (2007) Abe Dale
Waitress (2007) Dr. Jim Pomatter
The Guild (2007)  Nathan Fillion (2 episodes, 2011)
The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet (2007)  Himself (2 episodes, 2007)
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Slither (2006) Bill Pardy
Secret's Out (2006)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2008)
Serenity (2005) Mal
American Dad! (2005)  American Businessman Klaus / ... (2 episodes, 2012)
Dancing with the Stars (2005)  Himself - Audience Member / ... (3 episodes, 2009)
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)  Himself (4 episodes, 2007-2009)
Made in Hollywood (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Robot Chicken (2005)  Agent / ... (3 episodes, 2007-2011)
If Dad Only Knew (2004) Luke Riley
Lost (2004)  Kevin Callis (1 episode, 2006)
Desperate Housewives (2004)  Dr. Adam Mayfair (12 episodes, 2007-2012)
Best Week Ever with Paul F. Tompkins (2004)  Himself / ... (1 episode, 2005)
Water's Edge (2003) Robert Graves
The Venture Bros. (2003)  Brown Widow (1 episode, 2010)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Himself (7 episodes, 2009-2014)
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Miss Match (2003)  Adam Logan (6 episodes, 2003)
Firefly (2002)  Captain Malcolm 'Mal' Reynolds (14 episodes, 2002-2003
HypaSpace (2002)  Himself (3 episodes, 2006)
Into the Night with... (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Justice League (2001)  Greg Saunders / ... (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
Pasadena (2001)  Rev. Glenn Collins (3 episodes, 2002)
Dracula 2000 (2000) Father David
Blast from the Past (1999) Cliff
Saving Private Ryan (1998) Minnesota Ryan
Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place (1998)  Johnny Donnelly (60 episodes, 1998-2001)
Maggie Winters (1998)  Ronald (1 episode, 1998)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997)  Caleb (5 episodes, 2003)
King of the Hill (1997)  Frisbee Guy (1 episode, 2001)
The View (1997)  Himself (2 episodes, 2009-2010)
Total Security (1997)  Troy Larson (1 episode)
Spin City (1996)  Guy (uncredited) (1 episode, 1996)
The Outer Limits (1995)  Michael Ryan (1 episode, 1999)
Strange and Rich (1994) Walter Hoade
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)  Himself / ... (4 episodes, 2011-2014)
GMTV (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Himself - Guest (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Good Morning America (1975)  Himself - Guest (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
Film '72 (1971)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
One Life to Live (1968)  Joey Buchanan (3 episodes, 1995-2007)
Henchmen (0) (voice)

Producer ( 1 credit )

Con Man (2015) executive producer (1 episode, 2015)