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Nathan Fillion

Mostly Credited As: Nathan Fillion
Birth Name: Nathan Christopher Fillion
Date Of Birth: March 27, 1971 (Age 44)
Country Of Birth: Canada
Birth Place: Edmonton, Alberta
Height: 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Nathan Fillion

Nathan was born March 27th 1971, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Both of his parents are teachers and he intended to become a teacher as well before choosing to pursue an acting career. In Canada, Nathan performed in several stage productions and appeared on television shows.

His acting debut in the United States was in the made for TV film entitled Ordeal in the Arctic. After that, he garnered the role of Joey Buchanan on One Life to Live. He remained on One Life to Live for 3 years and was nominated for an Emmy for his performance as Joey.

Nathan moved to Los Angeles, California in 1996 and has appeared in numerous television shows and films since that time. He is most well known for his role as Captain Malcolm Reynolds on the Joss Whedon television series, Firefly. The series was cancelled after airing only 11 of the 13 filmed episodes, but Nathan reprised the role of Mal in the film, Serenity, in 2005.

Nathan is currently starring in the show Castle on ABC.

TV Appearances

Main cast 
Con Man (2015)As: Jack Moore
Castle (2009) (2009)As: Richard Castle (Richard Edgar Alexanders Rodgers Castle)
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (2008)As: Captain Hammer
Drive (2007)As: Alex Tully
Firefly (2002)As: Captain Malcolm "Mal" Reynolds
Two Guys and a Girl (1998)As: Johnny Donnelly (S02-)
One Life to Live (1968)As: Joey Buchanan (#4) (1994-1997, 2007)
Episode Cast Credits 

Drunk History (2013) 
  Space 03x13: (Nov/24/2015) As Wernher Von Braun 

Community (2009) 
  Ladders 06x01: (Mar/17/2015) As Bob Waite 
  Analysis of Cork-Based Networking 05x06: (Jan/30/2014) As Bob Waite 

The Big Bang Theory (2007) 
  The Comic Book Store Regeneration 08x15: (Feb/19/2015) As Himself, [Special Guest Stars]

Jimmy Kimmel Live (2003) 
  Nathan Fillion, Gina Rodriguez, Fall Out Boy 12x213: (Nov/03/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Nathan Fillion, Tom Dreesen, Hunter Hayes 21x132: (May/09/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Nathan Fillion, John Oliver, Local Natives 20x141: (Jun/04/2013) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Nathan Fillion, Larry Miller, the Jayhawks 19x12: (Sep/23/2011) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Paris Hilton, Nathan Fillion, Scissor Sisters 18x92: (Feb/17/2011) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Conan (2010) 
  Nathan Fillion, Tatiana Maslany, Dan Soder 04x74: (Apr/15/2014) As Himself 
  Escape from Podcast Mountain 03x99: (Jun/12/2013) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  The OCD Postman Always Rings Twice, Forty Times in a Row 02x145: (Sep/25/2012) As Himself 
  What Happens in Vegas Is Typically Pretty Sad 02x10: (Nov/29/2011) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Robot Chicken (2005) 
  DC Comics Special II: Villains In Paradise (Apr/06/2014) Voiced  Green Lantern 
  DC Comics Special (Sep/09/2012) Voiced  Green Lantern 
  Some Like It Hitman 05x13: (Nov/13/2011) Voiced  Various Characters 
  We Are a Humble Factory 04x11: (Jul/26/2009) Voiced  Various Characters 

The Soup (2004) 
  Nathan Fillion & Tony Hale 11x12: (Mar/26/2014) As Himself 

Dinner at Tiffani's (2014) 
  SPECIAL! 01x01: (Mar/23/2014) As Himself 

Talking Dead (2011) 
  Nathan Fillion and Scott M. Gimple 03x01: (Oct/13/2013) As Himself 

American Dad! (2005) 
  Love, American Dad Style 08x01: (Sep/30/2012) Voiced  Various 
  The Kidney Stays In The Picture 07x16: (Apr/01/2012) Voiced  Liver 

The Venture Bros. (2004) 
  Bright Lights, Dean City 04x13: (Oct/10/2010) Voiced  Brown Widow 

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005) 
  Melina Kanakaredes, Nathan Fillion, Zac Brown Band 05x77: (May/06/2009) As Himself 
  Garry Shandling, Nathan Fillion, Craig Morgan 03x77: (May/10/2007) As Himself 

The Bonnie Hunt Show (2008) (2008) 
  Garry Marshall, Nathan Fillion, Rocco DeLuca and the Burden 01x118: (Mar/11/2009) As Himself 

Desperate Housewives (2004) 
  Free 04x17: (May/18/2008) As Adam Mayfair 
  The Gun Song 04x16: (May/18/2008) As Adam Mayfair 
  Sunday 04x11: (Apr/13/2008) As Adam Mayfair 
  Welcome to Kanagawa 04x10: (Jan/06/2008) As Adam Mayfair 

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003) 
  Tom Selleck, Nathan Fillion, Darrell Watson 05x23: (Oct/04/2007) As Himself 

One Life to Live (1968) 
  Ep. #10000 40x25: (Aug/17/2007) As Joey Buchanan 
  Ep. #9999 40x24: (Aug/16/2007) As Joey Buchanan 

Lost (2004) 
  I Do 03x06: (Nov/08/2006) As Kevin 

Justice League Unlimited (2001) 
  Patriot Act 05x07: (Feb/25/2006) Voiced  Vigilante / Spy Smasher (uncredited) 
  Hunter's Moon 04x08: (Jun/18/2005) Voiced  Vigilante 

Miss Match (2003) 
  Who's Sari Now? 01x11: (Dec/15/2003) As Adam Logan 
  Matchmaker Matchmaker 01x18: (Unaired) As Adam Logan 
  Forgive and Forget 01x16: (Unaired) As Adam Logan 
  Divorce Happens 01x15: (Unaired) As Adam Logan 

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) 
  Chosen 07x22: (May/20/2003) As Caleb, [Special Guest Stars]
  End of Days 07x21: (May/13/2003) As Caleb, [Special Guest Stars]
  Touched 07x20: (May/06/2003) As Caleb, [Special Guest Stars]
  Empty Places 07x19: (Apr/29/2003) As Caleb, [Special Guest Stars]

King of the Hill (1997) 
  Luanne Virgin 2.0 05x15: (Mar/11/2001) Voiced  Frisbee Guy 

The Outer Limits (1995) (1995) 
  Star Crossed 05x21: (Aug/13/1999) As Michael Ryan 

Two Guys and a Girl (1998) 
  Two Guys, a Girl and an Engagement (1) 02x22: (May/26/1999) As Johnny Donnelly 
  Two Guys, a Girl and Barenaked Ladies 02x21: (May/19/1999) As Johnny Donnelly 
  Two Guys, a Girl and a Mother's Day 02x20: (May/12/1999) As Johnny Donnelly 
  Two Guys, a Girl and a Fighter 02x19: (Mar/17/1999) As Johnny Donnelly 

Spin City (1996) 
  A Star is Born 01x06: (Oct/22/1996) As Guy 

Pasadena (2001) 
  The Truth Hurts 01x11: (Unaired) As Reverend Glenn Collins 
  A River in Egypt 01x10: (Unaired) As Reverend Glenn Collins 
  Someone to Talk To 01x09: (Unaired) As Reverend Glenn Collins 
Crew Credits

Show Crew

Con Man (2015)• Executive Producer

Episode Crew


Nathan is one of three actors to cross over and play a Big Bad on either Buffy the Vampire Slayer or Angel after Firefly was cancelled. He played Caleb, the evil preacher, in Season 7 of Buffy the vampire Slayer.

In 1996, Nathan was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Young Actor.

Nathan is the voice for Gao the Lesser in the video game Jade Empire.

Nathan has blue eyes.

Nathan has a tattoo of an Egyptian glyph on his right hip.

Nathan moved to New York City in 1994.

Nathan auditioned for the role of Angel on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but Joss Whedon didn't remember him when casting him in the role of Malcolm Reynolds on Firefly.

In 2005, Nathan starred in the James Gunn horror film, Slither, as Bill Pardy.

Regarding his role as Caleb, Nathan said: "What I enjoyed about playing Caleb was that he was so very, very clever, so very, very sweet, and so very, very twisted."

In college, Nathan majored in art and minored in drama.

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