|Date of Birth||27 March 1971, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada|
|Birth Name||Nathan Craig Fillion|
|Height||6' 1½" (1.87 m)|
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Canadian-born actor Nathan Fillion gained critical acclaim and a large cult of fans when he starred as Captain Malcolm Reynolds on the Joss Whedon TV series Firefly (2002), having previously been a regular on One Life to Live (1968) and Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place (1998). Fillion had also appeared in small roles in the films Blast from the Past (1999) and Saving Private Ryan (1998).
Whedon gave Fillion a chance to display his range when he cast Fillion as the twisted preacher Caleb, a villain, in the seventh and final season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997).
When Firefly (2002) was prematurely canceled in late 2002, the show's cast, crew, and many fans were devastated. Whedon vowed to resurrect the series 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) and the indie hit Waitress (2007). He also continued to be a force in television, starring in the short-lived Fox-TV series Drive (2007) and appearing on ABC's Desperate Housewives (2004). 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).
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Azure_Girl
For his role as the title character Richard Castle in ABC's hit television series, "Castle," which is going into its 8th season and has aired more than 150 episodes, Nathan Fillion won three People's Choice Awards for Favorite Dramatic TV Actor, most recently as 2015.
Fillion also starred as Dogberry, the incompetent chief of security, in Joss Whedon's feature, "Much Ado About Nothing," based on Shakespeare's play. He and Whedon have been working together for over 10 years, starting with the cult television series "Firefly" in 2002. While short lived, "Firefly" was adapted for the big screen, with Fillion reprising his role as Malcolm Reynolds in "Serenity," which Whedon wrote and directed in 2005. He also had a recurring role as Caleb in the final season of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," and took his first singing role as Captain Hammer in Whedon's Emmy award winning musical internet smash, "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog," with Neil Patrick Harris and Felicia Day.
Fillion lent his voice to a lead character in Pixar's "Monsters University" with Billy Crystal, John Goodman and Helen Mirren. He voices Johnny Worthington, the smug leader of Roar Omega Roar fraternity, the most elite house on campus. Since opening on July 21st, "Monsters University" has grossed over $300 worldwide. He also voiced the lead character, Shojun, in the animated movie "Yamasong: March of the Hollows" along side Abigail Breslin and Freida Pinto. In addition, Fillion appeared in Thor Freudenthal's "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters," as Hermes, the messenger god. Plus he's the narrator for the documentary, "Highway of Tears."
Fillion also lends his voice to wildly popular video games such as "Destiny" and "Halo 5: Guardians," where he has had a recurring role as Edward Buck.
Other film credits include Adrienne Shelly's "Waitress," opposite Keri Russell; James Mottern's "Trucker," opposite Michelle Monaghan; James Gunn's "Slither," co-starring Elizabeth Banks; Patrick Lussier's "White Noise 2" and "Dracula 2000"; Steven Spielberg's "Saving Private Ryan"; and Hugh Wilson's "Blast from the Past".
Television credits include roles on "Big Bang Theory," "Drunk History," and "Kroll Show". He's had a recurring role on "Community," "Desperate Housewives," "Two Guys and a Girl," "Drive," "Pasadena" and "Miss Match." Fillion earned an Emmy nomination for his role in the daytime drama "One Life to Live."
Fillion is a native of Edmonton, Alberta, and studied at the University of Alberta. He starred in productions at the Edmonton Fringe Festival and performed with comedy groups in town before moving on to pursue an acting career in New York and Los Angeles.
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Personal Quotes (12)
... If I got $300 million from the California Lottery, the first thing I would do is buy the rights to Firefly, make it on my own, and distribute it on the Internet.
... We're the most story-literate society the world has ever seen. What Joss tends to do is twist story conventions into reality. Whereas the story goes like this, real life goes like this, and that's what Joss has mastered.
|Castle (2009)||$100,000 per episode|