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Nathan Fillion


Nathan Fillion was born on March 27, 1971 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The youngest son of two high-school English teachers, Bob and Cookie, Nathan was one semester shy of graduating from the University of Alberta when he won a role on an US daytime drama. He moved to New York City and from 1994 - 1997 played Joey Buchanan, on One Life to Live, a role for which he received an Emmy Nomination in 1996.

After leaving One Life to Live, Nathan moved to Los Angeles, which proved fruitful.  He landed roles in the feature films Blast From the Past, Saving Private Ryan, and Wes Craven Presents Dracula 2000. Nathan’s guest appearances on the TV shows Spin City, Maggie Winters, and the ABC sitcom Two Guys a Girl and a Pizza Place, led to another full-time gig. When Two Guys and a Girl dropped the Pizza Place setting, they picked up Nathan’s character Johnny Donnelly as permanent cast member for the last two seasons.

When Two Guys and a Girl was cancelled in 2001, 20th Century Fox gave Nathan a talent holding deal. That deal sent him to a meeting with producer Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel) and subsequently the lead in Joss’ series Firefly


Credit List

Film & Television

Super (2010) - The Holy Avenger
Castle (2009-2010) Richard Castle
Halo 3: ODST (2009) Voice - Buck
The 61st Primetime Emmy Awards (2009) - Captain Hammer
Robot Chicken (2007-2009) - Several Voices
Wonder Woman (2009) Voice - Steve Trevor
PG Porn (2008) Chris
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (2008) - Captain Hammer
Desperate Housewives (2007-2008) - Dr. Adam Mayfair
Trucker (2008) - Runner
Halo 3 (2007) Voice - Sergeants
One Life to Live (1994-2007) Joey Buchanan
Drive (2007) - Alex Tully
Waitress (2007) - Dr. Jim Pomatter
White Noise 2 (2007) - Abe Dale
Lost (2006) - Kevin Callis
Slither (2006) - Bill Pardy
Justice League (2005-2006) Voice - Vigilante
Serenity (2005) Film Lead - Captain Malcolm "Mal" Reynolds (Universal)

Hollywood Division (2004) Series Lead  - Tommy Garrett
Doubting Riley (2004) Film Lead - Luke
Miss Match (2003) TV Series Guest Lead -  Adam Logan
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (2003) TV Series Guest Lead - Caleb
Alligator Point (2003) TV Series Lead (Unaired Pilot for NBC)
Water's Edge (2003) Film Lead - Robert
Firefly (2002) TV Series Lead - Captain Malcolm "Mal" Reynolds
Pasadena (2000) TV Series Recurring - Glenn Collins
Total Security (2000) TV Series Guest Lead - Troy Larson
Dracula 2000 (2000) Film Supporting Role - Father David
Two Guys and a Girl (1998-2001) TV Series Lead- Johnny Donnelly
The Outer Limits (1999) TV Series Guest Lead - Michael Ryan
Blast From the Past (1999) Film Supporting Role - Cliff
Maggie Winters (1998) TV Series Guest Lead - Ronald
Saving Private Ryan (1998) Film Supporting Role - The Wrong Private James Ryan
Spin City (1996) TV Series Guest Lead - Guy
One Life to Live (1994-1997) TV Series Lead - Joey Buchanan
Strange and Rich (1994) TV Film Supporting Role - Walter Hoade
Ordeal in the Arctic (1993) TV Film Supporting Role - Tom Jardine


The Reluctant Resurrection - Edmonton Fringe Festival
One For the Road - ACME Theater


University of Alberta
Theatersports Workshop Rapidfire Theater
Film and Film Audition Workshop, Actors Studio NYC
Comedy Night, Sidetrack Cafe
Chinook Theater Improvisational Comedy


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