Nathan Fillion

Character in Castle: Richard Castle

Nathan Fillion

Basic Stats:

  • Born in Edmonton,Alberta, Canada
  • DOB: 27 March 1971
  • Height: 6'1" (187cm)
  • Hair colour: Brown
  • Eye colour: Blue

Official Website:



  • Dr Horrible's Sing Along Blog 2 (TBA)
  • Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters - Hermes, 2013
  • Much Ado About Nothing - Dogberry, 2012
  • Justice League: Doom (video) - Green Lantern (voice),  2012
  • Green Lantern: Emerald Knights (video) - Hal Jordan/Green Lantern (voice),  2011
  • Super - The Holy Avenger, 2010
  • Wonder Woman (Annimation - DTV) - Voice: Col Steve Trevor, 2008
  • Dr Horrible's Sing-Along Blog - Captain Hammer, 2008
  • Wonder Woman (Annimation - DTV) - Voice: Col Steve Trevor, 2008
  • Trucker - Runner, 2008
  • Waitress - Dr Pomatter, 2007
  • White Noise 2 - Abe Dale, 2007
  • Slither- Chief Bill Pardy, 2006
  • Serenity- Capt Mal Reynolds, 2005
  • Outing Riley - Luke Riley, 2004
  • Hollywood Division (TV movie) - Det. Tommy Garrett, 2004
  • Water's Edge - Robert, 2003
  • Alligator Point (TV Movie) - Bill, 2003
  • Dracula 2000 - Father David, 2000
  • Blast from the Past - Cliff (Eve's ex-boyfriend), 1999
  • Saving Private Ryan - James (the wrong) Ryan, 1998Strange and Rich (TV Movie) - 1994
  • Ordeal in the Arctic (TV Movie) - Walter Hoade, 1993

TV Series:

  • Castle - Richard Castle - 2009-2013
  • Desperate Housewives (Season 4) - Adam Mayfair (11 episodes), 2007-2008
  • One Life to Live - Joey Buchanan 2 episodes, 2007
  • Drive - Alex Tulley, 2007
  • Robot Chicken (Episode Losin' the Wobble) - Flash / Roger Brown / Worker, 2007
  • Lost - Kevin (Episode "I Do"), 2006
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Seventh Season) - Caleb (5 episodes season 7), 2003
  • Firefly - Captain Malcolm 'Mal' Reynolds, 2002-2003
  • Miss Match - 2003 (6 episodes)
  • Pasadena - Rev Glenn Collins (3 episodes), 2002
  • King of the Hill - Frisbee Guy (1 episode), 2001
  • Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place - Johnny Donnelly, 2001
  • The Outer Limits - Michael Ryan (1 episode), 1999
  • Maggie Winters - Ronald (1 episode), 1998
  • Total Security (TV series) - Troy Larson (1 episode)
  • Spin City - Guy (1 episode), 1996
  • One Life to Live - Joey Buchanan 2 episodes, 1994-1997


  • Halo 3 (Video Game, Voice) - Sergeants, 2007
  • Jade Empire (Video Game, Voice) - Gao the Lesser, 2005


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


In addition to his talent for comedy, actor Nathan Fillion has proven himself more than capable, playing a variety of roles that draw on drama, suspense and romance.

Fillion started on the path to a teaching career by studying at the University of Alberta however just months short of graduating he could not pass up the opportunity to take up a role in the ABC soap opera One Life to Live. He proved very popular as the show's character Joey Buchanan and was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award, as well as a Soap Opera Digest Award, for "Outstanding Young Actor"‚  in 1996.

After three years in the role, on the advice of a mentor, Fillion moved to Los Angeles to pursue further career opportunities. The move proved fruitful and gained him roles in the films "Saving Private Ryan" (as the "other" Private Ryan), "Blast From the Past", and "Dracula 2000".

A recurring guest role on "Two Guys and a Girl" as the lovable Johnny Donnelly was so popular the character become a full time role. When Two Guys and a Girl ended, Fox gave Fillion a talent holding deal which lead to him taking on the leading role in "Firefly" in 2003.

While "Firefly" was short lived fan response was so strong the series was released on DVD with an additional 3 episodes that were never aired on TV. Following this, in 2005 the movie "Serenity" based on the "Firefly" series was released by Universal.

Following Firefly's cancellation, Fillion played a villain (Caleb) in the final five episodes of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" in 2003. Fillion received critical praise for his roles in two independent Canadian films, "Water's Edge" (2003) and "Outing Riley" (2004).

In 2006 Fillion played the leading role in the quirky horror film, "Slither" as Cheif Bill Pardy, which won him glowing reviews across the board for his understated performance as the hapless, frustrated hero.

Playing the lead role of Abe in the supernatural suspense thriller "White Noise 2: The Light", Fillion once again received reviews that reflect on his ability to play a wide variety of roles and to make you feel for his character. "White Noise 2: The Light" was released in UK cinemas in January 2005 and released to DVD as "White Noise 2" in the USA in Jan 2008.

After signing a talent holding deal with Fox late in 2006, Fillion secured the lead role in a new TV series, "Drive", which aired 4 episodes in April and a further two in July 2007.

Having gained experience playing a gynocologist in the Independent film "Waitress" (2007) in which he co-stared with Keri Russell, Fillion reprised the role of an Ob-Gyn as a recurring guest character in the award winning ABC drama "Desperate Housewives" during 2007-2008.

2008 has been a busy year for Fillion who played lead actress Michelle Monhagan's best friend and neighbour "Runner" in the independent movie "Trucker" and performed the voice of Col. Steve Trevor for the Wonder Woman animated DTV movie. In 2008 Fillion played Captain Hammer in "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog" the smash hit internet musical written by Joss Whedon & co and starring Neil Patrick Harris and Felicia Day.