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Nathan Fillion biography

Date of birth : 1971-03-27
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Nationality : Canadian
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-10-13
Credited as : Actor, Xbox 360 , Castle movie

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Nathan Fillion is a Canadian actor, currently starring as Richard Castle on the ABC series Castle. He is also known for his portrayal of the lead role of Captain Malcolm Reynolds in the television series Firefly and its film continuation Serenity.

After working in several theatre, television and film productions, including Theatresports with Rapid Fire Theatre and the improvised soap opera Die-Nasty, Fillion moved to New York City in 1994 where he acted in the soap opera One Life to Live as Joey Buchanan, for which he was nominated in 1996 for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series. In 1997, he left the series to pursue other projects (but would return for a brief guest appearance in 2007). After moving to Los Angeles, he played a supporting role in the sitcom Two Guys, a Girl, and a Pizza Place and was cast as James Frederick Ryan, or The Minnesota Ryan, in Steven Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan.

Fillion had a recurring role as Caleb in the final season of Joss Whedon's series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and auditioned for the role of Angel in early 1996.

In 2002, Fillion starred as Captain Malcolm Reynolds in the Joss Whedon science fiction television series Firefly, for which he won the 'Cinescape Genre Face of the Future — Male' award by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA. Fillion also won the Syfy Genre Awards in 2006 for 'Best Actor/Television' and was runner-up for 'Best Actor/Movie'. Fillion considered his time on Firefly to be the best acting job he ever had.[6] Although the show was cancelled, it was adapted to the big screen; Fillion reprised his role as Mal in Whedon's movie Serenity (2005).

Fillion starred in the romantic comedy film Waitress, written and directed by the late Adrienne Shelly, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival January 21, 2007 and opened in theaters on May 2, 2007. According to Box Office Mojo, Waitress grossed $22,125,001 in worldwide sales as of May 13, 2008, and $29.22 million in rentals as of January 28, 2008. Fillion also starred in White Noise 2: The Light.

He has made one appearance in the 2006–2007 season of the television show Lost, as Kevin, Kate's ex-husband.

Fillion joined the cast of ABC's Desperate Housewives at the beginning of the Fall 2007 season as Dr. Adam Mayfair, a gynecologist. His first appearance was in the episode "Now You Know", which aired on September 30, 2007.

Fillion plays the voice of a Marine Sergeant in the Xbox 360 game Halo 3. He is joined by his Firefly co-stars Adam Baldwin and Alan Tudyk who both voice marines.
On March 21, 2008, Fillion finished filming Joss Whedon's Internet-distributed short Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog starring Fillion as Captain Hammer, Neil Patrick Harris as Dr. Horrible and Felicia Day as Penny. It was first available on the Internet as three episodes (14 minutes each) starting on July 15, 2008.

In March 2009, the first episode of the ABC television series Castle aired, in which Fillion stars as the title character Richard Castle, a mystery novelist who helps the NYPD solve crimes.
In May 2009, ABC green-lit the production of the series for a second season. In 2009, Fillion was nominated for Satellite Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama for his performance in Castle.
On March 30, 2010, ABC announced that Castle had been renewed for its third season with a 22-episode full-season order. ABC is promoting the series by releasing the Richard Castle novels Heat Waveonline and worldwide in hardback and in paperback. Castle was renewed for a fourth season on January 10, 2011.

Fillion also is featured in a spoof porn web video on Spike called "Nailing Your Wife", part of the PG Porn series.
The Wonder Woman animated DVD in which he voice acted the character Steve Trevor debuted #5 on the 3/08/09 Numbers DVD Sales chart.

Fillion has been recognized several times for his looks including in 2007 when he was featured in People's Sexy Men issue under the "Domestic Bliss/Guys Worth Running Home to" section. He was also listed as one of Entertainment Weekly's "50 Actors We'd Watch in Anything."Sky TV has described him as "TV's Ultimate Cult Hero."
In late September 2011, Fillion guest starred as the Action Sports 1 anchor in the comedy web series Husbands.

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