Facts of Nathan Fillion
|Full Name:||Nathan Fillion|
|Net Worth:||$18 million|
|Height:||6 feet 0 inches|
|Sibling:||One Brother (Jeff Fillion)|
Nathan Fillion is a well-known Canadian television actor. Nathan Fillion is best known for his role as the lead character “Richard Castle” on ABC’s “Castle,” followed by his role as “John Nolan” on ABC’s “The Rookie.” He played Mal in the sci-fi series “Firefly” and its 2005 film sequel “Serenity.” Similarly, in 2013, he played Hermes in the film “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters.”
How old is Nathan Fillion?
Nathan Fillion was born on March 27, 1971 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He is 50 years old and born under the sign of Aries. He also has Canadian nationality and is of French-Canadian, English, German, Norwegian, and Finnish/Swedish ethnicity.
Nathan’s father’s name is Bob Fillion, and his mother’s name is Cookie Fillion. Both of his parents are retired English teachers. Furthermore, both sides of his father’s family were part of the Quebec diaspora in Fall River, Massachusetts. His mother also had a Finnish maternal grandmother and a Norwegian maternal grandfather. Likewise, Nathan has an older brother named Jeff Fillion.
Nathan grew up in Mill Woods and attended Holy Trinity Catholic High School and Concordia University College of Alberta. He later enrolled at the University of Alberta. He joined the Kappa Alpha Society there. He also became an American citizen in 1997.
Career line of Nathan Fillion
- Nathan Fillion moved to New York City in 1994 after working in a number of theatres, television shows, and films, including Theatresports with Rapid Fire Theatre and the improvised soap opera Die-Nasty.
- He played Joey Buchanan in the soap opera “One Life to Live” in New York City. In 1996, he was nominated for a “Daytime Emmy Award” for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series for this performance. Similarly, he left the series in 1997 to pursue other projects, but he returned for a brief cameo in 2007.
- Nathan also appeared as a supporting character in the sitcom “Two Guys, a Girl, and a Pizza Place” after moving to Los Angeles. He played James Frederick “The Minnesota” Ryan in Steven Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan.
- Then, in 2002, Fillion starred as Captain Malcolm Reynolds in Joss Whedon’s science fiction television series “Firefly.” He also considers his time on Firefly to be the best acting job he’s ever had, and compares every other job he’s had to it.
- Although the show was canceled, it was adapted for the big screen, and Nathan reprised his role as Mal in Whedon’s 2005 film Serenity. Then, in 2003, he appeared as Caleb in the final five episodes of Joss Whedon’s series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”
- In addition, in 2001, he provided the voice for the animated series “King of the Hill,” as well as the video game Jade Empire (as the voice of Gao the Lesser). In 2005–06, he also appeared as Vigilante in the episodes “Hunter’s Moon” and “Patriot Act” of the animated series Justice League Unlimited.
- He also played Green Lantern/Hal Jordan in Green Lantern: Emerald Knights, Justice League: Doom, Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, and Justice League: Throne of Atlantis and The Death of Superman.
- Similarly, Nathan Fillion appeared in James Gunn’s 2006 horror film Slither. He also appeared in the romantic comedy film “Waitress,” which was written and directed by Adrienne Shelly. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 21, 2007, and was released in theaters on May 2, 2007.
- Fillion also appeared in White Noise 2: The Light. He appeared as Kevin, Kate’s ex-husband, on the television show Lost in the 2006–2007 season. Then, in October 2006, he signed a talent holding contract with Fox Broadcasting Company.
- Furthermore, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed in December 2006 that Fillion had been cast as Alex Tully in the television series “Drive.” Drive was developed by Tim Minear. Ivan Sergei also played Alex Tully in the original pilot episode of Drive.
- Similarly, he joined the cast of ABC’s Desperate Housewives at the start of the fall 2007 season. He took part as Dr. Adam Mayfair.
- Fillion also played an ODST Gunnery sergeant in the Xbox 360 game Halo 3, alongside fellow Firefly stars Alan Tudyk and Adam Baldwin. All three actors are given personalities in the game that correspond to their Firefly characters.
- He provided the voice and portrayed likeness for Gunnery Sergeant Edward Buck in Halo 3: ODST, Halo 5: Guardians, and a brief appearance in Halo: Reach.
- In March 2009, Fillion starred in the television series “Castle” as the titular character Richard Castle. In addition, he appeared in a Spike spoof porn web video titled “Nailing Your Wife.”
- He also made a brief cameo appearance in the season 5 episode “Revolving Doors” of the web series “The Guild.” Then, in late September 2011, Fillion appeared as the Action Sports 1 anchor in the web series “Husbands.”
- In the year 2012, Nathan starred as Dogberry in the independent film Much Ado About Nothing. Joss Whedon wrote, directed, and produced the film, which was based on the Shakespeare play of the same name.
- Then, since 2011, he has played the recurring Space Western character Cactoid Jim in episodes of the podcasted live show The Thrilling Adventure Hour. It is a stage production based on the idea that actors are playing characters from a radio show.
- Fillion appeared in the episode “The Daly Superheroes” of the web series “The Daly Show” in 2012. Then, on February 17, 2013, he hosted the 2013 WGA West Coast Awards. Similarly, in 2014, he played Cayde-6 in the video game Destiny.
- With game expansions over the next few years, his role grew in importance. Similarly, in 2015 and 2016, he collaborated with Alan Tudyk on a web series called “Con Man,” loosely based on their experiences on the convention circuit after Firefly.
- Fillion then returned to the role in the 2017 sequel Destiny 2 and played an important role in the game until his character died in Forsaken. In addition, in 2017, he played Gary West in the Netflix horror-comedy series “Santa Clarita Diet.”
- In the same year, he was cast in the recurring role of Jacques Snicket on the second season of Netflix’s comedy-drama series “A Series of Unfortunate Events.”
- In February 2018, he was cast as John Nolan in the new ABC TV series “The Rookie.” It was created by Alexi Hawley, a former Castle executive producer.
- Furthermore, on July 16, 2018, Nathan and director Allan Ungar released a live-action short film based on the Naughty Dog franchise Uncharted. It quickly went viral and was praised for its witty humor, action, and ability to stay true to the source material.
- Furthermore, fans and critics took to social media to demand that Netflix turn it into a series, citing it as one of the best video game adaptations.
- Since 2009, Nathan Fillion has been involved with public artist Martin Firrell. He is the subject of two works of contemporary public art by Firrell: Complete Hero and Metascifi. “Firrell: Complete Hero” is a 2009 digital projection of video and text portraiture to the West and North elevations of the Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks, London.
- And “Metascifi” is a digital app that investigates American television science fiction series for strategies and ideas for living well.
- Nathan was Complete Hero’s “face.” The artist explained his choice of Nathan Fillion as follows: “I wanted to make a piece of work that looked at all kinds of heroism, not just the usual derring-do of white square-jawed men.” But I thought it would be interesting to start with a white, square-jawed man, and Nathan Fillion agreed to take part.”
- Furthermore, in Metascifi, Nathan Fillion discusses the deeper meaning of his Firefly character Captain Mal Reynolds, reflecting on some of the universal preoccupations of any human life: death, love, evil, intimacy, power, vulnerability, violence, and freedom.
- Furthermore, Nathan Fillion and author PJ Haarsma founded the non-profit organization Kids Need to Read in 2007. This was to help inspire children’s imaginations by getting more books and study materials into underfunded libraries.
Achievements and Awards of Nathan Fillion
Nathan Fillion has won numerous awards throughout his acting career. He received several awards, including the Saturn Award, the SFX Award, the TV Guide Award four times, and the People’s Choice Award four times. Similarly, he was nominated in a slew of other categories. However, he was unable to win in those categories. Daytime Emmy Award, Soap Opera Digest Award, Empire Awards, Online Film Critics Society Awards, Screen Actors Guild Award, and EDA Award are also among the awards he was nominated for but did not win.
Other nominations include two Streamy Awards, Satellite Awards, Behind the Voice Actors Award, TV Guide Award, and two People’s Choice Awards. Furthermore, BuddyTV was named one of “TV’s 100 Sexiest Men” from 2009 to 2012. Then, he ranked the list of “The 15 Best Drama Lead Actors of the 2011-2012 TV Season” and named his character’s relationship with the other main character as the Best Flirting Relationship on its list of “Love Is All Around Best TV Relationships of 2010.”
Similarly, he ranked as the Best Delayed Relationship on its list of “The Best Relationships of 2011” as well as on the list of “The Special Relationships: TV’s Top 50 Love Stories of the Past Decade.” Furthermore, on the list “Love… Or Not: The Top 12 Will-or-Won’t-They Couples of 2012” and on the list “Lip-Smacking