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Born: March 27, 1971 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Edmonton, Alberta, CA Profession: actor, delivered singing telegrams

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Canadian actor Nathan Fillion had already made a name for himself in the daytime television world with a three-year stint on ABC's "One Life to Live" (1968- ) when "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (Fox, 1997-2003) creator Joss Whedon introduced him to primetime audiences in the cult sci-fi Western, "Firefly" (Fox, 2002-03). Fillion reprised his role in the big-screen spin-off, "Serenity" (2005). Mild-mannered with a subtle sense of humor and a guy-next-door realism about him, Fillion earned notice for co-starring in independent features, including the horror comedy "Slither" (2006) and the indie romantic comedy "Waitress" (2007), opposite Keri Russell. Fillion was courted to star in a number of TV projects, including the action series "Drive" (Fox, 2007) and the romantic comedy/drama "Castle" (ABC, 2009- ), and while the former vehicle proved short-lived, his glowing reviews and appeal with female audiences on the latter show revealed that if paired with the right project, he exuded an undeniable star quality.

Canadian actor Nathan Fillion had already made a name for himself in the daytime television world with a three-year stint on ABC's "One Life to Live" (1968- ) when "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (Fox, 1997-2003) creator Joss Whedon introduced him to primetime audiences in the cult sci-fi Western, "Firefly" (Fox, 2002-03). Fillion reprised his role in the big-screen spin-off, "Serenity" (2005). Mild-mannered with a subtle sense of humor and a guy-next-door realism about him, Fillion earned notice for co-starring in independent features, including the horror comedy "Slither" (2006) and the indie romantic comedy "Waitress" (2007), opposite Keri Russell. Fillion was courted to star in a number of TV projects, including the action series "Drive" (Fox, 2007) and the romantic comedy/drama "Castle" (ABC, 2009- ), and while the former vehicle proved short-lived, his glowing reviews and appeal with female audiences on the latter show revealed that if paired with the right project, he exuded an undeniable star quality.

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Super (2011)
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 Trucker (2008)
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 Waitress (2007)
10.
 Slither (2006) Cast
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Milestones close milestones

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Acted onstage in Canada's Edmonton Fringe Festival
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Performed in Theatresports, an improvisational acting workshop at Edmonton's Rapidfire Theatre
1993:
Made first TV appearance in the TV-movie, "Ordeal in the Arctic" (ABC)
1994:
Played Joey Buchanan on the ABC soap opera, "One Life to Live"
1998:
Made his feature film debut in Steven Spielberg's "Saving Private Ryan," playing a soldier with the same name as the sought after James Ryan
1999:
Joined the sitcom "Two Guys, a Girl, and a Pizza Place" (ABC) in a supporting role; became a regular cast member in the second season; show was re-titled "Two Guys and a Girl" in the third season and was canceled after the fourth season
1999:
Was featured as the jealous ex-boyfriend of Alicia Silverstone in "Blast From the Past"
1999:
Appeared in an episode of "The Outer Limits" (Showtime) as a futuristic freedom fighter
2002:
Starred as Captain Malcolm Reynolds in the Joss Whedon series "Firefly" (Fox)
2003:
Had a recurring role as Caleb in the final season of Joss Whedon's series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (UPN)
2005:
Reprised his role as Captain Reynolds in "Serenity," Whedon's feature-length adaptation of "Firefly"
2006:
Starred as the local sheriff in the horror film, "Slither"
2007:
Co-starred with Keri Russell in the indie, "Waitress"; helmed by Adrienne Shelly, who was murdered before the films release
2007:
Cast in the lead role of Alex Tully in the short-lived series, "Drive" (Fox)
2007:
Reprised his role as Joey on two episodes of ABC's "One Life to Live"
2007:
Joined the cast of ABC's "Desperate Housewives" as Dr. Adam Mayfair
2008:
Appeared in Joss Whedon's Internet-distributed short "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog" as Captain Hammer
2009:
Played the title character of Richard Castle, a mystery novelist who helps the NYPD solve crimes in ABC's "Castle"
2012:
Appeared in Whedon's adaptation of "Much Ado About Nothing"
2013:
Voiced Johnny Worthington in "Monsters University"
2013:
Appeared in the sequel "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters"
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Education

Holy Trinity Catholic High School: Edmonton , Alberta -
University of Alberta: Edmonton , Alberta -

Notes

About working with with Ted Danson and Tom Hanks in "Saving Private Ryan", Fillion told Shelly Decker of The Edmonton Sun (August 7, 1998): "They're such nice gentlemen they really pull out all the stops to make you feel comfortable. They're very Canadian in their behavior."

Companions close complete companion listing

companion:
Vanessa Marcil. Actor. Together until 1996.
companion:
Bonnie Somerville. Actor, singer. Appeared in an episode of "Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place" with Fillion.

Family close complete family listing

father:
Bob Fillion. English teacher.
mother:
Cookie Fillion. English teacher.
brother:
Jeff Fillion. Teacher. Older.

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