Nathan Fillion – Actor – Biography
Nathan Fillion rose to critical acclaim and gained a cult following as Captain Malcolm Reynolds in Joss Whedon’s short-lived TV series Firefly and its feature film followup Serenity, garnering critical acclaim and fan adoration in equal measure. Since then he has appeared in such traditionally distributed movies as Slither and Trucker as well as sitting for multiple TV soap operas, sitcoms, theatre performances and video game Destiny/ODST/Halo 5. Additionally he voices Cayde-6 from Bungie video game Destiny/ODST/Halo 5. Fillion currently stars as Richard Castle on ABC’s hit television show Castle
Early Life and Education
Nathan Fillion is an acclaimed American actor known for his numerous performances both on screen and behind it. His resume includes roles in movies and television shows as well as voice over work for several video games.
Starring as Captain Malcolm “Mal” Reynolds of Firefly and its film continuation Serenity, he rose to fame. Later appearing as detective Richard Castle on ABC’s hit television series Castle.
He has appeared in traditional theatrical films such as Slither and Trucker as well as independent feature White Noise 2: The Light. Additionally, he can be seen regularly as Dr. Adam Mayfair on ABC television show Desperate Housewives as well as numerous other TV programs.
Fillion first made an impactful impression on television in his contract role of Joey Buchanan on One Life to Live, for which he received a Daytime Emmy Award nomination. Subsequently, he appeared as Johnny Donnelly on Two Guys and a Girl, earning another Daytime Emmy nomination.
In 2002, he made his television debut as Captain Malcolm Reynolds on Joss Whedon’s Firefly to critical acclaim and widespread fan appreciation. Resuming this role for its film sequel Serenity. Additionally he appeared in traditionally distributed films such as Slither and White Noise 2: The Light; also making appearances in TV shows like Desperate Housewives 4th Season as Dr Adam Mayfair as well as Fox series Drive (short lived series).
Fillion has played Richard Castle on ABC’s hit TV series Castle since 2008, winning four People’s Choice Awards along the way. He completed playing his character through Season 10 before transitioning into executive producing of the show as well. Additionally, Fillion voices Cayde-6 in Destiny video game expansions.
Achievement and Honors
Fillion has made appearances in traditional and Internet-distributed films, television soap operas, sitcoms and theatre productions. He held down the contract role of Joey Buchanan on One Life to Live for three years – which earned him nominations for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series at Daytime Emmy Awards – before portraying Johnny Donnelly on Two Guys and a Girl.
He voiced and played Space Western character Cactoid Jim for The Thrilling Adventure Hour live stage show podcasted podcast show which bills itself as “comedy based on an old radio show”. Additionally he provided the voice and likeness for Gunnery Sergeant Edward Buck in Halo 3: ODST, Halo 5: Guardians and Halo 2: ODST video games.
Between 2009 and 2018, he played Richard Castle on ABC TV series Castle, earning four People’s Choice Awards for this role. Additionally, he currently stars as John Nolan on ABC series The Rookie.
Fillion has performed on stage both as theatre and improvisational comedy, garnering him recognition from NPR as “the new Southern troubadour with the voice of a tractor-trailer”. He has released albums such as Hell on an Angel, while appearing at concerts alongside artists like Lynyrd Skynyrd, Trace Adkins and Dwight Yoakam.
His first regular television role was as Joey Buchanan on One Life to Live and earned him a Daytime Emmy nomination. Following this performance he went on to portray Johnny Donnelly on Two Guys and a Girl, for which he received another Daytime Emmy nomination.
He won critical acclaim and gained widespread acclaim when Joss Whedon cast him as Captain Malcolm Reynolds on Firefly and its film continuation Serenity, garnering both critical acclaim and cult following from fans around the globe. Additionally, he stars on ABC show Castle as Richard Castle; on Netflix series The Rookie as John Nolan; as well as providing voice acting/likeness of Gunnery Sergeant Buck in video games such as Halo 3: ODST/4/5/7 Guardians//! Guardians/Halo 5 Guardians//
Nathan Fillion’s career as an actor has enabled him to amass an immense fortune. Through roles in films like Slither and Trucker, television soap operas, sitcoms, and sitcoms (such as Destiny series), as well as lending his voice for video games ( most notably as Cayde-6 in Destiny series), Fillion has amassed considerable wealth.
First gaining critical acclaim and cult following for his portrayal of Captain Malcolm Reynolds in the TV series Firefly (revived later as film Serenity), one of his most defining roles until that point in his career.
Since then, he has become widely renowned for his role as Richard Castle on ABC’s Richard Castle show from 2009-2016. Since 2016, he has also starred as John Nolan in a new TV show called The Rookie as well as being its executive producer along with its spinoff series Feds.