Canadian-born Nathan Fillion won over audiences of all ages for his charming and romantic portrayal of Joey Buchanan. Joey found love with off-beat Kelly Cramer, despite the longstanding feud between their two families. Their relationship was on shaky ground, however, when Joey found himself drawn to Olivia, a beautiful, mysterious woman with a hidden agenda.
In 1996, Nathan was nominated for both a Soap Opera Award for Outstanding Younger Lead Actor and a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Younger Actor.
The youngest son of two high-school English teachers, Nathan was one semester shy of graduating from the University of Alberta when he won the role of Joey and packed his bags for New York City. Though he is a newcomer to daytime television, he appeared in Die Nasty
, an improvised comedy spoof of a soap opera performed at a local Edmonton theater. Nathan is also no stranger to ABC: In December, 1992, he appeared in Ordeal in the Arctic
, a television movie starring Richard Chamberlain and Melanie Mayron.
Among Nathan's variety of Canadian credits is the television movie, Strange and Rich
, and theatrical performances in the Orlando and Edmonton Fringe Festivals. He also competed in Theatresports as a member of Rapidfire Theatre, an Edmonton theater company.
Since being transplanted to Manhattan, Nathan has taken to city streets for his latest interest, roller-blading. Among his other talents, Nathan boasts riding a unicycle, "washing cars, housework and mowing lawns."
Nathan was previously a regular in the ABC show Two Guys and a Girl
and later played the lead role in the short run Fox series, Firefly
In 2009, Nathan became the star of the ABC television series, "Castle", playing successful mystery novelist Richard "Rick" Castle who with permission from the Mayor of New York City tags along with a NYPD homicide investigation team for research purposes.
2009 to Present
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
September 30, 2007 to May 18, 2008
Kevin, in "I Do"
Rev. Glenn Collins
Firefly: The Series
Capt. Malcolm Reynolds
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place
King of the Hill
Frisbee Guy, voice
The Outer Limits
One Life to Live
Joseph "Joey" Buchanan
1994 to 1997; August 16 and 17, 2007
White Noise 2: The Light
Saving Private Ryan
Strange and Rich
: Nomination, Outstanding Younger Actor (1996)
Soap Opera Digest Awards Nominee, Outstanding Younger Lead Actor (1996)
PLACE OF BIRTH: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
DATE OF BIRTH: March 27
: Fillion, other faves return for OLTL's 10,000th episode. [Jul 16, 2007]
: Exclusive interview with Castle
's "pro-daytime" star, Nathan Fillion. [Apr 27, 2009]
: ABC shuts the door on Nathan Fillion's Castle [May 13, 2016]
: ABC exec reveals why Castle and Nashville were axed [May 17, 2016]
: OLTL alum Nathan Fillion goes from Castle to Modern Family [Aug 8, 2016]