Nathan Fillion

Biography: Nathan Fillion began his acting career by taking a number of small roles in television, film, and theater, but larger roles were hard to find in his birthplace of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. In 1994, he moved to New York City and landed the role of Joey Buchanan on the soap opera One Life to Live for which he received a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Younger Actor in 1996.

In 1997, Nathan left the series and the city to seek out other opportunities in Los Angeles. He got a small but memorable part in Steven Speilberg's Saving Private Ryan, and a recurring role in the sitcom Two Guys, A Girl, and a Pizza Place. When his series went off the air in 2001, Nathan moved up to a lead part when he was cast as Captain Malcolm Reynolds on the short-lived but critically acclaimed series Firefly. Firefly was canceled after only eleven episodes had aired, but creator Joss Whedon vowed to find a new home for the series and immediately began courting television networks
Nathan Fillion began his acting career by taking a number of small roles in television, film, and theater, but larger roles were hard to find in his birthplace of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. In 1994, he moved to New York City and landed the role of Joey Buchanan on the soap opera One Life to Live for which he received a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Younger Actor in 1996.

In 1997, Nathan left the series and the city to seek out other opportunities in Los Angeles. He got a small but memorable part in Steven Speilberg's Saving Private Ryan, and a recurring role in the sitcom Two Guys, A Girl, and a Pizza Place. When his series went off the air in 2001, Nathan moved up to a lead part when he was cast as Captain Malcolm Reynolds on the short-lived but critically acclaimed series Firefly.

Firefly was canceled after only eleven episodes had aired, but creator Joss Whedon vowed to find a new home for the series and immediately began courting television networks and movie studios. Meanwhile, Nathan was given a chance to display his range as an actor when he was cast as the murderous preacher Caleb on the final season of Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Thanks to enthusiastic support of the Firefly concept by executives at Universal Pictures (and bolstered by amazing sales of the DVD set) Nathan was cast to play Malcolm ('Mal') Reynolds a second time in a big-screen adaptation entitled Serenity, which was released in 2005.

Since then, Nathan has continued to earn strong and interesting roles in television and film, and also in more experimental media such as the online hit Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog.

He can currently be seen as the egotistical but charming mystery-solving mystery writer Richard Castle on ABC's Castle.
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Nathan Fillion's Scores

Average career score: 62
Highest Metascore: 79 Desperate Housewives: Season 1
Lowest Metascore: 52 Drive: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
4 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Castle: Season 8 Sep 21, 2015 Richard Castle / Producer 6.0
tbd Castle: Season 7 Sep 29, 2014 Richard Castle 7.5
tbd Gravity Falls: Season 2 Aug 1, 2014 Preston Northwest 9.3
tbd Jimmy Kimmel Live: Season 12 Jan 6, 2014 Guest tbd
tbd Castle: Season 6 Sep 23, 2013 Richard Castle 7.8
tbd Castle: Season 5 Sep 24, 2012 Richard Castle 8.4
tbd Gravity Falls: Season 1 Jun 15, 2012 Preston Northwest 9.1
tbd Castle: Season 4 Sep 19, 2011 Richard Castle 8.1
tbd Castle: Season 3 Sep 20, 2010 Richard Castle 8.5
tbd Castle: Season 2 Sep 21, 2009 Richard Castle 8.5
54 Castle: Season 1 Mar 9, 2009 Richard Castle / Producer 8.5
tbd Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog: Season 1 Jul 15, 2008 Captain Hammer 8.2
tbd Desperate Housewives: Season 4 Sep 30, 2007 Adam Mayfair 8.2
52 Drive: Season 1 Apr 15, 2007 Alex Tully 8.7
79 Desperate Housewives: Season 1 Oct 3, 2004 Adam Mayfair 8.8
tbd One Life to Live: Season 37 Jul 16, 2004 Joey Buchanan (1994-1997) tbd
tbd Miss Match: Season 1 Sep 26, 2003 Adam Logan 6.0
tbd One Life to Live: Season 36 Jul 15, 2003 Joey Buchanan (1994-1997) tbd
tbd Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 7 Sep 24, 2002 Caleb 4.3
63 Firefly: Season 1 Sep 20, 2002 Captain Malcolm "Mal" Reynolds 8.2
tbd One Life to Live: Season 35 Jul 17, 2002 Joey Buchanan (1994-1997) tbd
tbd One Life to Live: Season 34 Jul 25, 2001 Joey Buchanan (1994-1997) tbd
tbd Two Guys and a Girl: Season 4 Oct 6, 2000 Johnny Donnelly 8.0
tbd Two Guys and a Girl: Season 3 Sep 22, 1999 Johnny Donnelly (Recurring Season 2) 8.0
tbd Two Guys and a Girl: Season 2 Sep 23, 1998 Johnny 7.5
tbd Two Guys and a Girl: Season 1 Mar 10, 1998 Johnny 7.0