Nathan Fillion
Nathan Fillion
as John Nolan

Actor Biography

Nathan Fillion starred as the title character Richard Castle in ABC's award-winning television series "Castle," which successfully ran for eight seasons (more than 170 episodes), reached over 70 million U.S. viewers and remains one of the most widely aired television series in the world. He also won seven People's Choice Awards for the role, most recently in 2016.

Starting with the cult television series "Firefly" (FOX) in 2002, Fillion also has a 10-year creative relationship with Joss Whedon. While short-lived, "Firefly" was adapted for the big screen with Fillion reprising his role as Malcolm Reynolds in "Serenity," which Whedon wrote and directed in 2005. Fillion also starred as Dogberry, the incompetent chief of security, in the feature "Much Ado About Nothing," based on Shakespeare's play. He had a recurring role as Caleb in the final season of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (The WB) and took his first singing role as Captain Hammer in Whedon's Emmy® Award-winning musical internet smash, "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog," with Neil Patrick Harris and Felicia Day. Fillion can next be seen as T.D.K. in "The Suicide Squad." He also recently voiced the role of Tony Durant in "Devolution: A Firsthand Account of the Rainier Sasquatch Massacre," was the first-person narrator for "The Salvage Crew," and provided his voice in the new interactive audio game Starfinder.

Television credits include roles on "Modern Family" (ABC), "Santa Clarita Diet" (Netflix), "The Big Bang Theory" (CBS), "Drunk History" (Comedy Central) and "Kroll Show" (Comedy Central). He has had a recurring role on "Community" (NBC), "Desperate Housewives" (ABC), "Two Guys and a Girl" (ABC), "Drive" (FOX), "Pasadena" (FOX) and "Miss Match" (NBC). Fillion earned an Emmy nomination for his role in the daytime drama "One Life to Live" (ABC) and is back with ABC starring in his third season of "The Rookie."