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Fast Facts About Famous Nathan Fillion You (Probably) Never Heard Before

Canadian born actor Nathan Fillion has warmed his way into the hearts of millions of TV fans all over Hollywood.

His acting career stretching out a period of twenty-five years has borne many fruits for Nathan.

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This hilarious and handsome actor is well-loved for his jawline and his sense of incredible and heartwarmingly nerdy humor.

He has appeared in over eighty movies and TV shows. Doubling up as a voice actor, Nathan has played roles cutting across both animations and video games.


Early Life

Nathan Fillion was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, on  March 27, 1971, to retired English teachers Robert “Bob” Fillion and June “Cookie” Fillion. He is the younger of two sons, his older brother being Jeff who is a high school principal. 

Fillion grew up in Edmonton’s Mill Woods neighborhood where completed his secondary and post-secondary education. He attended Holy Trinity Catholic High School, Concordia University College of Alberta, and the University of Alberta, where he was a member of the Kappa Alpha Society. 

In 1977 he lost his hearing in the left ear. Before moving to New York City in 1994, he participated in improv the theatre, including Theatresports with Rapid Fire Theatre and improvised soap opera Die-Nasty. He has been a U.S. citizen since 1997.


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Fillion’s first regular role was on a daytime soap opera, One Life to Live, as Joey Buchanan, where he stayed for three years. His role he was nominated in 1996 for a Daytime Emmy Award.

Nathan appeared in recurring or guest-starring roles on various television series for the next few years including “Two Guys, A Girl, and a Pizza Place”, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”, and the film “Saving Private Ryan”.

He starred in the short-lived cult hit, “Firefly” in 2002, which spawned the feature film, “Serenity”, and appeared in various films including “Slither”, “Waitress”, and “White Noise 2”.

He had a recurring role on “Desperate Housewives” in 2006 and also appeared in the popular web series, “Dr Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog”.

He had been starring in the popular series, “Castle” alongside Stana Katic from 2009 until the series was canceled in 2016. When he was shooting Castle, Fillion and co-star Stana Katic allegedly hated each other in real life.

But they had on-screen chemistry when the cameras were rolling. His $100,000 per episode salary probably kept him going all those years. 

In February 2018, Fillion was cast to star as John Nolan in the new ABC TV series The Rookie, which was created by former Castle executive producer Alexi Hawley.

Nathan has won a no less than four different People’s Choice Awards and two additional TV Guide Awards among others. 

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BuddyTV ranked him #10 on its list of “TV’s 100 Sexiest Men of 2009”.  

According to Rotten Tomatoes, Nathan once worked as a singing telegram.  Fillion has been linked with the public artist Martin Firrell since 2009 as he is the subject of two of his contemporary public artwork.


Personal Life

This Comedian-actor has managed to keep his private life sealed despite his millions of fans. There is no disputing how handsome he is. Nathan has been romantically linked with several actresses including Krista Allen.

He began dating Krista Allen in 2015 but it is believed that the pair split amid wedding rumors. I think it is safe to call the successful actor single.

Nathan Fillion and author PJ Haarsma co-founded their own charity in 2006 called Kids Need To Read.

The charitable organization is aimed at increasing literacy and getting books into the hands of underprivileged kids by helping supply them to libraries.


Net Worth

Nathan has an estimated net worth of $18 million as of 2018. He has accrued his wealth from the various roles he has played in the past.

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