David Nykl

David Nykl

Highest Rated: 44% Helen (2009)

Lowest Rated: 10% Joan of Arc (1999)

Birthday: Feb 7, 1967

Birthplace: Prague, Czechoslovakia

Most often recognized by science-fiction fans, David Nykl is best known for his work as Dr. Radek Zelenka on TV's "Stargate: Atlantis." Born in Prague, Nykl and his family fled Czechoslovakia after the Soviet Invasion of 1968, and moved to Canada. Showing an early affinity for acting, Nykl performed in school plays and commercials and took acting and dance lessons. His senior year of high school, he put on a play he'd written himself titled "The Murder Room." From there he attended the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, where he studied literature, theater, and drama. After graduation and some travel abroad, he worked within the Vancouver theater scene and built his own collective, called Ironworks Productions. The group's theatrical productions upped Nykl's status, and soon he returned to his homeland to perform in " Royal Hunt of the Sun." While in Prague, he formed the theatrical troupe Misery Loves Company, which proved to be quite successful. When Nykl returned to Vancouver, he soon found work in TV and film. While he's accrued over 40 credits since his TV debut on "Danger Bay" in 1988, "Stargate: Atlantis" has proved to be his most popular endeavor. He's gone on to appear as Dr. Zelenka on more than 50 episodes of "Stargate: Atlantis," as well as making an appearance on its sister show "Stargate SG-1." In 2005, Nykl earned a Leo Award nomination for his portrayal of the grounded Czech scientist.

Highest rated movies

Joan of Arc




No Score Yet No Score Yet The Devout Dr. Fisher (Character) - 2015
17% 24% Air Sleeper 1 (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 31% Christmas Miracle Drake (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 67% The Beast of Bottomless Lake Paul Moran (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 20% The Seamstress Donny Plachtt (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Encounter With Danger Elliot Maine (Character) - 2009
44% 49% Helen John (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 27% Pterodactyl Herbert (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 0% Escape Velocity Russell aka the Priest (Character) - 1999
10% 57% Joan of Arc Duke of Luxembourg (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Act of War George Willmont (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 96% Hidden in Silence Henek (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sacred Cargo Brother Alexis (Character) - 1996


68% 81% BH90210 Doctor (Guest Star) 2019
45% 82% Salvation Czech Rep (Guest Star) 2018
86% 62% Arrow Anatoly Knyazev (Guest Star) 2013-2014 2016-2018
28% 50% Minority Report Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
78% 78% Once Upon a Time Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
75% 92% Human Target Unknown (Guest Star) 2010