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Nathan Fillion

Lowest Rated:   17% Dracula 2000 (2000)
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Birthplace:   Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Born in Alberta, Canada, in 1971, Nathan Fillion took his acting ambitions to the United States when he moved to New York in 1994 to portray Joey Buchanan on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live. Having previously appeared in a single TV movie, Ordeal in the Arctic, Fillion's acting career had taken a backseat to his plans to be an English teacher. His three-year stint on the long-standing daytime TV staple, however, changed his focus in a big way. When his time on One Life to Live was up, the 27-year-old actor relocated to Los Angeles to assume a regular role on the sitcom Two Guys, a Girl, and a Pizza Place. Shortly afterward, he made a memorable appearance as the "wrong Ryan" in Steven Spielberg's WWII epic Saving Private Ryan. He also made appearances on The Outer Limits, King of the Hill, Pasadena, and other projects. It was in 2002, however, that he assumed the role that would make his career. Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator Joss Whedon selected Fillion to portray rugged captain Mal Reynolds for his new sci-fi/Western series Firefly. The show found a rabidly loyal cult fan base, as well as incomparable critical praise, but tragically, failed to find the wide audience that Fox had been hoping for. The show was canceled after only 11 episodes, but Fillion had reached a level of familiarity with the public that most actors never hope to achieve. He reprised the role of Mal in 2005 for the feature-film adaptation of Firefly, Serenity, to the delight of fans. In 2006, Fillion stayed on the cream of the fringe with the much anticipated horror film Slither. Starring alongside Elizabeth Banks, the actor stole the show with his humorous, low-key performance. For his next project, he signed on to act alongside Keri Russell in the romantic comedy Waitress. When the writer's strike hit, Fillion teamed with his old collaborator Joss Whedon to star in the direct-to-the-web musical miniseries Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. In 2009 he landed the title role on the ABC series Castle, and took a small role in the dark superhero comedy Super in 2010.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Henchmen
  • Actor
2016
91% Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Monstrous Inmate
2014
40% Justice League: Throne Of Atlantis
  • Steve Trevor
2014
42% Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
  • Hermes
2013
78% Monsters University
  • Johnny
2013
84% Much Ado About Nothing
  • Dogberry
2013
No Score Yet Highway Of Tears
  • Actor
2013
100% DCU: Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox
  • Hal Jordan / Green Lantern
2013
No Score Yet Justice League: Doom
  • Green Lantern
2012
No Score Yet Robot Chicken DC Comics Special
  • Actor
2012
49% Super
  • The Holy Avenger
2011
No Score Yet Green Lantern: Emerald Knights
  • Hal Jordan
2011
59% Trucker
  • Runner
2009
88% Wonder Woman
  • Col. Steve Trevor
2009
89% Waitress
  • Dr. Pomatter
2007
75% White Noise 2
  • Abe Dale
2007
No Score Yet Outing Riley
  • Actor
2007
86% Slither
  • Bill Pardy
2006
82% Serenity
  • Capt. Malcolm Reynolds
2005
No Score Yet Outing Riley
  • Luke Riley
2004
No Score Yet Water's Edge
  • Robert
2004
No Score Yet Doubting Riley
  • Actor
2004
17% Dracula 2000
  • Father David
2000
58% Blast From the Past
  • Cliff
1999
92% Saving Private Ryan
  • Minessota Ryan
1998
No Score Yet Ordeal in the Arctic
  • Tom Jardine
1993

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
80% Firefly
2002-2003
  • Capt. Malcolm `Mal' Reynolds
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
86% Community
2009-2015
  • Bob Waite
No Score Yet Buffy the Vampire Slayer
1997-2003
  • Caleb
85% Modern Family
2009
  • Rainer Shine
72% Castle
2009-2016
  • Screenwriter
  • Richard Castle
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet Desperate Housewives
2004-2012
  • Dr. Adam Mayfair Adam Mayfair
82% The Big Bang Theory
2007
  • Customer
89% Lost
2004-2010
  • Guest
No Score Yet Drunk History
2013
  • Actor
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Venture Bros.
2004
  • Voice
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
2005
  • Voice
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest

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