Nicholas Lea

Nicholas Lea

Highest Rated: 80% Once a Thief (1996)

Lowest Rated: 43% The Lie (2018)

Birthday: Jun 22, 1962

Birthplace: New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada

In the 1990s, Nicholas Lea became a kind of New Judas archetype of American science fiction, a slick-talking, homicidal grifter in a suit who became the-guy-you-love-hate for millions of fans of "The X-Files" (Fox, 1993-2002). The native Canadian with classic GQ good looks and mesmerizing stare first established a regular presence on American television as a police officer in the Stephen J. Cannell-produced Vancouver-shot ABC cop drama "The Commish" (1991-95). When "The X-Files" arrived in town in 1993, he would join a number of Cannell veterans to be tapped for duty as the sci-fi show grew from cult fave to multimedia phenomenon. Lea played duplicitous FBI agent-cum-traitor-cum-alien-host-cum-rebel Alex Krycek. As the character recurred throughout the series, Lea saw his star rise in his home country, netting him some starring roles in low-budget Canuck productions. He would establish his own series imprint on Canada's CTV network in the John Woo-produced "Once a Thief" (1997-98). His X-bona fides would help him tap a rich vein of sci-fi genre projects, including major featured recurring parts on "Andromeda" (Sci Fi Channel, 2000-05) and "V" (ABC, 2009-2011), and played the shadow-agent heel again in the teen sci-fi mystery "Kyle XY" (ABC/ABC Family, 2006-09). Still, for so many of this genre's fans, Lea would remain the ever-scheming, silver-tongued Krycek, a.k.a. "Ratboy," on his way to minor Canadian heartthrob status.

Highest rated movies

Once a Thief
Vertical Limit The Lie




43% 33% The Lie Detective Rodney Barnes (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Campus Caller Professor Drake (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Working Class Heroes Wilchuk (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 19% The Philadelphia Experiment Bill Gardner (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Obsession Sebastian Craig (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Guido Superstar: The Rise of Guido Mr. Other Guy (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dancing Trees Detective Velez (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 21% American Venus Dougie (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 61% Shattered Jerry Crane (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 57% Chaos Det. Vincent Durano (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Deadly Isolation Patrick Carlson/Jeff Watkins (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 15% Threshold Dr. Jerome "Geronimo" Horne (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 17% Moving Malcolm Herbert (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 5% Ignition Peter Scanlon (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shot in the Face Robber (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Investigation Les Forsythe (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 25% The Incredible Elephant Steven Harris (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lunch With Charles Matthew (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2001
48% 41% Vertical Limit Tom McLaren (Character) $68.5M 2000
No Score Yet 47% Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye Dustin Yarma (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Once a Thief: Brother Against Brother Victor Mansfield (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Once a Thief: Family Business Victor Mansfield (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Their Second Chance Roy (Character) - 1997
80% 53% Once a Thief Victor Mansfield (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Raffle David Lake (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 0% Xtro II: The Second Encounter Baines (Character) - 1991


67% 97% The InBetween Jace Gray (Guest Star) 2019
31% 60% The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco George Mason (Character) 2018
No Score Yet 62% NCIS: New Orleans Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
86% 62% Arrow Mark Francis (Guest Star) 2014
88% 86% Continuum Agent Gardiner (Guest Star) 2012-2013
78% 78% Once Upon a Time Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
93% 75% Supernatural Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
50% 60% V Unknown (Guest Star) 2010-2011
No Score Yet 61% CSI: Miami Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
88% 94% Burn Notice Quinn Luna (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 66% Without a Trace Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
56% 76% Kyle XY Unknown (Guest Star) 2006-2009
56% No Score Yet Men in Trees Unknown (Guest Star) 2007-2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Whistler Unknown (Character) 2006-2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Category 7: The End of the World Monty (Character) 2005
No Score Yet 81% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Chris Bezich (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Judging Amy Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet 51% Andromeda Unknown (Guest Star) 2003-2004
83% 83% NYPD Blue Frank Colohan (Guest Star) 2002
74% 86% The X-Files Alex Krycek (Guest Star) 1994-1996 1998-2002
No Score Yet 100% The Outer Limits Unknown (Character) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Once a Thief Unknown (Character) 1997-1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Moloney Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
43% No Score Yet The Burning Zone Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet 94% Highlander: The Series Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet 74% Sliders Unknown (Guest Star) 1995-1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Commish Ricky Caruso (Guest Star) 1991-1994