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Nathan Fillion has enjoyed a successful career as a film and television star dating back to the early 1990s. He has starred and guest-starred in many popular and iconic television shows and films throughout his career.
However, he is probably best known for his leading role as Malcolm Reynolds in the short-lived Firefly series Richard castle on tv’s castle or as john Nolan on the rookie the actor has shown both his dramatic and comedic acting skills in his roles. He has also done several cameos and has voice acted in shows as well making his filmography diverse.
10 Facts About Nathan Fillion
10 He Wanted To Become A Teacher
Nathan Fillion was born on March 27, 1971, in Edmonton Canada to two English teachers she grew up in Edmonton’s mill woods neighborhood of Edmonton where he completed his high school and post-secondary education.
He also attended holy trinity catholic highschool Concordia university college of Alberta and the University of Alberta where he was a member of the kappa alpha society growing up, he always expected to become a teacher like his parents but threw those plans away after dropping out of college.
9 He Started on A Soap
Before moving to new york city in 1994. He was involved in improvising theater including a theater with rapid-fire theater and the improvised soap opera dynasty, his first regular role was on a soap opera one life to live as joey Buchanan where he remained for three years. Nathan Fillion was nominated for a daytime Emmy award in1996 for his role.
8 He Auditioned For The Role of Angel on Buffy The Vampire Slayer
Nathan Fillion auditioned for the role of an angel on buffy the vampire slayer back in the 90s, but instead got cast as Caleb years later he played the demonic preacher spanning a total of five episodes in season seven.
7 He Played Multiple Roles In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Nathan Fillion is a friend of director James Gunn and it’s landed him a couple of cameo appearances in the guardians of the galaxy franchise. He first shows up as the voice of a nameless prisoner who threatens peter quill and receives a nose full of Groot as a result.
But he almost got a much more significant role in volume two scenes were filmed but ultimately cut from the finished product that featured posters advertising the acting career of Simon Williams portrayed by Fillion in the images devoted Marvelettes might recognize that name as belonging to wonder man a longtime avenger and movie star from the pages of Marvel comics.
6 He Voiced Green Lantern
Nathan Fillion was a fan favorite to play the role of Hal Jordan in the green lantern film, that came out in 2011, but the part ultimately went to Ryan Reynolds through million didn’t get the role, he did end up voicing the character in a number of DC animated ventures including justice league throne of Atlantis justice league the flashpoint paradox and the death of superman. He has also voiced green lanterns and a handful of robot chicken specials.
5 He’s In The Video Game Industry
Aside from being a very talented actor, Nathan Fillion is also a video games enthusiast, so when the opportunity to use his skills as a voice-over actor for this passion of his, he didn’t hesitate to give it a try the first video game, he worked for was jade empire a Microsoft game in 2005. He has been in 10 video games.
4 He Did An Audio Book
In 2007 an audiobook version of a novel from the previous year came out the book was titled world war z an oral history of the zombie war and it’s a Dystopianarrated by an agent that lives in a post-apocalyptic situation after a zombie play the novel received such great reviews that it was turned into an audiobook and filing played a Canadian soldier named Stanley Macdonald.
3 He’s Deaf In One Ear
Nathan Fillion confirmed that he lost all hearing in his left ear back in 1977 when he was six years old the reason for the hearing loss is completely unknown it could have been accident genetics or a really bad ear infection but the mystery just adds to the mystery around Fillion’s life.
2 He Models For French Painters
French artist martin Farrell used Fillion as the model for his complete hero project, he’s been in a couple of pieces since2009 and is the base face for the entire project.
1 He Was A Singing Telegram
Before Nathan Fillion broke into the world of acting Fillion worked as a singing telegram. Nathan Fillion used to be assigned messages to be delivered to other people and would have to perform the message to them as random as this job sounds it definitely fits his goofy character.
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