Nathan Fillion

Canadian-born actor Nathan Fillion gained critical acclaim and a large cult of fans when he starred as Captain Malcolm Reynolds on the Joss Whedon TV series Firefly (2002), having previously been a regular on One Life to Live (1968) and Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place (1998). Fillion had also appeared in small roles in the films Blast from the Past (1999) and Saving Private Ryan (1998).

Whedon gave Fillion a chance to display his range when he cast Fillion as the twisted preacher Caleb, a villain, in the seventh and final season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997).

When Firefly (2002) was prematurely canceled in late 2002, the show's cast, crew, and many fans were devastated. Whedon vowed to resurrect the series in some way, and Fillion played Captain Reynolds again in the feature-film Serenity (2005). Fillion followed this film with bigger screen leading roles in the horror-comedy Slither (2006) and the indie hit Waitress (2007). He also continued to be a force in television, starring in the short-lived Fox-TV series Drive (2007) and appearing on ABC's Desperate Housewives (2004). He took his first singing part (and cemented his cult appeal) as Captain Hammer in Whedon's musical Internet smash Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (2008).

Known For


Cast Credits

Santa Clarita Diet (2017)
Guest starring as Gary West
Geeking Out (2016)
Guest starring as Nathan Fillion
Con Man (2015)
Starring as Jack Moore / Captain James Raaker (14 episodes)
The Late Late Show with James Corden (2015)
Guest starring as Nathan Fillion
Neil's Puppet Dreams (2012)
Guest starring as Dr. Mayfair
Talking Dead (2011)
Guest starring as Nathan Fillion (2 episodes)
Conan (2010)
Guest starring as Nathan Fillion (2 episodes)
Modern Family (2009)
Guest starring as Rainer Shine (5 episodes)
Castle (2009)
Starring as Richard Castle (173 episodes)
Community (2009)
Guest starring as Bob Waite (2 episodes)
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (2008)
Starring as Captain Hammer (3 episodes)
The Big Bang Theory (2007)
Guest starring as Customer
Drive (2007)
Starring as Alex Tully
Robot Chicken (2005)
Guest starring as Green Lantern (2 episodes)
The Soup (2004)
Guest starring as Nathan Fillion (2 episodes)
Lost (2004)
Guest starring as Kevin
  • Episode 3x06: I Do (Nov 8, 2006)
The Venture Bros. (2003)
Guest starring as Brown Widow (3 episodes)
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)
Guest starring as Nathan Fillion
Jimmy Kimmel Live (2003)
Guest starring as Nathan Fillion (8 episodes)
Firefly (2002)
Starring as Captain Malcolm "Mal" Reynolds (8 episodes)
Pasadena (2001)
Guest starring as Reverend Glenn Collins (3 episodes)
Two Guys and a Girl (1998)
Starring as Johnny Donnelly (60 episodes)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997)
Guest starring as Caleb (5 episodes)

Crew Credits

Con Man (2015)
Show crew as Executive Producer (25 episodes)
Castle (2009)
Show crew as Producer (22 episodes)