Fast Facts

  • Performed improv with Theatresports at Edmonton's Rapid Fire Theatre.
  • Briefly worked as a singing-telegram deliveryman.
  • Initially planned to follow in his parents' footsteps and become a high school English teacher, but dropped out of college after landing a role on One Life to Live.
  • Received a Daytime Emmy nomination in 1996 for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series for his work on One Life to Live.
  • Co-founder of the non-profit organization Kids Need to Read, which promotes childhood literacy.


  • 2013, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Dramatic TV Actor: Winner
  • 2012, People's Choice Awards — Favorite TV Drama Actor: Winner
  • 2015, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Crime Drama TV Actor: Winner
  • 2016, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Crime Drama TV Actor: Winner
  • 2007, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee


  • Mikaela Hoover — Significant Other
  • Jeff Fillion — Brother
  • Bob Fillion — Father
  • Kate Luyben — Ex-significant Other
  • Cookie Fillion — Mother


  • Attended University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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  • Birth Name: Nathan Fillion
  • Birth Place: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Profession: Actor

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