Being devilishly handsome and eerily intelligent is few of the traits Nathan Fillion shares with his character Richard Castle, on ABCs hit series Castle. The television industry is highly volatile and alot of stars come and perish in the deep trenches of time.
But only a few stars manage to survive in the industry for decades by making a permanent place in the hearts of the viewers. The son of retired English teachers coming from Canada would have never thought that one day he would be a big TV star in the posh town of Hollywood. But he came, he saw and he conquered the hearts with years of hard work, resourceful acting and an unusual charm. Nathan Fillion is not just an actor; he is a famous voice actor too. Millions of people have loved that harsh Canadian tone of Fillion over the years and have given him the place of one of the most popular voice actors.
Born on March 27, 1971, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada to now retired English teachers, Bob Fillion and Cookie Fillion, Nathan was the younger of two siblings. Elder brother Jeff is the principal of St. Elizabeth Roman Catholic Elementary/ Junior High School. In the past, Nathan has dated Stana Katic, Perrey Reeves, Vanessa Marcil, Kate Luybenane Felicia Day. Currently, he is engaged to Mikaela Hoover.
Nathan owes his roots to the theatre; he did several shows and in 1994 moved to New York City where he did the soap opera One Life to Live. After moving to L.A he did supporting roles in such sitcoms as Two Guys, a Girl, and a Pizza Place and also scored a small role in Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan. He became really renowned after landing the lead cast in Castle and went on to do various successful projects in the Justice League franchise and even for the video game franchise Halo.
Nathon has been closely associated with the renowned artist Martin Firrell. Since 2009, he had been the subject of the public artist’s impeccable work, Complete Hero and Metascifi.
Education: Growing up in Edmonton’s Mills Woods, Fillion attended the Holy Trinity Catholic High School. Later he joined the Concordia University College of Alberta and the University of Alberta, where he was an active member of the Kappa Alpha Society.
Nathan Fillion Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $20.3 Million US Dollars
Nathan Fillion has an estimated net worth of around $20.3 million US dollars as of 2017. The top spot was reacquired by “The Big Bang Theory” cast Jim Parsons, but Fillion tied at the 7th position along with Jesse Tyler Ferguson from Modern Family and Ray Romano from Vinyl. Castle fame Fillion earned a huge paycheck of $100,000 from each episode of the show.
Nathan is well known in the feature film universe and renowned in the small screen. Some of his successful films include:
• Saving Private Ryan (2008)
• Blast from the Past (2009)
• Serenity (2005)
• Waitress (2007)
• Green Lantern : Emerald Knights (2011)
• Justice League: Doom (2012)
• Much Ado About Nothing (2012)
• Monster’s University (2013)
• Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Sea of Monsters (2013)
• Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
• Henchmen (2016)
His Successful Television Ventures Include:
• One Life To Live (1994-97, 2007)
• Two Guys and a Girl (1998- 2001)
• King of the Hill (2001)
• Firefly (2002-03)
• Buffy the Vampire Slayer (2003)
• Justice League : Unlimited (2005-06)
• Desperate Housewives (2007-08)
• Castle (2009-16)
• American Dad! (2012)
• Community (2014-15)
• Modern Family (2016)
Nathan Fillion is critically acclaimed and humble enough to not let a grin conquer his face, due to his accomplishments. Some of the awards and nominations
• Won Cinescape Face of the Future Award for Firefly in 2003
• Nominated for EDA Special Mention Award in 2007 with Kurt Russell for Waitress.
• Won the BTVA People’s Choice Voice Acting Award and BTVA Special/DVD Voice Acting Award for Best Vocal Ensemble in Justice League: Doom
• Nominated for the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series for One Life to Live
• At the Beach Film Festival, he won the Feature Film Award for Waitress.
• Won the People’s Choice Award for Favourite Crime Drama TV Actor from 2012-13, 2015-16.
• Won Several TV Guide Awards from 2011-14
Nathan Fillion as we know is an aggressive advocate for electric cars and vouches for climate change and tries to do his part in conserving the nature by leaving as less carbon footprint as possible. He is associated with charity water who are dedicated to bring clean and safe to drink water to Arato community, Ethiopia and various other countries. In his 2012 campaign for the foundation, he raised over $60,000.
In Malaria No More’s campaign to raise money for the fight against malaria, Nathan Fillion along with 30 other pop culture celebrities came together for Malarious, a collection of 24 funny videos with the celebrities squashing the disgusting parasites. In addition to that, he has also supported charities like Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Kids Need to Read, Operation Smile and The PEACE Fund. He has also supported the following causes:
• Marrow and Organ Donation
• Disaster Relief
Deadpool 2 is one of the most anticipated movies after the massive success of the Ryan Reynolds starrer Deadpool. The sequel of Deadpool is reportedly going to introduce the popular comic book character Cable on the big screen. There is a huge buzz going on among the fans about the actor who will play the character. But an anonymous insider source has reported that the Castle star Nathan Fillion has been approached by 20th Century Fox to portray the character. If it happens then it would be a great treat for the fans of Nathan since we all believe that he would do justice to the role of Cable aka Nathan Summers.