Emmy Award-nominee Nathan Fillion is a Canadian-American actor best known for his role as Captain Malcolm “Mal” Reynolds on an American space drama series Firefly.
The 48-year-old actor made his acting debut in 1993 TV film Ordeal in the Arctic where he played Master Warrant Officer Tom Jardine. Since his debut, Fillion has appeared in several films and TV shows like Saving Private Ryan, Serenity, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, Night Hunter, and The Suicide Squad.
How Rich Is Nathan Fillion?
The Firefly star is estimated to own a net worth of $18 million as of January 2020, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
As per reports, Fillion reportedly made $100 thousand per episode for his role in the 2009 television series Castle (2009- 2016). Since he appeared in 173 episodes, it counts $173,000 in total.
An actor reportedly makes $39.84 per hour to $37,507 – $67,000 per year in the United States of America. Whereas, in Canada, an actor makes $15.64 per hour to $46,410 per year.
Nathan reportedly owns a house in Los Angeles, California where the median house price ranges around $717,583 which rises up to millions of dollars.
A Short-Bio About Fillion
Nathan Fillion was born on 27th March 1971 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada to Robert Fillion and June Fillion. He holds dual nationality (Canadian-American) and has mixed ethnic descent.
Fillion was raised in Edmonton’s Mill Woods neighborhood and enrolled at Holy Trinity Catholic High School from where he completed his secondary and post-secondary education. He then went to the University College of Alberta and the University of Alberta where he was a member of the Kappa Alpha Society.
Additional Fact: Nathan got his U.S. citizenship in 1997.
Career Highlights: Gained Fame Through TV Series ‘Firefly’
Nathan began his acting career from theatre, television, and film productions including Theatresports with Rapid Fire Theatre. In 1994, he moved to New York City and acted as Joey Buchanan in the soap opera One Life to Live.
For his outstanding performance, he was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series.
He then appeared in the sitcom Two Guys, a Girl, and a Pizza Place and as James Frederick in Saving Private Ryan alongside Tom Hanks, Edward Burns, and Matt Damon.
Fillion made his breakthrough in 2002 as Captain Malcolm Reynolds in the sci-fi television series Firefly. He appeared in the show from 2002 to 2003 alongside Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Adam Baldwin, and Jewel Staite.
In a similar way, some of his notable voice credits are Green Lantern: Emerald Knights, Justice League: Doom, Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, The Death of Superman, and The Death of Superman.
He also voiced an ODST Gunnery sergeant in the Xbox 360 game Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST, Halo 5: Guardians, and Halo: Reach.
In 2009, Nathan starred in an American crime-comedy drama series Castle and played the titular character, Richard Castle. In the series, the appeared alongside Stana Katic, Susan Sullivan, Molly Quinn, and Tamala Jones.
He reportedly received $100,000 per episode for his work in the television series. For his outstanding performance, he got a nomination for Satellite Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama.
In 2015-16, Fillion worked with Alan Tudyk in an American comedy web series called Con Man. Likewise, in February 2018, he joined the cast of ABC TV series The Rookie as John Nolan.
On 16th July 2018, Fillion along with Allan Ungar released a live-action short movie titled Uncharted which is based on the Naughty dog franchise. In 2019, Nathan voiced Hal Jordan/Green Lantern in the animated superhero film Reign of the Supermen.
Fillion is set to play Richard Hertz/ Blackguard in the upcoming 2021 film The Suicide Squad aka Suicide Squad 2 starring Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, and Joel Kinnaman.
Is Nathan Dating Anyone Currently?
The 49-year-old actor is reportedly single as of 2020. However, he has been involved in several romantic relationships in his past.
Previously he dated Mikaela Hoover in 2013 and got engaged in November 2013. Unfortunately, the duo separated in January 2014.
A year later, Nathan dated actress Krista Allen for a short time. He was also reportedly dating actress Christina Ochoa, Kate Luyben, Perrey Reeves, and Felicia Day.
Co-Founder of ‘Kids Need to Read’
In 2007, Nathan along with author PJ Haarsma co-founded the non-profit organization titled Kids Need to Read to help raise awareness and imagination by getting more books into underfunded libraries. Similarly, in 2019, his association with Charity: Water garnered over $60,000 worth of donations.
Some of the other charities supported by Fillion are listed below:
- The PEACE Fund
- Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
- Malaria No More
- Milk + Bookies
- Operation Smile