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Nathan Fillion is a television and film actor best known for playing Captain Malcolm Reynolds on Firefly, Richard Castle on Castle, and John Nolan on The Rookie. He also starred on a soap.

Along with his great television career, Fillion is gearing up to be in the new Suicide Squad movie, which is set to be released in 2021. From where he was born and raised to his passion for video games, here are five fast facts about the actor.

Who Is Nathan Fillion?

Fillion was born on March 27 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He attended Holy Trinity Catholic High School and then went on to both Concordia University College of Alberta and the University of Alberta. He started working in theater and then decided to make the big move to New York City.

Soap Beginnings
After moving to New York City, Fillion landed the role of Joey Buchanan on One Life to Live. He was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor and left the show a few years later to pursue other projects.

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Big Gamer
Along with his love of acting, Fillion is also a big fan of video games. In fact, he has been in 10 video games himself. He’s appeared in Jade Empire, Family Guy: The Quest For Stuff, God in Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell, Destiny, and four different Halo games. His likeness is even used in Halo 5: Guardians.

Green Lantern Dreams

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. Though Fillion didn’t get the role, he did end up voicing the character in the animated movie, Green Lantern: First Flight. It all worked out in the end because Green Lantern is also where Reynolds met his wife, Blake Lively.

Getting Personal With Nathan Fillion
Fillion has never been married but has had his share of Hollywood romances. He reportedly dated actress Krista Allen (ex-Billie, Days of our Lives) back in 2015. He was engaged to actress Mikaela Hoover, but they called it quits in January 2014. He was also linked to actresses Perrey Reeves and Vanessa Marcil (ex-Brenda, General Hospital).

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