Getting To Know Nathan Fillion

For me, Nathan Fillion will forever be Captain Malcolm Reynolds, one-time Browncoat, and captain of the Firefly-class Serenity, on the unfortunately short-lived Joss Whedon-directed TV series, Firefly.

Later on, I discovered that Nathan (along with several of his Firefly co-stars) had done voiceover work for the animated series Justice League Unlimited- as the gun-totin' Vigilante.

A few years later, he goes on to do voicework for video games, more notably on the Xbox's Jade Empire (as Gao The Lesser), and then on Halo 3 (where he identifies himself as Sergeant Reynolds).

Now in post-production: Nathan Fillion is voicing the role of Steve Trevor in the latest DC direct-to-DVD animated feature, Wonder Woman, which is slated for release later this year. Can't wait to get my hands on that one.

Five Factoids About Nathan Fillion:

  • ABC picked up a pilot for a comedy Nathan wrote. The project is called Repo Brothers, which should be out in several months. In the meantime, he is playing the title character of a new ABC crime drama called Castle, which we would be seeing in 2009.
  • Remember the Spielberg movie Saving Private Ryan (1998)? Well, Nathan was the Minessotta Private Ryan- not the Ryan Captain Miller's team of rangers were looking for. I saw it again on HBO.
  • According to, Fillion wanted to be a high school drama teacher. In college he majored in art, and minored in drama while pursuing an acting career on the side.
  • Nathan claims to be descended from Confederate Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early. When told this, Joss Whedon created a bounty hunter by the name of Jubal Early for the Firefly episode "Objects in Space."
  • You can check him out as the self-centered and slightly-cheesy Captain Hammer on the Joss Whedon online musical "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog", with co-stars Neil Patrick Harris and Felicia Day.
You can read more about Nathan Fillion on his entry on Wikipedia, and check out all the projects he's done so far on the Internet Movie Database.

Cheers, everyone!



Just A Regular Dude Watching TV

I might be a media guy, but my field is really more into radio and marketing more than anything else. For the most part, it means that what I know about television is pretty much stuff just about anyone can know- so don't expect me to go technical or anything.

I'm just a regular dude who just happens to appreciate me some good TV.

TV has so much to offer- a show I like might not exactly appeal to your tastes and vice versa. And that's the beauty of it all- with just so much TV going on, there's definitely something for everyone out there. We even have our own guilty pleasures- and that's just all good.

Feel free to share your thoughts on whatever TV show you like (or don't like). As long as you're all mature about it, with a genuine desire to inform, educate, or just someone with an honest opinion- come, sit and let's talk about TV.

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