Castle character: Richard Castle
Full name: Nathan Christopher Fillion
Date of birth: March 27, 1971
Hometown: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Currently residing in: Los Angeles, California
Education: Majored in art and minored in drama at the University of Alberta
Bet you didn't know ... Nathan claims to be descended from Confederate Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early. Joss Whedon created a bounty hunter by the name of Jubal Early for the Firefly episode "Objects in Space."
Nathan Fillion is an actor, a Canadian, and a dreamboat. Before starring as novelist Richard Castle on Castle, he was best known for his work on the television shows Firefly, One Life to Live, and Desperate Housewives. You can also see him in films including Slither, White Noise 2, Serenity, and Saving Private Ryan.
Fillion did voiceover work for the video game Halo 3, so his fan base includes a likely uncountable number of drunk college guys. Though we have no official confirmation on this, we suspect he was always that good looking.
More Nathan Goodness:
The Many Faces of Nathan Fillion - PHOTOS!
10 Things You Didn't Know About Nathan Fillion
Nathan's Top 5 One-Liners
Nathan's Most Memorable Comic-Con Moments