9 Shocking (But Unconfirmed) Facts About Nathan Fillion

Nathan Fillion is a Canadian! That fact is actually confirmed while still shocking! But I digress.

Nathan, of course, stars as Richard Castle on the ABC series Castle. But it’s his early portrayal of the lead role of Captain Malcolm Reynolds in the television series Firefly and its feature film continuation, Serenity, that have earned him a cult following.

Fillion has also voiced several video games, including Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST, Halo: Reach, and Destiny, along with Halo 5: Guardians.

Here are 9 shocking–but unconfirmed–facts about the 45-year-old actor:

1. It has been said that Nathan and his co-star on Castle, Stana Katic, do not get along. At all. As in they can’t be in the same room with each other when not shooting the show. Castle fans were shocked when Katic confirmed she was leaving the ABC series after eight seasons. And now a report claims that part of the reason for her exit was her drama with her Nathan.

Actors Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic sy Media's PaleyFest 2012 honoring "Castle" at Saban Theatre on March 9, 2012 in Beverly Hills. (Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Actors Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic sy Media’s PaleyFest 2012 honoring “Castle” at Saban Theatre on March 9, 2012 in Beverly Hills. (Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

2. Fillion has been associated with the public artist Martin Firrell since 2009. Fillion was the ‘face’ of Complete Hero. The artist explained the choice of Fillion: “I wanted to make a piece of work that looked at all kinds of heroism, not just the usual derring-do of white square-jawed men. But I thought it would be interesting to start with a white, square-jawed man and Nathan Fillion agreed to take part.”

Nathan Fillion As Art (Courtesy Martin Firrell)

Nathan Fillion As Art (Courtesy Martin Firrell)

 

3. Nathan had a cameo on The Big Bang Theory, due to the fact that one of the characters, Sheldon, just loves the show Firefly. So much so that Sheldon initially included a clause in the roommate agreement dedicating Friday nights to watching the sci-fi series since he believed it would last for years to come.

Nathan Fillion Guest Stars On The Big Bang Theory (Still courtesy of Chuck Lorre Productions Warner Bros Television)

Nathan Fillion Guest Stars On The Big Bang Theory (Still courtesy of Chuck Lorre Productions
Warner Bros Television)

 

4. Joss Whedon’s Internet sensation Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog features Fillion’s character Captain Hammer. Neil Patrick Harris costars.

Actors Amy Acker, Neil Patrick Harris and Nathan Fillion pose at the premiere of "Serenity" after party held on September 22, 2005 in Los Angeles (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Actors Amy Acker, Neil Patrick Harris and Nathan Fillion pose at the premiere of “Serenity” after party held on September 22, 2005 in Los Angeles (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Felicia Day and actor Nathan Fillion at the "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog" event during PaleyFest09 on April 14, 2009 in Hollywood (Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Felicia Day and actor Nathan Fillion at the “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog” event during PaleyFest09 on April 14, 2009 in Hollywood (Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

5. One of Nathan’s early jobs: Singing Telegrams. Fillion was once sent into a bank dressed as Tarzan. (God but for a photo) Word is that Nathan does a mean Tarzan, too.

Nathan Fillionand Elizabeth Banks at the premiere of "Slither" on March 9, 2006 in Los Angeles (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Nathan Fillionand Elizabeth Banks at the premiere of “Slither” on March 9, 2006 in Los Angeles (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

6. Fillion had a cat that lived to be 24 years old. That same cat came with a house he purchased.

Nathan Fillion on the "Super" panel during Comic-Con 2010 San Diego (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Nathan Fillion on the “Super” panel during Comic-Con 2010 San Diego (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

7. Nathan owns his own light saber and leather kilt. Haters be damned.

Nathan Fillion and guest attend the World Premiere of "In Good Company" 2004 Hollywood (Doug Benc/Getty Images)

Nathan Fillion and guest attend the World Premiere of “In Good Company” 2004 Hollywood (Doug Benc/Getty Images)

8. Nathan has portrayed a gynecologist two times so far. In the film Waitress and on Desperate Housewives.

Eddie Jemison, Jeremy Sisto, Cheryl Hines, Keri Russell and Nathan Fillion . "Waitress" screening at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival 2007. (Agostini/Getty Images)

Eddie Jemison, Jeremy Sisto, Cheryl Hines, Keri Russell and Nathan Fillion . “Waitress” screening at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival 2007. (Agostini/Getty Images)

9. Nathan initially wanted to be a high school teacher. Perhaps Criminology? Or Science?

Actress Stana Katic and actor Nathan Fillion - 2010 American Music Awards Los Angeles (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Actress Stana Katic and actor Nathan Fillion – 2010 American Music Awards Los Angeles (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

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