Date of Birth : Mar 27th 1971
Canadian actor, best known for his lead role in the television series Firefly.
Fillion was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada to Cookie and Bob Fillion, both of whom are retired English teachers. He has an older brother, Jeff, and attended Concordia University College of Alberta and the University of Alberta.
After working in several theatre, television and film productions, including Theatresports with Rapid Fire Theatre and the improvised soap opera Die-Nasty, Fillion moved to New York City in 1994 where he acted in the soap opera One Life to Live as Joey Buchanan, for which he was nominated in 1996 for a Daytime Emmy Award in the “Outstanding Younger Actor” category. In 1997, he left the series to pursue other projects (but would return for a brief guest appearance in 2007). After moving to Los Angeles, he played a supporting role in the sitcom Two Guys, a Girl, and a Pizza Place and was cast as “James Frederick Ryan” or “The Minnesota Ryan” in Steven Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan.
Fillion has lent his voice to the animated series King of the Hill in 2001, the video game Jade Empire (as the voice of Gao the Lesser), and the animated series Justice League Unlimited (as Vigilante in the episodes “Hunter’s Moon” and “Patriot Act”) in 2005 and 2006. Fillion starred in James Gunn’s 2006 horror film Slither. For his starring role as Bill Pardy, he garnered a 2006 Fangoria Chainsaw Awards nomination in the category of Dude You Don’t Wanna Mess With . However, Slither was a theatrical flop, earning substantially less than its total budget of $29.5 million (including marketing costs). Fillion starred in the romantic comedy film Waitress, written and directed by the late Adrienne Shelly, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival January 21, 2007 and opened in theaters on May 2, 2007. Waitress Worldwide Box Office Gross as of 9/13/07 $20,063,714 according to Box Office Mojo. He also starred in White Noise 2: The Light. He has made one appearance in the 2006-2007 season of the television show Lost , as Kevin, Kate’s ex-husband.