Fan Day: Nathan Fillion

Nathan Fillion has been termed a Geek God (by Entertainment Weekly) for good reason. He played Mal on Joss Whedon’s Firefly, one of the most beloved (though a bit late) science fiction shows and cast of characters. He was Caleb, an evil priest, on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, guest starred on Lost for one episode, and currently plays Richard Castle, a writer/nerd, on Castle. Those are just some of his television credits. He also played Abe Dale opposite Battlestar Galactica’s Katee Sackoff in White Noise 2: The Light, which contained the gem, “[S]ounds like some superhero Captain Tightpants bullshit to me, man.”

He played another superhero, sorta, in the webseries Doctor Horrible’s Sign-a-long Blog, singing his way further into our hearts as Captain Hammer. That movie has far too many gems to quote. For example, to cheer each other up on horrible days, my best friend and I will randomly send each other the text: The hammer is my p***s. He’s also voiced some characters on comic books that have made it to the small screen and some video games as well. He never seems to have trouble making fun of himself and his interviews are fun to watch. Bit of trivia, he co-starred in Two Guys, A Girl And A Pizza Place with Ryan Reynolds. Fillion voiced Hal Jordan on Green Lantern: Emerald Lights and Ryan Reynolds will be playing Hal Jordon in this summer’s block buster Green Lantern. Click on the links below to see pictures of Nathan Fillion in some of his more geeky roles.

Captain Malcolm “Mal” Reynolds on Firefly, and Serenity

Caleb on Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Captain Hammer on Doctor Horrible’s Sing-a-long Blog

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