Celebrity Birthday of the Day – March 27

There must be something special about March 27, because not only was Quentin Tarantino born today (we celebrated his birthday last year), but so was nerd god Nathan Fillion! Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Fillion started off as a theatre actor in the early 90’s, as well as playing television roles on shows such as One Life to Live and Spin City. In 1998, Fillion was cast in the Steven Spielberg war film Saving Private Ryan, and also played small parts in Blast From the Past and Dracula 2000. In the early 2000s, Fillion focused more on TV work, with reoccuring roles in shows such as Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place, Pasadena, and the final season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It was also during this time that he was cast as Captain Malcolm Reynolds on the all-too-short-lived series Firefly – the role that he his associated with first and foremost. Even though Firefly wasn’t a hit when it first aired, it went on to gain a huge following, which led to the film sequel to the series – Serenity. In 2006, Fillion starred in the campy horror movie Slither, and also appeared in an episode of the hit series Lost, and in 2007 he played a reoccurring role on Desperate Housewives. In 2008, Fillion teamed up with Joss Whedon again and earned more nerd cred with Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, and since 2009, he has been starring in the hit mystery show Castle. Oh! And let’s not forget his voice work in video games such as Jade Empire, Halo 3, and Halo: Reach, and his ridiculous appearance as The Holy Crusader in SUPER. Nathan Fillion turns 41 today.

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