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Richard Castle

Played by Nathan Fillion

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Roguish best-selling author, Richard Castle is the consummate man about town. He is nearly as well known for his tabloid-generating antics as for his immensely successful novels. Living with his teenage daughter and mother, Castle’s life is never short on drama, but after killing off his most famous character, Derrick Storm, Castle was in desperate need of inspiration for this next book series.

When a serial killer began staging murders which copied the murder scenes in his books, Castle was pulled in by NYPD Detective Kate Beckett to consult on the investigation. It was then he discovered the perfect muse for his new book series, and a new calling. Turns out all those years of research for his crime novels paid off, as Castle used his unique knowledge and skills to help bring the killer to justice. In the aftermath of that case, an unlikely but valuable partnership was formed.

Since joining the ranks of the 12th precinct he’s proved to be an invaluable asset to Detective Beckett, as well a charming thorn in her side. Despite, or perhaps because of, the tension between the pair, there’s little doubt that Castle has found in Beckett much more than just a muse.

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In addition to his starring role on Castle, Nathan Fillion was a recurring star on Desperate Housewives, playing Dr. Adam Mayfair, the new neighbor on Wisteria Lane and much younger husband of Katherine Mayfair (Dana Delany). On the big screen he recently finished shooting Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, which will be released in August 2013, and starred in Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing, which will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Fillion's other film credits include Trucker, opposite Michelle Monoghan, Waitress, with Keri Russell, Universal's Slither, co-starring Elizabeth Banks, White Noise 2, Serenity, which reunited him with director Joss Whedon, Saving Private Ryan, the independent film Water's Edge, Blast from the Past, Dracula 2000 and Doubting Reilly. On television he earned an Emmy nomination for his role in the daytime drama One Life to Live. Other TV credits include the series Drive, Two Guys and a Girl, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Pasadena and Miss Match.

A native of Edmonton, Alberta, Fillion wanted to be a high school teacher and studied at the University of Alberta. He later starred in productions at the Edmonton Fringe Festival and performed with comedy groups in town before moving on to pursue an acting career in New York and Los Angeles.