Josh Dallas

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Josh Dallas
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Dallas at San Diego Comic-Con International on July 23, 2011
Born Joshua Paul Dallas
(1981-12-18) December 18, 1981 (age 32)
Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 2006–present
Spouse(s) Lara Pulver (m. 2007–11)
Ginnifer Goodwin (m. 2014)
Children 1

Joshua "Josh" Paul Dallas[1] (born December 18, 1981)[1] is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as Prince Charming/David Nolan in the ABC television series Once Upon a Time and Fandral in the Marvel Comics film adaptation Thor.

Early life[edit]

Dallas was born in Louisville, Kentucky.[1] He graduated in 1997, at the age of 16, from New Albany High School in New Albany, Indiana,[2] where he studied theater under David Longest.

Career[edit]

On graduation, Dallas joined the Royal Shakespeare Company, and then took parts with the Royal National Theatre, English National Opera, the New Shakespeare Company and The Young Vic.

Returning to the United States and based in Hollywood, he was cast in 2011 as Fandral in Thor after Irish actor Stuart Townsend withdrew from the role days before filming was to begin.[3] As he was a virtual unknown actor when cast, there was some speculation that Dallas was selected because there simply was not enough time to find a bigger name replacement.[4] To prepare for the role, Dallas viewed Errol Flynn as an inspiration (Stan Lee, in 1965, created the character based on Flynn), and watched many of his films. He commented, "I tried to bring out that little bit of Flynn-ness in it. Flynn had a lot of that boyish charm and Fandral's got all that in him."[5]

In 2011, he began starring on the ABC series Once Upon a Time as Prince Charming.[6] Dallas did not reprise his role in the sequel to Thor due to his commitments in Once Upon a Time. Zachary Levi replaced him in the film.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Dallas met English actress Lara Pulver in 2003 while working at the Theatre Royal, Windsor. They married in 2007, and were divorced in 2011.[8]

Dallas subsequently began dating his Once Upon a Time co-star Ginnifer Goodwin in March or April 2012.[9] Dallas and Goodwin became engaged in October 2013,[10] and married on April 12, 2014 in California.[11] They have one child, a son, born in May 2014.[12]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2008 80 Minutes Floyd
2009 Boxer, TheThe Boxer Ben
2009 Descent Part 2, TheThe Descent Part 2 Greg
2009 Last Days of Lehman Brothers, TheThe Last Days of Lehman Brothers Ace Television film
2009 Ghost Machine Bragg Voice only
2011 Thor Fandral
2011 Five Henry Television film
2012 Red Tails Ryan Fling
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2006 Ultimate Force Weaver Episode: "The Dividing Line"
2008 Doctor Who Node 2 Episode: "Silence in the Library"
2010 Money Spunk Davies 2 episodes
2010 Hawaii Five-0 Ben Bass Episode: "Ko'olauloa"
2011 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Kip Woodman Episode: "Targets of Obsession"
2011–present Once Upon a Time Prince Charming/David Nolan Main cast

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Joshua Dallas". AllMovie / Rovi via The New York Times. Retrieved 2014-04-13. 
  2. ^ "New Albany High School Class of 1997". New Albany High School. Retrieved May 12, 2011. 
  3. ^ Vejvoda, Jim (January 10, 2011). "Thor Finds a New Fandral". IGN. Retrieved April 13, 2011. 
  4. ^ Wigler, Josh (January 11, 2011). "Stuart Townsend Leaves 'Thor,' Joshua Dallas Will Play Fandral". MTV. Retrieved April 13, 2011. 
  5. ^ Weiland, Jonah (December 10, 2010). "On The Set of "Thor": Stevenson & Dallas". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved April 13, 2011. 
  6. ^ Wightman, Catriona (March 10, 2011). "Three more stars join 'Once Upon A Time'". Digital Spy. Retrieved July 24, 2011. 
  7. ^ "'Thor 2' Eyes 'Chuck' Star Zachary Levi (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. 2012-06-08. Retrieved 2012-07-19. 
  8. ^ Jones, Alice (April 20, 2013). "The naked truth about Lara Pulver". The Independent. Retrieved November 20, 2013. 
  9. ^ Jung, Helin. "Once Upon a Time's Josh Dallas Fell for Ginnifer Goodwin at First Sight". People.com. Retrieved April 27, 2012. 
  10. ^ Jordan, Julie (October 11, 2013). "Ginnifer Goodwin Engaged to Josh Dallas". People. Retrieved November 20, 2013. 
  11. ^ Michaud, Sarah (April 13, 2014). "Ginnifer Goodwin Marries Josh Dallas". People. Retrieved May 30, 2014. 
  12. ^ Jordan, Julie (May 30, 2014). "Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas Are Parents of Baby Boy". People. Retrieved May 30, 2014. 

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