Nathaniel Buzolic

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Nathaniel Buzolic
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Buzolic in June 2013
Born (1983-08-04) 4 August 1983 (age 30)
Sydney, Australia
Alma mater
Occupation Actor
Years active 2001–present

Nathaniel Buzolic (born 4 August 1983) is an Australian actor. He was the host of Nine Network's late-night television quiz show The Mint, and had a regular role on the BBC soap opera Out of the Blue (2008). He was also a co-host of the educational show Weather Ed on The Weather Channel. He is also known for his role as Kol Mikaelson on the CW series The Vampire Diaries.

Career[edit]

Buzolic hosted the Disney Channel's afternoon kids show Studio Disney (2005). He has also appeared in All Saints (2003), Home and Away (2002) and an uncredited role in an episode of Water Rats (2001).[1]

Buzolic's played the title role in the feature comedy Offing David (2008) alongside fellow Australian actor Adam J. Yeend. Previously, he had minor roles in the 2007 Australian short films Road Rage and My Greatest Day Ever.

In 2011, it was confirmed that Buzolic would play Kol Mikaelson in the CW series The Vampire Diaries.[2][3] He reprised his role in the pilot episode of The Vampire Diaries spin-off series The Originals. It was reported on 30 May 2014 that Buzolic will return to The Originals for its second season.[4]

On 20 February 2014, it was announced that Buzolic had landed one of the lead roles in Supernatural: Bloodlines, a spin-off of the CW series Supernatural,[5] with the twentieth episode of the latter's ninth season serving as a backdoor pilot.[6] However, The CW passed on the pilot in May 2014.[7] In March 2014, Buzolic appeared in two episodes of the fourth season of ABC Family's Pretty Little Liars as Dean Stavros, Spencer's (Troian Bellisario) substance abuse counselor.

Personal life[edit]

Buzolic (pronounced Buzolich) is of Croatian ancestry.[8] His grandmother emigrated to Australia after his grandfather was killed by the communists of the newly founded SFR Yugoslavia.[9] He studied at De La Salle School in Ashfield, Sydney. Buzolic attended the Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) in Sydney and later studied at Screenwise Acting School for Film and Television, graduating in 2004.

Buzolic is associated with the End It movement which is against human slavery. He shared a video in which he asks fans to help spread awareness by drawing a red X on their hands and discussing slavery on social media sites using #enditmovement on Twitter.

Having been inspired by the title of his first TV role, Buzolic also supports the maintenance and preservation of the water rat's natural habitat which is under threat as a result of flood mitigation, swamp drainage and predation.

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2005 Dirty Deeds Uncredited role
2007 Road Rage Young driver Short film
2007 My Greatest Day Ever Coach Short film
2008 Offing David David
2009 Multiple Choice Tommy Short film
2010 Needle Ryan
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2001 Water Rats N/A Uncredited; unknown episodes
2002 Home and Away Paul Chalmers Season 15, episode 119
2003 All Saints Damon Lloyd Episode: "Friends in Need"
2005 Studio Disney Himself Host
2007 Mint, TheThe Mint Himself Host
2008 Out of the Blue Paul O'Donnell Main cast; 50 episodes
2010 Cops L.A.C. Jahrryde Episode: "A Veil of Tears"
2011 Crownies Jesse Major Episode 15
2012–2014 Vampire Diaries, TheThe Vampire Diaries Kol Mikaelson 10 episodes
2013 Originals, TheThe Originals Kol Mikaelson 1 episode
2014 Pretty Little Liars Dean Stavros 2 episodes
2014 Supernatural David Lassiter Episode: "Bloodlines"

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