Nicholas Lea

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Nicholas Lea
Nicholas Lea 01 (9511897377).jpg
Lea in 2013
Born Nicholas Christopher Herbert
(1962-06-22) June 22, 1962 (age 51)
New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
Nationality Canada
Occupation Actor
Years active 1989-Present
Known for The X-Files, Kyle XY

Nicholas Lea (born Nicholas Christopher Herbert, June 22, 1962) is a Canadian actor best known for his portrayal of Alex Krycek on The X-Files and on Kyle XY playing Tom Foss.

Biography[edit]

Lea was born in New Westminster, British Columbia. He attended Prince of Wales Secondary School (Grad of 1980).

Lea's first major role was on the TV series The Commish where he played Officer Enrico Caruso from 1991 to 1994. It was during this time that he had a minor guest role in a first-season episode of The X-Files called "Gender Bender". The producers were impressed by his performance and when, in the second season, he auditioned for the role of turncoat FBI agent Alex Krycek, he was successful. Lea guest starred in eleven episodes from 1994 to 1996 and became a popular character amongst the fans. Because of his character's willingness to switch sides, he was known as the 'ratboy'. In the season three episode "Apocrypha," Krycek was left to die in an abandoned missile silo with an alien ship. This allowed Lea to take a starring role in the series Once a Thief — which followed on from the 1996 John Woo film — alongside Ivan Sergei. The series was cancelled after one season. Lea continued to play Krycek, who became a nemesis not just of Mulder and Scully but particularly of A.D. Skinner (Mitch Pileggi).

Lea co-starred with Lau Ching-Wan, Theresa Lee and Bif Naked in the Hong Kong-Canadian film Lunch with Charles in 2001.[1]

In 2006, Lea had a role on ABC Family's Kyle XY (26 episodes) playing Tom Foss, Kyle's tutor, and was one of the lead actors (playing Ethan McKaye) on the Canadian TV series Whistler. He was also that series' associate producer. He did not return to Whistler for its second season in 2007.

He has guest starred in shows such as NYPD Blue (3 episodes), Andromeda, Burn Notice, Sliders, Highlander: The Series, Judging Amy, CSI (4 episodes) (as Catherine Willows' boyfriend) and Men in Trees (10 episodes) (as Eric, the minister). Nicholas has also guest starred in the new ABC sci-fi series V. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Lyric School of Acting in Vancouver.

Lea appeared in the film "Guido Superstar: The Rise of Guido", starring, produced, and directed by Silvio Pollio, including Lea, John Cassini, Terry Chen, and Michael Eklund. The film screened at the 2010 Vancouver International Film Festival Thursday, Oct. 7 at 9:45 p.m. and Friday, Oct. 8, at 10:45 a.m., both at the Empire Granville 7 in downtown Vancouver, BC.[2][3][4]

In 2012 he portrayed Eliot Ness who formed the law enforcement group The Untouchables in the Supernatural episode 'Time after Time'.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Television[edit]

Time After Time (2012) TV episode as Elliot Ness
  • V as Joe Evans (5 episodes, 2010–2011)
John May (2010) TV episode as Joe Evans
Pound of Flesh (2010) TV episode as Joe Evans
Welcome to the War (2010) TV episode as Joe Evans
Concordia (2011) TV episode as Joe Evans
Siege (2011) TV episode as Joe Evans
In the Wind (2010) TV episode as Donald Newhouse
Shot in the Dark (2009) TV episode as Quinn Luna
Labyrinths (2009) TV episode as Raymond Walsh
  • Kyle XY as Tom Foss (26 episodes, 2006–2009);
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (2009) TV episode as Tom Foss
Life Support (2009) TV episode as Tom Foss
In the Company of Men (2009) TV episode as Tom Foss
I've Had the Time of My Life (2008) TV episode as Tom Foss
Hello... (2008) TV episode as Tom Foss (21 more)
Taking the Lead (2008) TV episode as Eric
Get a Life (2008) TV episode as Eric
Sonata in Three Parts (2008) TV episode (as Nicholas Lea) as Eric
Charity Case (2008) TV episode as Eric
Sweatering It Out (2007) TV episode as Eric (5 more)
  • Drive as Mr. Bright (1 episode)
Unaired Pilot (????) TV episode as Mr. Bright
  • Whistler as Ethan McKaye (13 episodes, 2006) also produced
Meltdown (2006) TV episode (as Nick Lea) as Ethan McKaye
Unearthed (2006) TV episode (as Nick Lea) as Ethan McKaye
Scratching the Surface (2006) TV episode (as Nick Lea) as Ethan McKaye
Gathering Clouds (2006) TV episode (as Nick Lea) as Ethan McKaye
The Looks of Love (2006) TV episode (as Nick Lea) as Ethan McKaye (8 more)
Viva Las Vegas (2004) TV episode as Chris Bezich
No More Bets (2004) TV episode as Chris Bezich
Getting Off (2004) TV episode as Chris Bezich
Early Rollout (2004) TV episode as Chris Bezich
Roadhouse Blues (2004) TV episode as Vincent Canello
  • Andromeda as Tri-Lorn (4 episodes, 2003–2004)
The Torment, the Release (2004) TV episode as Tri-Lorn
Machinery of the Mind (2004) TV episode as Tri-Lorn
Soon the Nearing Vortex (2003) TV episode as Tri-Lorn
Waking the Tyrant's Device (2003) TV episode as Tri-Lorn
  • NYPD Blue as Frank Colohan (3 episodes, 2002)
Death by Cycle (2002) TV episode as Frank Colohan
Meat Me in the Park (2002) TV episode as Frank Colohan
One in the Nuts (2002) TV episode as Frank Colohan
  • The X Files as Michel and Alex Krycek / ... (25 episodes, 1994–2002)
Season 1: Gender Bender (1994) as Michel
The Truth: Parts 1 & 2 (2002) TV episode as Alex Krycek
Existence (2001) TV episode as Alex Krycek
Essence (2001) TV episode as Alex Krycek
Deadalive (2001) TV episode as Alex Krycek
Requiem (2000) TV episode as Alex Krycek (19 more)
  • The Investigation (2002) (TV) as Les Forsythe
  • Earth Angels (2001) (TV) as Maximillian
  • Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (2000) (TV) as Dustin Yarma
  • The Outer Limits as Jacob Hardy / ... (2 episodes, 1998–1999)
The Inheritors (1999) TV episode as Jacob Hardy
In Our Own Image (1998) TV episode as Mac 27
David Duchovny/Puff Daddy/Jimmy Page (1998) TV episode (uncredited) as Alex Krycek
  • Once a Thief as Victor Mansfield (22 episodes, 1996–1998)
Endgame (1998) TV episode as Victor Mansfield
Family Reunion (1998) TV episode as Victor Mansfield
Politics of Love (1998) TV episode as Victor Mansfield
Shaken Not Stirred (1998) TV episode as Victor Mansfield
The Director Files (1998) TV episode as Victor Mansfield (17 more)
  • Their Second Chance (1997) (TV) as Roy
  • Moloney as Anson Greene (1 episode, 1997)
Damage Control (1997) TV episode as Anson Greene
Hall of the Serpent (1996) TV episode as Philip Padgett
  • Highlander as Cory Raines / ... (2 episodes, 1994–1996)
Money No Object (1996) TV episode as Cory Raines
The Fighter (1994) TV episode as Rodney Lange
Into the Mystic (1996) TV episode as Ryan Simms
Luck of the Draw (1995) TV episode as Ryan Simms
  • Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years as Tom Andrews (1 episode, 1996)
Lover's Leap (1996) TV episode as Tom Andrews
Grand Plans (1995) TV episode as Tony Edwards/Mack Smith
Pilot (1995) TV episode as Ray Turner
Easy Money (1995) TV episode as Mac Stringer
Double or Nothing (1994) TV episode as Loren Faber
  • The Commish as Officer Enrico 'Ricky' Caruso (20 episodes, 1991–1994)
Dead Drunk (1994) TV episode as Officer Enrico 'Ricky' Caruso
Romeo and Juliet (1994) TV episode as Officer Enrico 'Ricky' Caruso
Hero (1993) TV episode as Officer Enrico 'Ricky' Caruso
The Set-Up (1993) TV episode as Officer Enrico 'Ricky' Caruso
Burned Out Case (1993) TV episode as Officer Enrico 'Ricky' Caruso (15 more)
  • E.N.G. as Jeffrey Leggett (1 episode, 1994)
Cutting Edge (1994) TV episode as Jeffrey Leggett
  • North of 60 as 2nd Lt. Lloyd Hillard (1 episode, 1993)
Out of the Blue (1993) TV episode as 2nd Lt. Lloyd Hillard
  • The Hat Squad as Brett Halsey (1 episode, 1993)
Lifestyles of the Rich and Infamous (1993) TV episode as Brett Halsey
  • Madison as Jack (1 episode, 1993)
Not Just Anybody (1993) TV episode as Jack

Video Game Voice[edit]

  • Guido Superstar: The Rise of Guido (2010) (Video Game) (post-production) as Mr. Other Guy
  • The X Files: Resist or Serve (2004) (VG) (voice) as Alex Krycek

Producer[edit]

  • Whistler (associate producer) (9 episodes, 2006)
The Looks of Love (2006) TV episode (associate producer) (as Nick Lea)
After the Fall (2006) TV episode (associate producer) (as Nick Lea)
In the Air (2006) TV episode (associate producer) (as Nick Lea)
Will the Real Beck...? (2006) TV episode (associate producer) (as Nick Lea)
Coming Together, Coming Apart (2006) TV episode (associate producer) (as Nick Lea)
(4 more)
  • Freedom Park (2001) (executive producer)
  • Lunch with Charles (2001) (executive producer)

Soundtrack[edit]

Several Thousand (uncredited) &
I See in You (uncredited))

References[edit]

http://www.vancourier.com/entertainment/movie-guide/Somewhere+Commercial+Drive+Guido+Superstar+born/3573590/story.html

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