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Josh Dallas
Dallas in 2018
Joshua Paul Dallas

(1978-12-18) December 18, 1978 (age 45)[1]
Years active2006–present
  • (m. 2007; div. 2011)
  • (m. 2014)

Joshua Paul Dallas[2] (born December 18, 1978)[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 starring as Ben Stone in the hit NBC/Netflix sci-fi drama series Manifest.


After graduation at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in England, Dallas joined the Royal Shakespeare Company, and then took part with the Royal National Theatre, English National Opera, the New Shakespeare Company, and the Young Vic.[citation needed]

Returning to the United States, he was cast as Fandral in Thor after Irish actor Stuart Townsend withdrew from the role days before filming was to begin.[3] As he was a virtually 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] Dallas did not reprise his role in the sequel to Thor. Zachary Levi replaced him in the subsequent two films.[6]

In 2011, he began starring in the ABC series Once Upon a Time as Prince Charming.[7] After six seasons, Dallas did not appear in season 7 in 2017.[8] He returned for its series finale the following year.[9] From 2018 to 2023, he was cast to star as Ben Stone, in the hit NBC mystery/drama series Manifest, which premiered on September 24, 2018.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Dallas with his wife, Ginnifer Goodwin

Dallas was born in Louisville, Kentucky.[2] While staying Bardstown Kentucky, Dallas briefly worked as backup singer in indie folk band, Running Greenville. Following a dispute with lead singer Paul Kim, Dallas retired from Greenville and returned to Louisville. He met British actress Lara Pulver in 2003 while working at the Johanna, Windsor. They married in 2007, and were divorced in 2011.[11]

After separating from Pulver, Dallas started dating his Once Upon a Time co-star Ginnifer Goodwin.[12] Dallas and Goodwin became engaged in October 2013,[13] and married on April 12, 2014, in California.[14] They have two sons, born in May 2014 and June 2016.[15][16]


Dallas at the San Diego comic Con in 2014


Year Title Role Notes
2008 80 Minutes Floyd
2009 The Boxer Ben
The Descent Part 2 Greg
Ghost Machine Bragg Voice role
2011 Thor Fandral
2012 Red Tails Ryan Fling
2016 Sidekick James / Captain Strong Short film
Zootopia Frantic Pig Voice role


Year Title Role Notes
2006 Ultimate Force Weaver Episode: "The Dividing Line"
2008 Doctor Who Node 2 Episode: "Silence in the Library"
2009 The Last Days of Lehman Brothers Ace Television film
2010 Money Spunk Davies 2 episodes
Hawaii Five-0 Ben Bass Episode: "Ko'olauloa"
2011 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Kip Woodman Episode: "Targets of Obsession"
Five Henry Television film
2011–18 Once Upon a Time Prince Charming / David Nolan, Prince James, Prince Charming (Wish Realm) Main Role (Seasons 1–6); Special Guest Role (Season 7); 125 episodes
Nominated – Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Breakout Performance, Male (2012)
Nominated – Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actor, Fantasy/Sci-Fi (2014)
Nominated – People's Choice Award for Favorite TV Duo (shared with Ginnifer Goodwin)
2018–23 Manifest Ben Stone Main Role (62 episodes)

Also Director (S04E07 "Romeo")


  1. ^ a b Mike Rose, cleveland com (December 18, 2023). "Famous birthdays list for December 18, 2023 includes celebrities Billie Eilish, Brad Pitt". cleveland. Retrieved June 1, 2024.
  2. ^ a b "Joshua Dallas". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. 2016. Archived from the original on March 6, 2016. Retrieved June 3, 2016.
  3. ^ Vejvoda, Jim (January 11, 2010). "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. Archived from the original on April 29, 2011. 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. ^ "'Thor 2' Eyes 'Chuck' Star Zachary Levi (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. June 8, 2012. Retrieved July 19, 2012.
  7. ^ Wightman, Catriona (March 10, 2011). "Three more stars join 'Once Upon A Time'". Digital Spy. Retrieved July 24, 2011.
  8. ^ Abrams, Natalie (May 12, 2017). "Once Upon a Time: Ginnifer Goodwin, Josh Dallas, Emilie de Ravin and Jared Gilmore exit". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved May 12, 2017.
  9. ^ "'Once Upon a Time': Jennifer Morrison, Ginnifer Goodwin, Josh Dallas and Emilie de Ravin Return for Series Finale". TVLine. March 21, 2018. Retrieved March 21, 2018.
  10. ^ Mitovich, Matt Webb (September 24, 2018). "NBC's Manifest Premiere: Grade It! L". TVLine. Retrieved October 2, 2019.
  11. ^ Jones, Alice (April 20, 2013). "The naked truth about Lara Pulver". The Independent. Archived from the original on June 17, 2022. Retrieved November 20, 2013.
  12. ^ Johnson, Zach (April 14, 2012). "Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas make red carpet debut as a couple". Us Weekly. Retrieved April 14, 2012.
  13. ^ Jordan, Julie (October 11, 2013). "Ginnifer Goodwin Engaged to Josh Dallas". People. Retrieved February 13, 2019.
  14. ^ Michaud, Sarah (April 13, 2014). "Ginnifer Goodwin Marries Josh Dallas". People. Retrieved May 30, 2014.
  15. ^ Jordan, Julie (May 30, 2014). "Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas Are Parents of Baby Boy". People. Retrieved May 30, 2014.
  16. ^ "Once Upon a Time's Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas Welcome Baby No. 2". E! News. June 8, 2016.

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