Nathaniel Buzolic

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Nathaniel Buzolic
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Buzolic in June 2013
Born (1983-08-04) 4 August 1983 (age 32)
Sydney, New South Wales, 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 show The Vampire Diaries and its spin-off The Originals.

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 and he appeared in the first trailer that debuted at the 2014 San Diego Comic Con.[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. He reprised his role as Dean in the fifth episode of sixth season.

Personal life[edit]

Buzolic (pronounced Buzolich) is a first-generation Australian, and is of Croatian descent.[8] Buzolic studied at De La Salle School in Ashfield, Sydney, and later attended the Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) in Sydney and later studied at Screenwise Acting School for Film and Television, graduating in 2004.[citation needed]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Dirty Deeds N/A 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[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2001 Water Rats N/A Uncredited; unknown episodes
2002 Home and Away Paul Chalmers 1 episode
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 1 episode
2012–14 Vampire Diaries, TheThe Vampire Diaries Kol Mikaelson Recurring role (10 episodes)
2013–Present Originals, TheThe Originals Kol Mikaelson Recurring role (3 episodes)
2014 The Originals: Awakening Kol Mikaelson Web miniseries (4 episodes)
2014–Present Pretty Little Liars Dean Stavros Recurring role
2014 Supernatural David Lassiter Episode: "Bloodlines"
Backdoor pilot for Supernatural: Bloodlines
2015 Bones Hunter Ellis Episode: "The Teacher in the Books"
2015–present Significant Mother Jimmy Barnes Main cast

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nathaniel Buzolic at the Internet Movie Database
  2. ^ JMo and Elle (29 January 2012). "Aussie vampire Nathaniel Buzolic told: 'bronze up'". Daily Telegraph. News Corp Australia. Retrieved 6 February 2012. 
  3. ^ Masters, Megan (9 December 2011). "Nate Berkus Show Ending, Vampire Diaries Casts More Originals". TV Line. PMC. Retrieved 3 February 2012. 
  4. ^ Swift, Andy (30 May 2014). "Nathaniel Buzolic Returning to The Originals In Season 2: Find Out How!". TV Line. PMC. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (20 February 2014). "Nathaniel Buzolic & Lucien Laviscount Land The Leads In CW's 'Supernatural' Spinoff". Deadline.com. PMC. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 
  6. ^ Thurm, Eric (29 April 2014). "Supernatural: "Bloodlines"". The A.V. Club. The Onion. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  7. ^ Ausiello, Michael (8 May 2014). "Fall TV Scoop: The CW Orders Four Dramas, Including Flash, iZombie and Jane the Virgin, Passes on Supernatural Spin-Off". TVLine. PMC. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  8. ^ "Nathaniel Buzolic answers fans' questions about his role of Kol on The Vampire Diaries!". Oh No They Didn't!. 2 December 2012. 

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