Nathaniel Buzolic

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Nathaniel Buzolic
Buzolic in June 2013
Other namesNate Buzz
Alma mater
Years active2001–present

Nathaniel Buzolic (/bəˈzɒlɪ/ bə-ZOL-ich[1]) 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 Sky News 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.

Early life[edit]

Buzolic is a first-generation Australian, and is of Croatian descent.[2] Buzolic studied at De La Salle College Ashfield, 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]


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).

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.[3][4] 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 would return to The Originals for its second season and he appeared in the first trailer that debuted at the 2014 San Diego Comic Con.[5]

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,[6] with the twentieth episode of the latter's ninth season serving as a backdoor pilot.[7] However, The CW passed on the pilot in May 2014.[8] 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 in the fifth and sixth episodes of the sixth season. In March 2022 it was announced that he would appear in Legacies as Kol Mikaelson.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Buzolic is a born-again Christian, and a right wing supporter of Israel. He says that he is "convinced that Jesus is the messiah and is coming back to give the Jewish people hope so that they can see that God has not forsaken them".[10]



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 Feature Film
2009 Multiple Choice Tommy Short film
2010 Needle Ryan
2016 Hacksaw Ridge Harold "Hal" Doss
2019 Saving Zoë Jason
2020 Deep Blue Sea 3 Richard


Year Title Role Notes
2001 Water Rats 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 The Mint Himself Host
2008 Out of the Blue Paul O'Donnell Main role (50 episodes)
2010 Cops L.A.C. Jahrryde Episode: "A Veil of Tears"
2011 Crownies Jesse Major 1 episode
2012–14 The Vampire Diaries Kol Mikaelson Recurring role (season 3-4)
Guest role (season 5); 10 episodes
2013–18 The Originals Guest role (season 1)
Recurring role (Season 2–5); 24 episodes
2014–15 Pretty Little Liars Dean Stavros Recurring role (4 episodes)
2014 Supernatural David Lassiter Episode: "Bloodlines" (backdoor pilot for Supernatural: Bloodlines)
2015 Bones Hunter Ellis Episode: "The Teacher in the Books"
2015 Significant Mother Jimmy Barnes Main role (9 episodes)
2022 Legacies Kol Mikaelson Special guest star[9]


Year Title Role Notes
2014 The Originals: The Awakening Kol Mikaelson 4 episodes


  1. ^ "Questions and Answers I Nathaniel Buzolic". Archived from the original on 21 December 2021. Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  2. ^ "Nathaniel Buzolic answers fans' questions about his role of Kol on The Vampire Diaries!". Oh No They Didn't!. 2 December 2012.
  3. ^ JMo and Elle (29 January 2012). "Aussie vampire Nathaniel Buzolic told: 'bronze up'". Daily Telegraph. News Corp Australia. Retrieved 6 February 2012.
  4. ^ Masters, Megan (9 December 2011). "Nate Berkus Show Ending, Vampire Diaries Casts More Originals". TVLine. PMC. Retrieved 3 February 2012.
  5. ^ Swift, Andy (30 May 2014). "Nathaniel Buzolic Returning to The Originals In Season 2: Find Out How!". TVLine. PMC. Retrieved 31 May 2014.
  6. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (20 February 2014). "Nathaniel Buzolic & Lucien Laviscount Land The Leads in CW's 'Supernatural' Spinoff". Deadline Hollywood. PMC. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
  7. ^ Thurm, Eric (29 April 2014). "Supernatural: "Bloodlines"". The A.V. Club. The Onion. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ a b Swift, Andy (24 March 2022). "Legacies: Charles Michael Davis and Nathaniel Buzolic to Appear as Marcel and Kol in Season 4 Episode". TVLine. Retrieved 24 March 2022.
  10. ^ Steinberg, Jessica (6 November 2023). "Aussie influencer Natebuzz in Israel to fight social media battle". The Times of Israel. Retrieved 7 May 2024.

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