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Nicholas Lea

Biography

Performed the role of Tom Foss on the tv screen series, Kyle XY and in addition performed Alex Krycek in the series, The X-Files. He previously a guest function in the initial season from the X-Files, and impressed the manufacturers enough to provide him the function of Alex Krycek. He performed Ethan McKaye in the Canadian series, Whistler, where he was also associate manufacturer. He continues to be romantically associated with Lucy Liu and many other Hollywood stars. He played Official Ricky Caruso on the authorities series, The Commish, starring Michael Chiklis.

Quick Facts


Full Name Nicholas Lea
Date Of Birth June 22, 1962
Place Of Birth New Westminster, Canada
Height 1.85 m
Profession TV Actor
Education Prince of Wales Secondary School
Nationality Canadian
Movies Vertical Limit, Before I Fall, Chaos, The Philadelphia Experiment, Lunch With Charles, The Impossible Elephant, Butterfly on a Wheel, Moving Malcolm, Deadly Isolation, Once a Thief, American Venus, Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye, Bad Company, Dancing Trees, Threshold, The Investigation, Vice, A Trusted Man, Ignition, Campus Caller, Second Chance, Mothers & Daughters, Guido Superstar: The Rise of Guido, Once a Thief: Family Business, Once a Thief: Brother Against Brother, The Raffle, Shot in the Face
TV Shows Kyle XY, Category 7: The End of the World, The X-Files, Once a Thief, The Commish, Whistler
Star Sign Cancer

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#Fact
1 In 2001 Nick was teaching acting at the Lyric School of Actors in Vancouver along with Martin Cummins, Ben Ratner, Nancy Sivak, Brent Stait , Michael Tiernan, David Palffy and Mark Regan. [2001]
2 Guest-starred on the ABC TV show, Men in Trees (2006), opposite his real-life girlfriend (since 2001), Suleka Mathew.
3 Last name is pronounced Lee.
4 Best known for his portrayal of "Alex Krycek" in The X-Files (1993).
5 Read for the role of Danny on NYPD Blue (1993).
6 Went to art school for three years to become an illustrator.
7 Worked in a clothing store.
8 Served in the Canadian Navy.
9 Attended Prince of Wales Secondary School in Vancouver (Grad of 1980).
10 Auditioned for the part of Cal in Titanic (1997)
11 Was the lead singer in an alternative rock band called Beau Monde for five years


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Before I Fall 2017 completed Dan Kingston
Status Update 2017 post-production Coach Milligan
Campus Caller 2016 TV Movie post-production Professor Drake
NCIS: New Orleans 2016 TV Series Army Colonel Samuel Nilsen
Unveiled 2015 TV Movie Bill
Working Class Heroes 2015 Short Wilchuk
Arrow 2014 TV Series Mark Francis
Continuum 2012-2013 TV Series Agent Gardiner
The Killing 2013 TV Series Dale Daniel Shannon
King & Maxwell 2013 TV Series Theo Bancroft
Crimes of Mike Recket 2012 Mike Recket
The Philadelphia Experiment 2012 TV Movie Bill Gardner
Once Upon a Time 2012 TV Series The Woodcutter Michael Tillman
Supernatural 2012 TV Series Eliot Ness
A Trusted Man 2011 TV Movie Sebastian Craig
V 2010-2011 TV Series Joe Evans
Guido Superstar: The Rise of Guido 2010 Mr. Other Guy
CSI: Miami 2010 TV Series Donald Newhouse
Excited 2009 Skidder
Unspoken Rules 2009 Narrator
Burn Notice 2009 TV Series Quinn Luna
Without a Trace 2009 TV Series Raymond Walsh
Kyle XY 2006-2009 TV Series Tom Foss
Dancing Trees 2009 Detective Velez
Mothers&Daughters 2008 Dinner Party Guest Nicholas (as Nick Lea)
Crime 2008 Varsity Coach
Men in Trees 2007-2008 TV Series Eric
Vice 2008 Jenkins
Hastings Street 2007 Short Charlie (voice)
American Venus 2007 Dougie
Shattered 2007 Jerry Crane
Drive 2007 TV Series Mr. Bright
Whistler 2006 TV Series Ethan McKaye
Chaos 2005/II Det. Vincent Durano
Category 7: The End of the World 2005 TV Movie Monty
Deadly Isolation 2005 TV Movie Patrick Carlson / Jeff Watkins
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2004 TV Series Chris Bezich
The X Files: Resist or Serve 2004 Video Game Alex Krycek (voice)
Judging Amy 2004 TV Series Vincent Canello
Andromeda 2003-2004 TV Series Tri-Lorn
See Grace Fly 2003 Grace's Male Voice (voice, as Nick Lea)
Moving Malcolm 2003 Herbert
Threshold 2003 TV Movie Dr. Jerome 'Geronimo' Horne
The Investigation 2002 TV Movie Les Forsythe
NYPD Blue 2002 TV Series Frank Colohan
The X-Files 1994-2002 TV Series Alex Krycek / Michel
Ignition 2002 Peter Scanlon
Earth Angels 2001 TV Movie Maximillian
Shot in the Face 2001 Robber
The Impossible Elephant 2001 Steven Harris
Lunch with Charles 2001 Matthew
Vertical Limit 2000 Tom McLaren
Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye 2000 TV Movie Dustin Yarma
The Outer Limits 1998-1999 TV Series Jacob Hardy / Mac 27
Saturday Night Live 1998 TV Series Alex Krycek
Once a Thief 1996-1998 TV Series Victor Mansfield
Once a Thief: Family Business 1998 TV Movie Victor Mansfield
Their Second Chance 1997 TV Movie Roy
Moloney 1997 TV Series Anson Greene
Once a Thief: Brother Against Brother 1997 TV Movie Victor Mansfield
The Burning Zone 1996 TV Series Philip Padgett
Highlander 1994-1996 TV Series Cory Raines / Rodney Lange
Once a Thief 1996 TV Movie Victor Mansfield
Sliders 1995-1996 TV Series Ryan Simms
Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years 1996 TV Series Tom Andrews
Jake and the Kid 1995 TV Series Tony Edwards / Mack Smith
The Marshal 1995 TV Series Ray Turner
Bad Company 1995 Jake
Taking the Falls 1995 TV Series Mac Stringer
The Raffle 1994 David Lake
Robin's Hoods 1994 TV Series Loren Faber
The Commish 1991-1994 TV Series Ricky Caruso
E.N.G. 1994 TV Series Jeffrey Leggett
From Pig to Oblivion 1993 Short
North of 60 1993 TV Series 2nd Lt. Lloyd Hillard
The Hat Squad 1993 TV Series Brett Halsey
Madison 1993 TV Series Jack
Xtro II: The Second Encounter 1990 Baines
American Boyfriends 1989 Ron

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Whistler 2006 TV Series associate producer - 13 episodes
Freedom Park 2001 Short executive producer
Lunch with Charles 2001 executive producer

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The DUB Magazine Project 2012 TV Series documentary production assistant - 4 episodes

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Men in Trees 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Seamstress 2009 the production wishes to thank - as Nic Lea

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 10th Annual Leo Awards 2008 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The 9th Annual Leo Awards 2007 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Open Mike with Mike Bullard 2002 TV Series Himself
Inside the X Files 1998 TV Special documentary Himself
Roswell Top Secret 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself
Show of Hearts 1967 TV Series Himself (1999)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Secrets of the X Files, Part 2 1996 TV Special documentary Alex Krycek (uncredited)
Secrets of the X Files, Part 1 1995 TV Special documentary Alex Krycek (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1998 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series The X Files (1993)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 UBCP Award UBCP/ACTRA Awards, Vancouver Best Actor The Killing (2011)
2004 Gemini Gemini Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series The Investigation (2002)
2001 Leo Leo Awards Best Performance of Feature Length Drama - Male Lunch with Charles (2001)


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#Quote
1 You can be in an acting class all you want, but you don't fully learn until you get off that stage and in front of a camera.
2 I've spent so much time the last seven, eight years in Los Angeles, away from my family, away from my friends, away from the city that is my favorite place to be and I just want to come here and have a proper life.
3 It changed my life in a lot of ways - before I got that role I was just going from job to job, not really having enough money to be able to do what I wanted to do.
4 It's certainly more interesting for me as an actor, but I think it's also more interesting for the audience to see three-dimensional characters, rather than just a bad guy or a good guy.
5 So, I completely and utterly support David and Gillian's decision to go to Los Angeles, but I think that Vancouver is the perfect location for the show.
6 Two shows at once is crazy, but I love it.
7 We both have a great loyalty to it, and I think that it's important to give it our best shot.
8 We went to the British Museum, and I was looking up my family in the books - pages and pages on it.
9 When I'm on my deathbed, I'll hopefully be able to count more friends than parts that I had.
10 When you're doing a series like this, you're constantly looking for new ways to excite your audience.
11 My heritage is English, so I'm proud to be back here.
12 My sister is a nurse and saves people's lives.
13 Supporting characters add depth to a story, and great actors leave their imprint with the audience.
14 That's sort of what I like about this character is that he's not the good guy, he's not truly the bad guy.
15 There's one site where you can buy pictures of me for five bucks a pop.
16 It makes you realize that people are the same wherever you go.
17 It seems there's a sliding scale between the money they spend on a movie and its creativity.
18 It's not that fun to just play a villain, without any reasoning behind it.
19 L.A. to me is not really an attractive place.
20 My goal is to be living back in Canada as soon as I can, hopefully somewhere in the Gulf Islands.
21 I think somebody who speaks the language is going to notice immediately that I'm not Russian.
22 I wanted more in depth ideas about the character and it never came.
23 I would like to look back on my career and be proud of what I've done.
24 I'm living in L.A. but my heart's in Vancouver.
25 I'm trying to do the kind of projects that I want to see in the theatre.
26 Everything has an end.
27 I don't care what TV show you work on, even a movie for that matter, it's all about time and money eventually.
28 I felt that K wasn't getting a fair shake anyway.
29 I just wanted to act. I didn't want to do anything else.
30 I really enjoy the people. I find them to be better educated and wittier.
31 At Christmas, 'It's a Wonderful Life' makes me cry in exactly the same places every time, even though I know it's coming.
32 I think everyone has some fascination with what's outside our existence. It's a constant journey to find the truth.
33 And I've been lucky in that I haven't had another job besides acting in the last five years.
34 Certainly, when I walk into an audition, a lot of people already know who I am.
35 Comedy and drama are both challenging to me.


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