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      Nicholas Lea

      Nicholas Lea

      Highest Rated: 80% Once a Thief (1996)

      Lowest Rated: 45% The Lie (2018)

      Birthday: Jun 22, 1962

      Birthplace: New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada

      In the 1990s, Nicholas Lea became a kind of New Judas archetype of American science fiction, a slick-talking, homicidal grifter in a suit who became the-guy-you-love-hate for millions of fans of "The X-Files" (Fox, 1993-2002). The native Canadian with classic GQ good looks and mesmerizing stare first established a regular presence on American television as a police officer in the Stephen J. Cannell-produced Vancouver-shot ABC cop drama "The Commish" (1991-95). When "The X-Files" arrived in town in 1993, he would join a number of Cannell veterans to be tapped for duty as the sci-fi show grew from cult fave to multimedia phenomenon. Lea played duplicitous FBI agent-cum-traitor-cum-alien-host-cum-rebel Alex Krycek. As the character recurred throughout the series, Lea saw his star rise in his home country, netting him some starring roles in low-budget Canuck productions. He would establish his own series imprint on Canada's CTV network in the John Woo-produced "Once a Thief" (1997-98). His X-bona fides would help him tap a rich vein of sci-fi genre projects, including major featured recurring parts on "Andromeda" (Sci Fi Channel, 2000-05) and "V" (ABC, 2009-2011), and played the shadow-agent heel again in the teen sci-fi mystery "Kyle XY" (ABC/ABC Family, 2006-09). Still, for so many of this genre's fans, Lea would remain the ever-scheming, silver-tongued Krycek, a.k.a. "Ratboy," on his way to minor Canadian heartthrob status.

      Highest rated movies

      Once a Thief
      Vertical Limit The Lie

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      NCIS: New Orleans, Nicholas Lea (L), Scott Bakula (R), 'Collateral Damage', Season 2, Ep. #21, 04/19/2016, ©KSITE NCIS: New Orleans, Scott Bakula (L), Nicholas Lea (R), 'Collateral Damage', Season 2, Ep. #21, 04/19/2016, ©KSITE NCIS: New Orleans, Scott Bakula (L), Nicholas Lea (R), 'Collateral Damage', Season 2, Ep. #21, 04/19/2016, ©KSITE The Killing, Nicholas Lea, 'Scared and Running', Season 3, Ep. #5, 06/23/2013, ©AMC The Killing, Nicholas Lea, 'Scared and Running', Season 3, Ep. #5, 06/23/2013, ©AMC The Killing, Nicholas Lea, 'That You Fear the Most', Season 3, Ep. #2, 06/02/2013, ©AMC VERTICAL LIMIT, Nicholas Lea, 2000, (c)Columbia Pictures VERTICAL LIMIT, Robin Tunney, Nicholas Lea, 2000, (c)Columbia Pictures Supernatural, Jensen Ackles (L), Nicholas Lea (R), 'Time After Time After Time', Season 7, Ep. #12, 01/13/2012, ©KSITE Supernatural, Jensen Ackles (L), Nicholas Lea (R), 'Time After Time After Time', Season 7, Ep. #12, 01/13/2012, ©KSITE Supernatural, Jensen Ackles (L), Nicholas Lea (R), 'Time After Time After Time', Season 7, Ep. #12, 01/13/2012, ©KSITE Supernatural, Nicholas Lea, 'Time After Time After Time', Season 7, Ep. #12, 01/13/2012, ©KSITE Supernatural, Jensen Ackles (L), Nicholas Lea (R), 'Time After Time After Time', Season 7, Ep. #12, 01/13/2012, ©KSITE Supernatural, Nicholas Lea, 'Time After Time After Time', Season 7, Ep. #12, 01/13/2012, ©KSITE Supernatural, Jensen Ackles (L), Nicholas Lea (R), 'Time After Time After Time', Season 7, Ep. #12, 01/13/2012, ©KSITE Supernatural, Jensen Ackles (L), Nicholas Lea (R), 'Time After Time After Time', Season 7, Ep. #12, 01/13/2012, ©KSITE Supernatural, Jensen Ackles (L), Nicholas Lea (R), 'Time After Time After Time', Season 7, Ep. #12, 01/13/2012, ©KSITE Continuum, Nicholas Lea, 'Second Last', Season 2, Ep. #12, 08/23/2013, ©SYFY Continuum, Nicholas Lea (L), Brian Markinson (R), 'Split Second', Season 2, Ep. #2, 06/14/2013, ©SYFY Continuum, Nicholas Lea (L), Rachel Nichols (R), 'Second Skin', Season 2, Ep. #4, 06/28/2013, ©SYFY

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      45% 33% The Lie Detective Rodney Barnes (Character) - 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Campus Caller Professor Drake (Character) - 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Working Class Heroes Wilchuk (Character) - 2015
      No Score Yet 18% The Philadelphia Experiment Bill Gardner (Character) - 2012
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Obsession Sebastian Craig (Character) - 2011
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Guido Superstar: The Rise of Guido Mr. Other Guy (Character) - 2010
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dancing Trees Detective Velez (Character) - 2008
      No Score Yet 21% American Venus Dougie (Character) - 2007
      No Score Yet 61% Shattered Jerry Crane (Character) - 2007
      No Score Yet 57% Chaos Det. Vincent Durano (Character) - 2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Deadly Isolation Patrick Carlson/Jeff Watkins (Character) - 2005
      No Score Yet 15% Threshold Dr. Jerome "Geronimo" Horne (Character) - 2003
      No Score Yet 17% Moving Malcolm Herbert (Character) - 2003
      No Score Yet 5% Ignition Peter Scanlon (Character) - 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Shot in the Face Robber (Character) - 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Investigation Les Forsythe (Character) - 2002
      No Score Yet 25% The Incredible Elephant Steven Harris (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lunch With Charles Matthew (Character),
      Executive Producer
      - 2001
      49% 41% Vertical Limit Tom McLaren (Character) $68.5M 2000
      No Score Yet 47% Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye Dustin Yarma (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Once a Thief: Family Business Victor Mansfield (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Once a Thief: Brother Against Brother Victor Mansfield (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Their Second Chance Roy (Character) - 1997
      80% 53% Once a Thief Victor Mansfield (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Raffle David Lake (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet 0% Xtro II: The Second Encounter Baines (Character) - 1991

      TV

      Credit
      67% 96% The InBetween Jace Gray (Guest Star) 2019
      31% 60% The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco George Mason (Character) 2018
      No Score Yet 62% NCIS: New Orleans Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
      86% 63% Arrow Mark Francis (Guest Star) 2014
      88% 86% Continuum Agent Gardiner (Guest Star) 2012-2013
      78% 78% Once Upon a Time Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
      93% 72% Supernatural Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
      50% 59% V Unknown (Guest Star) 2010-2011
      No Score Yet 65% CSI: Miami Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
      88% 95% Burn Notice Quinn Luna (Guest Star) 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Without a Trace Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
      56% 76% Kyle XY Unknown (Guest Star) 2006-2009
      56% No Score Yet Men in Trees Unknown (Guest Star) 2007-2008
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Category 7: The End of the World Monty (Character) 2005
      No Score Yet 82% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Chris Bezich (Guest Star) 2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Judging Amy Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
      No Score Yet 51% Andromeda Tri-Lorn (Guest Star) 2003-2004
      83% 93% NYPD Blue Frank Colohan (Guest Star) 2002
      74% 85% The X-Files Alex Krycek (Guest Star) 1994-1996 1998-2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Outer Limits Mac 27 (Character),
      Unknown (Guest Star)
      1998-1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Moloney Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
      43% No Score Yet The Burning Zone Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
      No Score Yet 89% Highlander: The Series Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
      No Score Yet 67% Sliders Unknown (Guest Star) 1995-1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Commish Ricky Caruso (Guest Star) 1991-1994