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FactBest known for his portrayal of "Alex Krycek" in The X-Files (1993).

Nicholas Lea was born on June 22, 1962 in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada. His parents were both schoolteachers. He has two older sisters. Lea was educated at Simon Fraser University, where he studied political science. He later worked as a bartender and a waiter before beginning his acting career.

Lea’s first acting role was in the television series “MacGyver” in 1985. He later appeared in the series “Highlander” and “The X-Files”. He has also had roles in the films “The Crow: City of Angels” and “Deep Rising”.

Lea’s net worth is estimated to be $4 million. He has been married to his wife, Megan Lea, since 1998. The couple has two children together.

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Full NameNicholas Lea
Height1.85 m
ProfessionActor, Television producer
EducationPrince of Wales Secondary School


MoviesVertical Limit, Chaos, The Philadelphia Experiment, Butterfly on a Wheel, Before I Fall, Once a Thief, Category 7: The End of the World, Xtro II: The Second Encounter, Deadly Isolation, Lunch With Charles, The Impossible Elephant, Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye, Threshold, Moving Malcolm, Dancing Trees, Igni...
TV ShowsThe X-Files, Kyle XY, Once a Thief, The Commish, Whistler, Category 7: The End of the World

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


1In 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]
2Guest-starred on the ABC TV show, Men in Trees (2006), opposite his real-life girlfriend (since 2001), Suleka Mathew.
3Last name is pronounced Lee.
4Best known for his portrayal of "Alex Krycek" in The X-Files (1993).
5Read for the role of Danny on NYPD Blue (1993).
6Went to art school for three years to become an illustrator.
7Worked in a clothing store.
8Served in the Canadian Navy.
9Attended Prince of Wales Secondary School in Vancouver (Grad of 1980).
10Auditioned for the part of Cal in Titanic (1997)
11Was the lead singer in an alternative rock band called Beau Monde for five years




Before I Fall2017completedDan Kingston
Status Update2017post-productionCoach Milligan
Campus Caller2016TV Movie post-productionProfessor Drake
NCIS: New Orleans2016TV SeriesArmy Colonel Samuel Nilsen
Unveiled2015TV MovieBill
Working Class Heroes2015ShortWilchuk
Arrow2014TV SeriesMark Francis
Continuum2012-2013TV SeriesAgent Gardiner
The Killing2013TV SeriesDale Daniel Shannon
King & Maxwell2013TV SeriesTheo Bancroft
Crimes of Mike Recket2012Mike Recket
The Philadelphia Experiment2012TV MovieBill Gardner
Once Upon a Time2012TV SeriesThe Woodcutter Michael Tillman
Supernatural2012TV SeriesEliot Ness
A Trusted Man2011TV MovieSebastian Craig
V2010-2011TV SeriesJoe Evans
Guido Superstar: The Rise of Guido2010Mr. Other Guy
CSI: Miami2010TV SeriesDonald Newhouse
Unspoken Rules2009Narrator
Burn Notice2009TV SeriesQuinn Luna
Without a Trace2009TV SeriesRaymond Walsh
Kyle XY2006-2009TV SeriesTom Foss
Dancing Trees2009Detective Velez
Mothers&Daughters2008Dinner Party Guest Nicholas (as Nick Lea)
Crime2008Varsity Coach
Men in Trees2007-2008TV SeriesEric
Hastings Street2007ShortCharlie (voice)
American Venus2007Dougie
Shattered2007Jerry Crane
Drive2007TV SeriesMr. Bright
Whistler2006TV SeriesEthan McKaye
Chaos2005/IIDet. Vincent Durano
Category 7: The End of the World2005TV MovieMonty
Deadly Isolation2005TV MoviePatrick Carlson / Jeff Watkins
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2004TV SeriesChris Bezich
The X Files: Resist or Serve2004Video GameAlex Krycek (voice)
Judging Amy2004TV SeriesVincent Canello
Andromeda2003-2004TV SeriesTri-Lorn
See Grace Fly2003Grace's Male Voice (voice, as Nick Lea)
Moving Malcolm2003Herbert
Threshold2003TV MovieDr. Jerome 'Geronimo' Horne
The Investigation2002TV MovieLes Forsythe
NYPD Blue2002TV SeriesFrank Colohan
The X-Files1994-2002TV SeriesAlex Krycek / Michel
Ignition2002Peter Scanlon
Earth Angels2001TV MovieMaximillian
Shot in the Face2001Robber
The Impossible Elephant2001Steven Harris
Lunch with Charles2001Matthew
Vertical Limit2000Tom McLaren
Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye2000TV MovieDustin Yarma
The Outer Limits1998-1999TV SeriesJacob Hardy / Mac 27
Saturday Night Live1998TV SeriesAlex Krycek
Once a Thief1996-1998TV SeriesVictor Mansfield
Once a Thief: Family Business1998TV MovieVictor Mansfield
Their Second Chance1997TV MovieRoy
Moloney1997TV SeriesAnson Greene
Once a Thief: Brother Against Brother1997TV MovieVictor Mansfield
The Burning Zone1996TV SeriesPhilip Padgett
Highlander1994-1996TV SeriesCory Raines / Rodney Lange
Once a Thief1996TV MovieVictor Mansfield
Sliders1995-1996TV SeriesRyan Simms
Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years1996TV SeriesTom Andrews
Jake and the Kid1995TV SeriesTony Edwards / Mack Smith
The Marshal1995TV SeriesRay Turner
Bad Company1995Jake
Taking the Falls1995TV SeriesMac Stringer
The Raffle1994David Lake
Robin's Hoods1994TV SeriesLoren Faber
The Commish1991-1994TV SeriesRicky Caruso
E.N.G.1994TV SeriesJeffrey Leggett
From Pig to Oblivion1993Short
North of 601993TV Series2nd Lt. Lloyd Hillard
The Hat Squad1993TV SeriesBrett Halsey
Madison1993TV SeriesJack
Xtro II: The Second Encounter1990Baines
American Boyfriends1989Ron


Whistler2006TV Series associate producer - 13 episodes
Freedom Park2001Short executive producer
Lunch with Charles2001executive producer


The DUB Magazine Project2012TV Series documentary production assistant - 4 episodes


Men in Trees2008TV Series performer - 1 episode


The Seamstress2009the production wishes to thank - as Nic Lea


The 10th Annual Leo Awards2008TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The 9th Annual Leo Awards2007TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Open Mike with Mike Bullard2002TV SeriesHimself
Inside the X Files1998TV Special documentaryHimself
Roswell Top Secret1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
Show of Hearts1967TV SeriesHimself (1999)

Archive Footage

Secrets of the X Files, Part 21996TV Special documentaryAlex Krycek (uncredited)
Secrets of the X Files, Part 11995TV Special documentaryAlex Krycek (uncredited)


Won Awards

1998OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Guest Actor in a Drama SeriesThe X Files (1993)

Nominated Awards

2014UBCP AwardUBCP/ACTRA Awards, VancouverBest ActorThe Killing (2011)
2004GeminiGemini AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-SeriesThe Investigation (2002)
2001LeoLeo AwardsBest Performance of Feature Length Drama - MaleLunch with Charles (2001)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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