Nicholas Lea

Actor, Singer, Clothing salesman
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 ... Read more »
Born: 06/21/1962 in New Westminster, British Columbia, CA

Filmography

Actor (38)

The Impossible Elephant 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Supernatural 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Philadelphia Experiment 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Crimes of Mike Recket 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

V 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Without A Trace 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Vice 2008 (Movie)

Jenkins (Actor)

Shattered 2007 (Movie)

Jerry Crane (Actor)

American Venus 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

Category 7: The End of the World 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Whistler 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda 1991 - 1996, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ignition 2004 (Movie)

Peter Scanlon (Actor)

Judging Amy 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sliders 1991 - 1996, 1998 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Commish 1991 - 1996, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The X-Files 1991 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

John Woo's Once a Thief 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Threshold 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Moving Malcolm 2002 (Movie)

Herbert (Actor)

The Outer Limits 1994 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Lunch With Charles 2001 (Movie)

Matthew (Actor)

Vertical Limit 2000 (Movie)

Tom McLaren (Actor)

Highlander: The Series 1992 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Inside the X-Files 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

John Woo's Once a Thief: Family Business 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Raffle 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

John Woo's Once a Thief 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Moloney 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The Burning Zone 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Bad Company 1995 (Movie)

Jake (Actor)

The Hat Squad 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Xtro 2: The Second Encounter 1990 (Movie)

Baines (Actor)

Deadly Isolation (TV Show)

Actor

Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (TV Show)

Actor

Their Second Chance (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

Lunch With Charles 2001 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

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.

Relationships

Laurie Holden

Companion
reportedly dated in 1998

Lucy Liu Actor

Companion
Dated from 1997-98

Melinda McGraw

Companion
worked together on "The Commish" and "The X-Files" no longer together

EDUCATION

Charles Conrad Studios

Gastown Actor's Studio

Prince of Wales Secondary School

Vancouver , British Columbia 1980

Beverly Hills Playhouse

Beverly Hills , California

Milestones

2001

Played leading role in the Canadian-produced romantic comedy "Lunch with Charles"

2001

Appeared opposite Lena Olin in the thriller "Ignition"

2000

Cast as an intrepid mountain climber in the thriller "Vertical Limit"

1991

Had recurring role of Officer Ricky Caruso on the ABC police drama "The Commish"

1991

Early feature credit, "Xtro II: The Second Encounter"

1987

Began acting career

Began showbiz career as a member of the rock band Beau Monde

Born and raised in Canada

Served in the Canadian Navy

Played recurring role of Alex Krycek on "The X-Files" (Fox)

Had one of the leading roles in the TV version of "John Woo's Once a Thief"

Bonus Trivia

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Some sources list Mr. Lea's birth surname as Herbert, while others say it is Schroeder

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