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Adrian Pasdar currently stars in ABC Family’s “Lying Game” and starred in USA Network’s recent “Political Animals”. He also established a fan following as Nathan Petrelli in the NBC series “Heroes”, that followed the lives of ordinary people who discover they possess extraordinary abilities.
On the small screen, Pasdar starred for two seasons on both “Judging Amy” and “Mysterious Ways.” He also held starring roles on “Profit” and Dick Wolf’s “Feds.” He recently recurred on the hit series “Desperate Housewives” as David Bradley, as well as on “Touched by an Angel” as Edward Tanner. Pasdar guest-starred on “The Twilight Zone,” “The Outer Limits” and “Great Performances.” Additionally, he starred in a variety of television movies, including Lifetime’s “Crossing the Line,” NBC’s “Mutiny” and “House of Frankenstein” and Showtime’s “Slave of Dreams,” as well as “The Perfect Getaway,” “Love in Another Town,” “Touched by Evil,” “The Pompatus of Love,” “Shadows of Desire,” “A Mother’s Gift,” “The Lost Capone” and “Big Time.”
Pasdar began his career in “Top Gun” when he was cast as Chipper alongside Tom Cruise, Anthony Edwards and Val Kilmer. Since then, he has starred in films such as “Secondhand Lions” with Michael Caine and Robert Duvall, Brian De Palma’s “Carlito’s Way” opposite Al Pacino and Sean Penn, “Solarbabies” with Jami Gertz, Jason Patric and Lukas Haas, “Streets of Gold” with Wesley Snipes, “Near Dark” directed by Kathryn Bigelow and “Vital Signs,” starring Diane Lane.
Behind the scenes, Pasdar has written and directed a short film titled “Beyond Belief” and directed the feature film “Cement,” starring Chris Penn and Sherilyn Fenn.
Before becoming an actor, he excelled in football and attended the University of Florida on a football scholarship. After suffering an injury, he turned to acting and eventually studied at the famed Lee Strasberg Theater Institute.
He was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, but grew up in a suburb of Philadelphia. Pasdar currently resides in both Los Angeles and New York with his wife, Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks, and their two children. His birthday is April 30.
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