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Nicholas Lea


B: June 22, 1962 in New Westminster, BC

Nicholas Lea was born Nicholas Christopher Schroeder. He attended art school in Vancouver in preparation for a career as a professional illustrator, but he had a constant longing to perform. For five years, he played guitar and sang as the frontman for the Vancouver alternative rock band Beau Monde. His first major role was in the 1983 biography of model Dorothy Stratten, Star 80, but his scenes were cut from the film. Best known for his 8 seasons portraying Alex Krycek on The X Files, and his lead role on John Woo’s Once A Thief, Nicholas Lea played the role of Agent Gardiner on the TV series Continuum.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

My American Boyfriend (1989)

Xtro II: The Second Encounter (1990)
From Pig to Oblivion (1993)
The Raffle (1994)
Bad Company (1995)
John Woo`s Once a Thief (TV-1996)
Their Second Chance (TV-1997)
Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (TV-1999)

Vertical Limit (2000)
Lunch with Charles (2001)
The Impossible Elephant (2001)
A Shot in the Face (2001)
Ignition (2001)
Earth Angels (TV-2001)
The Impossible Elephant (2001)
The Investigation (TV-2002)
The X-Files: The Truth (TV-2002)
Moving Malcom (2003)
Threshold (TV-2003)
Deadly Isolation (TV-2005)
Category 7: The End of the World (TV-2005)
Chaos (2005)
Vice (2006)
American Venus (2007)
Butterfly on a Wheel (2007)
Hastings Street (voice, 2007)
Vice (2008)
Crime (2008)
Dancing Trees (2009)
Excited (2009)

Guido Superstar: The Rise of Guido (2010)
Obsession (TV-2011)
The Philadelphia Experiment (TV-2012)
Crimes of Mike Recket (2012)
Before I Fall (2016)
Campus Caller (TV-2017)
Status Update (2018)
The Lie (2018)

TV Series – Cast:
The Commish (1991-1994)
The X Files (1994-2002)
John Woo’s Once a Thief (1996-1998)

Category 7: The End of the World (2005, mini-series)
Whistler (2006)
Kyle XY (2006-2009)
Men in Trees (2007-2008)

V (2010-2011)
Continuum (2012-2013)
The Killing (2013)
ReBoot: The Guardian Code (2018)

The Stand (2020-2021)