Adrian Pasdar stars in NBC's Emmy Award-nominated ensemble drama series "Heroes" as Nathan Petrelli, a congressional hopeful with the ability to fly. His political dreams were dashed along with his happiness when he failed to stop his younger brother Peter (Milo Ventimiglia) from exploding over the New York City skyline. "Heroes" follows 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 producer Dick Wolf's "Feds." He recently recurred on the hit series "Desperate Housewives" as David Bradley, as well as two productions of PBS' "American Playhouse:" "The Mother," starring with Anne Bancroft, and "Big Time," starring opposite Mia Sara. Additionally, he starred in a variety of television movies, including "Crossing the Line," "Mutiny," "House of Frankenstein," Showtime's "Slave of Dreams," "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 other feature 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 opposite Diane Lane.
Behind the scenes, Pasdar has written and directed a short film, "Beyond Belief," and directed the feature film "Cement," starring Chris Penn and Jeffrey Wright.
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.
Pasdar 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.
Ramamurthy was born in Chicago and raised in San Antonio, Texas. His birthday is May 17.
The eldest son of Angela and Arthur Petrelli, Nathan originally thought that his ability to fly was a gift from God. An ambitious politician, Nathan had just been appointed junior senator from the State of New York when he learned, along with his aide and paramour Tracy Strauss, that his parents injected him with the formula at an early age, thus synthesizing his ability. Turning against his kind, Nathan convinced the President of the danger of evolved humans, and set up an agency at Building 26 to hunt them down. Despite everything, Nathan still worked hard to keep his family members -- Angela and biological daughter Claire -- out of the fray. Sadly, Nathan was no match for Sylar, who was determined to take Nathan's form in order to ascend to the Presidency. Brutally murdered by Sylar, Nathan lives on with Sylar's spirit inside him. The only problem? Despite Matt Parkman's best efforts to make Sylar believe that he's Nathan, the new Nathan isn't totally convinced he is who he thinks he is.
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