Diego Klattenhoff

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Diego Klattenhoff
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Klattenhoff at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con
Born1979 (age 34–35)[1]
French River, Nova Scotia, Canada
Years active2001–present
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Diego Klattenhoff
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Klattenhoff at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con
Born1979 (age 34–35)[1]
French River, Nova Scotia, Canada
Years active2001–present

Diego Klattenhoff (born 1979) is a Canadian actor best known for playing Mike Faber in the Showtime series Homeland. He also played Derek in Whistler and Ivan in Men in Trees. He currently stars as FBI Agent Donald Ressler in The Blacklist.

Early life[edit]

Klattenhoff was born in Nova Scotia, Canada. He moved to Toronto at the age of 19 to pursue an acting career. For a number of years, he worked as a bartender while studying in theater workshops. [2]


Klattenhoff studied with some of Canada's most respected acting coaches, including David Rotenberg, Bruce Clayton, and Rae Ellen Bodie. His first notable acting role was in Mean Girls. He followed that with a string of appearances in notable TV shows like Smallville and Stargate SG-1, and films like Lucky Number Slevin. Since 2006, he has been in recurring roles like Young Jacob in At the Hotel, Derek in CTV's Whistler, Ivan Palacinke in Men in Trees, and Mike Callahan in Mercy.

Klattenhoff currently appears in Homeland as Mike Faber, a Marine major whose best friend returns to the U.S. after disappearing in Iraq eight years earlier.[3] The series won Best Drama at the 2013 Golden Globes for its first season.[4] He and the cast were nominated once for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Cast, and twice for a PAAFTJ Television Awards for Best Cast in a Drama Series.[5][6] He has also guest starred on television series such as Psych, Supernatural, 24, and Falling Skies.

Klattenhoff starred in J. J. Abrams' television film Anatomy of Hope, and was seen in the 2013 Guillermo del Toro film Pacific Rim. He also appeared in the 2013 sci-fi thriller After Earth.[7][8] On March 13, 2013, Klattenhoff joined the cast of the NBC thriller The Blacklist, as FBI Field Agent Donald Ressler.[9] The show premiered on September 23, to 12.6 million viewers.[10] He returned to season 3 of Homeland as a recurring character, due to his commitment to The Blacklist.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Klattenhoff enjoys various physical activities in his free time, including baseball, hockey, golf, and swimming.[citation needed] Interview of October 28, 2012: Pictou County's Diego Klattenhoff is a graduate of East Pictou Rural High. Klattenhoff grew up “in the middle of the woods” in the Woodfield-Moose River area, southeast of New Glasgow.



2002Straight in the FaceDanielShort
2003Autobiography of an InsectCameronShort
BlessingsBennyTV Movie
Family CurseTV Movie
2004Mean GirlsShane Oman
Cube ZeroQuigleyVideo
2005Ice PrincessKyle Dayton
Murder in the HamptonsTraffic CopTV Movie
The Last HitSasha
Dry WhiskeyTerryShort
Shania: A Life in Eight AlbumsPaulTV Movie
Recipe for a Perfect ChristmasZachTV Movie
YesteryearsTV Short
2006Lucky Number SlevinGinger
FallenNathaniel (uncredited)TV Movie
Firestorm: Last Stand at YellowstoneWillis LeeTV Movie
2007Fire SerpentYoung DutchTV Movie
2008Lost Behind BarsCharlie QuinnTV Movie
The InformersDirk
2009Anatomy of HopeBrendan CaseyTV Movie
2010The Dry LandHenry
After EarthVeteran Ranger
Pacific RimYancy Becket


2001-2002DocJasonEpisodes: "First Impressions" and "All in the Family"
2002WitchbladeUncreditedEpisode: "Destiny"
2003Wild CardEpisode: "Pilot"
Mutant XJanitor #1/Johnny CummingsEpisode: "Shadows of Darkness"
Veritas: The QuestTymusEpisode: "Avalon"
20041-800-MissingBrad WhitmanEpisode: "One Night Stand"
Sue Thomas: F.B.EyeEpisode: "Did She or Didn't She?"
2005SmallvilleJosh GreenfieldEpisode: "Krypto"
Stargate SG-1Team LeaderEpisode: "Ex Deus Machina"
2006At the HotelYoung JacobGeneral Cast (6 episodes)
PsychDylan MaxwellEpisode: "Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Piece"
SupernaturalDuane TannerEpisode: "Croatoan"
2007WhistlerRecurring role (12 episodes)
2008Men in TreesIvan PalacinkeRecurring role (6 episodes)
2009The ListenerTom CrawfordEpisode: "Emotional Rescue"
ERJayEpisode: "Shifting Equilibrium"
24Sergeant CaddenEpisodes: "Day 7: 2:00 a.m.-3:00 a.m." and "Day 7: 3:00 a.m.-4:00 a.m."
2009–2010MercyMike CallahanMain cast (22 episodes)
2011Falling SkiesLieutenant DannerEpisode: "Mutiny"
2012LongmireEliEpisode: "The Cancer"
2011–presentHomelandMike FaberRecurring role (25 episodes)
Nominated – PAAFTJ Television Awards for Best Cast in a Drama Series (2012, 2013)
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (2013)
2013–presentThe BlacklistDonald ResslerMain cast (13 episodes)


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