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Josh Dallas
Cast Member
Biographical Information
Gender: Male
Birthdate: December 18,[1] 1978[2]
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States[3]
Show Information
Portrays: Prince Charming / David Nolan / Prince James
Status: Starring
First appearance: "Pilot"
Latest appearance: "An Untold Story"
Relevant Pages

It's great to be able to tell the untold stories of Prince Charming. And being allowed to swing a sword around is not too bad, either!
—Josh Dallas src

Josh Dallas is the American actor who portrays Prince Charming, David Nolan and Prince James on ABC's Once Upon a Time.


Joshua "Josh" Paul Dallas, was born on December 18,[1] 1978[2] in Louisville, Kentucky. He grew up right across the Ohio River in New Albany, Indiana.[3] His parents are Diana and Ron Zellner,[4] and he has one brother named Jason.[5] Josh attended New Albany Senior Public High School, and was heavily involved in the school's award-winning performing arts programs. This is where the fire was lit that pushed Josh to continue pursing the arts.[3]

While at New Albany High School, at the age of sixteen, Josh received the Sarah Exley Scholarship, a full ride scholarship giving to one American student every three years to study acting at the prestigious Mountview Conservatoire for the Performing Arts in London.[3]

At the age of twenty, Josh landed his first professional job as an actor with the acclaimed Royal Shakespeare Company. He went on to perform with some of the most renowned theater companies in the world, including the Royal National Theatre, the English National Opera, New Shakespeare Company, and The Young Vic to name a few. Never leaving theater far behind, Josh began landing parts in both television and independent films.[3]

Yearning for his American roots after spending ten years in London, Josh made the move back stateside and landed in Hollywood. Five days after being back in the states, he got the call for a movie role as Fandral in the 2011 blockbuster Thor by Marvel Studios, directed by the Oscar nominated director Kenneth Branagh. Due to conflicting filming schedules with Once Upon a Time, he did not reprise the role for the sequel Thor: The Dark World and Zachary Levi replaced him.[3]

He has been dating Once Upon a Time co-star Ginnifer Goodwin since the fall of 2011, became engaged in October 2013[6] and married in April 2014.[7] Together, they have one son, Oliver Finlay Dallas,[8] who was born on May 29, 2014.[9]

Josh and Ginnifer are expecting their second child.[10]



Year Title Role Notes
2008 80 Minutes Floyd Movie - Credited as "Joshua Dallas"
2009 The Boxer Ben Movie - Credited as "Joshua Dallas"
2009 The Descent Part 2 Greg Movie - Credited as "Joshua Dallas"
2011 Thor Fandral Movie
2011 Red Tails Ryan Movie - Credited as "Joshua Dallas"
Year Title Role Notes
2006 Ultimate Force Weaver 1 episode - Credited as "Joshua Dallas"
2008 Doctor Who Node 2 1 episode - Credited as "Joshua Dallas"
2009 The Last Days of Lehman Brothers Ace TV movie
2010 Money Spunk Davies 2 episodes - Credited as "Joshua Dallas"
2010 Hawaii Five-0 Ben Bass 1 episode
2010 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Kip Woodman 1 episode
2011 Five Henry TV movie
2011–Present Once Upon a Time Prince Charming / David Nolan Lead role
2012 Trigger Point Tom Wisher
Year Title Role Notes
2009 Ghost Machine Bragg Movie (Voice credit)


Note: "Archive" denotes archive footage.

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