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Nathan Parsons is the Australian actor who portrays Jack and Nick Branson on ABC's Once Upon a Time.


Nathan Parsons was born in Adelaide, South Australia[2] but raised in Colorado[4] and Texas.[5] He moved to Los Angeles to attend the University of Southern California after being accepted into their Bachelor of Fine Arts Acting program.[6] He is also a member of Boom Kat Dance Theatre, a non-profit dance company based in Santa Monica, California.[7] Currently in their third year, Boom Kat has been made a resident company of the Miles Memorial Playhouse in Santa Monica following the success of their third production Neverwonderland.[8]

As a child actor he did voice-over work dubbing Japanese anime for ADV Films, including the lead role of Jean Roque-Raltique in Nadia: The Secret of Blue Waterand parts in Soul Hunter, Devil Lady and Jing: King of Bandits. Parsons has previously appeared in the films Teeth and The Brotherhood V: Alumni.[9]

Parsons originally auditioned for a different role on General Hospital and was not cast, but the series subsequently created a new character for him. He made his first appearance as con artist Ethan Lovett on 30 January 2009.[10] Parsons was initially hired on a recurring basis but was soon put on contract with the series[11] Parsons's debut storyline hinted at the secret parentage of his character Ethan. In December 2011, Parsons announced that he had decided not to renew his contract with General Hospital.[12] On April, 2013, Parsons reprised the role of Ethan as part of the series' 50th anniversary.[13] He returned once more in 2015 to facilitate with the exit of Anthony Geary.[14]

After completing a stint on Bunheads, Nathan began to recur as Jackson Kenner on The Originals.[15] During this time, Parsons also acquired the role of James Kent during the final season of True Blood.[16] In March 2018, Parsons joined the cast of the CW's Roswell reboot.[17]


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