Prince Charming 101
- Storybrooke identity: David Nolan
- A shepherd impersonating a prince
- Known swordsman and hero
- Married to Snow White; father to Emma
Josh Dallas on playing Prince Charming:
"Prince Charming: Wow... The pressure that comes along with that name! He's an everyman... A royal who's not afraid to get his hands dirty. Confident and assured. Humble. Believes with his soul in true love... It outweighs everything.
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 was born in Louisville, KY and grew up across the Ohio River in New Albany, Indiana. He attended New Albany Senior Public High School, where he was heavily involved in the school's award-winning performing arts program. It was there the fire that would push Dallas to pursue the arts was first lit.
At the age of 16, Dallas received the Sarah Exley Scholarship, awarded to one American student every three years in support of their study of acting at the prestigious Mountview Conservatoire for the Performing Arts in London, England. In London, at the age of 20, he landed his first professional job as an actor with the acclaimed Royal Shakespeare Company, and he went on to perform with some of the most renowned theatrical companies in the world, including the Royal National Theatre, The English National Opera, The New Shakespeare Company and The Young Vic.
Though he never left the theatre far behind, Dallas began to land parts in television and independent features. Feeling nostalgic for his home after a decade abroad, he made the move back stateside and landed in Hollywood. Five days later he received a call offering him the leading role of Fandral in 2011's Blockbuster Thor, directed by the Oscar-nominated director/actor Kenneth Branagh.
On television Dallas guest starred on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Hawaii Five-0. He recently completed production on the film Red Tails, opposite Bryan Cranston and Cuba Gooding Jr. Other film credits include Ghost Machine, The Descent: Part 2, The Boxer and 80 Minutes.