Biography

David Nykl (born 7 February 1967 in Prague, Czechoslovakia) is a Czech Canadian actor of film, television, commercials and theater.

After the Soviet invasion in 1968, he and his family left then-Communist Czechoslovakia for Canada. Upon arriving at Victoria, British Columbia, his father found work as a structural engineer and his mother found work as a nurse.

Nykl attended the University of British Columbia, where he majored in liberal arts.

Nykl has appeared heavily in Vancouver and Prague in dozens of theater, film and television productions. Known for his versatility and depth as an actor, he has also produced theatre and film projects, and in 1994 he co-founded Prague's Misery Loves Company Theatre with Richard Toth and Ewan McLaren.

He is known to science fiction fans as the recurring Stargate Atlantis character of Dr. Radek Zelenka, a Czech scientist on Earth's expedition to the "lost city" of Atlantis. His character often provides a foil to the main scientists, who forget the limits of their situation.

He is fluent in Czech, English, French and Spanish. Though his character on Stargate Atlantis speaks English with a Czech accent, Nykl normally speaks with a Canadian accent. Whenever Zelenka spoke Czech in Stargate Atlantis, Nykl was given the lines in English, and he translated them.

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David Nykl (born 7 February 1967 in Prague, Czechoslovakia) is a Czech Canadian actor of film, television, commercials and theater.

After the Soviet invasion in 1968, he and his family left then-Communist Czechoslovakia for Canada. Upon arriving at Victoria, British Columbia, his father found work as a structural engineer and his mother found work as a nurse.

Nykl attended the University of British Columbia, where he majored in liberal arts.

Nykl has appeared heavily in Vancouver and Prague in dozens of theater, film and television productions. Known for his versatility and depth as an actor, he has also produced theatre and film projects, and in 1994 he co-founded Prague's Misery Loves Company Theatre with Richard Toth and Ewan McLaren.

He is known to science fiction fans as the recurring Stargate Atlantis character of Dr. Radek Zelenka, a Czech scientist on Earth's expedition to the "lost city" of Atlantis. His character often provides a foil to the main scientists, who forget the limits of their situation.

He is fluent in Czech, English, French and Spanish. Though his character on Stargate Atlantis speaks English with a Czech accent, Nykl normally speaks with a Canadian accent. Whenever Zelenka spoke Czech in Stargate Atlantis, Nykl was given the lines in English, and he translated them.

Description above from the Wikipedia article David Nykl, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 30

Birthday 1967-02-07

Place of Birth Prague, Czechoslovakia [now Czech Republic]

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2016 Minority Report (1 episode) as Eli Winford
2015 The Devout as Dr. Fisher
2015 Air as Sleeper
2015 Tomorrowland as Science Teacher
2013 Chupacabra vs. the Alamo as Medical Examiner
2012 Christmas Miracle as Drake
2012 Arrow (28 episodes) as Anatoly Knyazev
2012 Camera Shy as Cliff Gardner
2012 Continuum (1 episode)
2011 Once Upon a Time (1 episode) as Fisherman
2010 Encounter with Danger as Elliot Maine
2010 The Beast of Bottomless Lake as Paoul Moran
2009 The Seamstress as Donny Plachtt
2009 Helen as John
2008 Sanctuary (1 episode) as Strickland
2008 Fringe (2 episodes)
2006 Eureka (1 episode) as Dr. Steven Whiticus
2005 Dreams in the Witch House as CSI
2005 Masters of Horror (1 episode) as CSI
2005 Supernatural (2 episodes) as Lester Morris
2005 Pterodactyl as Herbert
2004 Stargate Atlantis (15 episodes) as Dr. Radek Zelenka (40 episodes)
2003 Jake 2.0 (1 episode)
2002 The Dead Zone (1 episode)
1999 Escape Velocity as Russel
1998 Act of War as George Willmont
1998 Cold Squad (1 episode)
1997 Stargate SG-1 (1 episode) as Dr. Radek Zelenka
1996 Hidden in Silence as Henek
1985 Danger Bay (1 episode) as Peter

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