Nathaniel "Nate" Buzolic (born 4 August 1983) portrays Kol Mikaelson on The Vampire Diaries, The Originals and The Originals themed four part web-series The Originals: Awakening.


Nathaniel is an Australian actor from Sydney, who before was a television presenter on Channel Nine's late-night program The Mint and had a regular role on the BBC soap Out of the Blue (2008). He was also a co-host of the educational show Weather Ed, on the The Weather Channel. Buzolic attended the Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) in Sydney. His first break was hosting the Disney Channel's afternoon kids show, Studio Disney (2005). He has also appeared in All Saints (2003), Home and Away (2002) and an uncredited role in an episode of Water Rats (2001). Buzolic's first leading role in a film was in Offing David (2008). Previously, Nathaniel had other minor roles in My Greatest Day Ever (2007) and Road Rage (2007). In late 2011, he was asked to be cast as Kol Mikaelson in the show The Vampire Diaries. In July of 2015, it was confirmed that Buzolic will take a lead role of Jimmy Barnes in the show comedy series Significant Mother.


TV Shows

Year TV/Movie Role
2001 Water Rats Uncredited
2002 Home And Away Paul Chalmers
2003 All Saints Damon Lloyd
2005 Studio Disney Himself
2007 The Mint Himself
2008 Out of The Blue Paul O'Donnell
2010 Cops L.A.C. Jahrryde
2011 Crownies Jesse Major
2012 - 2014 The Vampire Diaries Kol Mikaelson
2013-2018 The Originals Kol Mikaelson
2014 Pretty Little Liars Dean Stavros
2014 Supernatural David Lassiter
2015 Bones Hunter Ellis
2015 Significant Mother Jimmy Barnes


Year TV/Movie Role
2005 Dirty Needs Uncredited
2007 Road Rage Young Driver
2007 My greatest Day Ever Coach
2008 Offing David David
2009 Multiple Choice Tommy
2010 Needle Ryan
2016 Hacksaw Ridge Harold Doss


  • Nathaniel's family background is a mix of Croatian and German.
  • His mother is from Croatia, and he calls Croatia his homeland, saying "Hrvatska je moja domovina", basing on that, he may be speaking Croatian as well.
  • He auditioned at the beginning of the series and he was really close to getting the role of Stefan Salvatore, but was second and lost out to Paul Wesley.
  • He is a first-generation Australian having been born in Sydney.
  • His height is 6'1" (1.85 cm).
  • He began acting at the age of 15.
  • He has starred in a number of school productions.
  • He received a scholarship to attend the Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) in Sydney from 1998 to 2001.
  • He danced in the opening and closing ceremonies of the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000.
  • He was the school captain of De La Salle in 2001.
  • Nathaniel is a graduate of Screenwise Film & TV School for Actors in Sydney Australia attending the school from 2001 to 2004.
  • In 2007, he completed a marketing degree at the University of Western Sydney.
  • He used to play competitive basketball for New South Wales.
  • He is a keen snowboarder.
  • His favorite actor is Leonardo DiCaprio.
  • His first break was hosting the Disney Channel's afternoon kid's show, Studio Disney.
  • His celebrity crush is Australian singer and actress Delta Goodrem.
  • He is a devout Christian and an avid supporter of the End It Movement, a fundraiser and organization that works towards ending all types of modern-day slavery in the world. Their primary focus is sexual slavery.
  • He can speak using multiple accents as seen in a recent Vampire Diaries convention.
  • His grandfather was tragically killed by Communists after the second World War.
  • Nathaniel shares his birthday with Sebastian Roché, who plays his on-screen father, Mikael.
  • Interestingly, he along with Candice Accola, Lauren Cohan, Rick WorthySebastian RochéGrace Phipps and Sara Canning appeared in Supernatural.
  •  He's one of five actors from The Vampire Diaries and The Originals who have appeared in Pretty Little Liars, the others are Claire Holt (Rebekah), Torrey Devitto (Meredith), Steven Krueger (Josh) and Rebecca Breeds (Aurora).


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