Nathan Parsons

Nathan Parsons(born 16 June 1988) is an Australian-born American actor, best known for his work in daytime television on the ABC daytime soap operaGeneral Hospitalas the character of Ethan Lovett .He also had roles on primetime television shows as vampire James Kent on the seventh and final season of the HBO drama seriesTrue Blood, and recently exited the role of werewolf Jackson Kenner on The CW drama seriesThe Originals. Also played the role as extra camera man in the Disney channel movie Starstruck along with his "Originals" costar Danielle Campbell

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 Nathan Parsons's Career

Early works[edit]

andJing: King of Bandits. Parsons has previously appeared in the filmsTeeth(2007)andThe Brotherhood V: Alumni(2009).

General Hospital[edit]

characters made household names duringGeneral Hospital's1980s peak.In March 2009Soaps In Depthmagazine credited Parsons with "taking the show by storm" and dubbed Ethan "one of daytime's most riveting young characters."

In December 2011, Parsons announced that he had decided not to renew his contract with General Hospital (which was expiring in early 2012).[citation needed]His last airdate was 7 March 2012, in a final scene that was shared with his on-screen parents, Anthony Geary and Emma Samms. The story line was left open ended for his possible return.

In May 2012, Parsons was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award in the Outstanding Younger Actor category for his portrayal of Ethan Lovett on General Hospital.[citation needed]The 2012 Daytime Emmy Awards were televised live on 23 June 2012, from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. Though Parsons did not win in his category, he was prominently featured in the telecast as a presenter for the coveted Outstanding Lead Actor category, in which his former co-stars, Anthony Geary and Maurice Benard, were both nominated. Parsons presented the award to his former on-screen father, Anthony Geary (for an unprecedented 7th win), and was acknowledged in Geary's acceptance speech. General Hospital also won the Outstanding Drama Series award.[citation needed]

In April 2013, Parsons returned toGeneral Hospitalas Ethan Lovett as part of the show's 50th Anniversary Celebration.[citation needed]His return aired over two days, 2 and 3 April, in which he appeared with Anthony Geary (Luke Spencer), Genie Francis (Laura Spencer) and Constance Towers (Helena Cassadine).[citation needed]He also reprised his character again in July 2015 for two episodes.


Nathan Parsons debuted on Bunheads on 16 July 2012, in an episode entitled "Money for Nothing", which introduced his character of Godot. While Godot was well known and idolized by the "bunheads"/girls, the lead character of Michelle ( Sutton Foster ) had never met him, as he had only just returned from a year-long surfing trip. There was a brief, but instant rapport/flirtation between Michelle and Godot; a relationship that was played out through season 1. He went on to appear in a further six episodes through the season, (which was the only season as the show was cancelled by ABC Family).

True Blood[edit]

True Blood.

The Originals[edit]

Nathan has appeared on The Originals as Jackson Kenner since 2014.

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 Nathan Parsons's Filmography


1991 Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water Jean (English version, voice)
1998 Devilman Lady Kid (English version, voice)
2002 Ô dorobô Jing Angostura (English version, voice)
2007 Teeth Soda Spritzer
2009 The Brotherhood V: Alumni Holden
2011 The Roommate Coffee Shop Cashier
2013 The Nightmare Nanny Jake TV movie
2013 #twitterkills Justin Tyme Short


1990–91 Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water Jean (English version, voice) 39 episodes
2009–13 General Hospital Ethan Lovett Series regular: January 30, 2009 – March 7, 2012
Guest: April 2–3, 2013
2011 State of Georgia Doug Episode: "Know When to Fold 'em"
2012–13 Bunheads Godot 7 episodes
2014 Complete Works Fantasy Shakespeare Episode: "The Green-Eyed Monster"
2014–2016 The Originals Jackson Kenner 20 episodes
2014 True Blood James Kent Series regular: Season 7

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 Nathan Parsons's Awards

YearAssociationCategoryNominated workResult
2012 Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series General HospitalNominated

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 Nathan Parsons's References

  1. Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water: Perfect Collection, Region 1 DVD (27 November 2007)
  2. Stacy, Tom (2 June 2009). "Port Charles Newcomer Nathan Parsons: Man of Mystery". Soap Opera Digest. pp. 48–51 (Vol. 34, No. 22). 
  3. Nathan Parsons biography – Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "ABC_bio" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  4. Rossi, Rosemary A. (1 June 2009). "In Fate's Hands". Soaps In Depth. pp. 62–65. 
  5. "Teeth (2007): Cast & Details". Retrieved 28 May 2009. 
  6. General Hospital recap (1/30/09) – Retrieved on 29 June 2009.
  7. "Who is Ethan?". Soaps In Depth. 9 February 2009. p. 12. 
  8. Mitovich, Matt (20 January 2009). "General Hospital Casting Exclusive: A New Con Is On!". Retrieved 27 June 2009. 
  9. "Nathan Parsons Joins the Cast of General Hospital". 21 January 2009. Retrieved 27 May 2009. 
  10. "Holly: 'Ethan's Father Is...'". Soaps In Depth. 1 June 2009. p. 4. 
  11. "GH's Emma Samms Returns". Soaps In Depth. 12 May 2009. p. 4. 
  12. West, Abby (10 March 2009). "Emma Samms to return to General Hospital". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 28 May 2009. 
  13. General Hospital recap (5/29/09) – Retrieved on 29 May 2009.
  14. Schemering, Christopher (September 1985). "General Hospital". The Soap Opera Encyclopedia. pp. 108–119. ISBN 0-345-32459-5. 
  15. "Next Big Thing!". Soaps In Depth. 23 March 2009. p. 88. 
  16. Ausiello, Michael (January 15, 2014). "True Blood Recast Exclusive: Bunheads Hunk Is the New James, Replacing Luke Grimes". TV Line. Retrieved May 10, 2014. 

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