Nov. 30th, 1979
Nova Scotia, Canada
Diego Klattenhoff's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2013 - After Earth
2013 - Pacific Rim
2012 - Unconditional
2010 - The Dry Land
2006 - Lucky Number Slevin
2005 - Ice Princess
2004 - Cube Zero
2004 - Mean Girls
Guest TV Roles
Diego Klattenhoff (born November 30, 1979) is a Canadian actor best known for playing Mike Faber in the Showtime series Homeland. He also played Derek in Whistler and Ivan in Men in Trees, and currently stars as FBI Agent Donald Ressler in The Blacklist.
Born in Nova Scotia, Canada. When he was young, he wanted to be a professional baseball player. Moving to Toronto at the age of 19, Klattenhoff started to pursue an acting career. While studying in theater workshops for a number of years, he adapted to the Toronto life-style while being a bartender. He likes various physical activities in his free time, including playing baseball, hockey, golf and swimming.
Klattenhoff studied with some of Canada's most respected acting coaches, including 'David Rotenberg', 'Bruce Clayton' and 'Rae Ellen Bodie'. Klattenhoff's first notable acting role was in Mean Girls, starring 'Lindsay Lohan' and 'Rachel McAdams'. He followed that with a string of appearances in notable TV shows like Smallville and Stargate SG-1, and films like Lucky Number Slevin.
Since 2006, he has been getting recurring roles like Young Jacob in At the Hotel, Derek in Canada's CTV's Whistler, Ivan Palacinke in Men in Trees, and Mike Callahan in Mercy. He currently plays the role of Mike Faber in Homeland, a Marine major whose best friend returns to the US after disappearing in Iraq seven years earlier.
Additional credits for Diego Klattenhoff include guest starring roles on numerous films, movies of the week, and television series such as Psych, Supernatural, 24, and Falling Skies, among many others. Klattenhoff also starred in J. J. Abrams' Television Movie, Anatomy of Hope.