Nathaniel Buzolic (born August 4, 1983) is an Australian actor, who was 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. He is also known for his role as Kol Mikaelson on the CW series The Vampire Diaries. He plays Dean Stavros on Pretty Little Liars.


Buzolic hosted 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, he had minor roles in My Greatest Day Ever (2007) and Road Rage (2007).

In 2011, it was confirmed that he would play Kol Mikaelson in hit series  The Vampire Diaries. He first appeared in the episode 3x13, 'Bringing Out The Dead' and appeared in 8 further episodes so far (4 appearances in season 3 and 5 in season 4). He also appeared on the shows spin-off The Originals as said character for the premiere episode titled 'Always and Forever' in addition to 4 more episodes later on in the series. As of 2015, he was cast as one of the series regulars on the CW comedy: Significant Mother.

Personal life

Buzolic (pronounced Buzolich) is of Croatian ancestry. His grandmother emigrated to Australia after his grandfather was killed by the communists of the newly founded SFR Yugoslavia. Buzolic attended the Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) in Sydney and later studied at Screenwise Acting School for Film and Television, graduating in 2004.

Buzolic is associated with the End It movement which is against human slavery. He shared a video in which he asks fans to help spread awareness by drawing a red X on their hands and discussing slavery on social media sites using #enditmovement on Twitter.

Having been inspired by the title of his first TV role, Buzolic also supports the maintenance and preservation of the water rat's natural habitat which is under threat as a result of flood mitigation, swamp drainage and predation. His snapchat username is:natesapbuzz



Year Title Role Notes
2001 Water Rats Uncredited role
2002 Home and Away Paul Chalmers
2003 All Saints Damon Lloyd
2008 Out of the Blue Paul O'Donnell
2010 Cops LAC Jahrryde
2011 Crownies Jesse Major
2012-2014 The Vampire Diaries Kol Mikaelson recurring; 10 episodes (Seasons 3-5)
2014 Supernatural  David Lassiter Appeared in 9.20: Bloodlines ;backdoor pilot for spin-off; not picked up
2013-present The Originals Kol Mikaelson  26 episodes; recurring role: ( Season 1-present)
2014 The Originals:Awakening Kol Mikaelson  Web miniseries; Series Regular (4 episodes)
2014-present Pretty Little Liars Dean Stavros Recurring Role; 4 episodes
2015 Bones Hunter Ellis  Guest Cast in episode The Teacher in the Books (1 episode)
2015 Significant Mother Jimmy Barnes CW Network: Series Regular


Year Title Role Notes
S.M.S Uncredited role
2005 Dirty Deeds Uncredited role
2007 My Greatest Day Ever Coach
2007 Road Rage Young driver
2008 Offing David David
2009 Multiple Choice Tommy
2010 Needle Ryan


Year Title Role Notes
???? Weather Ed Himself
2005 Studio Disney Himself
2007 The Mint Himself


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