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Joshua Paul Dallas[2] (born December 18, 1978)[1] is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as Prince Charming/David Nolan in the ABC television series Once Upon a Time and Fandral in the Marvel Comics film adaptation Thor. He currently stars as Ben Stone in the NBC drama series Manifest.

Josh Dallas
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Dallas at San Diego Comic-Con International on July 26, 2014
Joshua Paul Dallas

(1978-12-18) December 18, 1978 (age 40)[1]
Years active2006–present
Lara Pulver
(m. 2007; div. 2011)

Ginnifer Goodwin (m. 2014)


After graduation at Mountview, Dallas joined the Royal Shakespeare Company, and then took parts with the Royal National Theatre, English National Opera, the New Shakespeare Company and The Young Vic.

Returning to the United States and based in Hollywood, he was cast in 2011 as Fandral in Thor after Irish actor Stuart Townsend withdrew from the role days before filming was to begin.[3] As he was a virtually unknown actor when cast, there was some speculation that Dallas was selected because there simply was not enough time to find a bigger name replacement.[4] To prepare for the role, Dallas viewed Errol Flynn as an inspiration (Stan Lee, in 1965, created the character based on Flynn), and watched many of his films. He commented, "I tried to bring out that little bit of Flynn-ness in it. Flynn had a lot of that boyish charm and Fandral's got all that in him."[5]

In 2011, he began starring in the ABC series Once Upon a Time as Prince Charming.[6] Dallas did not reprise his role in the sequel to Thor due to his commitments in Once Upon a Time. Zachary Levi replaced him in the film.[7] After six seasons, Dallas exited the series in 2017.[8] He would, however, return for its series finale the following year.[9] For 2018-19, he was cast as Ben Stone, the male lead, in the NBC mystery/drama series Manifest, which premiered on September 24, 2018.[10]

Personal lifeEdit

Dallas was born in Louisville, Kentucky.[2] He met English actress Lara Pulver in 2003 while working at the Johanna, Windsor. They married in 2007, and were divorced in 2011.[11]

Dallas subsequently began dating his Once Upon a Time co-star Ginnifer Goodwin in fall 2011.[12] Dallas and Goodwin became engaged in October 2013,[13] and married on April 12, 2014 in California.[14] Together, they have two sons, born in May 2014[15] and June 2016 respectively.[16]



Year Title Role Notes
2008 80 Minutes Floyd
2009 The Boxer Ben
The Descent Part 2 Greg
Ghost Machine Bragg Voice role
2011 Thor Fandral
2012 Red Tails Ryan Fling
2016 Zootopia Frantic Pig Voice role
Sidekick James / Captain Strong Short film


Year Title Role Notes
2006 Ultimate Force Weaver Episode: "The Dividing Line"
2008 Doctor Who Node 2 Episode: "Silence in the Library"
2009 The Last Days of Lehman Brothers Ace Television film
2010 Money Spunk Davies 2 episodes
Hawaii Five-0 Ben Bass Episode: "Ko'olauloa"
2011 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Kip Woodman Episode: "Targets of Obsession"
Five Henry Television film
2011–18 Once Upon a Time Prince Charming/David Nolan, Prince James Main cast (seasons 1-6), Guest star (season 7); 135 Episodes
Nominated - Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Breakout Performance, Male (2012)
Nominated - Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actor, Fantasy/Sci-Fi (2014)
Nominated - People's Choice Award for Favorite TV Duo (shared with Ginnifer Goodwin)
2018–present Manifest Ben Stone Main Cast


  1. ^ a b Lisa (March 3, 2015). "Tinkerbell And The Legend Of The Neverbeast - Ginnifer Goodwin Interview". My Thoughts, Ideas, and Ramblings. Retrieved May 2, 2016. I mean like my husband he is 36 and was crying through the premiere.
  2. ^ a b "Joshua Dallas". AllMovie / Rovi via The New York Times. Archived from the original on March 6, 2016. Retrieved June 3, 2016.
  3. ^ Vejvoda, Jim (January 10, 2011). "Thor Finds a New Fandral". IGN. Retrieved April 13, 2011.
  4. ^ Wigler, Josh (January 11, 2011). "Stuart Townsend Leaves 'Thor,' Joshua Dallas Will Play Fandral". MTV. Retrieved April 13, 2011.
  5. ^ Weiland, Jonah (December 10, 2010). "On The Set of "Thor": Stevenson & Dallas". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved April 13, 2011.
  6. ^ Wightman, Catriona (March 10, 2011). "Three more stars join 'Once Upon A Time'". Digital Spy. Retrieved July 24, 2011.
  7. ^ "'Thor 2' Eyes 'Chuck' Star Zachary Levi (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. June 8, 2012. Retrieved July 19, 2012.
  8. ^ Abrams, Natalie (May 12, 2017). "Once Upon a Time: Ginnifer Goodwin, Josh Dallas, Emilie de Ravin and Jared Gilmore exit". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved May 12, 2017.
  9. ^ "'Once Upon a Time': Jennifer Morrison, Ginnifer Goodwin, Josh Dallas and Emilie de Ravin Return for Series Finale". TVLine. March 21, 2018. Retrieved March 21, 2018.
  10. ^ Mitovich, Matt Webb (September 24, 2018). "NBC's Manifest Premiere: Grade It! L". TVLine. Retrieved October 2, 2019.
  11. ^ Jones, Alice (April 20, 2013). "The naked truth about Lara Pulver". The Independent. Retrieved November 20, 2013.
  12. ^ Johnson, Zach. "Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas make red carpet debut as a couple". Us Weekly. Retrieved April 14, 2012.
  13. ^ Jordan, Julie (October 11, 2013). "Ginnifer Goodwin Engaged to Josh Dallas". People. Retrieved February 13, 2019.
  14. ^ Michaud, Sarah (April 13, 2014). "Ginnifer Goodwin Marries Josh Dallas". People. Retrieved May 30, 2014.
  15. ^ Jordan, Julie (May 30, 2014). "Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas Are Parents of Baby Boy". People. Retrieved May 30, 2014.
  16. ^ "Once Upon a Time's Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas Welcome Baby No. 2". E! News. June 8, 2016.

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