Nathaniel Buzolic (born 4 August 1983) is an Australian actor. He was the host of Nine Network's late-night television quiz show The Mint, and had a regular role on the BBC soap opera Out of the Blue (2008). He was also a co-host of the educational show Weather Ed on The Weather Channel. He is also known for his role as Kol Mikaelson on the CW show The Vampire Diaries and its spin-off The Originals.


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 played the title role in the feature comedy Offing David (2008) alongside fellow Australian actor Adam J. Yeend. Previously, he had minor roles in the 2007 Australian short films Road Rage and My Greatest Day Ever.

In 2011, it was confirmed that Buzolic would play Kol Mikaelson in the CW series The Vampire Diaries.[6][7] He reprised his role in the pilot episode of The Vampire Diaries spin-off series The Originals. It was reported on 30 May 2014 that Buzolic will return to The Originals for its second season and he appeared in the first trailer that debuted at the 2014 San Diego Comic Con.[8]

On 20 February 2014, it was announced that Buzolic had landed one of the lead roles in Supernatural: Bloodlines, a spin-off of the CW series Supernatural,[9] with the twentieth episode of the latter's ninth season serving as a backdoor pilot.[10] However, The CW passed on the pilot in May 2014.[11] In March 2014, Buzolic appeared in two episodes of the fourth season of ABC Family's Pretty Little Liars as Dean Stavros, Spencer's (Troian Bellisario) substance abuse counselor. He reprised his role as Dean in the fifth and sixth episode of sixth season.

Personal life

Buzolic (pronounced Buzolich) is a first-generation Australian, and is of Croatian descent.[12] Buzolic studied at De La Salle College Ashfield, and later attended the Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) in Sydney and later studied at Screenwise Acting School for Film and Television, graduating in 2004. He is a devout Christian.[13]



2005Dirty DeedsN/AUncredited role
2007Road RageYoung driverShort film
2007My Greatest Day EverCoachShort film
2008Offing DavidDavidFeature Film
2009Multiple ChoiceTommyShort film
2016"Hacksaw Ridge"Harold "Hal" Doss


2001Water RatsN/AUncredited; unknown episodes
2002Home and AwayPaul Chalmers1 episode
2003All SaintsDamon LloydEpisode: "Friends in Need"
2005Studio DisneyHimselfHost
2007Mint, TheThe MintHimselfHost
2008Out of the BluePaul O'DonnellMain role (50 episodes)
2010Cops L.A.C.JahrrydeEpisode: "A Veil of Tears"
2011CrowniesJesse Major1 episode
2012–14Vampire Diaries, TheThe Vampire DiariesKol MikaelsonRecurring role (10 episodes)
2013–presentOriginals, TheThe OriginalsKol MikaelsonRecurring role (Season 2-present)
2014The Originals: AwakeningKol MikaelsonWeb miniseries (4 episodes)
2014–15Pretty Little LiarsDean StavrosRecurring role (4 episodes)
2014SupernaturalDavid LassiterEpisode: "Bloodlines" (backdoor pilot for Supernatural: Bloodlines)
2015BonesHunter EllisEpisode: "The Teacher in the Books"
2015Significant MotherJimmy BarnesMain role (9 episodes)