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Diego Klattenhoff is a Canadian actor well known for playing Mike Faber in Homeland. He currently plays FBI agent Donald Ressler on NBC's The Blacklist.

Early Life[]

Klattenhoff was born on November 30, 1979, in Nova Scotia, Canada. At age nineteen, he moved to Toronto to pursue acting as a career. While living in Toronto, he earned a living as a bartender. He enjoys golf, swimming, baseball, and hockey in his free time.


Klattenhoff studied under some of Canada's most respected acting coaches, such as Bruce Clayton and David Rotenberg. His first notable act was in Mean Girls, alongside Lindsay Lohan and Rachel McAdams. He appeared various times in shows like Smallville and Stargate SG-1, as well as films such as Lucky Number Slevin.

For the first two seasons of Homeland, Diego plays Mike Faber, a Marine major whose best friend returns from Iraq after being MIA for seven years, as a main cast member. In season 3, he's playing Faber as a recurring character due to his current commitment to The Blacklist.

Other TV series include ER, Psych, Falling Skies, Supernatural and 24.

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