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It's great to be able to tell the untold stories of Prince Charming. And being allowed to swing a sword around is not too bad, either!

—Josh Dallas src

Josh Dallas is the American actor who portrays Prince Charming, David Nolan, Prince James and Prince Charming (Wish Realm) on ABC's Once Upon a Time.


Joshua "Josh" Paul Dallas, was born on December 18,[2] 1978[3] in Louisville, Kentucky. He grew up right across the Ohio River in New Albany, Indiana,[1][4] and has one brother.[5] Josh attended New Albany Senior Public High School, and was heavily involved in the school's award-winning performing arts programs. This is where the fire was lit that pushed Josh to continue pursing the arts.[1]

While at New Albany High School, at the age of sixteen, Josh received the Sarah Exley Scholarship, a full ride scholarship giving to one American student every three years to study acting at the prestigious Mountview Conservatoire for the Performing Arts in London.[1]

At the age of twenty, Josh landed his first professional job as an actor with the acclaimed Royal Shakespeare Company. He went on to perform with some of the most renowned theater companies in the world, including the Royal National Theatre, the English National Opera, New Shakespeare Company, and The Young Vic to name a few. Never leaving theater far behind, Josh began landing parts in both television and independent films.[1]

Yearning for his American roots after spending ten years in London, Josh made the move back stateside and landed in Hollywood. Five days after being back in the states, he got the call for a movie role as Fandral in the 2011 blockbuster Thor by Marvel Studios, directed by the Oscar nominated director Kenneth Branagh. Due to conflicting filming schedules with Once Upon a Time, he did not reprise the role for the sequel Thor: The Dark World and Zachary Levi replaced him.[1] In February 2018, Dallas joined the cast of NBC's Manifest as Ben Stone.[6]

He has been dating Once Upon a Time co-star Ginnifer Goodwin since the fall of 2011, became engaged in October 2013[7] and married in April 2014.[8] Together, they have two sons, Oliver Finlay Dallas,[9] who was born on May 29, 2014,[10] and Hugo Wilson Dallas, who was born on June 1, 2016.[11]


What a privilege it was for us to be your Snow and Charming. Thanks #ONCERS for seven years of magic. We thank you from the bottoms of our hearts. We will always find you. Love us.[17]


Year Title Role Notes
2008 80 Minutes Floyd Movie - Credited as "Joshua Dallas"
2009 The Boxer Ben Movie - Credited as "Joshua Dallas"
2009 The Descent Part 2 Greg Movie - Credited as "Joshua Dallas"
2011 Thor Fandral Movie
2012 Red Tails Ryan Movie - Credited as "Joshua Dallas"
2016 Zootopia Frantic Pig Voice role
2016 Sidekick James / Captain Strong Short film
Year Title Role Notes
2006 Ultimate Force Weaver 1 episode - Credited as "Joshua Dallas"
2008 Doctor Who Node 2 1 episode - Credited as "Joshua Dallas"
2009 The Last Days of Lehman Brothers Ace TV movie
2010 Money Spunk Davies 2 episodes - Credited as "Joshua Dallas"
2010 Hawaii Five-0 Ben Bass 1 episode
2010 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Kip Woodman 1 episode
2011 Five Henry TV movie
2011– 2017, 2018 Once Upon a Time Prince Charming / David Nolan / Prince JamesPrince Charming (Wish Realm) Lead role (Season 1–6), Guest Role (Season 7)
2012 Trigger Point Tom Wisher
2018 Manifest Ben Stone Lead role
Year Title Role Notes
2009 Ghost Machine Bragg Movie (Voice credit)


Note: "Archive" denotes archive footage.

External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 http://abc.go.com/shows/once-upon-a-time/bios/prince-charming
  2. http://archive.is/LBu6o
  3. http://mythoughtsideasandramblings.com/tinkerbell-and-the-legend-of-the-neverbeast-ginnifer-goodwin-interview-neverbeastbloggers/
  4. http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20111026/COLUMNISTS1802/310260057/The-Buzz-Once-Upon-Time-prince-charming-from-Kentuckiana
  5. http://www.upi.com/Entertainment_News/2016/06/09/Ginnifer-Goodwin-Josh-Dallas-welcome-second-child/2751465469298/
  6. Nellie Andreeva (February 13, 2018). ‘Manifest’: Josh Dallas & Melissa Roxburgh Cast As the Leads Of NBC Pilot. Deadline.
  7. http://omg.yahoo.com/blogs/celeb-news/true-fairy-tale-ginnifer-goodwin-josh-dallas-engaged-140726724.html
  8. http://www.eonline.com/news/530610/ginnifer-goodwin-and-josh-dallas-are-married
  9. http://www.tmz.com/2014/06/04/ginnifer-goodwin-baby-birth-certificate-josh-dallas
  10. http://www.people.com/article/ginnfer-good-win-josh-dallas-baby-boy
  11. http://www.eonline.com/news/737664/once-upon-a-time-s-ginnifer-goodwin-and-josh-dallas-welcome-baby-no-2
  12. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7q-Bx4uGhdQ&t=3m53s
  13. 13.0 13.1 Milheim, Russ (September 6, 2021). Marvel Promised Zachary Levi More 'Warriors Three' Screentime In Thor: The Dark World. The Direct. “He jumps back to the beginning of his time in that world, reminiscing about how "it happened, and then it didn't happen:" "Particularly since it happened, and then it didn't happen, because I was cast in the first one but was doing Chuck, and they wouldn't let me do it, and then the second one came around and the talented Josh Dallas was doing Once Upon A Time, and they wouldn't let him do it, because all of a sudden Marvel's like, 'Ooo Zack, remember us? Wanna come play this role?'"
  14. Rice, Lynette (June 8, 2012). 'Thor' scoop: Josh Dallas won't reprise role as Fandral -- EXCLUSIVE. Entertainment Weekly. “"I'll be missing out on wearing all that hair," Dallas told EW, laughing. "The timing wasn't right. I'm bummed about it because I had such a great experience and great time making the first film and was really excited about coming back. Marvel and Disney tried to make it work. But because of my commitment to Once Upon a Time, I was not going to be able to do both. So I'll have to hand the reins over to someone else. I love Marvel. I wish them all the best. I will certainly be first in line to see it.”
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  16. TwitterLogo.svg @JoshDallas (Josh Dallas) on Twitter (October 2, 2018). "It’s a me thing. #manifest I wanted that ONCE call back."
  17. https://www.instagram.com/p/BhNLs3blTuv/