With distinguished roles in a variety of projects, Diego Klattenhoff is proving that he possesses the talent to bring characters to life on screen as the next leading man in Hollywood. He is best known for his role as a series regular on Showtime’s Golden Globe-winning and Emmy-nominated series “Homeland” as Major Mike Faber, the best friend to Nicholas Brody (Lewis). Continuing his work on some of the most sought-after projects, Diego stars as Field Agent Donald Ressler in the NBC series “The Blacklist.”
Recently, Klattenhoff has been cast in the indie horror-thriller “Lavender.” The film centers on a woman who must return to her childhood home in order to remember the grisly family massacre that took place there, of which she was the sole survivor. The ghosts of her family force her to remember what really happened the night of their deaths. Klattenhoff will play the patriarch of the family and the film will begin shooting this summer in Toronto.
Prior to this, Klattenhoff’s big break came when he was cast to play Shane Oman in the cult classic movie Mean Girls, where he had a chance to work with Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried and Lindsay Lohan. Since then, Diego has consistently worked on major films including: The Dry Land, Lucky Number Slevin and The Informers. Klattenhoff was recently seen in the highly anticipated sci-fi thriller Pacific Rim, directed by Guillermo del Toro. The film is set in a world where soldiers piloting giant robots battle against giant monsters that have mysteriously risen five miles from beneath the ocean. Diego plays Yancy Antrobus, brother of Charlie Hunnam’s character Raleigh Antrobus, who embarks on a journey to save the world.
On the small screen, in addition to “Homeland” and “The Blacklist,” Diego has had some of the most memorable guest and recurring character appearances in series like “Men in Trees” with Anne Heche, “ER,” “Mercy” and “Falling Skies.” He has had the opportunity to work with Tom Welling in “Smallville,” and Jenson Ackles and Jared Padalecki in “Supernatural.” Additionally, he had the opportunity to meet Michael Klick, producer of “Homeland,” while working on the set of “24” alongside Jon Voight. In 2009, Diego was cast to play series regular Brendan Casey in the HBO pilot “Anatomy of Hope” directed and produced by the esteemed J.J. Abrams; however, it was not ordered to series.