|Date of Birth||April 17, 1980|
Nicholas D'Agosto (born April 17, 1980) is an American actor. He is best known for being the lead of Final Destination 5 and his recurring role in Heroes. As of 2013, he stars in the Showtime series Masters of Sex. He plays Frank on How I Met Your Dad.
Early LifeEditD'Agosto was born in Omaha, Nebraska, the son of Deanna Rae (née Vellinga) and Alan D'Agosto, Omaha's major Arby's restaurant franchisee. His mother is from Sioux City, Iowa while his father was born and raised in Omaha. On D'Agosto's paternal side, his family is of Italian descent. On D'Agosto's maternal side, his maternal grandfather's relations were born in Iowa and Illinois and were of Dutch descent, while his maternal grandmother's relations were born in South Dakota and Wisconsin, and were of Norwegian descent. This latter branch had English, Scottish, and Alastian German ancestry. D'Agosto is the middle of five children. He has two older brothers, Andrew and Patrick, and two younger sisters, Julie and Katie.
D'Agosto was raised Roman Catholic and selected Genesius of Rome, the patron saint of actors, as his confirmation name. D'Agosto said that he wanted to be a priest when he was young, then when he was 10 years old he started getting into improv.
D'Agosto was very involved in drama and theatre growing up, acting in many different plays and musicals. He participated in competitive forensics speech tournaments during sixth, seventh, and eighth grades. He graduated from Creighton Preparatory School in 1998 and attended Marquette University, where he graduated cum laude in 2002 with a double major in history and theatre.