Josh Dallas is an American actor best known for his starring role as David Nolan (Prince Charming) in the fantasy drama television series Once Upon a Time, since 2011.
Dallas was born in Louisville, Kentucky and grew up across the Ohio River in New Albany, Indiana. He attended New Albany Senior Public High School, where he was heavily involved in the school's award-winning performing arts program.
At the age of 16, Dallas received the Sarah Exley Scholarship, awarded to one American student every three years in support of their study of acting at the prestigious Mountview Conservatoire for the Performing Arts in London, England.
In London, at the age of 20, he landed his first professional job as an actor with the Royal Shakespeare Company and he went on to perform with some of the most renowned theatrical companies in the world, including the Royal National Theatre, The English National Opera, The New Shakespeare Company and The Young Vic.
Though he never left the theatre far behind, Dallas began to land parts in television and independent features. Feeling nostalgic for his home after a decade abroad, he made the move back stateside and landed in Hollywood.
Five days later he received a call offering him the leading role of Fandral in 2011's Blockbuster Thor, directed by the Oscar-nominated director/actor Kenneth Branagh.
On television Dallas guest starred on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Hawaii Five-0. He also appeared in the film Red Tails, opposite Bryan Cranston and Cuba Gooding Jr.
Other film credits include Ghost Machine, The Descent: Part 2, The Boxer and 80 Minutes.
He was married to actress Lara Pulver from 2007-2011.