Nicholas Lea is a Canadian actor. He started his acting career in the late 1980s. During his early years, he appeared in the films Xtro II: The Second Encounter and American Boyfriends. During the ’90s, he starred on the TV series The Commish. He then became known for his portrayal of Michel / Alex Krycek on The X-Files. At the same time, he starred as Victor Mansfield on the TV series Once a Thief. In the 2000s, he had notable roles in the films Vertical Limit, Ignition, and Threshold, among others. He then played Tom Foss on the TV series Kyle XY, followed by his role as Eric on Men in Trees. In the 2010s, he had notable parts on Continuum and The Killing. He’s also recently starred in the film Before I Fall.