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Nicholas Joseph Viall (born September 28, 1980) is an American actor, television personality and model who had a starring role on the 21st season of ABC's The Bachelor, after finishing as runner-up in two consecutive seasons of The Bachelorette. Viall was born in Waukesha, Wisconsin to Mary and Christopher. The family has eleven children: six daughters and five sons. Viall is the second of eleven, having six sisters and four brothers. Jessica is his older sister, and his younger sisters are Sarah, Maria, Teressa, Olivia and Bella. His younger brothers are Luke, James, Peter and Samuel.
Nicholas Joseph Viall
(1980-09-28) September 28, 1980 (age 38)
Waukesha, Wisconsin, U.S.
|Alma mater||University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee|
|Occupation||Software sales, actor, television personality, model|
|Known for||Appearances on The Bachelor franchise|
Nicholas Joseph Viall (born September 28, 1980) is an American actor, television personality and model who had a starring role on the 21st season of ABC's The Bachelor, after finishing as runner-up in two consecutive seasons of The Bachelorette.
Viall was born in Waukesha, Wisconsin to Mary and Christopher. The family has eleven children: six daughters and five sons. Viall is the second of eleven, having six sisters and four brothers. Jessica is his older sister, and his younger sisters are Sarah, Maria, Teressa, Olivia and Bella. His younger brothers are Luke, James, Peter and Samuel.
He graduated at Waukesha North High School in 1999, where he ran track and field and won the 800-meter run at WIAA State Track & Field Championships in the same year. He then attended University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, where he served as team captain and set a school record for the 3,200-meter relay.
Viall first appeared as a contestant in the ABC reality show The Bachelorette in 2014, as one of Andi Dorfman's suitors. On the first night, he received the first impression rose. In the final dates, he confessed his love for Andi as one of the final two bachelors, but left heartbroken when Andi chose Josh Murray to receive the final rose.
In 2015, Viall returned for a second chance in the following season of The Bachelorette, when he was a guest in the fourth week at the New York City date with Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe. He asked her to give him a chance, and she accepted his request to be part of the cast. Like the previous season, he made it to the final rose ceremony, but ended in proposal rejection when Kaitlyn chose Shawn Booth.
Viall returned to reality TV once again as a part for the third season in Bachelor in Paradise. In the second episode, when he was asked on a date by The Bachelor season 20 contestant Leah Block, Viall accepted. Viall later asked fellow contesant Amanda Stanton on a date, much to Block's annoyance. After Stanton began a relationship with contestant Josh Murray, Viall went on to date Jen Saviano. The relationship between Saviano and Viall appeared to be progressing well, with Viall selecting an engagement ring with Neil Lane for a third time. However, at the final ceremony, Viall said, "I wanted to say I was in love with you, but something in my heart just said I can't," resulting in no proposal.
In August 2016, Viall was announced as the star of the twenty first season of The Bachelor on the fourth episode of the second season of Bachelor in Paradise: After Paradise. He was chosen despite not being a fan favorite to star on the show, beating contenders Chase McNary and Luke Pell, both from The Bachelorette (season 12). In the first episode, Viall revealed that he had thirty women on the show, instead of the usual twenty-five. Viall proposed to contestant Vanessa Grimaldi, a special education teacher from Montreal, Quebec, Canada in the season finale. They broke up the following August.
Viall became a contestant on the ABC reality show Dancing with the Stars and his partner is professional ballroom dancer Peta Murgatroyd along with 11 other celebrity contestants, which was announced by Good Morning America on March 1, 2017. He was eliminated from the competition on May 1.
Viall made his acting debut in the 2017 Christmas tv movie A Christmas Cruise alongside Vivica A. Fox, and has made guest tv appearances in ABC's Speechless, and TV Land's Teachers. He also appeared on episodes of General Hospital in May 2018 for the Nurse's Ball.
In January 2019 Viall started a podcast called The Viall Files.
|2014–15||The Bachelorette||Contestant||Seasons 10 and 11; 21 episodes|
|2016||Bachelor in Paradise||Contestant||Season 3; 11 episodes|
|2017||The Bachelor||Lead||Season 21; 13 episodes|
|Dancing with the Stars||Contestant||Season 24; 6th place|
|Speechless||Tyson||Episode: "B-i-Bikini U-n-University"|
|A Christmas Cruise||Bob||TV Movie|
|2018||General Hospital||Nick||Episode: #1.14082|
|Teachers||John||Episode: Wake and Blake|
| The Bachelor
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