Shirtless Adrian Pasdar plays Hero Nathan Patrelli in NBC’s Heroes. Pasdar has had to overcome a lot of adversity in life to become an actor. In college on a football scholarship, he suffered an accident that left him in a wheelchair and unable to play ball. At that point he turned to his childhood interest of acting. Not long after while working on set building, he cut off part of his thumb. He used the compensation money to attend the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute. He’s married to the Dixie Chicks frontwoman Natalie Maines.