Nathaniel Fisher
Nathaniel Fisher
Portrayed by: Richard Jenkins
First appearance: "Pilot"
Last appearance: "Everyone's Waiting"
Status: Deceased
Occupation: Funeral home director
Relatives: Nate Fisher (son)
David Fisher (son)
Claire Fisher (daughter)
Sarah O'Connor (sister-in-law)
Significant Other/s: Ruth Fisher (wife)
Nathaniel Samuel Fisher Sr. (1943-2000) is the patriarch of the Fisher family and sole proprietor of Fisher & Sons, a private funeral service based in Los Angeles. He is portrayed by Richard Jenkins.



"Born on June 9, 1943 in Los Angeles. Operated the Fisher & Sons funeral home for 34 years, a family business his father established in 1944.

Nathaniel graduated from the San Francisco College of Mortuary Science in 1964, then served as a medic in Vietnam from 1965 - 1969. He was a member of the Rotary Club for 12 years and served as a deacon at the All Souls Episcopal Church for 10 years.

Nathaniel passed away December 24th, 2000. He is survived by his loving wife Ruth, his sons Nathaniel Jr. and David, and his daughter Claire. Viewing on Tuesday, December 26th at 2 p.m. at Fisher & Sons. A private burial to follow at Fairhaven Memorial Park."