Joshua Nolan's father, or Mister Nolan, is a fictional character featured in the Syfy Original Series Defiance. He was played by actor John David Edwards (credited as John Maillet) and appeared in a flashback scene in the first part of the series pilot episode.
Mister Nolan was Joshua Nolan's father. His first name is unknown. He had short, brown hair and the slight hint of beard. In the year 2013, Mrs. Nolan and her husband took their son Josh on a picnic. This was the day that the Votans arrived. Josh was the first to notice the ships coming down through the clouds. Mister Nolan sat up from his picnic blanket when he saw that his son was distracted by something in the sky. (Defiance: Pilot (Part 1))
In the ensuing invasion both Mister and Mrs. Nolan were vaporized by Votan weapons. Joshua's older sister, Rebecca Nolan, would recall how there were empty coffins at their funerals. (Defiance: History Rhymes)