Nate was born in Chicago as Nathaniel Louis Bolton. His parents did not have a lot of money so they worked very hard every day to make sure Nate could go to school and had the life he deserved. Because of the fact that his parents weren’t home all day Nate was on the street a lot. He got some bad friends and started stealing some little stuff. Just because he thought it was cool and he wanted to help his parents out. He never had a better example.
When he met a girl he had never seen before he started changing a bit. She was one of those girls that he felt like he would never be good enough for. She seemed nice and sweet and not like the girls he met before. He felt like he had to be a better person for her, but he also wanted her to enjoy her life the way she wanted to. Therefor he sometimes got her involved in things that weren't good for her, like smoking. He still regrets that till this day. They got together soon after and when she started attending the same school as he did he was really pleased. He finished school because of her, because if he had not had Lauren he would never have made it.
At new year’s eve he wanted to take her to a party in a warehouse he had heard of to celebrate the beginning of the year 1935.When they got there it looked like it was going to be a lot of fun. There was a lot of alcohol and music and when the clock struck twelve they shared a new year’s kiss. Outside you could hear the fireworks and everything seemed perfect. Until something went wrong and suddenly the whole warehouse was on fire. Nate couldn’t get them out of there in time and he got stuck under a big piece of wood. He could see that Lauren was already unconscious and that was the moment he thought he was going to die. Everything went black in a few minutes and then there was nothing.
When he woke up he felt very thirsty and he had no idea what had happened. Everything from his past just didn’t seem important anymore. He was in a house he didn’t recognise, but he could sense that Lauren was there too. When a man entered the room he recognised his face from somewhere but he had no idea where he had seen him before. Dylan then explained what had happened to him and told him he was the one that changed him into a vampire. That was the only way to save his life. He knew that Lauren would be very upset and he needed to talk to her. But she wouldn't let anybody finish. He then told her that she needed to listen to what people said sometimes and that was the moment that she accepted that they were saved by the Dawsons.
Nate had to adjust to being a vampire for a while, but then everything started to feel normal. He and Lauren had the task to make sure the shield around the house was active and make sure the security worked. When Alyson and Dylan to back to Waterfall Creek, Nate and Lauren stay behind in Europe. Nate runs an underground club in London, while Lauren works as a typewriter for a while. When the war kills are 3 other members, Nate and Lauren leave the city in 1944 and move to Portugal, Spain and later Switserland before moving back to America.
They decide to stick together with James and Elisabeth the following few years, occasionally going on a holliday for a few weeks. In 2000, Nate owns a record store. After their time has run out on Chicago, they agree to move to Waterfall Creek, a place Lauren and Nate had never been before. They assigned to securing the house. Nate hacks into must systems to require professional surveilance material. Lauren and Nate also opperate as the other 2 fosterchildren of James and Elisabeth, yet they maintain their most private life so far. Lauren moves to Portland when Nate decides that someone has to watch over Payton. When Payton and Jason break up there is a moment when she is alone in Portland and Nate feels like he is the one that has to make sure she is okay. He feels like her big brother. When everything seems okay again they move back to Waterfall Creek. There things soon get pretty heated up when the Anconi are threatening the Dawson’s because of Payton and Claire. They try to fix things but the Anconi won’t listen. This results in them killing both Nate and Lauren for trying to protect Claire and Payton.
Nate is a very protective person as it comes to the people that he loves. He wanted the best for Lauren when she was still human and then he wanted to protect Payton and Claire as much as he could. Therefor it was such a good thing that he did the security for the Dawsons. It made him feel like he could really do something for their protection. Besides his protectiveness, Nate has always been kind of a bad boy. He always liked doing the things that weren't good for him, but that were so much fun. Nate was a person who lived in the present and didn't think about what the next day would bring. He would deal with that when the time got there.
Nate and Meghan were neighbours back in the UK when they were both still human. They were friends as one of the few kids in the neighbourhood. In 2014 Meghan finds out Nate was a part of the Dawsons, and she gets access to some of Nate's belongings from James.
Nate has a great talent for everything that has to do with security. From hacking to protecting your stuff from hackers, he is the person you need to ask for help. Besides his talent for security, he is also very good at handling a gun. You would say a vampire doesn't need one, but he always wanted to be able to protect himseld when in need.