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 Viet Nam 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."