A.J. Saudin

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A.J. Saudin
Occupation Film actor
Television actor
Years active 2000-present

A.J. Saudin is a Canadian film and television actor best known for his role as Connor in Degrassi: The Next Generation.

In 2006, he starred in the film Aruba.

Career[edit]

Saudin started his career in print work and commercials. He landed his first film role as a seven year old, working alongside Natalie Cole in The Natalie Cole Story. He also hosted 13 episodes of Open Your Ears, a music show aired on Canada's YTV.[1]

In 2006, Saudin played the leading character in the film Aruba.[2]

Currently on Degrassi: The Next Generation, Saudin has the role of Connor, a teenager with Asperger syndrome.[3]

Filmography[edit]

Biography[edit]

AJ Saudin was born in Ontario, Canada. He started his career at the age of 4 in print and commercials and landed his first film and television role at the age of 7, playing Robbie, the son of Natalie Cole in the movie about her life directed by Robert Townsend. Over the years AJ has been seen on various TV series such as Street Time, Kojak, Da Kink in My Hair and The Line directed by Canadian director Gail Harvey. He was the host of "Open Your Ears" where he introduced young audiences to different varieties of music. He received his first of two Young Artists of Hollywood nominations for his role of Milan in a short film called "Aruba", directed by Oscar nominated Hubert Davis. AJ is best known for his continuing role of Connor in Degrassi: The Next Generation in which he plays the role of a young man with Asperger's Syndrome, a disorder within the autistic spectrum.

AJ loves to travel and continually lends his support to various charities such as Me to We and recently traveled to India to build a school for the less fortunate. He has been asked recently to help raise awareness about epilepsy, a cause close to his heart. Outside of acting, he loves writing, video games and music.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AJ Saudin". CTV. September 1, 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-02. 
  2. ^ "About a boy". Factiva. 2006-01-23. Retrieved 5 September 2009. 
  3. ^ Zeidman, Matthew B. (February 28, 2009). "‘Degrassi’ Tackles Asperger Syndrome". Hollywood Today. Retrieved 2009-09-03. 

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