Avan Jogia

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Avan Jogia
Avan Jogia 2012.jpg
Jogia at red charpet of Emmy Awards, in 2012.
Born Avan Tudor Jogia
(1992-02-09) February 9, 1992 (age 23)
Killarney, Vancouver, Canada
Occupation Actor, singer-songwriter, dancer
Years active 2006–present

Avan Tudor Jogia (born February 9, 1992) is a Canadian actor and singer. He is best known for playing Ben Stark in Caprica, Beck Oliver on Victorious and Danny Desai in Twisted.[1]

Early life[edit]

Jogia was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia. His father is a British Indian expatriate who emigrated to Canada, and his mother is of Welsh, English and German descent.[2] Jogia speaks some Gujarati.[3][4][5] Jogia holds dual citizenship in Canada and the U.K.[6]

Career[edit]

Jogia's first role came in 2006, when he played Danny Araujo, the younger brother of a teenage transsexual woman, Gwen Araujo, in the television movie A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story, directed by Agnieszka Holland. He appeared in The CW TV series Aliens in America as the character Sam. In 2008, he appeared as Champ on Gym Teacher: The Movie and Tajid in Spectacular!, both for the Nickelodeon network.[7][8] Jogia plays Ben Stark in the TV series Caprica, a spin-off of Battlestar Galactica, on the Sci Fi Channel.[9][10] Jogia portrayed Beck Oliver in the Nickelodeon television program Victorious, which premiered in March 2010. His new movie, Finding Hope Now.[dated info] He also appeared as Beck Oliver in the Victorious crossover movie, iParty With Victorious. He co-hosted the Transformers: Dark of the Moon premiere on June 28, 2011 in New York.

Jogia also founded the online PSA organization Straight But Not Narrow supported by his good friend Josh Hutcherson, which is aimed towards changing the attitudes and viewpoints of young, straight people about the LGBT community.[11] Jogia most recently played the lead role of Danny Desai on the ABC Family series Twisted, which premiered on June 11, 2013. The show was cancelled after one season.

Personal life[edit]

He attended Killarney Secondary School until the age of 16, before leaving school to pursue acting full-time. Avan Jogia has been in a relationship with American actress Zoey Deutch since September 2011.[12] He is also best friends with Victoria Justice whom he has known since Nickelodeon film, Spectacular!.

Filmography[edit]

Films
Year Title Role Notes
2006 A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story Danny Araujo Television film
2007 Devil's Diary Teenage Boy #1 Television film
2008 Gym Teacher: The Movie Champ Sinclair Television film
2009 Spectacular! Tajid Kalyan Television film
2010 Triple Dog Lemur
2010 Finding Hope Now Santos Delgado
2011 Alex Alex Short film
2012 Rags Finn Covington Television film
2015 Ten Thousand Saints Teddy
2015 The Outskirts Dave
2015 I Am Michael Will
2015 Shangri-La Suite Teijo Littlefoot
Television shows and appearances
Year Title Role Notes
2007 Aliens in America Sam Recurring role
2010 Caprica Ben Stark Recurring role
2010–13 Victorious Beck Oliver Main role
2011 iCarly Beck Oliver "iParty with Victorious" (Season 4, Episode 11)
2013–Present Twisted Danny Desai Lead role
2015–present Tut King Tutankhamun Lead role

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2013 Teen Choice Awards Summer TV Star: Male Twisted Nominated [13]
2014 Actor: Drama

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Victoria Justice, Avan Jogia, Eden Sher, Peyton List And More In "The Outskirts" Movie". Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  2. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2240326/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm
  3. ^ Eng, Jared (December 12, 2013). Avan Jogia: Just Jared Spotlight of the Week (Exclusive!). Just Jared. 
  4. ^ Jaar, Stephanie (December 12, 2013). "Avan Jogia Talks ‘Twisted’ at ABC Family’s Winter Wonderland – Video". Pop City Life. Retrieved February 19, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Avan Jogia answering questions about his family background 1". Spring.me (formerly Formspring). Retrieved February 19, 2014. 
  6. ^ Jogia, Avan (November 2013). "Avan Jogia's official instagram: Picture of his two passports with him confirming in the comments that he has dual citizenship". Retrieved February 19, 2014. 
  7. ^ southcoasttoday.com, September 12, 2008, Associated Press: "Chris Meloni tries hand at comedy in 'Gym Teacher'", Retrieved 2008-09-25.
  8. ^ lionshareproductuctions.com, May 23, 2008, "SPECTACULAR! wraps principal photography", Retrieved 2008-09-25.
  9. ^ Byron Perry (August 13, 2008). "Avan Jogia". Variety. Retrieved 2008-09-25. 
  10. ^ "Avan Jogia Interview". Kidz world. Retrieved 2009-02-27. 
  11. ^ Gandhi, Neha. "Avan Jogia's Straight But Not Narrow Campaign - Seventeen". Seventeen. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  12. ^ "Zoey Deutch". Avan Jogia Official. Retrieved October 19, 2014. 
  13. ^ "2013 Teen Choice Awards: The Winners List". Retrieved 23 August 2013. 

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