Igor Sas

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Igor Sas is an Australian film, television and stage actor. He is best known for his work on children's television series such as Parallax, Wormwood, Lockie Leonard and The Gift. He has also appeared in a number of films, including Japanese Story.


Sas began his career in 1982 in the Australian soap opera Sons and Daughters. He appeared in multiple episodes of television shows Ship to Shore between 1993 and 1994, The Gift in 1997, and Minty in 1998. Sas acted alongside Marcus Graham and Kerry Armstrong in 1998's Justice, starred in Bad Credit and Aliens (2001) and played Fraser in the feature film Japanese Story with Toni Collette. He returned to TV in 2004, portraying Stefan Raddic in Parallax, then Old Squasher in the 2007 Lockie Leonard television series based on the novels of the same name by Tim Winton. His next feature film is Woody Island.

He is also active in Australian theatre; in 1998, Sas played numerous characters in Black Russians,[1] and in 2001, he featured in a play titled The Butcher, about a butcher in a country town in decline as its inhabitants move to the city.[2] From 2001 to 2002, he appeared in Yasmina Reza's 'Art' with John Wood and Geoff Kelso,[3][4] and in 2003, he performed in The Corporal's Wife.[5]

Sas directed the stage version of Closer in 2007,[6] starred in Fragmented,[7] and in Club Gargouille, a production about Quasimodo's half-brother Modo, who runs a cabaret club.[8][9] In 2008, Sas played multiple characters in an adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's The Red Shoes,[10][11] portrayed a bouffon in The York Lynchings,[12] and appeared in The Female of the Species.[13]

Sas, who is known for his glasses, listed his physical features as 5-foot-10 tall and 125 pounds on his resume.

In 2010 Sas appeared, with a minor role, in the Australian horror movie Needle.

Personal life[edit]

Igor Sas is the son of Slovakian migrants,[14] and the father of actors Kazimir Sas and Francoise Sas, who both appeared with him in the television series Parallax. He has a third daughter Tzigana Sas and is married to Carmel Sas.


  1. ^ Palmer, Sarah (5 October 1998). "The past imperfect". The West Australian. p. 7.
  2. ^ Banks, Ron (11 May 2001). "A lot on this butcher's plate". The West Australian. p. 6.
  3. ^ Humphries, Glen (17 October 2002). "The Beat – The ART of the matter". Illawarra Mercury. p. 26.
  4. ^ "Art of friendship". The Sunday Times. 12 August 2001.
  5. ^ Banks, Ron (10 February 2003). "Prototype Osbournes". The West Australian.
  6. ^ "Crash-course in love". PerthNow. 30 April 2007. Retrieved 5 September 2009.
  7. ^ Turner, Martin (20 February 2007). "Sas superb in difficult role". Western Suburbs Weekly. p. 45.
  8. ^ "Madcap cabaret full of twists". PerthNow. 23 April 2007. Retrieved 5 September 2009.
  9. ^ "Quasimodo's brother". Eastern Suburbs Reporter. 10 April 2007. p. 25.
  10. ^ Bridges, Alicia (23 October 2008). "The Red Shoes showcases the dark side of fairytales". PerthNow. Archived from the original on 25 October 2008. Retrieved 5 September 2009.
  11. ^ Bevis, Stephen (24 October 2008). "A dance into the macabre". Today magazine. The West Australian. p. 2.
  12. ^ "A story of love and sacrifice". Guardian Express. 4 March 2008. p. 20.
  13. ^ Leach, Pier (26 June 2008). "Deadlier than the male". Today magazine. The West Australian. p. 6.
  14. ^ "Facing down inner fears". Eastern Suburbs Reporter. 30 January 2007. p. 29.

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