Jasmin Geljo

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Jasmin Geljo
Born (1959-09-18) September 18, 1959 (age 59)
Years active1982–present

Jasmin Geljo (born September 18, 1959) is a Bosnian-Canadian actor. He is best known for his roles in Cube Zero, as Ryjkin, and in the films Land of the Dead, Assault on Precinct 13 and The Sentinel. He also appears in Schitt's Creek (2015-) as Ivan.

Early work[edit]

Geljo was born in Sarajevo, PR Bosnia-Herzegovina, FPR Yugoslavia. He graduated acting at the Academy of Performing Arts in Sarajevo. At only eleven years of age, he made his first film called Boy with a Violin. After completion of high school, he studied drama at the University of Sarajevo’s Academy of Dramatic Arts, taught by professor Boro Stjepanović and the world-renowned director, Emir Kusturica. Already in the second year of the four-year-long academic program, he started getting principal roles in film, television, and theatre in former Yugoslavia. In 1984 he played a role in Kusturica’s film When Father Was Away on Business, which received a Golden Palm for best film of the year at the Cannes Film Festival. After graduating from the Academy, he appeared in numerous productions all over former Yugoslavia.

Career in Canada[edit]

Geljo relocated to Toronto, Ontario, Canada in the mid-1990s and has continued his acting. He has since expanded his repertoire to include film production.

In 2016, he garnered a Canadian Screen Award nomination for Best Actor at the 4th Canadian Screen Awards, for his performance in the film The Waiting Room.[1]




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