Joris Jarsky

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Joris Jarsky
Born (1974-12-03) December 3, 1974 (age 48)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Other namesJoris Jorsky
Occupation(s)Stage actor
Film actor
Television actor
Years active2000-present

Joris Jarsky (born December 3, 1974[1]) is a Canadian stage, film, and television actor who has received recognition for being a versatile actor.[2] Jarsky is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada. Upon graduation, Jarsky was cast in Tarragon Theatre’s Production of “The Awakening” for which he was nominated for a Dora Award. Since then he has acted in over 70 film and television productions and worked across the globe. His films have played at festivals all over the world including the opening night of the Cannes Film Festival. In 2009 Jarsky had 3 films in the Toronto International Film Festival, one of which, “Toronto Stories”, garnered him an ACTRA Award nomination. He has starred alongside Mark Ruffalo in “Blindness”, Edward Norton in “The Incredible Hulk”, Catherine Deneuve “Nearest To Heaven”, Lauren Bacall ” The Limit” and Ryan Reynolds in “FoolProof” to name a few. He created, wrote, produced, and starred in the pilot “The Joseph Michael Joseph Show” which was picked up by 11Television Entertainment, a division of 3Arts Entertainment. In 2016 Jarsky was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for his performance in the Incendo film, “First Response”. He has appeared as major recurring characters in the series “Wynona Earp” and “The Art of More”, starred alongside Kim Coates in the hit mini series “Bad Blood”, and guest starred on “The Good Doctor." Jarsky recently starred in “Ordinary Days” and “Birdland”, two films that drew high praise on the festival circuit across North America. Current projects include guest star spots in CBC’s “Murdoch Mysteries” and CTV’s “Carter,” as well as the recurring role of ‘Basil Tate’ in the new Netflix’s sci-fi drama, “October Faction."

Early life[edit]

Jarsky was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He became Ontario Gymnastics Champion at the age of 14.[3] He attended the Etobicoke School of the Arts,[4] and the National Theatre School of Canada.[2]


After graduating the National Theatre School in 1999, he was cast in the play The Awakening and received a Dora Award nomination for 'Outstanding Performance by a Male'.[4] Jarsky was also nominated for a 2009 Actra Award (Best performance by a Male) for his role as a troubled young man in "Toronto Stories" .

In 2008 three different films in which he appeared, Toronto Stories, The Green Door, and Blindness all screened at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival.[4] He had lead roles in Toronto Stories and The Green Door.[5]

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ Joris Jarsky's bio at
  2. ^ a b De Giorgio, Lorianna (November 4, 2008). "Sights set on success with three TIFF films". Town Crier. Archived from the original on July 6, 2011. Retrieved 2009-09-04.
  3. ^ "Q&A with Joris Jarsky". Movie Entertainment magazine. October 2008. Retrieved 2009-09-04.
  4. ^ a b c Zekas, Rita (October 4, 2008). "Toronto the Good yields Jarsky the Bad". Toronto Star. Retrieved 2009-09-04.
  5. ^ Rainford, Lisa (August 21, 2008). "Actor to celebrate a film festival three-peat". Toronto Community News. Retrieved 2009-09-04.[permanent dead link]

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