Avan Tudor Jogia (; born February 9, 1992) is a Canadian actor, singer, and activist. He is best known for his television roles Beck Oliver in Nickelodeon sitcom Victorious, Danny Desai in ABC Family drama Twisted, Roman Mercer in Syfy paranormal action series Ghost Wars, and Ulysses Zane in Starz comedy Now Apocalypse.Jogia first came to prominence with his portrayal of Danny Araujo in the 2006 biographical television film A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story. After moving to the United States in his late teens, he landed various television roles within series such as Caprica (2009–2010) and the miniseries Tut (2015). Numerous credits in television and cinema include Spectacular! (2009), Finding Hope Now (2010), Rags (2012), Ten Thousand Saints (2015), I Am Michael (2015) and Zombieland: Double Tap (2019). His directorial debut came in 2011 with the short film Alex, which was followed by the 2016 web seriesIn 2011, Jogia co-founded the LGBT online organization Straight But Not Narrow, which seeks to shape the viewpoints of teenagers and adults on matters pertaining to the LGBT community. In 2019, he published his first book, Mixed Feelings, a series of short stories and poems about multiracial identity.
Jogia describes himself as "spiritual," having spent months as a Buddhist and has roots in Hinduism. Jogia maintains that he has "looked at all kinds of ways of being, because I'm curious about what it takes to be human." He has a dual citizenship of Canada and the United Kingdom. Jogia has a number of tattoos; one on his chest, leg, upper leg, shoulder, back, and his lower arm.
Avan Tudor Jogia was born on February 9, 1992 in Vancouver, British Columbia. His father is Gujarati Indian, and his mother is of English, German, and Welsh descent. He is also the younger brother of Ketan, a music producer in London.Besides English, Jogia speaks some Gujarati and French.According to The Start, Jogia was a student at Killarney Secondary School until age 17 when he left to pursue acting full-time, having already gained a number of small television credits. In an interview, he said that his parents withdrew him from middle school in favor of home schooling. He moved to Los Angeles, California on the trial-basis ultimatum that he would land a role within a six-month period – or return to schooling.Jogia has cited British actor Tim Curry as one of his early acting inspirations, particularly Curry's role as Long John Silver in the 1996 musical adventure comedy film, Muppet Treasure Island. British actor Sir Ben Kingsley is another of Jogia's inspirations; the two would later appear in the 2015 miniseries Tut, and work together on the 2016 short film Of Dogs and Men.
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A socially awkward teenager decides to get a "mail order best friend" from an exchange student from France. Instead, he ends up having a nightmare of a youth who becomes the hero of his new community....
Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City
The former home of Umbrella Corporation is now a dying Midwestern town. The city was left a wasteland after the company left. When that evil is unleashed, the townspeople are forever changed and a sma...
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The Artist's Wife
The wife of a renowned abstract artist is in a late-life crisis when her husband is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and is in danger of not completing the paintings for his final show.
A young driver is thrown into her worst nightmare when a passenger enters her car. Her terrifying, heart-topping ride with the stranger unfolds over 12 hours as she navigates the seedy underside of Lo...
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Zombieland: Double Tap
As they face off against zombies, fellow survivors, and the growing pains of a makeshift family, Columbus, Tallahassee, Wichita, and Little Rock move to the American heartland.
The coming-of-age comedy series follows a group of friends who are trying to find love, sex and fame. Between sexual and romantic dating-app adventures, Ulysses grows increasingly troubled as he wonde...
To uncover the truth behind his best friend's death, John Shaft Jr. needs an education only his father can provide. John Shaft agreed to help his kids navigate Harlem's heroin-infested underside.
Young newlyweds encounter a series of challenges during the first year of their marriage.
The Year of Spectacular Men
In the year after graduating college, Izzy struggles to navigate the seemingly endless failures of adulthood, the reality of a substandard dating pool and a paralyzing fear of top-sheets. Seemingly un...
The New Romantic
In order to escape her looming post-graduation fate that includes student debt and zero romantic prospects, Blake Conway becomes a sugar baby. As the aspiring journalist and hopeless romantic document...
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After falling victim to a humiliating prank by the high school Queen Bee, best friends and world-class geeks, Mindy and Jodi, decide to get their revenge by unifying the outcasts of the school against...
A Midsummer Night's Dream
The movie is based on William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream". The new version takes place in Hollywood, where fantasy and reality collide. A world where glamorous stars, commanding moguls, ...
Set in a remote Alaskan town that has been overrun by paranormal forces, the series focuses on local outcast Roman Mercer who must overcome the town’s prejudices and his own personal demons if he’s to...
A young man recently released from prison for a murder he committed when he was just 11 years old is being treated by a Psychiatrist who is facing his past, present and future.
Last Teenagers of the Apocalypse
Grim has died. He was thrown into purgatory as he tried to understand a post- apocalyptic world. He is being guided by his guardian angel Neon while also being haunted by Bones. To top it all off, the...
Of Dogs and Men
In Of Dogs and Men, the lengths people will go to change their station in life are explored.
Karen and Jack met in a mental hospital. Jack thinks he is going to kill Elvis.
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The story of the Egyptian Pharaoh, one of the most renowned leaders in human history. This ambitious special-event series tells the story of Tut’s rise to power and his struggle to lead Egypt to glor...
A sweeping multigenerational story set against the backdrop of the raw, roaring New York City of the late 1980s; adoption, teen pregnancy, drugs, hardcore punk rock, the unbridled optimism and reckles...
I Am Michael
The story of a gay activist who became a pastor.
Kenzo creative directors Carol Lim and Humberto Leon have tapped American independent filmmaker Gregg Araki, one of the leading lights of the New Queer Cinema movement, to write and direct an original...
Streets of Hope
The true story about Rev was inspired by it. At the age of 53, Roger Minassian left the security of his pastorate to do the truly amazing. Knowing nothing about gang youth, he took to the streets and ...
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A one-hour mystery full of twists and turns follows a charismatic 16-year-old with a troubled past who returns to his hometown after spending five years in juvenile detention. Danny was branded an out...
The story of Charlie Prince is told in Rags. Charlie wants to be a singer and can write music, but he can't seem to get a break. Kadee Worth is an international pop phenomenon and the daughter of a mu...
iParty with Victorious
Steven is a home-schooled boy with divorced parents who spends part of his life in Los Angeles. She doesn't know that Steven has another girlfriend, a student at Hollywood Arts High School. In an atte...
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The aspiring singer is attending a performing arts high school.
The Graystones and the Adamas are competing and thriving in the peaceful world of the 12 Colonies as they grow up, living in a society close to our own. Artificial intelligence and robotic technology ...
A group of teenage girls are playing a game of dares. As the antics escalate, and the dares become more extreme, the girls uncover the truth behind a former student's rumored suicide.
Gym Teacher: The Movie
America's hope for gold in the 1988 Olympics was Dave Stweie. He ran face first into the vault. After suffering humiliation on a global scale, Dave faded into obscurity and became a gym teacher. A gym...
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Even an innocent diary can cause trouble in high school. All hell breaks loose when a group of small-town teenagers find a book called the "Devil's Diary" that shows the evil of Satan and any evil tho...
As they try to balance their everyday 8th grade lives with their newfound fame managing and starring in the most awesome show on the web, watch Carly, Sam, and Freddie.