Avan Jogia

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Avan Jogia
Avan Jogia 2012.jpg
Jogia in 2012
BornAvan Tudor Jogia
(1992-02-09) February 9, 1992 (age 22)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
OccupationActor, singer
Years active2006–present
 
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Avan Jogia
Avan Jogia 2012.jpg
Jogia in 2012
BornAvan Tudor Jogia
(1992-02-09) February 9, 1992 (age 22)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
OccupationActor, singer
Years active2006–present

Avan Tudor Jogia (born February 9, 1992) is a Canadian actor best known for playing Beck Oliver on Victorious and Danny Desai in Twisted.

Early life and career[edit]

Jogia was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia. His father is a British expatriate who emigrated to Canada. His mother is of Welsh, English and German descent,[1] and his father is of Gujarati Indian descent. Jogia speaks some Gujarati.[2][3][4] Jogia holds dual citizenship in Canada and the U.K.[5]

Jogia's very 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.[6][7] Jogia plays Ben Stark in the TV series Caprica, a spin-off of Battlestar Galactica, on the Sci Fi Channel.[8][9] 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. Along with Daniella Monet (co-star from 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.[10]

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]

Avan Jogia is in a relationship with American actress Zoey Deutch.[11]

He started the Straight But Not Narrow campaign with his best friend Josh Hutcherson.[12] He attended Killarney Secondary School until the age of 16, before leaving school to pursue acting full-time.

Filmography[edit]

Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
2006A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo StoryDanny AraujoTV Movie
2007Devil's DiaryTeeange Boy #1TV Movie
2008Gym Teacher: The MovieChamp SinclairNickelodeon Original Movie
2009Spectacular!Tajid KalyanNickelodeon Original Movie
2010Triple DogLemur
2010Finding Hope NowSantos Delgado
2011AlexAlexShort film
2012RagsFinn CovingtonNickelodeon Original Movie
2015Ten Thousand SaintsTeddyPost-Production
2015Shangri-La SuiteTeijo LittlefootPost-Production
2015The OutskirtsDaveFilming[13] Previously starred with Victoria Justice in Victorious.
2015MichaelWillFilming
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
2007Aliens in AmericaSam3 episodes
2009–10CapricaBen Stark3 episodes
2010–13VictoriousBeck OliverMain role (54 episodes)
2011iCarly1 episode
2013–2014TwistedDanny DesaiLead role

Discography[edit]

YearSongAlbumNotes
2011Finally Falling (with Victoria Justice)VictoriousLead vocals
"I Want You Back" (with the Victorious cast)Backing vocals/additional vocals
"All I Want Is Everything" (with the Victorious cast)Backing vocals/additional vocals
"Leave It All To Shine" (with the Victorious cast and iCarly cast)Backing vocals/additional vocals
2012"Don't You (Forget About Me)" (with the Victorious cast)Victorious 2.0Backing vocals
"Shut Up 'N Dance" (with the Victorious cast)Backing vocals/additional vocals
"Five Fingaz to the Face" (with the Victorious cast)Additional vocals

Awards and nominations[edit]

YearAwardWorkResultRef
2013
Teen Choice Awards for Choice Summer TV Star: MaleTwistedNominated
[14]
2014
Teen Choice Awards for Choice TV Actor: DramaTwistedNominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2240326/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm
  2. ^ Eng, Jared (December 12, 2013). Avan Jogia: Just Jared Spotlight of the Week (Exclusive!). Just Jared. 
  3. ^ Jaar, Stephanie (December 12, 2013). "Avan Jogia Talks ‘Twisted’ at ABC Family’s Winter Wonderland – Video". Pop City Life. Retrieved February 19, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Avan Jogia answering questions about his family background 1". Spring.me (formerly Formspring). Retrieved February 19, 2014. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ southcoasttoday.com, September 12, 2008, Associated Press: "Chris Meloni tries hand at comedy in 'Gym Teacher'", Retrieved 2008-09-25.
  7. ^ lionshareproductuctions.com, May 23, 2008, "SPECTACULAR! wraps principal photography", Retrieved 2008-09-25.
  8. ^ Byron Perry (August 13, 2008). "Avan Jogia". Variety. Retrieved 2008-09-25. 
  9. ^ "Avan Jogia Interview". Kidz world. Retrieved 2009-02-27. 
  10. ^ Gandhi, Neha. "Avan Jogia's Straight But Not Narrow Campaign - Seventeen". Seventeen. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  11. ^ Cubria, Kaitlin (October 23, 2013). "All the Times in Which Avan Jogia & Zoey Deutch Really Are the Cutest Couple". Teen.com. Retrieved February 19, 2014. 
  12. ^ http://ca.eonline.com/news/309766/hunger-games-josh-hutcherson-opens-up-on-gay-rights-i-had-two-uncles-die-from-aids
  13. ^ "Victoria Justice, Avan Jogia, Eden Sher, Peyton List And More In “The Outskirts” Movie". Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  14. ^ "2013 Teen Choice Awards: The Winners List". Retrieved 23 August 2013. 

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