Born: September 25, 1989
Date of Birth: September 25, 1989
When people first meet Jordan Gavaris, their typical first reaction is: "Wait, you're not English?" His stellar turn as the very British Felix in the Space hit series Orphan Black has earned the Canadian actor major Hollywood recognition, a slew of fans around the world, and even a Canadian Screen Award.
Born in Caledon, Ontario, Jordan is third child of Greek immigrants. In an interview with Channel Guide, he revealed that he is distantly related to Greek-French film director Costa Gavras.
At just 19 years old, Jordan made his feature film debut in the Canadian independent drama 45 RPM (2008). He starred as Parry Tender, a young man looking to escape his dull life in rural Saskatchewan, alongside Michael Madsen and Kim Coates.
The following year he filmed a two-episode stint on the popular Canadian series Degrassi: The Next Generation. Next he starred in the short-lived Cartoon Network series Unnatural History (2010), followed by a small role in the horror sequel Curse of Chucky in 2013.
Up until that point, Jason struggled to find a role that would utilize his unique talents, particularly for accents. But that all changed when he discovered the character of Felix Dawkins in Orphan Black. His groundbreaking work as a London-born artist moonlighting as a prostitute has earned him an EWwy Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, a Constellation Award for Best Male Performance in a 2013 Science Fiction Television Episode, and most notably, a Canadian Screen Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Series.
Of his career-making role and the show that changed his life, the young actor told EW, "I know why I connected with Felix. I know why I connected with the show. We are all ardent film geeks who work on this show and we are not the majority. I thought what a colorful character, what an interesting career choice."
Filmography:Sea of Trees (2015)