Jogia at the premiere of Beautiful Creatures, Los Angeles, February 6, 2013.
|Born||Avan Tudor Jogia
February 9, 1992
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
|Occupation||Actor, singer, dancer|
Jogia was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He went to a few different schools in Vancouver, including Killarney Secondary School and King George Secondary School. In tenth grade, when he was 16 years old, he left school altogether to pursue a career in acting.
Jogia's very first role came in 2006, when he played Danny Araujo, the younger brother of a transsexual teenage male to female, or transwoman, 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. Jogia plays Ben Stark in the TV series Caprica, a spin-off of Battlestar Galactica, on the Sci Fi Channel. Jogia portrays 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 theVictorious 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.
|2006||A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story||Danny Araujo||TV Movie|
|2007||Devil's Diary||Teenage Boy #1||TV Movie|
|Aliens in America||Sam||3 Episodes Recurring|
|2008||Gym Teacher: The Movie||Champ Sinclair||TV Movie|
|2009||Spectacular!||Tajid Kalyan||TV Movie|
|2009–2010||Caprica||Ben Stark||recurring 3 Episodes|
|2010||Triple Dog||Lemur||Independent Feature Film|
|2010||Finding Hope Now||Santos Delgado||Independent Feature Film|
|2010–2013||Victorious||Beck Oliver||Lead Role|
|2011||iCarly||Beck Oliver||"iParty with Victorious" episode|
|2012||Rags||Finn O'Dare||TV movie|
|2013||Twisted||Danny Desai||Lead role|
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