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Joivan Wade (born July 23, 1993) is an English actor who first appeared in the BBC comedy Big School,[1] before starring in teen drama Youngers on E4.[2] He is a YouTube performer with the online comedy series Mandem On The Wall[3] and appeared in two episodes of Doctor Who as Rigsy, a young graffiti artist who helped save the world.[4] Wade later joined the cast of BBC soap opera EastEnders in February 2016 as Jordan Johnson,[5] taking over the role from Michael-Joel David Stuart.[6] He currently portrays Victor Stone / Cyborg in the DC Universe series Doom Patrol, which premiered in 2019.

Joivan Wade
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Wade in 2018
Born (1993-07-23) 23 July 1993 (age 26)
Years active2012–present



Year Title Role Notes
2012 Callum Ellis Short film
2015 Chick or Treat Jay Short film
2016 Rwd/Fwd Jay Short film
Deep It Miles Short film
The Weekend Derrick
2017 The Riot Act Jerome Short film
2018 Shiro's Story Shiro Short film
The First Purge Isaiah
2019 AMANI Amani Short film


Year Title Role Notes
2012 Casualty Jacob Episode: "#HolbyRiot - Part 2"[7]
2013 Big School Manyou Main cast
2013–14 Youngers Failia Recurring role (16 episodes)
2014–15 Doctor Who Rigsy 2 episodes: "Flatline" and "Face the Raven"
2015 Pompidou Teenager Episode: "Hoarder"
The Interceptor Benji 1 episode
Walliams & Friend Various characters Episode: "Joanna Lumley"
2016 EastEnders Jordan Johnson Series regular
Comedy Feeds Various characters Episode: "JPD"
2017 The Break Raheem TV miniseries (Episode: "Special Delivery")
2019–present Doom Patrol Victor Stone / Cyborg[8] Series regular

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Awards Category Nominated work Result
2016 Screen Nation Film and Television Awards[9] Rising Star Himself Nominated


  1. ^ "Big School - BBC1 Sitcom". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 28 August 2017.
  2. ^ Ashenden, Amy (24 November 2016). "Joivan Wade and Percelle Ascott on The Weekend Movie". Evening Standard. Retrieved 28 August 2017.
  3. ^ Jones, Wil (29 November 2016). "Interview: How 'Mandem on the Wall' Are Changing British TV". Complex. Retrieved 28 August 2017.
  4. ^ Martin, Dan (21 November 2015). "Doctor Who series 35, episode 10 – Face the Raven". The Guardian. Retrieved 28 August 2017.
  5. ^ Brown, David (9 January 2016). "EastEnders spoilers: Jordan Johnson is recast". Radio Times. Retrieved 28 August 2017.
  6. ^ "BBC One - EastEnders, 04/06/2010". BBC. Retrieved 28 August 2017.
  7. ^ "#HolbyRiot - Part 2, Series 26, Casualty - BBC One". BBC. Retrieved 28 August 2017.
  8. ^ Romano, Nick (9 August 2018). "DC's Doom Patrol series upgrades The First Purge star to Cyborg". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  9. ^ "Nominees Announced for 11th Screen Nation Film & Television Awards 2016". SceneTV. 23 February 2016. Retrieved 10 December 2018.

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