Magazine article Variety

Jordan Gavaris

Magazine article Variety

Jordan Gavaris

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The 25-year-old Canadian actor cut his teeth on indie films and local TV, but found himself floundering after "Unnatural History," a 2010 live-action series on the Cartoon Network, was cancelled. Then, about two years later, his agent called him about the role of Felix, who's one part avant-garde artist, one part glampunk fashion rebel, on sci-fi series "Orphan Black." "There is so much gender and sexual ambiguity with him," Gavaris says. "It was the biggest hodgepodge of bizarre paint chips from pop culture blended into this palette."

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"Orphan Black" co-star Tatiana Maslany says Gavaris is fearless on the set, and challenges her to keep up. "The work he can do is imaginative, and has a real sense of play in it," she says. "He's not afraid to take big risks and be bold." The role - in which he plays opposite Maslany's seven very different clones - has won Gavaris supporting actor prizes at the Canadian Screen Awards for two consecutive years. …

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