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Avan Jogia
Gender: Male
Age: 30
Born: February 9th, 1992
Character: Beck Oliver
Occupation: Actor
Years Active: 2006-present

Avan Tudor Jogia (born February 9, 1992; Vancouver, British Columbia) is a Canadian actor. He is known for his role of Beck Oliver on the TV series Victorious, Danny Desai in the ABC Family drama Twisted, Roman Mercer in the Syfy paranormal action series Ghost Wars, and Ulysses Zane in the Starz comedy Now Apocalypse.


Avan started taking acting classes at age 13, and later got an agent. He got his first break in acting in 2006, as Danny Araujo in A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story, directed by Oscar nominee Agnieszka Holland. In 2007, 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. Avan also portrays Ben Stark in the TV series Caprica a spin-off of Battlestar Galactica on the Sci Fi Channel.

Film and Television

Year Project Character Genre
2006 A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story Danny Araujo TV Movie
2007 Aliens in America Sam TV Series
2008 Gym Teacher: The Movie Champ TV Movie
2009 Spectacular! Tajid TV Movie
2009 Triple Dog Lemur Film
2009 Caprica Ben Stark Pilot/TV Movie
2010 Finding Hope Now Santos Delgato Movie
2010-2013 Victorious Beck Oliver TV Series
2011 Celebrity Brain Surge Himself TV Series
2011 iCarly Guest Star in "iParty with Victorious"
(Season 4, Episodes 11–13)
TV Movie




TV Movie

2012 Figure It Out Himself/Judge Panelist TV Series
2013-2014 Twisted Danny Desai TV Series
2015 Ten Thousand Saints Teddy Movie
2015 I Am Michael Nico Gladstone Movie
2015 Here Now Dark Short Film
2015 Tut Tutankhamun Miniseries
2016 Shangri–La Suite Teijo Littlefoot Movie
2016 The Drowning Danny Miller Movie
2017 The Outcasts Dave Quinn Movie
2017 The Year of the Spectacular Men Sebastian Bennett Movie
2017-2018 Ghost Wars Roman Mercer TV Series
2018 A Midsummer's Night Dream Puck Movie
2018 The New Romantic Matt Movie
2018 Paper Year Dan Nightingale Movie
2019 Now Apocalypse Ulysses Zane TV Series
2019 Shaft Karim Hassan Movie
2019 Zombieland: Double Tap Berkeley Movie
2019 The Artist's Wife Danny Movie
2021 Resident Evil Leon S. Kennedy Movie (Filming)


  • Hair color: Black
  • Eye color: Brown
  • Star sign: Aquarius
  • Chinese zodiac sign: Monkey
  • Avan is the first Canadian actor in Dan Schneider's casting before Riele Downs, who starred as Charlotte in Henry Danger.
  • He is of Irish and Welsh descent on his mother's side and Gujarati Indian descent on his father's side.
  • His character Beck was born in Canada, just like him.
  • He has been absent in four Victorious episodes.

Avan with Leon

  • One of his best friends is actor Josh Hutcherson.
  • He is seen playing pool on MTV Cribs with Josh Hutcherson.
  • His he is very close friends with co-star Matt Bennett and they were roommates for a year.
  • His best friend is Victoria Justice, who he met while filming Spectacular! (see Vavan).
  • He launched the "Straight But Not Narrow" campaign, an awareness campaign featuring straight men/women talking to other straight men/women about not discriminating against gay men/women. He is friends with several of the other activists of the campaign, including Matt Bennett (who plays Robbie Shapiro), Daniella Monet, (who plays Trina) and Josh Hutcherson (from "The Hunger Games") and Leon Thomas lll (André Harris).
  • His favorite nursery rhyme is "Didn't Leave Nothing But The Baby".
  • He likes old rock and roll music, indie music, and punk music.
  • His favorite White Stripes songs are "Doorbell" and their cover of "One More Cup Of Coffee For The Road".
  • He has one older brother named Ketan.
  • He has dyslexia (according to his Formspring).
  • He has some family in Sydney and an uncle who lives in Melbourne (both cities in Australia).
  • His favorite colors are red and dark green.
  • He loves soccer, and his favorite team is Arsenal.
  • He left formal schooling after finishing the 10th grade.
  • His celebrity crush is Natalie Portman.
  • His first concert was a Backstreet Boys concert.
  • Actors he would like to work with are Johnny Depp, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Robert Downey Jr.
  • He has a tattoo on his stomach, a quote from his favorite writer Hunter S. Thompson: "Buy the ticket, take the ride."
  • When not working, he likes to travel and mostly divides his time among his native Canada, America, France, and England.
  • He can speak with a British accent, as seen throughout Victorious.
  • He speaks some French.
  • He has a pet dog that he has posted pictures of on Twitter.
  • He says he would like to have two children.
  • His height is about 5' 11½" (1.82 m).
  • According to the August 2007 issue of the Indo-Canadian publication Mehfil Magazine, Avan's dream role is to star as Pi Patel in a film adaptation of Yann Martel's bestselling novel, Life of Pi.
  • According to Right Celebrity and several other sources, he has two famous cousins, Vivek and Janak Lodhia.
  • He explained that his parents made up the name Avan.
  • He auditioned for M. Night Shyamalan's 'The Last Airbender'.
  • He says that his father always makes him write down his goals every New Year.
  • He has a habit of sneezing twice after eating a mint (confirmed on Twitter by Victoria Justice.)[1]
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  • The Kurdish prename Avan is the male version of the name Avan and simply means water.
  • In the movie Rag, his character Finn has a British accent. Whenever he was rehearsing and filming Rags he used it a lot, even during interviews. He says the character of Finn was not originally British, but when he was experimenting with his lines, they liked it so much that they let him create the accent for the character. He says "When they offered it to me, they didn't really have anything on paper for what the character would be, so, I like doing accents and characters and all that, crazy wardrobe. So I was like, well let's do a Russell Brand thing. So they really took that and they ran with it, they're like yeah let's do the outfit and the hair and the whole thing, you'll be just like Russell Brand." [2]
  • He can play guitar and sings; he was in a band in high school.[2]
  • He did a suicide prevention video.

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Victoria JusticeLeon Thomas lllAriana GrandeAvan JogiaElizabeth GilliesMatt BennettDaniella Monet
Recurring Cast
Eric LangeLane NapperMichael Eric ReidJim PirriJennifer Carta
Guest Cast
Perez HiltonKe$haJerry TrainorKenan ThompsonJake FarrowYvette Nicole BrownJennette McCurdyJillian ClareShirley JonesTristin MaysRyan RottmanAlexandra ShippHalston SageMara HallJamie SnowAmber Urban