Jordan Gavaris Bio, Age, Gay, Boyfriend, Movies and TV Shows

Jordan Gavaris (Jordan James Gavaris ) is a Canadian actor known for his role as Felix Dawkins in the BBC America and Space television series Orphan Black (2013–2017).

Jordan Gavaris Biography

Jordan Gavaris (Jordan James Gavaris ) is a Canadian actor known for his role as Felix Dawkins in the BBC America and Space television series Orphan Black (2013–2017).

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Jordan Gavaris Age

Gavaris was born on September 25, 1989, in Caledon, Ontario, Canada. He is 29 years old as of 2018.

Jordan Gavaris Family

Gavaris was born and raised by his parents in Caledon, Ontario, Canada alongside his two siblings. His father is a Greek immigrant, who worked for the Toronto District School Board before leaving to develop real estate in Toronto, and his mother was born in Canada and is of northern European descent. She formerly had a career with The Globe and Mail.

Jordan Gavaris Boyfriend / Gay

Gavaris is openly gay and has been dating Devon Graye, an actor and screenwriter since September 2012.

Jordan Gavaris Career

Gavaris made his feature film debut in the Canadian independent film, 45 R.P.M. alongside Michael Madsen, Kim Coates, and Amanda Plummer. In 2010, Gavaris co-starred in the Cartoon Network live-action series Unnatural History. He also co-starred in the new original drama Orphan Black for BBC America and Canada’s Space.

In 2010, Gavaris was honored by Playback Magazine, Panavision Canada, and The Canadian Film and Television Hall of Fame by being named one of the 2010’s “Top Ten to Watch”. Previous honourees include Nina Dobrev and Xavier Dolan.

In 2014, Gavaris won a Canadian Screen Award for Best Supporting Actor and also won a Constellation Award for best performance in an episode. On August 18, 2014, he was announced as the winner of the 2014 EWwy Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.

In 2016, Gavaris appeared in a supporting role in the film Sea of Trees, directed by Gus Van Sant and starred by Matthew McConaughey and Ken Watanabe, and 2017 saw him co-star with Lena Olin in the arthouse film Maya Dardel. The film premiered at the SXSW Film Festival to generally favorable reviews.

Jordan Gavaris Net Worth

Gavaris net worth has an estimation of over 1 million dollars.

Jordan Gavaris Movies

45 R.P.M.
Parry Tender
Curse of Chucky
U.S. Ex Delivery Guy
Sea of Trees
Maya Dardel

Jordan Gavaris TV Shows

G2G: Got to Go!
Degrassi: The Next Generation
Unnatural History
Jasper Bartlett
Orphan Black
Felix Dawkins
Grant Mackenzie
Take Two
Mick English

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Jordan Gavaris Interview

HitFix: I think everyone has this feeling like they have a Felix in their lives, so they know Felix.

Jordan Gavaris: Absolutely.

HitFix: But he”s a little edgier than probably most of our Felixes.

Gavaris: He”s bold. He”s very bold. Bold strokes. Bold, broad strokes.

HitFix: And you are taking a lot of risks in creating such a bold character.

Gavaris: Huge. I was terrified.

HitFix: Speaking of risky, you”re not naked-naked, but you”re undressed quite a bit.

Gavaris: Half the season. I”m in a state of undress a lot of the time. And just the what a wonderful sentence to walk in on.

HitFix: Yeah, come in on that sentence. “So, I”m naked a lot!”

Gavaris: Just naked a lot. It was a big risk and I knew that there would be some criticism because people have a tendency to – when they see something like that on television, “Well it”s a cliché. It”s a stereotype. This is wrong.” And usually, my response to that is, “Well the first thing you”ve done is honed in on the sexuality as a character, which is innately homophobic. So you”re not examining your own homophobia. That”s ironic.” And the second part is that any minority, any face of minority, deserves to have a voice, deserves to exist. You cannot put on ‘Modern Family’ and say that you represented all LGBT characters or all characters that are LGBT. I want to make that distinction clear because I”m trying to make a distinction between – I just think the whole gay character thing is so silly because we don”t refer to straight characters as straight characters so – in any case I thought that”s exclusionary to say that this person doesn”t have the right to exist.

HitFix: Right.

Gavaris: And I take a great comfort and responsibility and I love being a part of his conception and execution because I love him. I love all parts of him. I think I know Felix and I think those – there”s just so many more interesting things to talk about.

HitFix: In the first season, Felix was like a superhero sidekick — the guy Sarah could call at three in the morning to bring the funny for the episode.

Gavaris: Exactly. And I wanted him – I want him to develop his identity outside of the clone mystery. I want him to – or within it, but still having his own identity as a person. I think that”s really important.

HitFix: Also the cops are kind of looking to him and realizing he”s their entry into the case.

Gavaris: Absolutely.

HitFix: So it seems like you”re kind of going to be more incorporated into the main plot and the stakes are going to get higher for Felix.

Gavaris: Yeah.

HitFix: I love the relationship between Felix and Alison, too. These fractious, tense little connections that blossom into something interesting on the show have been great.

Gavaris: And who would have thought it, too! Of all the characters, they would be the most unlikely partnership, but they just work so well.

HitFix: Do you have a wish list of who you’d like to see Felix with?

Gavaris: Oh, definitely. Had Helena not died, I”d have loved to see them like in a room together.

HitFix: I would have really liked that. I”m really sad about Helena.

Gavaris: I know. I got really attached to Helena.

HitFix: Now that Felix is getting pulled more deeply into the plot, what is that requiring of you as an actor?

Gavaris: I”m stretching myself a little bit more. Emotional accessibility. Instead of just going, “Oh well,” you know, you have an [attitude] or a quick [moment] here and a witty repartee or his trademark sardonicism, [it’s] bringing genuine, rooted truth to a moment, especially if it”s – you know, Felix is – his go to, his automatic response when things get tense or serious is, “Oh well, you know, I”ll just laugh this off” or “I”ll make a joke out of it.” But what does he look like when it”s not a joke? What is his ultimate truth, his stripped down vulnerability?What does that look like on him. And we”re gonna find out.

HitFix: I”m assuming as he”s pulled deeper into this, the stakes are going to go up for him emotionally.

Gavaris: Stakes in general. Emotional stakes especially, yeah. So it”s gonna be a different side of Felix. [There are] multiple sides we get to see and I think that it”ll be really interesting and interesting for anyone who thinks they know the character already.

HitFix: Can you talk about what it”s like to sit down with Graeme Manson and John Fawcett to sort out who Felix is?

Gavaris: Hugely. I don”t think it started out that way, either. Like, I don”t think that Felix was going to necessarily be as integral a part of the drama as they thought, but the relationships worked so well. So he became – he became that other person.

I”m gonna have to get my inhaler soon. It”s the pollen count. My asthma”s acting up. I don”t know what the heck it is.

So yeah, it is quite an in-depth process, and I value their input, too, because a lot of the times – I mean the more you can mine from the writers the better, the stronger that the character”s representation will be. But I take a lot of libertie,s and then they”ll come in and tell me if it”s too much or not enough. There are so many bad takes we have like, you know, on film. But it”s good – I always say that if every take is good on a production, something”s wrong. If it”s just good, it”s got to be bad, good and great. And then you know that you”ve got something special because if some takes aren”t bad you”re not taking enough risks.

HitFix: There’s so much pressure on Tatiana Maslany. Does the rest of the cast goof around or tease her on the set?

Gavaris: All the time. Especially when she”s in Rachel garb. I would love to get a new power suit. [looking at his button-down shirt] I”ve been, like, playing Rachel all day actually.