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Cas Anvar

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Date of Birth:
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Height:
6' (1.83 m)
Cas Anvar was born in Regina, Canada and raised in Quebec and a graduate of Montreal's prestigious National Theatre School. This versatile and exciting actor has performed in over 50 major roles in both film and television.Recently seen last year on an episode of the hit NBC show Medium opposite Patricia Arquette, in David Mamet's CBS action series The Unit, and guest starring in the exciting NBC series E-Ring opposite Benjamin Bratt. Anvar most recently starred in lead roles for the WB feature film Sublime, the BBC/Discovery miniseries Superstorm and Guest Starring on the hit series N.C.I.S. opposite Mark Harmon.In Cruise/Wagner's Shattered Glass, Anvar portrays Kambiz Foroohar, a moral force who unmasks the fraudulent reporter Stephen Glass, played by Hayden Christensen. Widely acclaimed on the festival circuit, Shattered Glass premiered at the prestigious Telluride Film Festival, followed by the Toronto International Film Festival, with a general public opening in New York and was nominated for 4 Spirit Awards and 1 Golden Globe.Anvar first came to popular attention through his Jutra-nominated role as the controversial Zak in Hunt Hoe's dark, titillating feature film Seducing Maarya. His extensive list of credits include Redeemer, opposite Matthew Modine, The Incredible Adventures Of Marco Polo, with Jack Palance and Oliver Reed, and the CTV MOW Agent Of Influence opposite Christopher Plummer. Additionally he appeared in Richard Donner's blockbuster Timeline and also in Steven Spielberg's The Terminal opposite Tom Hanks, Catherine Zeta Jones and Stanley Tucci.An accomplished stage actor, Anvar has played numerous leading roles in Shakespeare's most famous plays including the title role in Macbeth, Mercutio in Romeo & Juliet, and Prospero in The Tempest. He has also directed many of the Bard's works. Outside of his company Repercussion Theatre, he has appeared on stage in Rahul Varma's critically acclaimed Counter Offence and in Joe Maalouf's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.Anvar is well respected as the Founder and Artistic Director for over 18 years of the acclaimed Shakespeare-in-the-Park theater company, Repercussion Theatre, and is the only touring Shakespeare In The Park troupe in the world. With a reputation for innovative, visually dynamic, totally accessible productions and a truly impressive ability to mount, perform and dismantle a Shakespearean play in a day, the company has toured extensively across eastern Canada and all through the U.S. as far south as Texas.The fluently trilingual (English, French and Farci) Anvar, who credits part of his wide-ranging creativity to his exotic cultural and spiritual heritage, is a recipient of the Carla Napier Award for Achievement in the Montréal Theatre community as well as Alliance Quebec's Youth Achievement Award for accomplishments in the Arts.Also an emerging film and television director and producer, Anvar is currently active in developing a teen action/fantasy series and spends his time between Canada and L.A.
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