Juan Carlos Velis

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Birth Place: San Salvador, El Salvador
Birth Date: August 24, 1973
Occupation: Actor, Miscellaneous Crew

Juan Carlos Velis Biography


Juan Carlos' acting career started at the age of three, with "Canal 8", "TVE" and "The National Television Network" of his native El Salvador, having leading roles in such television shows as "Club Infantil", "Fantasia", "Letritas" and "Cipotadas". When he was eight years old, he made his film debut with "Barco de Papel" (Paper Boat), a film that represented El Salvador at the II International Film Festival of Peru, for which he received critical acclaim from the Salvadorean Film Critics' Association and The Latin American Press. He graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Acting from the School of Dramatic Art at the University of Windsor. He has worked in theatres across Canada and the United States including The Factory theatre, Tarragon Theatre, Festival of Classics, The Saidye Bronfman Centre, Cahoot's Theatre Projects, The du Maurier World Stage, The Grand Theatre, The Red Barn Theatre, Tempest Theatre, Roseneath Theatre, Coral Springs Theater Center, The Kravis Center, Theatre Passe Muraille, The St. Lawrence Centre, Playwright's Theatre Centre in Vancouver and Toronto's classical Soulpepper Theatre Company. His first play "Further Beyond" was accepted into the 2000 SummerWorks Theatre Festival and played at the Factory Theatre Main Stage. The production later toured to the Grand Theatre in London, where it played at the McManus Studio Theatre to sold-out houses, receiving critical acclaim. He was also a key member of the 2001 Playwright's Unit at Cahoot's Theatre Projects, where he completed writing his new play "The 8 o'clock Train". He also co-wrote the one man show "Borderlines" with his father Alfonso Velis Tobar, which had a successful run in Vancouver, British Columbia. He regularly works in commercials, print, and voice. He is working on his third play: "Dreaming Backwards" and with his father Alfonso, he is co-writing: "Crimen en la Parroquia". He has co-written the feature film "Exit 13" with Kevin Durand, and "Snowdrops" with Alfonso Quijada. Carlos is a founding member and serves as Artistic Director & Executive Producer of "Acropolis Theatre Company", which produces the annual: "Shakespeare on the Thames Theatre Festival" in London.

Juan Carlos Velis Movies / TV-Shows


The Parting Glass (2017)
My Roommate's an Escort (2017)
Downsizing (2017)
Kidnap Capital (2016)
Killjoys (2015)
One Christmas Eve (2014)
The Art of the Steal (2013)
Lucky 7 (2013)
Please Kill Mr. Know It All (2012)
U.S. Attorney (2009)
Trick 'r Treat (2007)
Meltdown (2006)
Truth (2006)
Chasing Christmas (2005)
Masters of Horror (2005)
The L Word (2004)
Mom's on Strike (2002)
Blue Murder (2001)
Blackout (2001)
The Thin Blue Lie (2000)
Relic Hunter (1999)

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