Juan Carlos Velis Poster


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Born in San Salvador, El Salvador
Nickname Juanca

Mini Bio (1)

Juan Carlos holds an Honours Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Acting from The University of Windsor. He has worked in theatres across Canada and the United States including The Grand theatre in London, Tarragon Theatre, Festival of Classics, The Saidye Bronfman Centre, Cahoot's Theatre Projects, The du Maurier World Stage, The Factory 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, Green Thumb theatre, Alameda Theatre Company 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 to sold-out houses, receiving critical acclaim. He was a key member of the 2001 Playwright's Unit at Cahoot's Theatre Projects, where he completed writing his play "The 8 o'clock Train" under the direction of Guillermo Verdecchia. 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. Juan Carlos is a founding member and serves as Artistic Director & Executive Producer of "Acropolis Theatre Company", which produced the annual: "Shakespeare on the Thames Theatre Festival" in London. He recently directed his first short "Hereafter".

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Spouse (1)

Natalie Ackers (3 August 2008 - present)

Trivia (1)

His 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 various International Film Festivals, for which he received critical acclaim from the Salvadorean Film Critics' Association and The Latin American Press.

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