A talented actor or other such artist who’s recently grabbed my attention:
Keon Mohajeri came to my attention this past spring when he came down to LA from Toronto as one of 4 actors selected as TIFF (Toronto Film Festival)’s Rising Stars of Canada. He was introduced to me via Larissa Giroux, who runs The CFC’s Actors Conservatory (Canadian Film Centre) and has an amazing eye for talent. On that visit Keon read for me on a SYFY pilot I was casting, “Rewind”, and surprised the hell out of me. He was exactly right and so good. After an intense audition process over several weeks Keon won the role of “Charlie” as a Series Regular in the pilot.
Keon has a really fascinating combination of great looks, charm, smarts, and sensitivity, while also bringing a sharp edge to his roles. He grabs the screen and goes deep.
This is Keon’s bio via TIFF’s Rising Stars of Canada:
Keon Mohajeri began his career on stage in Philadelphia and off-Broadway in New York. Now he’s back in Canada and appearing in film and television productions.
He’s made guest appearances on the popular CTV police drama Flashpoint and Ken Finkleman’s new HBO comedy Good Dog. In 2010, he landed a recurring role as Sri in the HBO medical drama Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures, based on Vincent Lam’s Giller Prize winning novel. Later that year, Keon was chosen to participate in the Actors Conservatory at the Canadian Film Centre.
In his next project, Keon plays the title role in Koofi in Wonderland, a feature film by Mazdak Taebi about a young suicide bomber’s surreal trip through the streets of Toronto.
Watch for him this year in the critically acclaimed Iranian film Circumstance, winner of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award.
And of course, he’s Charlie in the SYFY pilot, Rewind.
I can’t wait to watch Keon continue to evolve as an actor and surprise us all even more.