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Dejan Loyola is the Canadian actor who portrays Rafi on ABC's Once Upon a Time in Wonderland.


Biography

Dejan Loyola was born on August 16, 1989 and grew up on Salt Spring Island where he developed a love for stage and screen work.[1] As an attendee of the Gulf Islands Secondary School, he performed in an improv group[2] and also sought out further experience Gulf Island School of Performing Arts.[1] After graduation, Dejan signed up at the Premiere Talent agency and since then, he has been booking roles in television series, films, made-for-television movies, short films and commercials.[1] His television debut was on the pilot episode of the science-fiction themed V[3] with following work in the 2010 fantasy film Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, guest roles on Tower Prep, Fringe, Emily Owens M.D. and the The Tomorrow People, as well as appearances in the television movies H.M.S.: White Coat, Best Player and Grave Halloween.

Trivia

Filmography

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2010 Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Boyfriend Movie
2013 Evangeline Ali Movie
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2009 The Troop Cuddy 3 episodes
2009 V College Kid #1 1 episode
2010 H.M.S.: White Coat Krishna TV movie
2010 Tower Prep Zack Blonsky 1 episode
2011 Best Player Eviscer8r TV movie
2012 Fringe Klopinski 1 episode
2012 Emily Owens M.D. Sushil 1 episode
2013 Grave Halloween Terry TV movie
2014 The Tomorrow People Ray 2 episodes
2014 Once Upon a Time in Wonderland Rafi
2014 The 100 Voice in crowd

Appearances

External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Dejan Loyola Actor. Facebook. Retrieved on June 30, 2019. “Born on August 16, 1989. (...) I had the privilege of growing up in an art centric community on beautiful Salt Spring Island, BC. It was here I was fortunate enough to come across some of the most talented and inspired teachers I've ever studied with and through various institutions such as the Gulf Islands School Of Performing Arts - my addiction to stage and screen work came into full fruition. After graduating, it was an easy choice for me; emphasizing Improv training and experience I was able to sign with an agency (The fine folks at Premiere Talent) and since then its been the dream. I've been lucky enough to book roles on a number of TV Series, Films, Made for TV-Movies, Shorts and Commercials.”
  2. Small-town improv team has big-time fun (PDF). Gulf Islands Driftwood (April 11, 2007). “Less than two days after returning from "a life-altering experience" at the Canada Improv Games in Ottawa, team members from Gulf Islands Secondary were back in ArtSpring practising their routines. "When we arrived it was your classic small-town team in the big city," said team member Dejan Loyola during a break from Tuesday's rehearsal. (...)” (Page 5)
  3. FacebookIcon Dejan Loyola Actor (Dejan Loyola). September 28, 2010.  "This was the first role I booked :) great time on set...timecode for my brief screentime is 6:30...was stoked on this one, the line i had got mentioned in a few reviews."
  4. Goddard, Emma (May 25, 2014). Disney Channel's 'Descendants' Casts Heros & Villains with Kristin Chenoweth & More. Bustle. “DEJAN LOYOLA With his experience as Rafi in the short-lived TV series Once Upon a Time in Neverland [sic], Dejan Loyola should have no trouble as his character Aziz.”

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