Val Athanassiou

  • Actor
    Male / Victoria
  • Ethnicity
    Mediterranean
    Age Range
    42 - 52
    Height
    1m 80cm (5' 10")
    Weight
    90kg (14st. 2lb)
    Hair Colour
    Salt and Pepper
    Eye Colour
    Brown
    Build
    Medium

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2020Father
Music Video
Greg Gould and Tania Doko / Bittersweet Symphony
Greg Gould and Maria Mercedes
Greg Gould Music
Melbourne
2020Lead - Dad
Commercial
Kmart Easter Egg Hunt
Corrie Jones
Otto Empire
Beaumaris, Melbourne
2019Papou (Grand dad)
Film (Short)
Song of The Moon
Nicholas Kehaidis
RMIT University
Melbourne, Victoria
2019Husband
Still Photos
Early Settler
Jules Tahan
About Bob
Coldstream Victoria
2019Presenter
Online / Digital
The Pharmacy Guild
Christopher Sferazza
Nimble Pictures
The Directors Group (TDG)
2018 - 2019Hot Guy
Web-Series
Real Melbourne
Justin Edbrooke
Dexter Goes Woof Productions
2018 - 2019Satan
Film (Short)
Of Course God is an Alien
Rokk Lattanzio
Vociferous Productions
Doreen and GM Studios
2018Lead
Film (Short)
Taboo
Olivia Altavilla
Taboo
2018Supporting
Commercial
Cadbury Chocolate
Brad Sayers
Absolute Content
2018Lead
Commercial
You Never Forget The Flu
Chris Sferrazza
The Directors Group
Port Melbourne
2017Lead
Film (Short)
Daniel
Val Athanassiou
Valman Productions
2017Featured
TV
Glitch 2
Emma Freeman
Matchbox Pictures
Noregard Chemicals
2016Lead
Web-Series
It's Just A Choice
Jerry Retford
Films4Change Inc
Private House
2016Lead
TV
Murder Calls
Michael Venables
eegenda
Private Home
2015The Golfer
Still Photos
St George
Andreas Bommert
Freeway Reps
2015Lead
Film (Short)
Something About Bindis
Jerry Retford
Films4Change Inc
2015Supporting
Film (Short)
$50 Apple
Tina A Wake
Seacup
2015Finance Guy
Commercial
Yahoo7
Alex Roberts
Finch
2015Lead
Commercial
KFC - Set Your Table Free
Nick Robertson
Ogilvy and Mather
2015Francis the Patrolperson
Commercial
NRMA Assist
Dan Reisinger
Infinity Squared
2015Co-Star (American Accent)
TV
Deadly Women
John Mavety
Beyond International
2014Dad
Commercial
KFC - Family Feast
Perry Westwood
Ogilvy & Mather
2014Dad
Still Photos
Search Your NBN
Toby Burrows
The Kitchen Creative
2014Co-Star
TV
Inside Story
Louise Meek
eegenda
2014Head Waiter
Commercial
Aussie Home Loans - Second Opinion
Paul Goldman
303Lowe
2014Co-Star (Southern American Accent)
TV
Deadly Women
Katie Hides
Beyond International
2013Dad
Still Photos
Meat and Livestock Australia
Andreas Bommert
Freeway Reps
2013Co-Star (American Accent)
TV
Deadly Women
James Knox
Beyond International
2013Co-Star (American Accent)
TV
Dark Minds
John Mavety
Beyond International
2013Supporting
TV
Old School
Peter Templeman
Matchbox Pictures
2013Supporting
Film (Feature)
Lead Me Astray
Tom Danger
Bendy Spoon
2013Dad
Commercial
Telstra-Foxtel
David Rechtman
NOW Screen
2013Co-Star (American Accent)
TV
Deadly Women
Katie Hides
Beyond International
2012Dad
Commercial
McDonalds -The Vow
Nick Robertson
Plaza Films
2012Shipyard Foreman
Commercial
Telstra 2020
Marc Furmie
Flmgraphics
2012Lead
Film (Short)
The Promise
Val Athanassiou
Valman Productions
2012Lead
Web-Series
121212 The Webseries
Val Athanassiou
Valman Productions
2011Co-Star
TV
Four Corners - The Caroline Byrne Case
Robert Marchand
ABC
2011Lead
Theatre
Something About Bindis
Annie Bilton
Playhouse Newcastle
2011Lead (American Accent)
Film (Short)
Running
Val Athanassiou
Valman Productions
2011Lead (American Accent)
Film (Short)
The Adman
Val Athanassiou
Valman Productions
2011Used Car Salesman
Commercial
CarHistory
Sean Kruck
Finch
2011The Toilet Guy
Commercial
Harpic - The Apology
Sean Kruck
Finch
2010The Gardener
Commercial
Pizza Hut - The Great Debate
Matt Kamen
Photoplay Films
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2018Masterclass (Script Analysis, Scene Work, Acting Techniques)Howard Fine Acting Studio Australia
    2018Bringing Yourself to the Role - Marilyn McIntyreVictorian College of the Arts
    2017Character Based Improvisation - Robert Marchand16TH STREET
    2016Character Based Improvisation - Robert Marchand16TH STREET
    2015Character Based Improvisation - Robert MarchandACTORS HUB
    2014Masterclass Stage 2- Miranda HarcourtMEAA
    2013Groundfighting Techniques - Kyle RowlingSydney Stage and Combat School
    2013Masterclass - Lynn HegartySCREENWISE
    2013Character Building through Phenomenology - Nicholas HopeMEAA
    2013Masterclass - Miranda HarcourtMEAA
    2012Acting for Screen - Glenda LinscottMEAA
    2012Character Based Improvisation - Robert MarchandACTORS HUB
    2010Director Masterclass - Bobby RothSchool of Audio Engineering
    2010Stage Combat Techniques - Kyle RowlingMEAA
    2009General American Accents - Nick CurnowNIDA
    2009Actions In Action - Denise RobertsSCREENWISE
    2009Screen Acting - Advanced - Kieran Darcy-SmithSCREENWISE
    2009Masterclass - Peter AndrikidisMEAA
    2009RP and Cockney Accents - Jennifer WhiteNIDA
    2008Acting for Theatre - Jennifer HaganNIDA
    2008Screen Acting - Intermediate - Kieran Darcy-SmithSCREENWISE
    2007Acting for Screen - James MitchellNIDA
    Acting, Theatre and Stage ManagementGraham Corry School of Drama

    Additional Skills

    AACTA 47371

    ABN **contact removed** JUSTICE OF THE PEACE 214812

    AUSTRALIAN PASSPORT N6366631

    NSW RURAL FIRE SERVICE 55146718

    WORKING WITH CHILDREN 1094777A-01

    VICTORIA POLICE FIREARMS SAFETY INSTRUCTOR 1365

    Car (Manual and Auto), Truck (5 Tonnes), Tractor, Boat, First Aid/CPR, RSA/RCG (NSW)

    Open Water Diver, Civil Construction White Card, LB, LE, LR, LL, LS, Forklift

    Firearms Category A and B

    Additional Information

    Actor, Film Maker.

    About me

    CHECK OUT MY CLIPS AND CHANNELS

    www.youtube.com/user/valathanassiou

    vimeo.com/valactor

    www.valman.com.au

    Enquiries

    STORM Actors | T **contact removed** | **contact removed**

    www.stormactors.com/talent/val-athanassiou

    AACTA 47371

    ABN **contact removed** JUSTICE OF THE PEACE 214812

    AUSTRALIAN PASSPORT N6366631

    NSW RURAL FIRE SERVICE 55146718

    WORKING WITH CHILDREN 1094777A-01

    VICTORIA POLICE FIREARMS SAFETY INSTRUCTOR 1365

    Car (Manual and Auto), Truck (5 Tonnes), Tractor, Boat, First Aid/CPR, RSA/RCG (NSW)

    Open Water Diver, Civil Construction White Card, LB, LE, LR, LL, LS, Forklift

    Firearms Category A and B

    BIO

    Val was born in Broken Hill, to parents of mixed heritage, his Italian mother, a Farmer, his Romanian/Greek Father, a Surveyor; a job that saw the family shift across Australia, from Cootamundra to Sydney, all of which has contributed to giving Val a particular grounding and keen perspective into the immigrant way of life. Grass roots. Salt of the Earth. Family focused.

    A formidable Actor trained in a number of disciplines, his solid work ethic ensures he is in constant pursuit of training and personal development. Val has life experience as a Rural Firefighter, Coast Guard, Justice of the Peace and brandishes qualifications in Scuba Diving,

    Boating, Civil Construction, Forklift Operation, and possesses a Working With Children Check and is an Accredited Victoria Police Firearms Safety Instructor.

    His love of theatre led him to the Graham Corry School of Drama, as a teenager he made his professional acting debut in the modern day interpretation of Aristophanes’ "The Birds", and acclaimed performances in numerous Short and Sweet productions. His love of singing and

    music lead to the stage of the iconic Sydney Opera House (he sports a strong Tenor), and he has relentlessly pursued his love of performance and training through NIDA, Screenwise, 16th Street and Howard Fine and ongoing training and mentoring with Dr. Robert Marchand PhD.

    With four children, he can obviously multitask, and is suited to the “loving Father”, “harassed Dad” comedic persona, with the ability to turn it all the way up to eleven as the “furious parent” and “gun toting protector”.

    A keen voice actor, Val can call up numerous accents, speaks Greek and can throw in a smattering of Italian and French, all with solid reproduction and pronunciation.

    Val is suited to fierce, military and law enforcement characters. He is also befitting to darker underbelly roles as an assassin, adulterer and domestic abuser.

    His current project is "The 100". A War Veterans Initiative.

    www.the100.org.au

    He is a member of the Films4Change production team.

    www.films4change.org.au

    Val also teaches through his Digital Futures/Recovery Through Film and Food initiative.

    www.digitalfutures.org.au

    Industry Awards

    ANZAC Ribbon - Nominee - For services in creating awareness for War Veterans former and current. (2019)

    Australian Mental Health Prize - Nominee - Recovery Through Film and Food (2016)

    Cause Film Festival - Finalist - Something About Bindis - The Film (2015)

    Short and Sweet - Best Play - Something About Bindis - The Play (2011)

    Coasties Film Festival - The Actor - Shortlist Don McAlpine Cinematography Prize (2010)

    Short and Sweet - Peoples Choice - Double Take - The Play (2009)

    Acting experience

    NIDA. SCREENWISE. 16TH STREET. HOWARD FINE.

  • Skills

    Accents (North American)
    • General American
    • New York City
    • Southern American
    Hair Length
    • Short
    Languages Spoken
    • Greek
    Perform nude?
    • Only Professionally
    Skin Colour
    • Olive
    Stage Combat Skills
    • Basic
    Interested in
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Film (Professional)
    • Radio
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    • Web-Series
    Accents (UK)
    • Cockney
    • English, standard
    • Scottish, Standard
    Accents (International)
    • Australian
    • French
    • German
    • Greek
    • Irish
    • Italian
    • New Zealand
    Specific Singing Skills
    • Alto
    • Tenor
    Experienced In
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Film (Professional)
    • Modelling
    • Presenting
    • Radio
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    • Web-Series
    Native accent
    • Australian
    Union Status
    • Non Union
    General Singing Skills
    • Advanced