Theo Sakellarides (Theofrastos Sakellarides)
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Theo Sakellarides is an American actor who plays mostly innocent, kind, funny and eccentrically funny characters. Born and raised in Bloomingdale, Illinois Theo's childhood was centered around the performing arts. Theo first began performing piano recitals at the age of five and was encouraged to become a musician by his father who worked as a professional pianist and composer. He joined a childrens choir group in Chicago and toured all over Illinois and even at Disney World in Orlando. While most children spent their weekends watching television and doing homework, Theo constantly rehearsed singing and dancing routines for his group's performances. Read more... did this until he attended high school where he acted in twelve plays and spent three years in the school's drama classes. It was in high school that he realized that acting was his true passion. During his high school summers Theo traveled Europe. At the age of 16, Theo became the sole heir to the opera writings of his grandfather Theofrastos Sakellaridis. After graduating high school Theo appeared in community theater productions and was awarded first runner up in the Mr. Bloomingdale competition for his work in non profit theater groups that donated ticket sales to fighting illiteracy. He was later admitted to UCLA for their on camera summer acting intensive program and attended Southern Illinois university where he graduated with cum laude honors and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre and a Bachelor of Science degree in English and granted a teaching license. After college Theo spent two years working as a substitute teacher and was signed with several talent agencies in Chicago. After two years of auditioning and substitute teaching Theo began to tire of the limited acting opportunities Chicago had to offer. He moved to Hollywood with the help of a former movie studio lighting technician who encouraged him to give Hollywood a try. Just two months after moving to Hollywood casting directors and got his first speaking role for television. He was consistently cast as nerdy, comedic, boy next door type characters for shows that mainly focus on teenage characters.