Apples do not fall far from their trees. This is an overused expression, but the cliché would be the first thing that comes to mind when you learn that Filip Geljo is the son of Jasmin Geljo, the famous Bosnian-Canadian actor born on September 18, 1959. Celebrated for works such as Odd Squad (2014) and Odd Squad: The Movie (2016), Filip, as you will learn, is very much like his father, who began his career when he was just 11 years old. The man established himself in his former country, Yugoslavia, as a triple-threat actor before moving to Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where he continued his acting career and eventually became a film producer.
Filip is still in the earliest stages of his career and is far from reaching the achievements of his father in the industry. But considering the speed with which he has made progress, the future promises a lot for him. The following not only confirms Filip Geljo’s age, but also provides a detailed description of his life with facts about his career, his family, and everything worth knowing about the actor.
Filip Geljo Bio (Age)
Considering that Filip Geljo has not yet scratched the surface of his acting career, it is only normal that many of the questions often asked about him have not been answered. Nevertheless, we were able to establish that he was born on April 13 and in 2002 in Toronto, Canada. Although it is believed that he also grew up in the dynamic metropolis of Canada, details of his upbringing and things like the schools he attended have remained a mystery.
How he decided to pursue a career as an actor is also unknown, although many believe that his father influenced him to follow this path. As mentioned above, Filip is best known for his role in Odd Squad, the Canadian-American educational television series created by Tim Mckeon and Adam Peltzman. The series, which premiered sometime in November 2014, features Filip Geljo and other child actors such as Anna Cathcart, Millie Davis, and Dalila Bela. As the series became a great success and received numerous nominations for coveted awards and no less than 20 different prestigious prizes, it is only natural that it put Filip, who played the agent Otto, in the spotlight.
The enormous attention the children’s live-action series attracted justified the creation of Odd Squad: The Movie, which was released on August 1, 2016. Filip repeated his role as Otto in the movie directed by J.J. Johnson and his fame skyrocketed. This must-have helped him get his roles in the upcoming movies of the Avatar franchise. Yes, we were able to confirm claims that he will be cast as Aonung in Avatar 2, which is scheduled for release in December 2020; Avatar 3 and Avatar 4 will follow in December 2021 and December 2024, respectively. Although the plot of the upcoming films is largely unknown, it is said that Filip Geljo will play a young freediver and hunter.
Meanwhile, Filip played alongside his father in The Waiting Room, a 2015 film inspired by his father’s real-life story. The film, for which he received two nominations for the Canadian Screen Award in 2016, was loosely based on his father’s experiences after his immigration to Canada from Yugoslavia.
His Family (Parents and Siblings)
It is as if Filip Geljo’s family life revolves only around his father, Jasmin Geljo. Although the older actor is the only one who appears whenever Filip’s parents are mentioned, he is also the only family member known to the public.
In fact, it is not even known whether the Odd Squad actor has siblings, just as his father’s love life has remained a secret – just as the identity of Filip’s mother is not known to the public.
Facts About The Actor
1. Odd Squad fans do not need to be informed about Agent Otto’s ability to solve mathematical problems. What they don’t know is that the character’s actor is very good at what he does.
2. It is said that Filip Geljo rarely uses the script provided to him when solving the equations. Apparently, the subject is his favorite subject at school.
3. Other works he has worked on are The Last Chance (2014), Shahzad (2015), and Annedroids (2016)