Ruggedly handsome, and standing at a mere 6’5″ it’s no surprise that VAN HELSING star Aleks Paunovic is breaking hearts across screens both big and small.
Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, to a Croatian mother and Serbian father, Aleks knew from an early age that he was destined to tell stories. A skilled athlete with a championship amateur boxing title under his belt, his thirst for living on the edge led him to a career as a stunt actor. In addition to his strength and athletic accolades, Aleks is a musician at heart and was part of a rock band in his youth. In fact, it was during a performance when he was asked to audition for the HBO movie “Heads,” and as fate would have it he landed his first acting role and set forth to take Hollywood by storm.
Fans may know Aleks from such roles as Sgt. Omar Fischer in Battlestar Gallactica, as well as his role as a developmentally challenged man accused of murder in “Personal Effects,” opposite Kathy Bates, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Ashton Kutcher.
Aleks’ other credits to date include the film “This Means War” opposite Tom Hardy, “Numb,” opposite Jamie Bamber due out this year, as well as the highly anticipated “War for the Planet of the Apes” due out in July of 2017. Additionally, he has starred in numerous television series such as: “Motive,” “Supernatural,” “Continuum,” “iZombie,” “The 100,” “Once Upon a Time,” and “Smallville,” among many others.
Aleks is an active supporter of The Red Cross/Impact Anti-Bullying Campaign.