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(1993-04-02) April 2, 1993 (age 30)
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
EducationStudio 58, Langara College
Years active2008 - present

Markian Tarasiuk (born April 2, 1993) is a Ukrainian Canadian actor, director, editor and producer. He was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for work in the television movie Christmas Jars.[1]

Life and career

Tarasiuk is a Manitoba native, born in Winnipeg.[2] He had had a keen interest in performing from a young age. Markian got his start performing after being scouted by the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre and was cast to play the lead of Rudy Pazinski in Tom Dudzik's stage play Over the Tavern[3] where he made his professional stage debut. After performing throughout his teens at various local stages in Winnipeg, Markian attended Studio 58 at Langara College in Vancouver, BC and graduated in 2014.[4]

As a teenager, Tarasiuk made his film debut in Fresh I.E's music video Crystal and television debut voicing the character of Totobory in the animated series Noonbory and the Super Seven. for CBS Kids. While attending theatre school, Markian made his on screen television debut playing Brogan Van Skioh in the Disney XD movie Bunks.[5] His television credits include roles on IZombie (TV series)|iZombie, Supernatural, Take Two, The Murders, 50 States of Fright, The Magicians, and recurring roles on Shut Eye, Virgin River, Project Mc2, and Surface. His television movies include playing Wade Robson in Britney Ever After[6] and appearances on the Hallmark Channel.

Tarasiuk made his theatrical screen debut in Christmas Jars that had a limited run in theatres[7] before its release on BYU TV in 2019. Markian received a 2021 Canadian Screen Award nomination for Lead Actor in in a Television Movie for his portrayal of Ian Maxwell in the film.[8] In 2021, Tarasiuk's role as Jackson Pace, in the feature film There's Someone Inside Your House garnered an ACTRA/UBCP nomination for an Actor in a Supporting Role in 2022.[9] Tarasiuk will appear in the upcoming E! television movie Why Can't I be Molly Ringwald? in 2023.[10]

In 2015, Tarasiuk founded SpeakEasy Theatre, a theatre based production company in Vancouver, BC.[11] As acting General Manager of the company, Tarasiuk produced Young Jean Lee's The Shipment[12], 3..2..1[13] and the original play Gross Misconduct.[14] During his time with SpeakEasy Theatre, Markian produced four instalments of the Pull Festival: Vancouver's 10-minute play festival.[15] In 2021 Tarasiuk produced, wrote and directed episodes of the No Way Podcast.



Year Title Role Notes
2008 Fresh I.E Crystal Teenager Video
2014 Perfect Sisters Student
2018 Status Update Brian Massey
2020 The Quieting Bobby Short Film
2021 There's Someone Inside Your House Jackson Pace
Stories That Transform Us Editor Documentary Feature
2022 Before We Were Told Editor Short Film


Year Title Role Notes
2009 Noonbory and the Super Seven Totobory Animated Series (CBS Kids)
Kung Fu Dino Posse Jerome Animated Series (Cookie Jar Entertainment)
2013 Bunks Brogan Van Skioh Television Film (Disney XD)
2016 iZombie Burdick/Jordna "Method Head" (The CW)
A Time to Dance Young John Television Film (Hallmark Channel)
Shut Eye Crest Recurring role (Hulu)
2017 Britney Ever After Wade Robson Television film (Lifetime)
Project Mc2 Uli Recurring role (Netflix)
2018 The Magicians Prince Micah "A Life if the Day" (Syfy)
Take Two Eric Quinn Fisher "Taken" (ABC)
2019 The Murders Brent Singer "The Long Black Veil" (Global Television)
Christmas Jars Ian Maxwell Television Film (BYUtv)
Supernatural Andy May "Proverbs 17:3" (The CW)
A Homecoming for the Holidays Taylor Television Film (Hallmark Channel)
2020 50 States of Fright Eric Felt Recurring role (Quibi)
Fast and Furious Crossroads Actor (motion capture - Kai) Video Game (Slightly Mad Studios)
2021 Wedding Cake Dreams Jason Hawkins Television film (CityTV)
Virgin River Parker Recurring role (Netflix)
Hannah Swensen Mysteries Tad "Sweet Revenge" (Hallmark Channel)
No Way! Director, Writer, Producer Podcast
2022 Surface Elliot Recurring role (AppleTV+)
Our Italian Christmas Memories Dr. Greg Television Film (Hallmark Channel)
Christmas at the Golden Dragon Blake Television Film (Hallmark Channel)
2023 Why Can't I be Molly Ringwald? Rich Hawthorne Television Film (E!)

Awards and nominations

Year Association Category Work Result
2018 Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards Outstanding Costume Design[16] The Shipment
2021 Canadian Screen Awards Best Lead Performance in a TV Movie[17] Christmas Jars
2022 UBCP/ACTRA Awards Best Performance by an actor in a Supporting Role[18] There's Someone Inside Your House


  1. "Canadian Screen Awards Night Three Winners Revealed". 2021-05-20. Retrieved 2022-11-25.
  2. "Gruemonkey interviews Markian Tarasiuk (50 States of Fright, The Magicians)!! |". Retrieved 2022-11-25.
  3. "Markian Tarasiuk". TresA. 2018-08-07. Retrieved 2022-11-25.
  4. Studio 58, Langara College. "2014 Fall Grads Studio 58" (PDF). Retrieved October 27, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. "Hellter interviews Markian Tarasiuk (The Magicians, Status Update)!! |". Retrieved 2022-11-25.
  6. Nast, Condé (2016-09-28). "Here's Exactly Who's Playing Who in the Britney Spears Lifetime Biopic". Teen Vogue. Retrieved 2022-10-27.
  7. BYUtv. "Feature Film Adaptation of "Christmas Jars" Premieres in Cinemas for Special One-Night Event Nov. 4". Retrieved 2022-11-25.
  8. "Markian Tarasiuk". 2021-03-30. Retrieved 2022-11-25.
  9. "Talent touted in UBCP/ACTRA's nominees list for annual awards". vancouversun. Retrieved 2022-11-25.
  10. Petski, Denise; Petski, Denise (2022-09-30). "Em Haine & Anja Savcic To Headline E!'s 'Why Can't I Be Molly Ringwald?' & 'Dating Wisdom' Rom-Coms". Deadline. Retrieved 2022-10-27.
  11. Taylor, Kate (2019-12-06). "Canadian arts groups say Canada Council for the Arts isn't distributing money equitably". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2022-11-25.
  12. "The Shipment's fine cast of actors succeeds in shaking the "woke"". The Georgia Straight. 2017-11-27. Retrieved 2022-10-27.
  13. Robins, Mark (2015-11-04). "Theatre review: 3...2...1 is intense". Vancouver Presents. Retrieved 2022-10-27.
  14. "Theatre review: Superb acting leavens a brutal prison drama". vancouversun. Retrieved 2022-10-27.
  15. Staff, Vancouver Presents (2016-03-17). "Pull Fest provides little windows into strange worlds and eccentric characters". Vancouver Presents. Retrieved 2022-10-27.
  16. "Arts Club Theatre and Hand to God lead Jessie Richardson Theatre Award nominations". The Georgia Straight. 2018-05-27. Retrieved 2022-10-27.
  17. "Markian Tarasiuk". 2021-03-30. Retrieved 2022-10-28.
  18. "2022 Nominees - Supporting Male". UBCP/ACTRA Awards. Retrieved 2022-10-28.

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