Leonidas Castrounis is a 13 year-old, Grade 8 student at St. Brendan Catholic Elementary School in Stouffville. He is also an actor who has appeared in several films and television shows including: My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, Recon, Odd Squad, Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments, Workin’ Moms, and will appear in an upcoming episode of Creeped Out. Leonidas has also provided the voice of Pico the Mexican Armadillo in the PBS animated series, Luna Around the World, as well as performance “motion capture” for the Ubisoft video game, Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey. Leonidas was also invited to act in the Me to We short film, NKPC: New Kid Placement Committee with Jacob Tremblay and Jay Baruchel, as part of the 2018 We Day initiatives.
“I began acting when I was 9 years old,” said Leonidas. “There was a public audition for My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 and they needed Greek boys so my brother and I went for the audition. I received a call back and the rest is history.”
Leonidas thanks his twin brother, Maximus for keeping him on track with his school work when he’s working on set. “When I have a role, I have tutors on set who sign the paperwork for my teachers, and Maximus has my back and helps me with my homework.”