Deniz Akdeniz
Deniz Akdeniz
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Deniz Akdeniz
Date of birth
May 16, 1990
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
S1 - S2 - S3 - OW - S4 - S5 - S6 - S7

Deniz Akdeniz is a supporting actor on Once Upon a Time, portraying the role of Aladdin.


Akdeniz is of Turkish origin; his parents emigrated from Izmir, Turkey, in 1987. His father, Atila, is a lecturer at Melbourne University and his mother, Aysel, is a biochemistry researcher.

He was nominated for the "Best Actor" in the 2010 Inside Film Awards for his role of "Homer" in the Australian box office hit Tomorrow, When the War Began. Akdeniz is also known for his role of "Raff" in the Disney television production As the Bell Rings.

Before relocating to Los Angeles in January 2013, Deniz trained with Bruce Alexander at Melbourne Acting Studio. From his LA base, Deniz continues to be coached via Skype by Bruce, who now operates his studio in London.

In 2016, Akdeniz was cast on the ABC series, Once Upon a Time, as Aladdin, set to recur in the show's sixth season.


Gallery of behind the scene stills released to promote the actor.

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