Juan Chioran

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Juan Chioran
Born (1963-06-18) June 18, 1963 (age 55)
Alberti, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Residence Canada
Citizenship Argentinian and Canadian (dual)
Alma mater York University, University of Alberta
Occupation Voice actor, stage actor, opera singer
Years active 1993–present
Spouse(s) Jacklyn Francis Chioran

Juan Bruno Ricardo Chioran (born June 18, 1963) is an Argentine-Canadian actor and singer who is primarily associated with stage roles at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Canada.

Chioran is best known for his voice acting roles, such as Doji in Beyblade: Metal Fusion (the first 32 episodes, later succeeded by Andrew Jackson), King Caradoc in Jane and the Dragon, and Barry Bullevardo in the animated series Iggy Arbuckle. Juan Chioran has an estimated net worth of $1 million.

Early years

Chioran was born Juan Bruno Ricardo Chioran on June 18, 1963 in Alberti, Argentina to Italian immigrants Bruno Chioran (b. 1928) and Alba Chioran. Bruno and Alba Chioran arrived in Alberti, Argentina in 1947, after the Second World War ended. Half of their extended family remained in Italy and the other half was in Canada. His Dad immigrated to Argentina with the intent of saving money home to his relatives. His father immigrated from Padua, Italy, and his mother was from the Venice region. After living his first 12 years in Alberti, Juan Chioran moved to Toronto with his parents in 1975, when the Dirty War began in Argentina.

He attended York University, before attending the University of Alberta. There, he graduated with a B.F.A. in Dramatic Arts.

He met his wife, Jacklyn Francis-Chioran, in 1995 at the Blyth Festival in Blyth, Ontario.

As of February 2009, he has been performing at the Stratford Festival in Stratford, Ontario for 10 years.[1]

Stratford Shakespeare Festival credits

Chioran has played several major stage roles over the course of 13 years through 2013 at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival.[2][3]

Film and television

He has played in several dozen roles at various levels of importance in movies and television, including Lance Boil on Grossology. He also played the role of Francobollo Garibaldi, the father of Raven-Symoné's character in the Disney Channel Original Movie, The Cheetah Girls in 2003.

Awards and nominations

Chioran won a Gemini Award for Best Performance in a Performing Arts Program or Series in 2000 for a televised showing of his portrayal of Count Dracula in Dracula: A Chamber Musical.[4] He was nominated for a 2007 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical for The Three Musketeers at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater in Chicago, Illinois.

Video clips

TorontoStage.com interview for "The Madonna Painter"

External links

Juan Chioran at the Internet Movie Database

Juan Chioran at the Internet Broadway Database


  1. http://ibdb.com/person.php?id=92877
  2. Stratford Shakespeare Festival Visitors' Guides from 1993 to 2013. Stratford, Ontario, Canada
  3. Stratford Shakespeare Festival production history
  4. Brioux, Bill. "Gemini Award: Early Winners". Canoe.ca. Retrieved 2009-07-28.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>