Vik Sahay

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Vik Sahay

Born

Montréal, Québec, Canada

Birth Name

Vikram Sahay

Gender

Male

Also Known As

Vikram Sahay, Vic Sahay
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Biography

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Vik Sahay is an accomplished comedic actor, best known to North American audiences as Lester, a member of the Nerd Herd on the hit television series Chuck. Vik is Canadian, born in Montral. He attended Canterbury High School of the Arts in Ottawa, Ontario and went on to…more

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  • Trivia

    • Outside of work, Vic likes to spend time at the gym. He also engages in boxing training.

    • Film and TV Movie Credits:
      Everything to Gain (1996) as Roland Jellico
      Balls Up (1997) as Debdash
      Platinum (1997) as Anthony Medeci
      The Garbage Picking Field Goal Kicking Philadelphia Phenomenon (1998) as Taxi Driver
      A Slight Case of Murder (1999) as Bob
      If You Believe (1999)
      A Mother's Fight for Justice (2001) as Marius
      Spinning Out of Control (2001) as Brian
      Escape from the Newsroom (2002) as Third A.D.
      Family Curse (2003)
      Fast Food High (2003) as Evan
      Running Towards Tomorrow (2005) as Marvin
      My Uncle Navy and Other Inherited Disorders (2005) as Dinesh
      Mayday (2005) as Tak Ito
      Murder Unveiled (2005) as Bindri
      The Path to 9/11 (2006) as Ahmal
      Stir of Echoes: The Homecoming (2007) as Farzan
      Amal (2007) as Vivek
      Roxy Hunter and the Myth of the Mermaid (2008) as Ramma
      Roxy Hunter and the Secret of the Shaman (2008) as Ramma
      The Rocker (2008) as Leon
      Time Bomb (2008) as Samir/Habib

    • On stage, Vik has portrayed Anish Das in CanStage's production of Indian Ink in April 2002. He has also played Tybalt in the CanStage production of Romeo and Juliet.

    • Vik was part of the BOFA National Improv Championship Team. BOFA is the Improv team of Canterbury High School in Ottawa, Ontario.

    • In 2002, Vik was nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award in the category "Television - Pretty Funny Male Performance" for the drama series Our Hero (2002).

  • Quotes

    • Vik: (on deciding to be an actor) I don't ever really remember making the decision of me wanting to be an actor. I remember by whole life always living in my imagination and very often disappearing into it.

    • Vik: (on his character in the film "Amal") Playing a character who's so focused on money and living a Western lifestyle, and then to be thrust into a setting where people are trying to survive on the most basic level is so disorienting.

    • Vik: (from jumping to a drama film to a comedy series) The craziest part about it was, 'Cut,' 'Wrap,' then brushing off the dirt of the streets, and less than two months later I was on a soundstage in Burbank, California, doing a crackling comedy. These are all amazing things, and I'm so lucky. But it was wild.

    • Vik: (on being part of BOFA) Our team was a team full of leaders who often fought bitterly because we all thought we had brilliant ideas, and it was one of the first times I could see and feel how much we really were a tight, hilarious, out of control, exquisite family.

    • Vik: (on being able to penetrate the mainstream entertainment industry despite his heritage) I've been told by industry insiders that I don't look 'quintessentially South Asian,' whatever that means.

    • Vik: In Canada, everyone is scrambling for their next gig. Even people with big bodies of work are still in the audition rooms with the rest of us.

    • Vik: Acting is just something I really love...No, love isn't even the right word. It comes from deep within me. It's draws me in and eats at me. It pushes me to the sometimes torturous investigation of other people's and ultimately my own life…Acting is not just what I do. It's who I am.

    • Vik: I've found that many Canadian plays and shows exclude South Asian characters, like those set in a rural community or in Canada's past. And how can you cast a South Asian as part of a [white] family? You could go for colour-blind casting, but in film and television, there has to be an element of realism.

    • Vik: I work hard at my craft, but there are a lot of great actors waiting tables. I don't know why I've been lucky and I don't question it. All I keep doing is making sure that I'm keeping at the top of my game.

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