Dennis Virshilas
Actor
Non Union
“Dennis is an actor to watch. He is thoughtful, honest, mature, quirky but always authentic, and is one of the most compelling performers I’ve seen in a long while. He is a risk taker who adds his passion, commitment and depth to every role. So proud to have worked with this inspiring emerging talent!”
– Gillian Barber

Dennis Virshilas is a Canadian actor and performer from Richmond, B.C. While acting remains his biggest passion, he first discovered his love for singing and playing guitar through the popular music video game franchise, Rockband, with his childhood friends, with whom he also loved making short films and performing skits for classmates and parents alike. Soon, Dennis and his friends picked up real instruments and played miniature rock shows in front of their schoolmates, and from that moment he knew he was meant to be a performer. His first theatre role was Danny Zuko in his high school’s production of Grease, which further cemented his decision to pursue a career in performing arts.

In 2016, Dennis enrolled in the Acting for Stage and Screen program at Capilano University, where he spent three years fully engrossed in the worlds of theatre and film. He was fortunate to have lead roles in the mainstage play and musical in his final year, playing the humble Edward Ferrars in Sense and Sensibility, and the charming Joe in 9 to 5 The Musical. Dennis managed to collaborate closely with the wonderful students and faculty of the Motion Picture Arts program throughout his entire time at Cap, and gained invaluable experience working on sets at a professional standard. Dennis is absolutely thrilled for the next chapter in his life, and whether it’s on stage or screen, it’ll be exactly where he belongs.