BIOGRAPHY

Growing up, Markian's Dad wanted him to be a professional Canadian soccer player. But he chose a more secure and practical route, acting.  It all started with a porcupine. The small role on the Manitoba Theatre for Young People's stage led Markian to being discovered for his first professional lead role as Rudy Pazinski in Over the Tavern at The Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre in his hometown of Winnipeg.. From there, he undeniably decided to follow a career in the performing arts. With that goal in mind, Markian started to train as an actor, singer and dancer. After his debut role at the RMTC, Markian went on to perform with Rainbow Stage (The Full Monty, Footloose, A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline), Winnipeg Studio Theatre (Spring Awakening) and multiple Winnipeg Fringe hits.​Markian's love for theatre and his drive for expanding his skill set led him to the acting program at Studio 58 Theatre School in Vancouver, British Columbia, from which he graduated in 2014. The prestigious conservatory program’s curriculum included training in voice and text work, as well as movement, dance, classic text, physical theatre, puppetry, singing, playwrighting and film acting. In his final terms at the school, Markian performed in five Studio 58 mainstage shows. Tarasiuk's performances garnered attention from Vancouver media, urging readers to, "Take note of that name" and "Keep this young artist on your radar".  In the summer of 2013, Markian made his televeision debut in the Disney XD movie, Bunks. where he portrayed the hot-headed counsellor turned zombie, Brogan Van Skioh. Now focused mainly on film and television, Markian most recently can be seen as a recurring principal on Hulu's Shut Eye and portraying Wade Robson in the Britney Spears Biopic Britney Ever After. Markian continues to star in film projects across North America. He is represented by Management 360, The Gersh Agency and Play Management.  In 2015, Markian, along with colleagues from Studio 58, founded SpeakEasy Theatre. The company, based out of Vancouver, BC, continues to produce exciting new plays and the annual Pull Festival. Markian remains with the company as General Manager. 

CONTACT

US REPRESENTATION:
 
NILS LARSEN, MANAGER
MANAGEMENT 360
9111 Wilshire BlvdBeverly Hills, CA, 90210 
nlarsen@management360.com |
1-310-272-7000  

BOBBY MYEROW, AGENT
THE GERSH AGENCY
9465 Wilshire Blvd. 6th Floor Beverly Hills, CA 90212
bmyerow@gersh.com |
1-310-205-5824  

ELIZABETH WIEDERSEIM, AGENT
THE GERSH AGENCY
41 Madison Ave, 33rd Fl New York, NY 10010
ewiederseim@gersh.com |
1-212-997-1818  

CANADIAN REPRESENTATION:
 
TRINA ALLEN, AGENT
PLAY MANAGEMENT
807 Powell St, Ste 220 Vancouver, BC, V6A 1H7
trina@playmgmt.com |
1-604-677-7529