Valin Shinyei

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Valin Shinyei
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Born (2001-05-12) May 12, 2001 (age 21)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
💼 Occupation
Actor, dancer
📆 Years active  2007 – present

Valin Shinyei (born on May 12, 2001) is a Canadian actor, dancer and voice-over performer. He was the lead in Super Dino[1] 16 Hudson, and others[2] various voice roles,[3] and A Christmas story 2. He danced for Justin Bieber's 2017 Purpose tour and was in various award winning musical theatre roles.[4]

Early life[edit]

Valin was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. He initially attended a private international Bachelorette (I.B.) grade school until such time as acting and dance obligations necessitated he be homeschooled. Valin attended public high school where he graduated with honours in 2019.[5]

Career[edit]

Shinyei had lead roles in A Christmas Story (The Musical) as Ralphie Parker, A Christmas Story 2 (the Movie) as Randy Parker, Billy Elliot/Michael (The Musical), as Millton (Dead Hearts Mrs. Miracle as Jason Webster and The Client List as Brady Horton and is the current voice of Noddy (Noddy Toyland Detective), Derek Dynamo (Super Dino[6]) and Eddie (16 Hudson)on Netflix cartoon series. He can also be seen in Supernatural and Riverdale. During the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games, he passed the Olympic torch to the Russians during the closing ceremonies. On April 6, 2013 Shinyei hosted the 2012 THEA Awards Gala in Disneyland California. His performance in Billy Elliot brought him a Jessie Award for best supporting lead in a large scale musical.[7][8] Shinyei was nominated for two Young Artist Awards in 2013 for his performances in A Christmas Story 2 and Christmas Miracle. He won best supporting actor for the latter.[9]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2015 Last Night In Suburbia Nolan Leader of the bully kids
2013 I Am Victor George Port Son to Victor (John Stamos)
2014 Death: A love Story Milton lead
2012 A Christmas Story 2 Randy Parker Randy Parker's character is 5 years older in this direct-to-video sequel
2012 Christmas Miracle Matt Wells Portrayed a boy with Autism in this pivotal role
2012 Gaku Terry Japanese Film filmed in Southern Alberta
2012 This Means War Toby Scene withheld from theatrical release due to PG-13 content issues
2011 17th Precinct Boyle Longstreet Movie/Pilot
2010 The Wyoming Story Gideon – Young Movie/Pilot
2009 Mrs Miracle Jason Webster Played a twin
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2016 Supernatural Young Jesse Cuevas TV Series
2012 Rick Hansen's 25th Year Anniversary Special Speaker CTV Special
2011 Hiccups Jacob Benz "Novel Idea" (Season 2, episode 6)
2010 The Client List Brady Horton TV Movie
2010 Sanctuary Beza TV Series
2009 Smallville Defiant Boy TV Series
Animation
Year Title Role Notes
2018 Super Dinosaur Derek Dynamo TV series
2016-Present Noddy Toyland Detective Noddy Main Role
2017 Beyblade Burst Evolution Cuza Ackerman Side Role
2013–2014 Martha Speaks "T.D." Tyrone Daniel Kennelly The original voice actor aged out of the role in season 4
2013 TUN TUN Various Characters eBooks for ESL
2012 The Little Prince (2010 TV series) Horizon "La planète du Ludokaa" episodes 28-29, retitled "The Planet of Ludokaa" and "Planet Ludokaa" in dub
2012 Iron Man: Armored Adventures Gene Khan/Mandarin (young) TV Series
2011 Dinosaur Train Sonny Sauroposeidon "All Kinds of Families" (Season 2, episode 28)

Hosting[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2013 Skills Canada Opening Ceremony 2013 Youth Ambassador Represented Canadian Youth and signalled the opening of the competition by caring in the Skills Canada official Flag. Hosted by Mike Holmes.
2013 Themed Entertainment Association (THEA) Awards Gala 2012 Master of Ceremonies Danced with Mickey Mouse, Shared stage with Optimus Prime, Bumblebee & Mater. Don original Harry Potter set wardrobe supplied by WB for one section. Presented to John Lasseter (Pixar) among others.
2012 Rick Hansen 25th anniversary special Speaker TV Special
2010 2010 Winter Paralympics – closing ceremonies Torch bearer Valin passed the last torch to the Russians (Hosts to the 2014 games)
2010 2010 Winter Paralympics – opening ceremonies Speaker Along with 4 other children, opened the ceremonies and introduced Canada's Governor General Michaëlle Jean.

Theatre[edit]

Year Title Role Company Notes
2016 Billy Elliot - The musical Michael / Billy Understudy Vancouver Arts Club Played the role of "Michael" (and Billy Understudy).
2015 A Christmas Story - The musical Ralphie Vancouver Arts Club Also played the role of "Randy" in the official Movie sequel A Christmas Story 2
2012 The Great Big Boo - The musical Justin PRP Productions Played the role of "Justin" for 3 years.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Award Year Category Result Role Project
Joey Awards 2015 Best actor in a short film[10] Won Milton Dead Hearts
Z-Fest Film Festival 2015 Best performance in an International short film Won Milton Dead Hearts
Young Artist Awards 2013 Best performance in a TV movie, Miniseries, Special or Pilot Won Matt Wells Christmas Miracle
Young Artist Awards 2013 Best performance in a DVD Nominated Randy Parker A Christmas Story 2

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