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Vitas Varnas
File:Vitas Varnas 2016.jpg
2016 Promotional headshot
Born (1992-06-16) 16 June 1992 (age 27)
Australia
NationalityAustralian
Alma materAustralian Institute of Music - Dramatic Arts[1]
OccupationActor, writer, producer
Years active  2010–present
Notable workParadigm

Vitas Varnas (born 16 June 1992) is an Australian actor, voice actor, writer and producer. He's best known for his role in the 2017 video game Paradigm, The Checkout and producer on Pinstripe.

Career[edit | edit source]

Vitas attended the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) completing the Young Actors Studio program and was educated in acting at the Australian Institute of Music - Dramatic Arts (AIMDA).[1] At AIMDA, he played the role of Dennis in a production of the play 13 by Mike Bartlett.[2]

In 2016, he played the role of Max in the Kit Brookman play Heaven which toured at the Canberra Theatre and Riverside Theatre Parramatta,[3] and later playing various roles in The Laramie Project at the Depot Theatre.[4]

In 2017, he provided the voice for the Dimmer Switch Prodigy Child in the video game Paradigm,[5] and appeared as a car salesman in a commercial for Carsguide.com.au.[6]

Writer[edit | edit source]

Vitas had written content for the website Did You Know Gaming?', for its main video series,[7] and VG Facts Five Trivia.[8]

In 2019, he was a guest reviewer on the book SEGA® Master System: a visual compendium where he wrote about the game Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine.[9]

Other work[edit | edit source]

His likeness was used for the character Starjakk in the Doctor Who spin-off book The Essential Book of K9.[10]

Vitas was responsible for suggesting that the hosts of the show Game Grumps be involved in the upcoming game Hex Heroes.[11] He has also been thanked a number of times on the show Game Grumps.[12][13][14]

Public image[edit | edit source]

Vitas' name and image has appeared in numerous video games with characters named after him such as in the games Mutant Football League,[15] FTL: Faster Than Light,[16] Shovel Knight,[17] and Blasphemous.[18]

Credits[edit | edit source]

Stage[edit | edit source]

Year Production Role Theatre Notes Ref(s)
2015 13 Dennis Pilgrim Theatre [2]
2016 Heaven Max Canberra Theatre and Riverside Theatre Parramatta [3]
The Laramie Project Various roles The Depot Theatre [4][19]
Hiding Jekyll Inspector Newcomen King Street Theatre [20][21]
2019 Pygmalion Eric the Bystander New Theatre [22]
Persuasion Mr William Elliott / Mr Harville Genesian Theatre [23]

Television[edit | edit source]

Year Title Role Notes
2010 Good Game[24] Alien
2013 The Checkout Additional cast

Video games[edit | edit source]

Year Title Role Notes
2017 Thimbleweed Park Phone Recording Message
Paradigm Dimmer Switch Prodigy Child[5] Also play tester.[25]

As producer[edit | edit source]

Year Title Ref(s)
2017 Pinstripe [26]

Bibliography[edit | edit source]

  • Varnas, Vitas (2018). "Writer". Hidden Gaming Gems: Generation by Generation. By Wittenhagen, Jeffrey. Hagen's Alley Books. ISBN 9780692044711.
  • Varnas, Vitas (2019). "Guest Reviewer". SEGA® Master System: a visual compendium. By Jarratt, Steve; McFerran, Damien (Hardcover ed.). Bitmap Books. ISBN 9780995658684.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Graduating Company 2015". Australian Institute of Music - Dramatic Arts. Archived from the original on 30 September 2015. Retrieved 26 April 2017. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "AIM DRAMATIC ARTS 2015 Bachelor of Performance Graduating Company 13 by Mike Bartlett Teacher's Education Resource Kit". Australian Institute of Music - Dramatic Arts. 2015. Archived from the original on 2017-10-10. Retrieved 26 April 2017.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Bannister, Cathy (2016). "Heaven". Stage Whispers. Retrieved 26 April 2017.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Coleman, Ken (10 July 2016). "BLACKOUT THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS THE LARAMIE PROJECT @ DEPOT THEATRE MARRICKVILLE". sydneyartsguide.com. Retrieved 26 April 2017.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Jacob Janerka. Paradigm. PC. Jacob Janerka. Scene: Credits. Level/area: Cast. Vitas Varnas – Dimmer Switch Prodigy Child
  6. "TV ad: CarsGuide.com.au: Subscribe to CarsGuide and go beyond the test drive". Best Ads ontv.com. 7 August 2017. Retrieved 4 December 2017.
  7. "F-Zero – Did You Know Gaming? Feat. Smooth McGroove". Did You Know Gaming?. 23 February 2014. Retrieved 26 April 2017 – via YouTube.
  8. "5 Regional License Changes – VG Facts Five Trivia Feat. PortsCenter". Did You Know Gaming?. 7 March 2015. Retrieved 26 April 2017 – via YouTube.
  9. Jarratt & Varnas 2019, p. 389
  10. Paul M. Tams; Bob Baker (2015). The Essential Book of K9. Meteoric Books. pp. 36–37. ISBN 978-1782805328.
  11. Neuenschwander, Jeff (20 April 2014). "Enlightening Details Emerge from Grant Kirkhope, Hex Heroes AMA". Operation Rainfall. Retrieved 26 April 2017.
  12. "Castlevania Chronicles: Dogs Love Peanutbutter – PART 1 – Game Grumps". Game Grumps. 7 October 2016. Retrieved 26 April 2017 – via YouTube.
  13. "Castlevania Dracula X: Cities on Flame – PART 1 – Game Grumps". Game Grumps. 25 October 2013. Retrieved 26 April 2017 – via YouTube.
  14. "Silent Hill: Play Novel – Game Grumps". Game Grumps. 1 November 2014. Retrieved 26 April 2017 – via YouTube.
  15. "Mutant Football League". VGFacts. Retrieved 2019-10-09. The Insane Cults offense player Vitas Varnas is a reference to the real-life actor, producer and writer of the same name.
  16. "FTL: Faster Than Light". VGFacts. Retrieved 26 April 2017. The random default names for the crew were given by people who had pledged to the game's Kickstarter. Two notable default names are: Notch, creator of Minecraft, and Vitas Varnas, occasional Game Grumps contributor and writer for VGFacts and Did You Know Gaming?
  17. "Shovel Knight". VGFacts. Retrieved 26 April 2017. Vitas Varnas, occasional Game Grumps contributor and writer for VGFacts and Did You Know Gaming?, appears as a portrait in the Hall of Champions. People who had pledged $200 or more to the game's Kickstarter would have a portrait of them appear in-game.
  18. The Game Kitchen. Blasphemous. PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation 4. Scene: Convent of Our Lady of the Charred Visage. Level/area: Collectibles.
  19. Wimmer, Carol (2016). "The Laramie Project". Stage Whispers. Retrieved 26 April 2017.
  20. Monsted 2016, pp. 18–19
  21. Wrong, Suzy (7 December 2016). "Review: Hiding Jekyll (Mon Sans Productions)". suzygoessee.com. Retrieved 26 April 2017.
  22. Kary, David (2019-04-26). "PYGMALION @ THE NEW THEATRE". sydneyartsguide.com.au. Archived from the original on 2019-04-27. Retrieved 2019-07-09.
  23. Kary, David (2019-07-07). "PERSUASION @ THE GENESIANS". sydneyartsguide.com.au. Archived from the original on 2019-07-07. Retrieved 2019-07-09.
  24. "Vitas Varnas – Actor, model, Film & Stage Crew". starnow.com.au. Retrieved 26 April 2017.
  25. Jacob Janerka. Paradigm. PC. Jacob Janerka. Scene: Credits. Level/area: Play Testers. Huge shoutout to Vitas Varnas who found more than 90% of the bugs, he's the best. Go hire him for voice acting.
  26. Atmos Games. Pinstripe. PC, macOS, iOS. Armor Games. Scene: Credits. Producers:Vitas Varnas
Bibliography

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