Jordan Connor Biography
Jordan Connor is a Canadian actor. Having been active in the entertainment industry since 2013, he gained prominence for portraying the role of Sweet Pea in the CW TV series ‘Riverdale’. A native of Calgary, Jordan has been passionate about theatre since he was a child and played leading roles in high school plays. Jordan was also a gifted football player. He was recruited by the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds after graduating high school. However, he only played for the UBC for two years before sustaining a leg injury. He subsequently decided to pursue a career in acting. Conner made his screen debut in an episode of the CW series, ‘Supernatural,’ in 2013. A year later, he debuted on the big screen in the romantic comedy ‘What an Idiot’. In the ensuing years, he has appeared in TV shows like ‘The Tomorrow People’, ‘Backstrom’, ‘Lucifer’, and ‘No Tomorrow’. In 2017, Jordan became part of the ‘Riverdale’ cast.
- In 2013, Jordan started his acting career by guest-starring in a season eight episode of the CW’s fantasy horror TV series ‘Supernatural’. He portrayed a character credited as Demon Sam. That year, he also appeared in an episode of the short-lived sci-fi action series ‘The Tomorrow People’. In addition, he played various characters in three short films, ‘Fighting Free’, ‘Never Gonna Let You’, and ‘Destroyer’.
- In 2014, he played the recurring character Ricky Brigola in the mystery series ‘Ivy Tower’. He also made his cinematic debut in 2014, portraying a character credited as the Office Guy in Peter Benson’s romantic comedy ‘What an Idiot’. In the comedy film ‘The Cover-Up’, he shared screen space with the likes of Simon Basch, Brendan Taylor, and Quinn Cartwright.
- In 2015, he was cast as Stan Park in the Rainn Wilson-starrer ‘Backstrom’. A year later, he appeared in the video short ‘PLAN b’. He guest-starred as Stoner Leroy in a season two episode of Fox’s urban fantasy series ‘Lucifer’. He played a cannabis smoker in ‘No Tomorrow’. In 2017, he played minor roles in Syfy’s fantasy series ‘The Magicians’ and Audience Network’s comedy-drama series ‘You Me Her’.
- In 2017, he was cast as Sweet Pea in the second season of the series ‘Riverdale’. Initially, the character was supposed to be a part of a four-episode storyline, but Jordan impressed the producers with his portrayal and gradually became a member of the main cast. He portrays Sweet Pea as a character who is fiercely loyal and protective of people he considers his own. While the character never appeared in the comics and is an invention of the show’s creators, Sweet Pea has emerged as one of the fan-favourites.
- Jordan was born on September 17, 1991, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He has a brother named Brad Yuen and a sister named Nicole Yuen. When he was two years old, his family relocated to Vancouver.
- As a child, Jordan was interested in both theatre and sports. He was often cast in lead roles in high school theatre productions. He was also involved in his school’s varsity football program, playing quarterback and wide receiver. After he graduated, he enrolled at the University of British Columbia on a football scholarship.
- Jordan played college football as a wide receiver for the UBC Thunderbirds for two years. However, he then sustained a severe leg injury which abruptly ended his football career. After recovering, he decided to be an actor and started studying in Vancouver.
- Jordan is quite open about his private life and keeps his fans updated through various platforms of social media. He reportedly started dating actress Jinjara Mitchell in June 2013. On September 22, 2018, he proposed to Mitchell at a beach. His siblings were there and they took photographs of the proposal, one of which he shared on his Instagram account on 26 September.
- Besides acting, Jordan is also passionate about wakeboarding and snowboarding. During the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, he got the chance to carry the Olympic Torch.
- This actor was named after the basketball legend Michael Jordan.
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