Gil Balfas is an actor from Sydney having trained for 4 years in Stanislavski under Hayes Gordon at Ensemble Acting Studios. He has worked in Australian Film & TV for 17 years with 22 IMDb credits and performed in 22 plays in Sydney Fringe Theatre. Gil started off his television career with a multiple episode role of Dane Fleming an Ambulance driver in All Saints 2000-2002. He followed that with roles in Packed to the Rafters (2008), Underbelly (2009) and The Jesters (2009).

Gil on Stage in Stupid Fucking Bird

In 2010 he appeared in the ABC online drama series Bluebird AR, where he played the billionaire Harrison Wyld, trying to save the world from climate change. This drama is still online and was an ABC Innovation. In 2011 he played Julian Tenison Woods in Blessed Mary: A Saint for All Australians a TV documentary on Mary McKillop. Following that he played a lawyer Ari Badrossian again for the ABC in Crownies 2011. Birthday Adjustment Disorder (2016) marks one of the roles of his career, that of Bart the Gay Melbourne journalist on leave in Sydney.

Most recently he was Billy Crudup’s Stand-In on Alien Covenant (2017) for Ridley Scott. In 2018 he had a small role on the much loved Australian TV show Home & Away, but the highlight was 2 Lead Roles on Stage in Sydney. Playing Gideon in Things Not To Do After a Breakup: a comedy at The Depot and Trigorin (pictured above) in Stupid Fucking Bird: a Chekhov spinoff at The New Theatre. In 2020 Gil is returning to film work, producing & starring in 2 short films & moving to Hollywood.