Dirk – Gregory J Wilken
54 Days is Greg’s first foray into feature films and using a standard American accent. Greg was also one of the original 5 actors in the short version of 54 Days which was nominated for two awards at the WD Sci Fi Movie Festival in 2013. Greg started his acting career just a few years ago and has been working tirelessly to grow his skills in the craft.
Greg began his acting training at the highly respected Darlo Drama School in Sydney, Australia where he completed all 3 levels and then a number of specialty courses such as Actors Lab, Ensemble and Studio as well as the excellent Acting for Camera intensive. Greg then became involved in Crash Test Drama a Sydney based short play competition taking out Best Actor awards three times in 2013. In 2013 as part of the International Short Play Festival ‘Short and Sweet’ Greg was one of three actors who went through to the ‘Peoples Choice Showcase’ in the production of ‘Get Me To The Stage On Time’. In 2014 Greg and his co-actor Lynda performed in ‘Short and Sweets’ Gala Finals and took out the award for Best Overall Production.
Greg has now performed across Sydney at King Street Theatre in Newtown, Sidetrack in Marrickville, Darlo Theatre in Elizabeth Bay and the huge York Theatre at the Seymour Centre. He has performed roles as diverse as ‘Brett’ in ‘The Boys’, ‘Nick’ in the comedy ‘Bedroom Farce’ and his most recent performance as the evil ‘Goundrey’ in the haunting play ‘Holy Day’ by Australian playwright Andrew Bovell.
To continually improve his skills Greg has recently audited the MasterClasses of legendary acting coaches Ivana Chubbuck and Larry Moss. In July 2014 Greg was a participant in the Anthony Brandon Wong MasterClass, one of Australia’s best acting coaches.
Greg is passionate about the arts and was one of the major sponsors of the most exciting new theatres to open in Sydney’s eastern suburbs – the simply stunning Eternity Playhouse in Darlinghurst. It is Greg’s desire to move into TV and film while still working on theatre productions.