Actor/writer Vasilios Filippakis was born in August 1991 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
He is known for proficiency in his craft throughout several productions including “Hudson & Rex” (2019) and “Shadowlands” (2018). His most relevant act is credited to highly popular “dramedy” series “FAK YAASS”
The show follows the story of Nico Nicolakis and his big Greek family, including his homophobic grandfather, as they journey through accepting Nico no matter his sexuality.
The series excellently portrays the clash between old tradition and the new age, millennial Nico, played by Vasilios Filippakis, who struggles with the idea of returning home, where he has always felt judged and unworthy. With the help of his friends, Anton and Torri, Nico’s heart begins to let his family in, and they begin to accept him for who he is, until a secret family scheme may ruin that forever.
“FAK YAASS” is now available to audiences worldwide as it recently made its official international premiere on YouTube.
Chilled sat with Vasilios to discover his favorite drinks at home/during a night out, along with how he has been coping with the Covid-19 madness.
Tell us about the projects you are working on.
Right now, I’m working closely with Bulldog Productions. We released FAK YAASS worldwide on YouTube after being OUTtv’s number one viewed series in Canada. What I love with Bulldog Productions is that recently we have been focused on creating new LGBT content. From features, to podcasts, and music – we are branching out and kind of doing it all. It has been keeping me busy!
With your busy schedule, what do you like to do with your downtime?
The morning is a time that I have carved out just for myself. Typically, I love waking up early with a fresh cup of coffee to spend the time to focus on my intentions and goals.
When you go out to eat, where do you like to dine?
I LOVE Mexican. I’ll eat at any Mexican place, anytime of day.
What types of dishes do you typically order?
Give me the Guac! Also, vegan cauliflower tacos are on the top of my list.
Any favorite bars?
Woody’s in Toronto! It’s a good time, lots of cuties.
What drinks do you order when out? Favorite drink?
I typically go for tequila soda or vodka soda.
Do you prepare drinks at home?
Does opening a bottle of red count?
Have you ever been a bartender?
I have been! I worked at Rainforest Cafe back in the day. You would think it’s a kids restaurant and it would be an easy gig. But, the number of mixed cocktails that were blended and array of garnishes did not make it a walk in the park.
What dishes/drinks are you making at home right now during “stay-at-home?”
I’ve been really big on soup right now. It’s nice to make a huge pot and keep it for a few days. I always store some in the freezer for later.
How are you coping?
Honestly, I’m enjoying the time off. I feel like I’m usually on the go so it’s been nice to chill at home. I think it’s such a great time to focus on yourself and accomplish things you’ve always wanted to do. You know, the stuff you might look at and say, “only if I had more time”, well, now you do!
You can watch the whole series here.