Born and raised in Dusseldorf Germany by parents of Moroccan decent, Junes B. Zahdi moved to New York City in 2003 to undergo training in a two year master’s class in a method acting conservatory. Upon completing his training, Junes was immediately cast as the lead in the film “The Man Who Killed Castro”, which won critical acclaim at numerous film festivals internationally in 2009. After playing the lead role in “Last Chance”, a film screened on FOX as part of the Steven Spielberg production “On the Lot”, Junes continued to garner roles in films, network series and on off-Broadway stages before moving to Los Angeles in 2008.
After moving to Los Angeles, Junes immediately gained a supporting role on ABC Family’s ”Lincoln Heights,” alongside Vanessa Williams. Junes then began filming, “To Rest in Peace”, which became a Cannes favorite and has won awards at various film festivals. While playing Aiden in “Ma Cite mon Histoire”, sponsored by Vanity Fair and Banana Republic, Junes grabbed the attention of Emmy award nominated DP Cira Felina Bolla, who then cast him as the lead of the film “Feroz”, where his role as a sociopath received critical acclaim.
Junes just finished filming “Noon”—a Kasra Farahani (Art Director of Avatar, Thor, and Benjamin Button) directed sci-fi drama in which he plays Peter, one of the last religious people in a post-apocalyptic world where religion is forbidden.
Junes’ interests and talents also extend into the worlds of dance and music. As a professional salsa dancer, Junes performed with Jennifer Lopez for “Fashion Rocks” at Radio City Music Hall and guest starred as the international salsa master alongside Tim Gunn on his Bravo network show “Tim Gunn’s Guide to Style”. Sponsored by Fashion House Yves Saint Laurent, “Larmoyant,” a film written and produced by Junes B. Zahdi, showcases his singing and dancing talents.
His most recent musical endeavors including, “Serenata”, “Elephant” and “Home”, represent the culmination of his musical styling.
Junes was recently cast in the upcoming Feature “Dana”, a drama about the trials of three generations of women filmed in Bahrain, Dubai and Lebanon. Junes will portray Adel, the manipulative two-faced fiancé of the youngest generation female.