Name: Deniz Akdeniz
Date of birth: May 16, 1990

Deniz Akdeniz is a Turkish Australian actor from Melbourne, Victoria, who played Raff for two years in the television production As The Bell Rings and has appeared in theatre production Angels With Dirty Minds at the Melbourne Arts Centre.

Deniz further honed his performance skills with short courses at TAFTA, NIDA and St Martins Youth Theatre. He is a Victorian Jiujitsu Champion.

In 2009 Deniz played Homer in Tomorrow, When The War Began, the film adaptation of the first best-selling novel from the Tomorrow Series.

Deniz on being cast as Homer: “I read the book in grade 5 and 6 and when I heard about the audition I read the book again. It was brilliant to switch off the TV and again immerse myself into the world of Tomorrow.”