Unlike Dev and Astrid, Nelson has no dream of becoming a pilot. He just wants a chance to build a decent life for himself and his troubled 15-year-old sister, CAITLIN. A skilled Dene hunter and trapper from a small Northern community, Nelson has struggled to adapt to the "big city" of Yellowknife since he arrived a year ago. He's a hard worker, quiet and thorough - grateful for the chance, devoted to his little sister, and determined to do well. But he's also grappling with pressures that the other members of the Arctic Air family are unaware of.
Jaren Brandt Bartlett Nelson JanvierJaren Brandt Bartlett, born February 3, 1988, has been climbing through the entertainment industry for over a decade now.
His overwhelming curiosity for acting developed at a very early age. After scoring an agent by the time he was ten, Jaren went on to appear in a large number of national commercials. A few years following that, he began to pursue television and film acting. He soon landed a recurring role in the criminally short lived television series "Cold Feet." Not too long afterwards, he booked parts in various projects such as "Dark Angel", "The Twilight Zone", and the CBS miniseries "Living with the Dead", starring opposite Ted Danson and Academy Award winner Jack Palance.
Jaren has since appeared in many productions including "The Dead Zone", "The 4400", "Da Vinci's Cityhall", "Da Vinci's Inquest", "Aliens in America", the MOW "Augusta, Gone" and the independent film "Sheltered Life", which was one of the only Canadian films invited to Cannes by Telefilm in 2008.
More recently, Jaren has appeared as the bullying boxing champion, Hector, in the family film "Knockout." He also recently played the insecure DC comic character, Jamie Reyes/Blue Beetle, in one of the most acclaimed episodes of "Smallville." He can next be seen in "The Odds", a highly anticipated Vancouver indie film which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2011.
When he's not acting, Jaren enjoys diving into other aspects of filmmaking, such as screenwriting, directing and producing.