Barrister Constantinos Kilias was appointed a magistrate in Victoria on Wednesday.
While he has been working in the legal profession for three decades now, with a focus on criminal cases, to the general public Kilias is better known for his work as an actor, namely in comedic roles.
He appeared in cult classic, The Castle (1997) in the role of Farouk, Darryl Kerrigan’s Lebanese neighbour, and in more recent memory as Tony the Yugoslav in The Wog Boy (2000) and Kings of Mykonos (2010).
Appointed by Victorian attorney-general Martin Pakula alongside Kilias were Alanna Duffy and Timothy Hoare.
“These three new magistrates bring decades of collective experience to the magistrates’ court of Victoria and I congratulate them on their appointments,” Pakula said.