A.J. Faisal Saudin was born on May 14, 1992 in Toronto, Canada. He is a former actor best known for playing the role of Connor DeLaurier on Degrassi. He also starred in the film Aruba in 2006. A.J. has hosted thirteen episodes of Open Your Ears, a music show aired on Canada's YTV. When he was seven, he played Natalie Cole's son in The Natalie Cole Story. He also had a role as Oscar in Vacation With Derek, which also starred Degrassi co-star Jordan Todosey. He is friends with Jessica TylerDemetrius Joyette, Annie Clark, Sam EarleJahmil French, Stephan James and Luke Bilyk.


  • A.J. is a Taurus.
  • Both of his sisters are actresses.
  • He ships Klare.
  • A.J. wants to become a musical engineer.
  • When asked by a fan on Twitter, "How can you relate to Connor?", he replied, "We're both socially awkward."
  • He has a Tumblr, which can be found here.
  • He is good friends with Luke Bilyk. They have a YouTube video together, which can be viewed here.
  • He can do the "Eli smile".
  • He and Sam Earle are the second tallest cast members, being 6'3, behind Stefan Brogren who is 6'5.
  • He was on Degrassi for 6 years.