Avan has had an extensive film and television career. He's starred in The Drowning (alongside Julia Stiles and Josh Charles); appeared as Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream (with Lily Rabe, Finn Wittrock, Hamish Linklater and Franz Kranz) and played opposed Zoey Deutch in A Year of Spectacular Men. Additional film credits include Paper Year, Ten Thousand Saints (with Ethan Hawke and Hailee Steinfield) and I Am Michael (with James Franco, Emma Roberts and Zachary Quinto).
Avan starred opposite Sir Ben Kingsley in the Spike TV, 40 million dollar epic Tut.
Avan is also a director, having a short, Of Dogs and Men and a full length feature, Door Mouse. He's also directed a short segment for VFiles, Last Teenagers of the Apocalypse.