......outside of acting, he:
1. spent 6 months teaching English to Kindergarten students in China.
2. volunteered at an orphanage in India with The Miracle Foundation.
3. taught Middle School and High School Drama at a public school in Manhattan.
4. spent a year in French-speaking Belgium as an exchange student.
5. grew up on a horse farm and his mom trained race horses.
Oryan Landa (pronounced "O'Ryan") is an American screen & stage actor with recent appearances on WALKER (CW), CHICAGO FIRE (NBC), THE BLACKLIST (NBC), and EAST NEW YORK (CBS), among others.
Oryan was born in the Pacific Northwest, but has lived in both Asia and Europe with extended stays in Mexico and elsewhere. After high school he enrolled as a Philosophy major at Western Washington University, but quickly switched his focus to Theater after a Freshman year acting class with Nina Roman.
The following year he moved to Phoenix, AZ where he continued studying Acting at Arizona State University and graduated Summa Cum Laude in Drama and Film/Media Studies.
After graduation he moved to Texas where he taught English and Theater and immersed himself in Austin's independent film scene. It was there where he started booking work in film and TV including The Devil's Candy (2015) from director Sean Byrne, and From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series (2014) from director Robert Rodriguez. He also continued honing his craft with coaches Marco Perella, Sally Jackson, Maurice Moore and Will Wallace, and worked behind the camera as a Casting Assistant on Song to Song (2017) from director Terrence Malick and others. But after a summer program at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Manhattan he decided to make the move to New York.
Along the way, he's also taught English to Kindergarten students in China, volunteered at an orphanage in India, taught High School Drama in Manhattan, and went to school in French-speaking Belgium - as well as travelling through 26 countries and all 50 states. His ancestry is both Spanish-Mexican (mother's side) and mixed-European (father's side).
In addition to working in TV and film, Oryan recently appeared on stage in The Laramie Project and Stories We Tell to Night at the Times Square Arts Center and Hudson Theater in New York City.