Oryan grew up in the Pacific Northwest where he was an avid downhill skier and his first dream in life was to compete in the winter Olympics. After high school he enrolled as a Philosophy major at Western Washington University, but quickly discovered a passion for acting during a class with Nina Roman and switched his entire focus to Theater.

The following year a series of events took him to Phoenix, AZ where he continued studying acting at Arizona State University and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a 4.0 GPA in Drama and Film/Media Studies.

After graduation he moved to Austin, TX, and started booking work in film and TV including The Devil's Candy (2015) from director Sean Byrne opposite Pruitt Taylor Vince, 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. In 2015 Oryan spent a summer studying at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Manhattan and decided to make New York City his home.

Along the way he's also lived in 3 other countries - teaching English in China, volunteering at an orphanage in India, and spending a year in French-speaking Belgium - and has traveled 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.

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