Oryan in Suzhou China
Oryan (pronounced "O'Ryan") is a Hispanic-American, theater-trained actor based in NYC. Originally from WA state -where he grew up on a farm, and once competed on a downhill ski team- Oryan has done everything from teaching Kindergarten in China, to teaching High School Drama in NYC, to living and volunteering at an orphanage in India. He also spent a year in French speaking Belgium, traveled to 26 countries, and lived in 5 different states before moving to NYC.
Starting college as a Philosophy major, Oryan quickly discovered a passion for acting in an acting class with Nina Roman. He went on to graduate Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Drama and Mass Communication from Arizona State University.
After graduation, Oryan briefly taught high school English before turning his attention back to acting. He first found roles in TV & film in Texas and the Southeast, but after a summer program at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Manhattan he decided to make New York City his home.
Behind the camera, Oryan has also been a casting assistant on such films as Avatar 2 & 3 from James Cameron, and Song to Song from Terrence Malick. And has worked as an On-Set Tutor, tutoring kids who work in entertainment.
Oryan in Tamil Nadu, India