Originally from Washington State - where he grew up on a farm, and his first passions in life were downhill skiing and rock climbing - Oryan had an interest in acting from a young age but didn't have the opportunity to fully explore it until college. He went on to graduate Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor's degree in Drama and Media/Film Studies from Arizona State University.
After college he got his start in Austin's independent film scene, where he was cast in such productions as The Devil's Candy from director Sean Byrne and From Dusk Till Dawn The Series from Robert Rodriguez. But after a summer in NYC studying at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Manhattan he decided to make NYC his home
Outside of acting, Oryan has done everything from working as a casting assistant for Terrence Malick, to teaching English in China, to volunteering at an orphanage in India, to spending a year in French-speaking Belgium, to teaching acting to children and teens and working as an on-set teacher in TV and film.