Oryan Landa (pronounced "O'Ryan") is a New York-based actor with credits spanning TV, film, and theater with roles on such series as The Blacklist, Walker, and Chicago Fire, as well as the film The Devil's Candy (which premiered at TIFF) and the viral music video Maren Morris: My Church.
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.
Outside of NY, Oryan has lived in Asia, Europe, and Mexico, as well as the Southwest and the Pacific Northwest.
He first started acting while in high school doing commercials and voice overs, and then went on to study Theater at Arizona State University and graduated Summa Cum Laude in Drama and Film/Media Studies, with a minor in Philosophy.
After graduation he moved to Texas where he briefly taught High School English & Drama and immersed himself in Austin's independent film scene. While there, he worked with director Sean Byrne on the popular horror film The Devil's Candy which premiered at The Toronto International Film Festival, made several appearances on From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, and worked on a string of independent film projects while continuing to hone his craft. But after a summer program at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Manhattan, he decided to make New York City his home.
Oryan believes that to tell stories it's important to live stories and outside of acting he's also taught English in China, volunteered in India, taught High School Drama in Manhattan, went to school in French-speaking Belgium, and traveled through 26 countries and all 50 states. His ancestry is both Spanish-Mexican (mother's side) and Scottish/mixed-European (father's side).