Ryan BarkerRyan Barker

NOVEMBER

-Acting class with casting director, Rick Pagano

-Acting class with casting director, Brandon Henry Rodriguez

 

OCTOBER

-Filmed a video for a franchised theme park ride

-Compiled a new reel available here

 

SEPTEMBER

-Recorded a voice-over to promote the Nightshift Labor Day Music Fest in DTLA

-3-week on-camera class w/ casting director, Tiffany Little Canfield, of Telsey & Co. 

 

AUGUST 

-Filmed a supporting role in a new webseries, "Broke Brie"

-Performed as Dumain in Shakespeare's Love's Labours Lost at Bar Lubitsch

-New photos courtesy of Omar Kenawi

 

JULY

-Filmed a supporting role in a new webseries, "LarryVee: Entrepreneur" 

-Took Improv 401 at the UCB Training Center. Performed in a class show at UCB Franklin on July 3rd at 5:30 pm & at UCB Sunset on July 30th at 5:30 pm

JUNE

-Filmed a supporting role in an AFI thesis film, "Akeda", directed by Dan Bronfeld

MAY

-Performed in a one-act play at a monthly showcase of new work, "Shotz", at the Blank Theatre's 2nd Stage on May 23rd

 

APRIL

-Performed in a one-act play, "Heat", at a monthly showcase of new work, "Shotz", at the Blank Theatre's 2nd Stage on April 25th (8 & 9:30 pm)

-Filmed a supporting role in a new webseries, "Broke Brie"

-New headshots courtesy of David Muller Photography

 

MARCH

--Finished Improv 301 at the UCB Training Center and performed my class show at UCB Franklin

-Filmed a lead role in a short film for the USC grad film program's Taylor Buckingham

 

FEBRUARY

-Signed commercially with Andrew Vosper at Ideal Talent

-Performed in a one-act play, "Rhinoplasty", at a monthly showcase of new work, "Shotz", at the Blank Theatre's 2nd Stage

 -Left my hometown of Brooklyn, NY & moved to LA; Currently looking for theatrical representation

NOVEMBER 2016

-Finished my reel and got new headshots courtesy of Georgina Cates Photography

-Posted a clip rapping Nas's "Made You Look" at Brooklyn Bowl as part of their Hip-Hop Karaoke Night

 

SEPTEMBER

-Performed stand-up for the 1st time at the Cherry Poppin Standies show at the P.I.T. Loft

 

AUGUST

-Filmed a leading role in The Big Heistwritten & directed by students as part of Writopia Lab's Film Workshop

 

JUNE

-Filmed myself freestyle dancing to the hit song, "Panda", & challenged Drake to a dance battle

-Filmed a leading role in ?, a short film, written & directed by a student as part of Writopia Lab's Film Workshop

 

MAY

-Performed in 5 plays for Writopia Lab's 6th Annual Worldwide Plays Festival at Theaterlab on May 18th, 19th, 21st & 22nd

 

APRIL

-A "Never Have I Ever" sketch I had a supporting role in is online here

-Filmed a supporting role in the season finale episode of the webseries, LI Divas 

 

MARCH

-Performed in a short play, "The Bermuda Triangle", co-written by children in the Atlantic Kids program, as part of an Atlantic Alumni School event at Atlantic Theater's Stage 2

 

FEBRUARY

-The comedic webseries, L.I. Divas, that I have a supporting role in was nominated for 7 awards at the NYC Web Fest  

 

JANUARY

-Filmed a supporting role in the sketch, "Draw The Line: When Men Try To Buy Plan B"for the comedy site, Runt

-Filmed a supporting role in a "Never Have I Ever" sketch with the Sean P. Darr

DECEMBER 2015

-Appeared on Good Morning Americaplaying The Grinch (at the 4:25 mark) and an elf on episodes 336 & 347 

-Appeared on "The Livia Scott Sketch Program" at UCB Theatre in Chelsea

 

NOVEMBER

-The comedic webseries, L.I. Divas, that I have a supporting role in was nominated for 7 awards at the NYC Web Fest; Screening is on Nov 14th at 3:10 pm

-Filmed my own Hotline Bling meme, where I parody Drake's moves: www.tinyurl.com/tinyturtleneck

 

OCTOBER

-Filmed an ensemble role in the sketch, "The Bitch Gospel", that launched on the new comedy site, PYPO

 

AUGUST

-The indie film, Allure, that I had a supporting role in is now available on iTunes, Google Play & download on http://allurethefilm.com/

 

JULY

-Filmed a supporting role in a commercial for MTV/Verizon's "You're There"

-Filmed a sketch that I wrote & directed; currently being edited

 

JUNE

-Filmed a supporting role in the Columbia MFA short film, "Captain Crash"

-In 2012, I starred in a great short film from director Joe Testa; it's finally online here: Hearsay

 

MAY

-Performed in 5 one-act plays, written by kids aged 6-15, w/ Writopia Lab's Worldwide Plays Fest on May 12th, 14th-16th at the June Havoc Theatre

 

APRIL

-I have a supporting role in the comedy sketch, "Sh*ts 'N Giggles: Apocalypse" online now

-Part 2 of the finale episode of the webseries, L.I. Divas, is online now

-Filmed a leading role in the School of Visual Arts thesis short, "Rebecca "

-Filmed a supporting role in the School of Visual Arts short, "Pizzaface"

 

MARCH

-"Allure"a great indie film I had a supporting role in, played at Quad Cinema from March 6th-12th

-Filmed a supporting role in the comedy sketch, "Sh*ts 'N Giggles: Superstitions" online now

-With Writopia Lab, I performed a staged play reading from a young writer at an adolescent center for him & his peers

 

FEBRUARY

-Performed in 3 staged readings from the child writers at Writopia Lab on Feb. 8th at the Barrow Group Theatre

-Performed in my UCB Improv 201 class show on Feb. 15th at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre

 

JANUARY

-Got a callback & first refusal for an Expedia commercial

-The 1st episode of a new webseries I have a supporting role in, "Whitlock Academy" w/ Isiah Whitlock, Jr. (VeepThe Wire), is now online here

DECEMBER 2014

-Filmed a small supporting role in the indie feature film,  "Trivia Night"

-Filmed a web commercial for the electronics brand, Crestron

-On-camera class w/ casting associate, Abbie Brady-Dalton, of Telsey + Co.

-On-camera class w/ casting associate, Rebecca Dealy, of Chrystie Street Casting

 

NOVEMBER

-Filmed a supporting role in a new webseries, "Whitlock Academy" w/ Isiah Whitlock, Jr. (VeepThe Wire)

-For an NYU film class, filmed a scene from "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia"

 

OCTOBER

-The 2nd episode of the webseries, "The Big Gulp", is now online here; the first episode has 103,000 views on YouTube

-The documentary, "To Russia With Love", where I did some voice-over work, aired on cable channel, EPIX 

-3-week on-camera class w/ casting associates, Michael Morlani & John Ort, of Finnegan/Jacobs Casting, & Sabrina Hyman of Avy Kaufman Casting

 

SEPTEMBER

-Filmed the 2nd episode of the webseries, "The Big Gulp" from Kat George

-Filmed the first episode of the webseries, "Root Beer" from Matthew Fifer

-4-week on-camera class w/ casting associate, Meghan Rafferty, of Ellen Lewis Casting

 

AUGUST

-Filmed the lead role in the short film, "Shy Dad" from TheCarey Lee

-Started filming scenes from the 8-part webseries, "Root Beer" from Matthew Fifer

-Class w/ freelance casting associate, Candice Alustiza

 

JULY

-Performed from July 17th-19th in the one-act horror play, "Jester", for La Petite Morgue's The Best of Fresh Blood Festival

-Filmed a role in the trailer for the webseries, "How to Be A  Dealer" 

-On-camera class w/ freelance casting associate, Rori Bergman

 

JUNE

-Filmed a supporting role in the finale episode of the webseries, "LI Divas"

-Filmed a small role in the short film, "Spicy Tuna"

-On-camera class w/ casting director, Julie Tucker, of Tucker/Meyerson Casting

-On-camera class w/ freelance casting associate, Alison Goodman, currently of Alexa Fogel Casting

-On-camera class w/ casting associate, Kathryn Zamora-Benson, of Alexa Fogel Casting

 

MAY

-Performed in 7 short plays on May 18th & May 20th-22nd in Writopia Lab's Worldwide Plays Festival, sponsored by Worldwide Pants,  at the June Havoc Theatre. The plays were all written by kids & teens aged 7-18

-Filmed a monologue for the new webseries, "How to Be A Dealer"

 

APRIL

-Performed a scene from the film, "Burn After Reading" at NYU's TV studio for an undergrad class

-2-week on-camera class with Kim Miscia of Bowling/Miscia Casting

 

MARCH

-Class with Candice Alustiza of Jessica Daniels Casting

-Class with Ashley Ingram of Billy Hopkins Casting

-Filmed a scene from the 1980 film, "Ordinary People", for a Columbia MFA class

 

FEBRUARY

-New episode of LI Divas is now online. Check me out at the 1:00 mark

-On-camera class w/ casting associate, Allison Estrin, of Barden/Schnee Casting

-On-camera class w/casting associate, Kate Geller, of Chrystie Street Casting

 

JANUARY

-Filmed a supporting role in the short film, "The Obsolete Mutants Club"

-Completed Level 1 at People's Improv Theater with a class show, thanks to Chris O'Brien

-A weekend of hosting workshops with Patricia Stark plus several hosting agents & casting directors

-On-camera class w/ casting director Cody Beke

-On-camera class w/ freelance casting associate, Mia Cusumano

DECEMBER 2013

-Filmed a lead role in the 13-min. improvised NYU short, "Unscripted"

-Performed a one-act play at the 2nd Atlantic Alumni Workshop at Atlantic Theater Company's Stage 2

 

NOVEMBER

-Performed in a reading of a 10-min. play, "The Battle of the Bulge" by Matt Jordan, at the Abingdon Theatre's Dorothy Strelsin Theatre

-Performed in a live event as a Roman soldier promoting the release of Microsoft's Xbox One

-Recorded the lead in a voice-over for an NYU audio drama, "Broken Glass"

-2-week on-camera class w/ freelance casting director, Julie Schubert, of "House of Cards"

-On-camera class w/ casting associate, John Andrews, of Mark Saks Casting

 

OCTOBER

-The first episode for the webseries, "The Big Gulp", is now online--Find me at the 2:50 mark

-On-camera class w/ casting director, Randi Glass, of Susan Shopmaker Casting

-On-camera class w/ casting director, Pamela Pearl, of Avy Kaufman Casting

-On-camera class w/ casting director, Eve Battaglia, of Eve Battaglia Casting

-On-camera session w/ commercial casting director, Rebecca Yarsin, of House Casting

 

SEPTEMBER

-Recorded the voice-over for a NYC Dept of Health teen sexual health video

-Filmed a supporting role in a pilot for a new game show

-4-week voice-over class w/ freelance casting director, Andy Roth

-On-camera class w/ freelance casting associate, Susanne Scheel

-New headshots courtesy of Len Irish

 

AUGUST

-Shot a lead role in a NYC Dept of Health teen sexual health video

-Filming a supporting role in an industrial/training video for the US Army

 

JULY

-Completed Improv 101 at the Upright Citizens Brigade, with a class show at UCB East, thanks to Patrick Clair

-Filmed a supporting role in the pilot episode of the webseries "The Big Gulp" from Kat George

-On-camera class w/ casting director, Janet Murphy-Butler, of ABC Primetime/"Army Wives"

 

JUNE

-Film class w/ director Antonio Campos

-On-camera hosting class w/ casting director, Lisa Fischoff of Broadcasters

 

MAY

-Performed in 10 short plays for Writopia Lab's 2013 Worldwide Plays Festival, sponsored by Worldwide Pants, at the Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row. The plays were all written by kids & teens aged 8-17

-Recorded my voice-over portion for the NYU Senior Thesis film, "Hearsay" from director Joe Testa

-On-camera class w/ casting associate, Emer O'Callaghan, of Jennifer Euston Casting

 

APRIL

-On-camera class w/ casting director, Marci Phillips of ABC Primetime

 

MARCH

-Filmed a leading role in the NYU Senior Thesis film, "Hearsay"

-2-week on-camera class w/ casting director, Philip Huffman, of "Law & Order: SVU"

-On-camera class w/ casting coordinators, Trey Lawson of NBC, casting director, Clint Alexander of FOX, casting associate, Christine Kromer of Alexa Fogel Casting & casting coordinator, Eric Goldberg of CBS

 

FEBRUARY

-Filmed a supporting role in 3 episodes of "LI Divas", a webseries satirizing reality shows

 

JANUARY

-Filmed a leading role in the Columbia University MFA 5 min. short, "Speed Bump"

-Filmed a supporting role in the Columbia University MFA 7 min. short, "Apocalypse Amor"

-Filmed a supporting role in the School of Visual Arts 10 min. short, "What Hurts The Most"

-On-camera class w/ casting director, Katja Blichfeld, of Blichfeld + Daniels Casting

-On-camera class w/ casting associate, CJ Molidor, of Tucker/Meyerson Casting

-On-camera class w/ freelance casting associate, Allison Shomer

DECEMBER 2012

-Had a callback & first refusal for a Nike/Foot Locker commercial

-Performed 3 staged readings with Writopia Lab at Stand Up NY's Black Box theater

-Voice-over class w/ casting associate, Kimberly Graham of Judy Henderson Casting

 

NOVEMBER

-Filmed a supporting role in the NYU MFA 3 minute silent short, "Sneak'd"

-Filmed a scene from the film, "Good Will Hunting" for a Columbia MFA assignment

-Filmed a scene from the Italian film, "The Conformist" for a Columbia MFA assignment

-On-camera class w/ freelance casting associate, Jandiz Estrada

-Finished Josh Pais's 7-Week Committed Impulse Master Class

 

OCTOBER

-Filmed a supporting role in the NYU MFA 4 minute silent short, "When I Was Her" 

 

SEPTEMBER

-Filmed a 2nd scene in a supporting role for the experimental indie film, "Allure"

-On-camera class w/ casting director, Tiffany Little Canfield (Telsey + Co.), & casting associates, Allison Estrin (Barden/Schnee), Erin Maya Darke (Chrystie Street), Emer O'Callaghan (Jennifer Euston), Jamie Schulman & Matthew Maisto plus legit agents, Peter Sanfilippo & Erin Castellanos

-On-camera class w/ freelance casting associate, Jodi Angstreich, currently of Laura Rosenthal Casting

 

AUGUST

-Filmed a scene in a supporting role for the experimental indie film, "Allure"

-On-camera hosting & branding class w/ freelance casting director, Jamie Carroll

 

JULY

-Signed with Jason Sasportas of Stewart Talent for commercial voice-overs

-Filmed a featured role in episode 3 of the webseries, "City of Dreams"

-Filmed a promo involving coconuts, sand and an epic party

 

JUNE

-Filmed a principal role in the re-enactment TV show, "Celebrity Ghost Stories"

-Filmed 4 different characters for 5 episodes of the webseries, "Gentrified"

-Performed in a staged reading of the play, "U.S. Drag" for Crashbox Theater at the Atlantic Studio Theater

 

MAY

-Performed in 6 plays and 2 staged readings for Writopia Lab's 2012 Worldwide Plays Festival at 59E59 Theater A

-Film class w/ director Sean Durkin

 

APRIL

-Filmed a principal role in the crime re-enactment TV show, "Dates From Hell"

-Filmed a supporting role in the NYFA 11 min. thesis film, "Release"

-4-week on-camera class w/ casting director Ellen Parks of Ellen Parks Casting

 

MARCH

-Performed in a staged reading of the short play, "Nothing", for the Abingdon Theatre's Benefit Challenge series at The Dorothy Strelsin Theatre

-Filmed a lead role in the Art Institute 2 min. short, "Little Girl's Tea Party"

-2-week commercial class w/ on-camera comm. casting director, David Morris of Telsey + Co., & agent, Lakey Wolff

-On-camera class w/ casting director, Steve Vincent of PalmStar/S2 Entertainment

-On-camera class w/ freelance casting associate, Faryn Einhorn

 

FEBRUARY

-Filmed an industrial where I played a construction worker

 

JANUARY

-Filmed a lead role in the meme, "Sh*t iPhoners Say"

DECEMBER 2011

-Performed 4 roles in a Citizen16/Atlantic Acting production of "Dead City" by Sheila Callaghan at Atlantic Stage 2

-Finished the two & a half year Conservatory at the Atlantic Acting School