JAMES LEO RYAN made his television debut as a series regular on The Latin Connection, a nationally syndicated dance show that filmed each week at Studio 54 in NYC. Luckily for all of us, the only likely remaining footage of that series is on about 13 VHS tapes, packed safely away in his parents’ attic in Michigan. His favorite TV credits include NCIS, CSI, Medium, Numb3rs, The Shield, ER, Charmed, Six Feet Under, Germany’s Next Top Model, and MOWs for Hallmark and SyFy. His film credits include Species 3, Psycho Beach Party, A Light Beneath Their Feet, Racing Colt, and No Ordinary Hero: The Superdeafy Movie.
James made his Broadway debut playing Rooster in Annie, and his other Broadway/National Tour credits include Les Misérables, Show Boat, Peter Pan, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. His favorite regional theatre credits include Boolie in Driving Miss Daisy, Sharpe in Equivocation, Peachy inThe Last Night of Ballyhoo, Ellard in The Foreigner, and Leo in The Little Foxes.
James has taught master classes, workshops, and intensives for the Joffrey Ballet, the Broadway Artists Intensive, the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Arizona State University, StudentsLive at the Pantages Theatre, the Colony Theatre, the Orange County School of the Arts, and the California Educational Theatre Association.