Karan Lyons

Born in Boston to a Kashmiri mother and a Missourian father, Karan began acting in musicals when he was eight. From there he went on to perform in and explore all of theatre: writing, directing, lighting, designing, and even building sets in addition to acting before moving to Los Angeles to attend the University of Southern California’s School of Dramatic Arts.

His skills backstage supported him at USC while he explored the onstage craft, learning a variety of methods and techniques. While at university he also co-founded the school’s first episodic improv troupe and starred in USC’s longest running TV series.

Karan is an accomplished tenor, trained in Hindustani and Carnatic classical music as well as contemporary styles. In addition to acting and singing, he enjoys writing, graphic design, programming, and concert lighting.

Karan Lyons

SAG-AFTRA Eligible Height: 6′0′′ (857) 544-9527 Eyes: Brown Weight: 120 lbs. karan@karanlyons.com Hair: Dark Brown

Film

Flawless
Lead
Independent
My Anchor
Lead
Independent

Television

underGRAD
Series Regular
Trojan Vision

New Media

We Thought This Was Funny
Recurring

Theatre (selected)

Con-Man: A Musical
Billy (lead, originating)
USC, Dir. David Schweizer
The Skin of Our Teeth
Henry Antrobus
Nobles Theatre Collective
The Bald Soprano
The Fire Chief
Nobles Theatre Collective

Training

B.A. Theatre
USC School of Dramatic Arts
Cold Reading
Robin Dale Meyers
Margie Haber Studio
Improvisation
Improv 1–3
The Second City
Troupes (4 Years)
Spoiler Alert, Late Night Reruns
Commercial
Killian McHugh
Killian’s Workshop
Kevin McCorkle
USC School of Dramatic Arts
Scene Study
Mary-Joan Negro, Sharon Carnicke
USC School of Dramatic Arts
On Camera
Joseph Hacker, Andrei Belgrader
USC School of Dramatic Arts
Voice Over
Phil Allen, Vicki Lewis
USC School of Dramatic Arts
Movement
Marjo-Riikka Makela
USC School of Dramatic Arts
Voice
Travis Sherwood, Paul Backer
USC School of Dramatic Arts

Skills

Classically Trained Tenor (Full Range: A2 – F5), Sight Reading, Improvisation