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 Weight: 120 lbs karan@karanlyons.com

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
Meisner Technique
William Alderson
William Alderson Acting Studio
Improvisation
Conservatory 1–4
The Second City
Audition Technique
Margie Haber, Robin Dale Meyers
Margie Haber Studio
Commercial
Killian McHugh
Killian’s Workshop
Scene Study
Mary-Joan Negro
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
Katherine Giaquinto
Ovation Voice Studio

Skills

Singing (Tenor: Hindustani, Carnatic, Classical and Contemporary), Sketch Writing