Ryan Barker is an actor/writer/host from Brooklyn, NY. His ethnic background is British, Chinese, German, West African (via Jamaica) & SE Asian. (Source: Ancestry.dna.com & parents)
In 2nd grade, his love for performance was ignited when he was chosen (with no audition!) as the star of his class play--the clinically insane, Roman emperor, Claudius.
At the University of Michigan, Ryan earned his BA in Communication Studies, ignoring the arts completely.
As chance would have it, at his annual karate summer retreat, Ryan was tasked with performing sketch comedy.
After making people laugh playing a French rapper complaining about how hard it is to rap about cheese & baguettes, he quit his full-time job at a PR firm & attended the Atlantic Theater Company's Acting Conservatory.
After school, Ryan worked in NYC on various theater & film projects before moving to his current home, Los Angeles.
He used to host pub trivia every Thursday night at El Tejano Tex Mex (NoHo). Hopefully, he will again soon.