Ryan Barker is an actor/improviser/host from Brooklyn, NY. His ethnic background is British, Chinese, German and West African (via Jamaica). (Source: Ancestry.dna.com & my parents)

In 2nd grade, his love for performance was ignited when he was cast 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 several people laugh as a French rapper yelling about cheese, he quit his full-time job at a PR firm & attended the Atlantic Theater Company's Acting Conservatory.

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