Headshot by  Nile Scott Studios .

Headshot by Nile Scott Studios.

On January 26, 1958 a legend was born…

Her name was Ellen Degeneres.  She went on to become one of the most successful and influential people in the world.

Exactly 38 years later, Ryan Sheehan was born. (That's me!)

I'm a recent graduate from Quinnipiac University with two BA's in Theater and Film-- my two passions in life.  My dream is to become a professional working actor in theater, film, television... I'm down to do it all!  At Quinnipiac, I was an active member of the university's theater program, racking up a sizable list of credits.  I am now beginning my professional career and looking for new opportunities to perform and grow my skills as an actor, director and writer.

 Here are just a couple of the coolest highlights of my career thus far;

  • I have written, directed and acted in a combined total of eight new plays that received world premieres at The Barrow Group and Abingdon Theatre Company in New York.

  • I've acted in staged readings of new plays at Manhattan Theatre Club, New England Theatre Conference and Quinnipiac University alongside industry professionals including Broadway veteran Bill Nabel! (He was very cool.)

  • I was recently featured in an informational video series produced by Aetna to spread awareness about the impact and treatment of patients with opioid use disorder. I played a heroin addict. Sorry mom!

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I just wrapped up three performances at Cape Repertory Theatre on Cape Cod, where I originated the role of Shawn in a brand new play called The Tuna Goddess.   I was also in Cape Rep's productions of Mamma Mia! and Shakespeare in Love.  I plan to continue pursuing my dream of becoming a working actor.  Some of my dream roles are Jamie in The Last Five Years, Johnny in American Idiot, and Christopher in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime.

Me with my ex-girlfriend Jennifer Aniston at Madame Tussauds in New York City.

Me with my ex-girlfriend Jennifer Aniston at Madame Tussauds in New York City.

I currently live in Sandwich, MA.  (I attended Sandwich High School.  I live relatively close to one or two sandwich shops.  The town police cars say "Sandwich Police" on them.  It's all very funny.)  In my free time I love playing video games, watching movies and playing music.

Me dressed for the role of Friedrich in  The Sound of Music , circa 2011. The hair was a personal choice, not for the role.

Me dressed for the role of Friedrich in The Sound of Music, circa 2011. The hair was a personal choice, not for the role.