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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 15 May 1976Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii, USA
Nicknames Bish
Rock Star
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Originally from the island of Oahu in Hawaii, Rian Bishop has literally grown up all over the country and across the world. Growing up in a military family afforded him the chance to live in various regions of the country as well as adapt to the many cultures he encountered. All through his formative years he performed in local and regional theatre as well as national competition. Appearing on stage for his first performance in grade three, Rian showed his range in later years by choosing varied roles in such productions as Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet, The Odd Couple, The Crucible, Grease, Dracula, and The Pirates Of Penzance

After graduating high school, and a brief stint in college to obtain an EMT license, Rian set his sights on playing professional ice hockey. This course led him to playing in Russia before returning back to the US to play for several semi-pro and amateur clubs. Eventually being offered a slot with a semi-pro team in Alaska after his performance in an amateur tournament in St. Petersburg, Rian's chances never came full circle as a bone fracture during training camp knocked him out of contention.

A few years later, still feeling the desire to perform, Rian began making trips to Los Angeles from Alaska to test the waters of the acting world. Soon after, with the encouragement of a few local actors, Rian made the move to Hollywood and was cast not more than three weeks later in director Paul Sampson's "Night of the Templar". He also completed a role in the much anticipated short "Prelude II Hope".

Not only an accomplished actor and musician, Rian has also turned to writing, and has several projects listed as in development. He continues to work and live in the Los Angeles area.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Trivia (17)

Is extremely proud of being born in Hawaii and has the symbol of Da Hui O'He Nalu tattooed on his right arm to remind him where he comes from and their way of life.
Was pursuing a career as a professional ice hockey player before switching to acting.
Has always worn the number 50 on sports jerseys in honor of Hawaii with one exception. In 2000 his jersey was mis-printed and he wore the number 39 for half a season.
His cousin, Mark Folkert, was a former Formula Atlantic driver and was the original driver for Notre Dame's experimental electric car racing project.
Is an accomplished guitar player and has played in numerous bands including Blue Fire and Crush 151.
Is a huge fan of the Nashville Predators NHL hockey club, and was even present at the team's first game back in 98. He regularly attends games whenever possible when he is in the Nashville area.
Once worked with The Buttery Wonder and ManMan as a guest DJ on a punk radio show titled The Super Hero Happy Hour, aka SHHH!.
Has expressed a keen interest in working on projects directed by Kevin Smith, Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez.
Working with his new production company on a new short film titled "Confidence Man". [May 2010]
Completed filming the movie "Stratagem" for Dean Labs. [June 2006]
Completed filming the feature _The Hammer (2007)_ with Adam Carolla [July 2006]
Completed filming on The Ringo Bingo Kid. [September 2006]
Completed voice work for THQ's "Smackdown vs. Raw 2008" [May 2007]
Completed filming on the short film Grasshopper (2006) with James Franco. [March 2006]
In Los Angeles filming the action thriller "Riven" [October 2006]
Completed filming of Gerard Collette's "Abundant Sunshine" [October 2006]

Personal Quotes (3)

I never really consider myself an actor, actors are people like Al Pacino. I don't think I really have the craft yet for that title and I may never. It would be cool to win an award, but it would be more important for me for someone to come up and say, you know we really liked your film. (about being an actor and receiving awards)
The best piece of advice I've ever heard about someone who wants to get into acting was, "Just because you want to be an actor, doesn't mean you should be one."
The absolute worse day I've ever had on a film shoot was still ten times better than the best day I've ever had at a "normal" job.

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