Ian Lyons (I)

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An American character actor best known for an array of roles in TV & Film including CBS' Madam Secretary, HBO's The Deuce, NBC's American Odyssey and recurring in Marvel's Luke Cage - Ian Lyons always knew he wanted to work in the entertainment industry, though he thought it would be behind the scenes. After studying film at Emerson College and ... See full bio »

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Defending Jacob Burt Knox
Madam Secretary Colin Mitchell
Luke Cage John Epps
American Odyssey Don Fenton


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  Pathos (Short) (pre-production)
  One Royal Holiday (TV Movie) (post-production)
  Rick (Short) (post-production)
  Mosaic (Short) (completed)
Dr. Cornell
 2020 Across the Pacific
John Montgomery
 2020 Defending Jacob (TV Mini-Series)
Burt Knox
- Pilot (2020) ... Burt Knox
 2020 The Plot Against America (TV Mini-Series)
- Part 3 (2020) ... Customer (uncredited)
 2019 Rediscovering Christmas (TV Movie)
Gary Cruise
 2019 Saul at Night
The Doctor
 2019 Nightmare Reunion
Ken Dewitt
 2019 The Deuce (TV Series)
- Morta di Fame (2019) ... Director
 2019 Chemistry Read (Short)
 2018 Luke Cage (TV Series)
John Epps
- All Souled Out (2018) ... John Epps
- Straighten It Out (2018) ... John Epps
 2018 Grizzly Drill (Short)
Sen. Tom Haggle
 2018 With a Thud (Short)
 2017 Namaste (Short)
 2017 The President Show (TV Series)
White House Gun Enthusiast #2 / Cabinet Member
- Paul Rieckhoff (2017) ... White House Gun Enthusiast #2
- Bassem Youssef (2017) ... Cabinet Member (uncredited)
 2017 Time After Time (TV Series)
- I Fall Behind (2017) ... Stillman
 2017 Madam Secretary (TV Series)
Colin Mitchell
- The Seventh Floor (2017) ... Colin Mitchell
 2016 Sincerely Yours, The Management (Short)
Electric Company Worker (voice)
 2016/I The Witching Hour
Capt. Richard Murphy
 2016/I Good Kids
Nora's Dad (uncredited)
 2016 Gotham (TV Series)
 2016 The Blacklist (TV Series)
Funeral Officiant
- The Artax Network (No. 41) (2016) ... Funeral Officiant
 2016 Triumph's Election Watch 2016 (TV Mini-Series)
Chris Christie Staffer #1
 2015 Aleister
Michael Simmons
 2015 The Mystery of Matter: Search for the Elements (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Ed McMillan
- Into the Atom (2015) ... Ed McMillan
 2015/II If Only (Short)
Dr. Edwards
 2015 Almost Mercy
News Reporter Vince Williams
 2015 American Odyssey (TV Series)
Don Fenton
- Gone Elvis (2015) ... Don Fenton
 2014 Wishin' and Hopin'
Mr. Twerski
 2014 Blood Reservoir
Mayor Michael Martin
 2014 The Judge
Juror #2 (uncredited)
 2014 Pretend (Short)
 2013 Gilded Lilys (TV Movie)
Preston's Valet
 2013 St. Osmund's
Ben Winters
 2013 Figments of a Father (Short)
 2013 The Makeover (TV Movie)
Reporter 1
 2012 The Madman Chronicles
Ron Garrison
 2011 Little Glory
Worker #1
 2011/I Asylum Blackout
Police Lieutenant
 2009 Catnapping
 2005 Revelations (TV Mini-Series)
- Hour One (2005) ... Paparazzi
 2003 Sabrina the Teenage Witch (TV Series)
- What a Witch Wants (2003) ... Waiter
 1999 Follow the Broccoli
Blimp Spotter
 1994 The Silver Room (Video short)
 1993 Diffraction: 1 (Video short)
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The opportunity (the audition) is the cake. Anything beyond that is simply the icing (the callback, the booking, the paycheck, the residuals, the nomination, the award...). Needless to say, the more icing there is, the sweeter it is, but I'm more than willing to take my icingless cake and eat it too.


Summer 2013, Ian learned he booked the role in Warner Brothers' The Judge opposite Robert Downey Jr, but was scheduled for open heart surgery just 2 weeks prior to the film. Originally he was cast for one day on set, but was then asked if he'd be interested in being one of the chosen jurors, now working 2 weeks...of course he said yes.. But with the scheduled heart surgery Ian had a problem... It... See more »

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