Actor (Theatre, Film, TV)
Concept Art (Character Design, Background Artist, Prop Artist)
Hello, my name is Shayan Murray. I'm 23 years old, 188 cm tall and I live in what I believe is the most beautiful place in the Illawarra known as Stanwell Tops. I have two passions that I would be happy to have as a career - acting in theatre, film and television, and illustration - particularly in animation and concept art. These two things take up most of my waking hours - I live and breathe it and given the choice, I would be happy spending the rest of my life doing them!
I've been acting for 13 years at Stanwell Park Arts Theatre in roles ranging from chorus to lead. My most notable roles have been Captain Hugh 'Bullshot' Crummond in Bullshot Crummond, Algernon Moncrieff in The Importance of Being Earnest, and Kenickie in Grease: The Musical. My recent role for 2021 is Rolfe in The Sound of Music: The Musical. In 2019, I wanted to expand into film and Television and decided to learn the Meisner Technique at The Actor's Pulse in Redfern which has been an incredible experience and am now in the Intermediate level. I would like to think I'm committed to my craft and always give everything I have to a role. I have also been told by some of my past directors and fellow actors that I have an amazing memory for learning lines!
On the animation side, I've love to draw! Wherever I see a pencil and paper, I can't seem to stop myself. I really like to create characters and stories as my head is always being filled up with so many ideas that I want to bring out into the world. I studied at JMC Academy for 3 years and received a Bachelor of Creative Arts in 3D Animation (high distinction average which was a lot of hard work and that I am extremely proud of). I have been concentrating my skills around concept art and 2D Animation at the moment and at the molment I have been experimenting with incorporating my characters into little skits I create and act in for my own entertainment. I've also had the opportunity to work on the pilot episode for an upcoming anime-inspired animated series The Destined 10 by Brogan McMorrow and have gained so much from working on the project. I have also gained the role of voicing one of the main characters.
I also enjoy a variety of sports like soccer, swimming, tennis, and golf. I'm learning how to surf from my neighbour and felt amazing after I stood up on my practice board for the first time. I have also had tuition in Modern Jazz and enjoy doing Zumba.
Bachelor of Creative Arts in 3D Animation, JMC Academy 2016-2019
Meisner Technique and Camera Study, Actor's Pulse 2019-current
THE DESTINED 10: Role: Louis Parks (still in production)
OLD VIADUCT HOTEL: Role: Caleb
BULLSHOT CRUMMOND: Role: Captain Hugh 'Bullshot' Crummond
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST: Role: Algernon Moncrieff
MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM: Role: Demetrius
GREASE: THE MUSICAL: Role: Kenickie
SOUND OF MUSIC: THE MUSICAL: Role: Rolf (still in production)
SHORT AND SWEET ILLAWARRA: 3 Roles in 3 plays
TEENAGERS VS THE HORDE: THE SERIES: Role: Harrison Wicks (still in production)
PHOENIX WRIGHT: ACE ATTORNEY DUBBED: Role: Bellboy, Acro, Furio Tigre