John Boylan Bio

A well-known Canadian actor, acting coach and mentor, John Boylan was the founder of Centre for the Arts, a community arts centre which ran from 2003 to 2010. John is a graduate actor from The National Theatre School of Canada and some film and television credits include Queer as Folk, Harold and Kumar, Land of the Lost, Being Erica, Beauty and the Beast.

In addition to his ongoing classes at his studio, John teaches at Ryerson Theatre School and was a guest tutor at the Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, London.  He delivered a Master Class to members of the acting company at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, taught at George Brown Theatre School and has taught at New York University: Graduate Film School and the Guthrie Theatre. He created the film and tv course at The Gaiety School of Acting, Dublin and taught at Queen Margaret College, Edinburgh; The Actors Centre, London; and in Zimbabwe for FIA (International Actor’s Federation).

He has taught at York University graduate and under-graduate theatre departments, the National Screen Institute, Winnipeg; Humber College; Workshops in the Performing Arts, Vancouver; Moving Images Group, Halifax and Queens University.  John designed and delivered workshops in the Vancouver, St. John’s and Halifax CBC studios for ACTRAWORKS and taught the first ever on-camera class at The Yale School of Drama.

John is currently mentoring under the Canadian Senior Artist’s Resource Network (CSARN) program.