Damon Runyan hails from Toronto. He discovered acting at an early age but instead decided to pursue a career in the financial sector, working as a Futures Trader in the 90’s. His love for acting would prevail and he returned to the craft in 2001, studying at The Second City. Shortly thereafter, Runyan landed a series of roles on “Kevin Hill,” playing opposite Christina Hendricks, “The Newsroom” with Ken Finkleman and the film “Cheaper by the Dozen 2,” working opposite Steve Martin, Eugene Levy and Bonnie Hunt. This experience inspired Runyan to study with the best.
Runyan then moved to Vancouver to work with Michele Lonsdale Smith at the Lyric School of Acting and the great Larry Moss. In Vancouver he guest starred on the CW shows “Supernatural” and “Smallville,” along with the Here Network made for television movie, “On the Other Hand, Death,” opposite Margot Kidder.
The series “The Bridge” brought Runyan back to Toronto and the role of Coach Carson on “Degrassi: The Next Generation" kept him there. He has since guest starred on “Nikita,” “Covert Affairs” and “Call Me Fitz.” Runyan also starred opposite Tricia Helfer in the Hallmark Channel Original Movie “Mistleltoe Over Manhattan” in 2013.On stage, Runyan recently finished playing the lead role of Bobby in Neil LaBute’s In a Forrest (more)Dark and Deep. He is also a writer and director of the award-winning shorts “Fade IN,” “TripleA” and the National Film Challenge winner “Cassidy.”