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About Me

James Counihan is a New York City based actor originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He holds a

BFA Acting degree from Ithaca College.

James is currently seeking representation after finishing back to back years doing national tours for Aquila Theatre, based in New York City.

James primarily focuses on creating and acting in works that examine the human condition through theatre and film. His favorite roles include Marc Antony in Julius Caesar, Carl in The Baltimore Waltz, and Pericles in Pericles.

Take a look around James's website to check out some of his credits, photos, and reviews!

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City Theatre's 
Miss Bennet:Christmasmas at PemberlEy

James is excited to return to his hometown of Pittsburgh in the Fall/Winter seasons to join

City Theatre's Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley.

The show runs November 25th through December 17th. 


Julius Caesar + Pride and Prejudice

James finished his second national tour with Aquila Theatre performing William Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar" playing the role of Marc Antony and "Pride and Prejudice" playing the roles of Wickham, Collins, Bingley, and others. Both shows were performed in repertory theatre houses around the country.


The Sun Also Sets

James recently finished his New York City off broadway debut in "The Sun also Sets" written by James P Stanton. The show ran at Theatre for the New Audience.


Schism (Short Film)

James recently finished up a short film with Kovac Industries, titled "Schism: Me, Myself, and Authenticity" playing the lead role of Tripp. James was recognized for a best actor award along with the film winning the bronze award for best crime short by the Independent Short Awards





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"James Counihan is the third and final actor in the tour playing to perfection the roles of Mary Bennet, Charles Bingley, Mr. Collins, and Mr. Wickham. From the moment James sashayed onto the stage dressed as Mary Bennet I knew this was going to be a good show. His comedic timing was first rate and he did an excellent job of separating each role so that when he was on stage in one of the diverse roles, you knew he was 100% committed to the role."--"Pride and Prejudice"--The Joyous Living Blog

"The noble and good are so darn decent you want to weep...this is especially true for Pericles, the young Prince of Tyre, who's delightfully both handsome and humble, as splendidly conveyed by James Counihan. His delivery is articulate, audible, eloquent, nuanced, and heartfelt; he conveys much of the storyline and emotional pull."

Barbara Adams--"Pericles"


"The young actor playing Pericles, James Counihan is immensely appealing in the role." 

Warren Greenwood--"Pericles"


"Another standout performer was James Counihan, who played Barnaby Tucker. Throughout there were moments of very low excitement and energy from the performers. I would look at James and sure enough he would be active and reacting to everything that was happening in his character's world. He was also the main source of comic relief. From the second he made his first entrance to when he took his bow, I was able to identify and clearly understand where this character was coming from and what he wanted."

Jona Bolander--"Hello, Dolly!"--Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Hurrell is in good company with veterans Adam Berkebile as Hysterium, and James Counihan as Senex, at his side for much of the musical...The thrill of watching Hurrell, Berkebile, and Counihan results from their genuine and radiating joy of being on stage."

Maura Kay--"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum"--Pittsburgh Post Gazette

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