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James Counihan is a New York City based actor originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He holds a
BFA Acting degree from Ithaca College.
Growing up in between two brothers, James is a proud middle child and is 100% Irish!
James knew his dream of becoming a NBA superstar came to an end when he chose to play the Ugly Duckling in the musical Honk! instead of playing on an AAU basketball team when he was in middle school. Since then, James has jumped headfirst into the arts, primarily focusing on creating and acting in works that examine the human condition through theatre and film.
Take a look around James's website to check out some of his credits, photos, and reviews!
EQT Young Playwrights Festival
James was excited to return to his hometown of Pittsburgh for the month of October to join
City Theatre's Young Playwright's Festival.
The festival ran October 22nd through November 1st.
James ended his "college days" in Ithaca by joining Ithaca Shakespeare Company's Pericles this past summer playing the titular role.
James recently finished up playing Stevie in Lindsey Ferrentino's Ugly Lies the Bone directed by Alexa Pichiarallo
Ithaca College bfa class of 2019 showcase
James and his classmates made their New York City debuts in front of agents and casting directors on March 4th at the Irene Diamond Stage at the Pershing Square Signature Center