"Ryan Andes, instantly likeable"
"Is lots and lots of amusing bravado."
"Droll and deep-voiced..."
-Chicago on the Aisle
"A friendly giant...resonant-voiced."
"...deft bit of stiltwork and basso profundo."
-New York Magazine
Sling Tv Commercial - On Camera
Kinder Bueno - VO
Saia Trucking - VO
IBKR - On Camera
Who am I?
I'm Ryan Andes, a professional actor - classically trained singer - voice artist - designer - craftsman based in New York. I have a naturally deep, textured voice that someone once described as "a million dollar stick of golden butter."
I was born in the hills above Malibu, CA, and I come from a long line of performers and artists. Grandpa Keith Andes was known for his rich Baritone and performed on Broadway for years before replacing Alfred Drake in the original Kiss Me, Kate (1949). He then made his way to Hollywood to star in a whole slew of Movies, TV shows, Cartoons (he's the original Birdman!), and even more Broadway. And my Dad, Matt Andes, was the lead guitarist for Jo Jo Gunne and played with a whole slew of killer musicians from his era.
Thanks to Grandpa's encouragement and Mom's willingness to drive me to class & rehearsals, I got into theater, acting, improv and singing early on. The family moved to Philly when I was in elementary school where I studied music, did theater, musicals, and got into lots of trouble for being a disruptive goofball. Even back then, I was known for my big voice and significant presence.
Somehow I made it into college (SFSU) and got degrees as a Basso in Opera and Theatre, and afterwards found my way to the Big Apple. I was determined to follow in Grandpa's footsteps and make it to the Great White Way, which I did as Karl the Giant in Big Fish in 2013. Amazingly, my Broadway debut happened at the Neil Simon Theater, upon the same stage that Grandpa performed as Joe Dynamite in Wildcat with Lucille Ball in 1960.
I got into VO in my early NYC days and I absolutely fell in love with it. Animation, dubbing, commercials, narration, video games, industrials, live event VOG announcing, you name it, I'm into it. Also found my way in front of the camera on some TV roles (YOU, The Path, Person of Interest) and commercials.
The craftsman bug came from my Dad Matt Andes (who was himself an amazingly gifted painter, sculptor, woodworker, craftsman & guitar player) and I started my own business hand making high quality jewelry, custom metal hardware, and long-haul leather goods. Feel free to check it out - Finely Wrought.
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TV / Film
Finely Wrought exists solely to make ruggedly crafted products by hand for a lifetime of use. Founded and operated by Ryan Andes.
FW is a single-maker leather and metal shop based in New York. Responsibly sourced leathers produced exclusively in the USA, heritage quality vintage tools, and a time-honored process are what make our goods both reliable and infinitely unique. By casting each metal buckle, rivet, and hook in Brass, Bronze, or Copper, no two pieces are ever the same. Our hand-finished pendants and chains are .925 Sterling Silver, cast right here in NYC.
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