Born in Carmel, CA Ian Bohen began acting as a teenager, after his family moved to Los Angeles, debuting in Todd Field’s AFI Conservatory short film adaptation of Andre Dubus’ story “Delivering.” Shortly thereafter, Bohen was cast as the younger ‘Wyatt Earp’ in Lawrence Kasdan’s “Wyatt Earp” opposite Gene Hackman.
Bohen spent much of his teens and twentys working in front of the camera in both Film and Television, including recurring stints on the drama “Any Day Now,” the action/adventure series “Hercules: The Legendary Journey” and comedy “Townies.”
Continuing his acting, Bohen’s roles gained more substance and stature, including recurring in the 1st season of Matthew Weiners much acclaimed series “Mad Men,” and full seasons of “Major Crimes” “Breakout Kings” and “Chicago P.D.” Today, he continues to play a fan-favorite role on the MTV’s “Teen Wolf” for the past 5 years.
As an actor, Ian Bohen has had the opportunity to grow up within the industry, affording him a ring-side seat to the creation, execution and completion of programmes crossing the boundaries of medium, genre and budget. This experience fostered a desire to himself become a storyteller beyond that of acting, leading Ian on a second pathway, that of Director.
As a Director, a key skill is image capture, which formed a natural starting poing: Cinematography. For a class on the subject at UCLA, Ian wrote and directed his first project “Morning Love” as a class project.
The resultant film provided Bohen with a document to show his producers at “Teen Wolf” jumped on board by allowing him to shadow the series directors, participate in scouts, edit sessions, color timing etc….all helping to build out his skillset, knowledge and language of Directing.
While continuing to work as an actor, Bohen continues his pursuits behind the camera, recently finishing his first Short Film “The Tow” and an untitled feature-length screenplay.