Sean Cowhig is an actor, writer, and improviser living in Los Angeles, CA. His is also the Technical Director of the world famous iO West theater in Hollywood.
Sean is a classically trained actor who used to spend every summer doing outdoor Shakespeare in Boston, MA. He has played Sir Andrew Aguecheek in Twelfth Night, Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet, Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Don Pedro in Much Ado About Nothing, and Sebastian in The Tempest.
Sean is a graduate of Emerson College (David Cross, Jay Leno, Denis Leary, Laura Kightlinger, Henry Winkler, Steven Wright, the Wachowski Brothers). While at Emerson Sean was joined up with the all improv comedy troupe This is Pathetic. He remained with the troupe for three years including his senior year when he was president of the troupe. Sean spent the first 23 years of his life in the Boston area until 2003 when he move to Los Angeles to chase down his dreams.
Once in Los Angeles it didn’t take long for Sean to find the iO West theater. He began taking classes and started a internship as a lighting tech. This lasted until James Grace, the Artistic Director of iO West noticed he was really good at what he did and hired him on full time to be the theater’s Technical Director. Sean can be seen performing iO West with Dr. God, Book Club, Top Story Weekly, the Mainstage Sketch Show and has guested in some of the country’s greatest improv shows, Opening Night the Musical, Dasariski, and The Armando Show.
With Dr. God Sean has performed around the country doing shows in San Francisco, Boston, Providence, Austin, Phoenix, and even across the border in Montreal.
Sean got his first taste of the silver screen when he was cast as a featured extra in Brad Silberling’s Moonlight Mile. His only scene in the movie was shared with Dustin Hoffman, Susan Sarandon, and Jake Gyllenhaal. Based on the advice given to him by Mr. Hoffman alone Sean is ready to work in the industry for years to come… so call him… he’s waiting.