Lane Compton was born in Boulder, Colorado. His artistic vision and precocity for creation began with the influence of his two parents who held careers as architects. Acting was not the initial avenue Lane took to becoming a performer.
His early passions were split between the football field and the swimming pool while also participating in various bands and choirs. At the age of 17, soon after graduating high school, Lane traveled extensively as a roadie all across the United States with his friends’ rock and roll band. After spending a year on the road he began paying attention to that noise knocking at the door, the noise that had been there for quite some time-a call to begin his acting career. On the heels of an emotional goodbye and a friendly nudge from his partners in musical crime, Lane left for New York City to begin his career as an actor on the stage and screen.
After studying with various teachers in Manhattan and attending the New York Film Academy, Lane left for Vancouver, BC. He extended his exploration of acting while also gaining knowledge of the craft of filmmaking while studying at The Vancouver Film School, where he spent two years. Lane has since relocated to Los Angeles, California, where he is a Lifetime Member of The Actors Studio and studies with acclaimed acting coach Salome Jens. He continues seeking new ways to perform and create through the craft of acting. He has played the role of Happy in Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman, alongside dramatic heavyweights Mark Rydell and Lisa Blake Richards. Other theatre credits include the world premiere of Tragedy of The Commons written by Stephen Metcalfe, acting alongside notable actor Brian Kerwin. He was also cast in an award-winning production of another Arthur Miller play, A Memory of Two Mondays. He then lent his hand as not only actor, but also producer of William Saroyan’s elegiac one-act entitled Hello Out There, Lane got his break in prime time television thanks to being cast by Michael Testa and Dan Shaner in Cold Case.
He went on to create the role of John Donovan for the third installment of the video game Mafia, in Mafia lll and his first time working in the world of motion and performance capture.
Other noteworthy credits include leading roles in the independent films, Demonic Toys: Personal Demons (2010), Text (2008) and Hyde Park (2017).
To this day Lane still keeps his other theatrical functions alive. He had a folk rock band, called the Kid Compton Gang, in which he wrote the songs, sang and played the guitar, for a number of years in Los Angeles and now, he loves playing music with his girlfriend. He still swims and stays active in many athletic endeavors. All of this and more help Lane stay well rounded and is what make his characters rich in experience and hopefully more human.