An enrolled member of the Blackfeet Nation (Browning, MT), Myrton worked behind-the-scenes in Production Management for Disney-ABC Television ("LOST", "Grey's Anatomy", "Criminal Minds", "Private Practice", "Brothers and Sisters"), as a Creative Producer for The CW and NBC network affiliates, and as a research/tribal liaison for PBS's "American Experience." As a writer/director/producer, his multi-award winning film and theater productions played nationally and internationally.
Myrton held supporting roles in numerous feature films including Oscar winners "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" and "The New World" as well as Steven Spielberg's "Into the West" along with several other network television shows. Originally trained for live theater in New York City, he originated lead roles for stage productions in The Big Apple, Chicago, Los Angeles, and the San Francisco Bay Area.
Myrton holds masters degrees from The University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts and Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. He was the first Native American to receive a Ph.D. in Theater and Performance Studies from Stanford University.
As a “Race and Media” scholar, his work at the University of Nevada, Reno’s Reynolds School of Journalism focuses on increasing the inclusion and participation of racial minorities in mainstream media production with a special focus on federally recognized tribal communities. He led classes at Stanford University, lectures at Vassar College and Santa Clara University, using his award-winning "Design Thinking" teaching style and supervised creative workshops at numerous junior and tribal colleges where he focuses on cultural diversity, the economics and politics of mainstream media, identity politics, and mainstream film/television/theater production.