Ryan was born on 10th September 1947 to an average family in New Castle, Delaware. He has an interest in sports and also has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. His Father was a chemist and mother ran a day care centre and had three sisters. He met Resse in 1997 and the got married in June 1999. They then had a daughter and a son in 1999 and 2003. They got divorced in 2008. Later he dated actresses such as
Alexis Knapp (whom he has a daughter with), Paulina Slagter and later Sean Prince. Work: Ryan began his acting career after being signed by Cathy Parker Management. He then went on to making some appearances in drama and daily soaps.
He was the first ever actor to play a gay teenager in a daily soap. He also acted in some movies such as Crimson Tide (his debut movie), White Squall. However, he got recognition after his horror film I Know What You Did Last Summer. He then began to work in high profile movies, and his film,
The Way of the Gun was even nominated for Oscars. He had a close connection with one of the parts he played in the movie Flags of our Father, because of his Family background. Over a period of 10 years, he has to his credit, a diverse genre of movies from Horror, drama, crime, thrillers, comedy and even action. 2011 onwards he began to focus on his TV career and also direction and production. His directorial debut was Catch Hell.
Along with his partners, he runs a production company called Lucid Films. From 1992-2015, he has been a part of 18 TV shows and,31 movies (beginning from 1995). Ryan has also been in 2 music videos, Every You Every Me and Hey ya. Awards: Ryan has awards to hid credit in various categories such as an Outstanding performance by a cast, Best Actor, Best Ensemble, Best Ensemble Cast, etc. He has been nominated for many awards. His first nomination being a Favourite supporting actor (Horror) for I Know What You Did Last Summer. His most recent Win and nomination being for the Best Actor in The Eric Andre Show.