Ryan was born and raised in Portland, Oregon where he began working in theatre, film and television. At age 16 , Ryan studied with NYU Tisch in Paris where his love for the craft of acting was confirmed and impassioned. Ryan has acted with numerous theatre companies in Portland and locally, including a leading role in Theatre of Note’s critically acclaimed show Dysnomia . While in Portland, Ryan premiered the role of Jonas in The Giver and worked personally with author Lois Lowry and the playwright, Eric Coble, to develop the script. Also a working voice over artist, Ryan has worked for numerous clients including NCAA College Football, Laikia Entertainment and The Holocaust Museum. Ryan is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA.