His former OC co-star Willa holland sees him as a big brother.
He has been drumming since 1994.
He is producing a record for rapper Scavone.
He has an older brother named Matthew.
His father's name is Wayne, which is also Ryan's middle name.
He is good friends with bassist Luca Amendolara.
He was discovered drumming on a bucket on a New York City street by an agent looking for a model to fill out a pair of "Levi's 501 jeans" for an add campaign
He began work on his first solo music album in 2006.
Donowho has about a dozen indie films to his record.
Ryan is dating actress Susan Highsmith.
Ryan has worked with Emile Hirsch twice. They were in the movies "Imaginary Heroes" and "The Mudge Boy" together.
Ryan is the co-producer for the movie "The Pacific and Eddy."
He made his movie debut in the movie "The Car Thief and the Hit Man" playing the car thief.
Ryan is in the movie "The Mudge Boy," playing Scotty.
Ryan is in the movie "Rhythm of the Saints," playing Zane.
Ryan is in the movie "Bringing Rain," playing Atlee Surnamer.
Ryan is in the movie "Imaginary Heroes," playing Kyle Dwyer.
Ryan is in the movie "A Home at the End of the World," playing Carlton Morrow.
Ryan is in the movie "Strangers with Candy," playing Stanley.
Ryan is in the made for tv movie "In From the Night," playing Snakeman.
Ryan is in the movie "Broken Flowers," playing a man on the bus.
Ryan is in the movie "The Favor."
Ryan is in the movie "The Pacific and Eddy," playing Eddy.
Ryan is in the movie "Flakes," playing Skinny Larry.
He lives in Brooklyn, New York
Ryan is good friends with Michael Pitt.
He is the drummer of the rock group Pagoda. His good friend Michael Pitt is also in the band.
He was born in Houston, Texas.
Ryan's nickname is Focus.
Ryan is famous in the streets and subways of Manhattan as a bucket/drum player.
Ryan is 6 ft.
Ryan Donowho: (About playing music in New York) I was playing subways for a long time, then I started playing in Times Square and eventually formed a rock group with a bunch of different kids. It was really fun.
Ryan Donowho: The New York subways are the most real venues you can play.
Ryan Donowho: (About the movie Imaginary Heroes) It is pretty intense, I love doing really quirky, abnormal parts. They feel right at home with me.
Ryan Donowho: (About his future) I hope to stay fairly under the radar. That's the kind of guy I am, I don't want attention, I just want to have fun.
Ryan Donowho: I just want to do work that I can be proud of and make people feel something profound.
Ryan Donowho: (About his band Pagoda) I met these guys who were playing buckets and refrigerator parts. It was great.
Ryan Donowho: I am completely broke. The fact that I can be on a hit TV show and still be broker than anything is, let's be honest...just weird.
Ryan Donowho: I am passionate about my music and I came from music first. Acting feels like a whole other side of me. It's just as important to me, but I wouldn't want to be on the planet without drums.