After graduating from the University of Illinois, where he played football in the Big Ten Conference, with a degree in Speech Communication, Ryan decided to spend six months in Australia and New Zealand to explore the outback and decide which career path he should follow. He initially moved to California years ago to pursue acting.
His most notable TV roles are Hank Bennett on Passions
, Riley Douglas Martin on Living with Fran
, and Captain Awesome on Chuck
His passions include scuba diving, tennis, snowboarding, racquetball and most outdoor activities, and he spends a great deal of his non-working time taking acting classes. In addition to being an actor, the 6'3" athlete is a board certified personal trainer.