Biography for Ryan Merriman
Ryan Earl Merriman
Ry Guy Hollywood
6′ 1″ (1.85 m)
At twenty-one, actor Ryan Merriman has already developed an extensive list of film and television credits which have enabled him to work with some of Hollywood’s most respected actors. Now with fifteen films and three television series to his credit Ryan is well recognized in the industry. Merriman began his career doing commercials, print work, vocal performances, and local theater in Oklahoma.Ryan also starred in several television films including Lifetime’s “Dangerous Child,” “Rocket’s Red Glare,” “Luck of the Irish,” “Smart House,” “Ring of Endless Light,” Hallmark’s “Night Ride Home,” “Lansky,” “Everything That Rises” and the upcoming “Taken” on the Sci-Fi Channel produced by Steven Spielberg. In addition Ryan has starred in three feature films. “Deep End of the Ocean” with Michelle Pfeiffer, “Halloween: The Homecoming” and “Just Looking,” that was directed by Jason Alexander.Ryan also starred in the ABC series “Veritas” and the recurring role of “Young Jarod” on the NBC hit series “The Pretender,” which ran for four successful seasons on NBC. He was also a series regular on the NBC television sitcom, “The Mommies.”Merriman’s talent has already been recognized by two very prestigious organizations that award the talent of young performers. He has received eight nominations for a Young Artist Award of Hollywood and been a winner six times. In addition Ryan has been nominated five times for a Hollywood Reporter YoungStar Award.Ryan recently finished filming “The Ring 2” for Dreamworks. He is in post production on a Hallmark movie titled “The Colt” that is expected to premiere this year on The Hallmark Channel. Ryan also completed filming “Spin” in Tucson, Arizona. This Independent feature film was directed by Jamie Redford and will open in limited markets on October 8th.In his free time Merriman enjoys being home with his family and friends, boating, wakeboarding, camping and riding his Harley. Merriman is also involved with Eagle Mount, an organization that offers riding, skiing, camp programs and other special activities for disabled children in Bozeman, Montana and the Oklahoma City Infant Crisis Center.When not on location, Merriman is still proud to call Oklahoma home.
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(25 June 2004 – present)
After working on What’s Right with America (1997) (TV) together, Ryan and Kyle Gibson are good friends.
Hobbies: In-Line Skating, Four Wheel and Dirt Bikes, Team Sports, All Water Sports, Horseback Riding, English Accents, American Regional Accents, Martial Arts, Paint Ball (Tournament Level), Skiing and Snowboarding.
Ryan actively supports the Neonatal Parents Network of Oklahoma, an independent, non-profit support network for families with critically ill or premature infants. Merriman is also involved with Eagle Mount, an organization that offers riding, skiing, camp programs and other special activities for disabled children in Bozeman, Montana.
Has 3 dogs