Ryan holds dual degrees from the University of Southern California schools of Film and Business. He began his studies in the art of storytelling at the age of 14 at the acclaimed South Orange County School of the Arts. His film “Fatherland” a Nazi thriller involving a son and his father is being produced by Sneak Preview Entertainment (500 Days of Summer & MGM’s remake of Valley Girl)His short film “BUOYANCY” that he wrote and directed starring John Heard has won numerous awards at festivals around the country. Ryan’s first published play “MINE” has just been staged and has recieved amazing reviews by Stage Raw, LA Stage Times, Edge Media and many others. He is currently in negotiations to take the play to New York or London for it’s World Premiere. As an Actor, he received rave reviews for his performance as Brad in the LA production of "Orange Flower Water" and recieved massive attention for his performance as Cletus in “Lone Star”Ryan's recent film credits include supporting Gerard Butler and Katherine Heigl in "The Ugly Truth" through Sony Pictures. He is also playing Eddie in the remake of the film "FAME" for MGM. He recently starred in "Pizza With Bullets" with Talia Shire and also "Hustler's Instinct" with Eva Longoria of "Desperate Housewives".He grew up in Orange County. His father is a successful real estate broker and his mother is a world renowned public speaker. His brother is a talented writer, best known for his novel “Shards” which will hit the shelves later next year. Why is Ryan an artist? As Theodore Roosevelt said..."Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat."
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“MINE” is a Smash Hit!
“There's not a single wrong note.In fact, they're so blistering, so raw, it's painfully awkward at points. It almost feels like we're on stage, living with these characters.”- Harker Jones - Edge Media
“It’s a fast-paced, surprisingly disturbing drama that often has you wanting to yell “Oh, don’t do that!” to the characters on stage.The pacing is brutally taut, while the interplay between Surratt and Oliver crackles with frustration and acrimony. Steinwedell is quite powerful!” - Stage Raw - Paul Birchall
On a bonding trip to a remote cabin, a Jewish father and son have a run in with a Neo-Nazi that sparks a fierce battle for survival.
The Illegitimates is an animated show about a lovable group of quirky misfits who believe that they are the illegitimate family members of celebrities who form a support group and help each other through wacky relationships, crappy jobs, and recurring identity crises as they try to figure out their place in this celebrity obsessed world while seeking out their famous family members.
Two childhood friends are forced to traverse the minefield of their relationship aftera dangerous incident occurs.
In a post-apocalyptic world a duo of radioactive surfers fight to save humanity from an army of mutated humanoid cockroaches.
An Animated Comedy
A Stage Play
A Feature Film Thriller - Currently in Production with Sneak Preview Entertainment
A Short Film Thriller
An aging female politician running for President kills her cheating husband in a fitof rage and blames it on an inner city college kid.