Nurturing an impressive body of work that encompasses film and television, Ryan Kwanten has positioned himself as one of Hollywood’s most promising talents as his career continues to evolve with exciting and challenging projects.
Ryan starred alongside Academy Award winner Anna Paquin in the highly rated HBO series True Blood, from creator Alan Ball (Six Feet Under). The show has received many accolades including an Emmy Nomination for Best Drama Series a Golden Globe nomination for Best Television Series – Drama and a People’s Choice nominations for Best TV Show and TV Obsession. Ryan received a Teen Choice nomination for Choice TV Male: Drama. His additional television credits include the role of ‘Jay Robertson’ in the critically acclaimed Warner Bros. series Summerland. He was also a lead in the ESPN original movie The Junction Boys.
Segueing effortlessly between the big and small screen, stars in the film Northmen: A Vikings Saga, which was released October 2014. He also stars in the film Killing Freddy Heineken. The films tells the inside story of the planning, execution, rousing aftermath and ultimate downfall of the kidnappers of beer tycoon Alfred “Freddy” Heineken, which resulted in the largest ransom ever paid for an individual.
Ryan recently starred in The Right Kind of Wrong about a man who falls in love with a bride on her wedding day and continues to pursue her even after she is married. Ryan he also starred in Not Suitable for Children. The film is based on a freewheeling guy at the peak of his life who finds out he will become infertile in a month, which sparks a race against the clock to find a suitor His other film credits include the thriller 7500; Rio, I Love You; and Knights of Badassdom.
Ryan lent his voice to Zach Snyder’s, The Legend of the Guardians, which is based on the popular children’s books series. Warner Brothers released the film in September 2010. In November 2010, Sony Classics released Red Hill, a modern day revenge Western in which Ryan plays a young police officer who must survive his first day’s duty in a small country town. His other feature film credits include Don’t Fade Away, Flicka, American Brown, Liquid Bridge and Dead Silence.
A native of Australia, Ryan began his acting career while attending Sydney University, where he earned a degree in business. He starred in numerous feature films and television shows and gained international notoriety when he joined the cast of the long-running popular Australian series Home and Away. A published writer, Ryan is currently working on a new book.
An accomplished athlete, Ryan qualified for the world Biathlon in Sweden in 2006 and Italy 2007 after winning the LA Biathlon series two years running. He is a qualified yoga instructor and spends his free time bike riding, surfing and has a passion for completing triathlons.
Ryan currently resides in Los Angeles.