Jay Ryan (actor)
Ryan at the 2013 Comic-Con in San Diego
29 August 1981
Auckland, New Zealand
Jay Bunyan (born 29 August 1981), better known by his stage name Jay Ryan, is a New Zealand actor. He is best known for his roles as Jack Scully in the Australian soap opera Neighbours, Kevin in the New Zealand comedy-drama series Go Girls and Vincent Keller in the American television series Beauty & the Beast.
Under his birthname of Jay Bunyan, he appeared as "Glen" in the "Scallywag Pirates"(2000) and had a minor role in Xena. He is known for his portrayal of Jack Scully in the Australian soap opera Neighbours from late 2002 until January 2005. He reportedly turned down a major role in a Canadian action movie to play the part.
When auditioning for roles in Los Angeles, it was suggested that Ryan change his name. It was felt that "Bunyan" sounded too similar to bunion. Starting 2007 Ryan has played Seaman William "Billy" Webb aka Spider in the popular Australian drama, Sea Patrol.
From a theatre background Ryan has shared the stage with the likes of John Cleese and toured internationally with 'The Packer', an acclaimed solo show written by NZ/Niuean playwright Dianna Fuemana.
Since 2009, Ryan has played Kevin in the New Zealand comedy/drama series Go Girls. In 2011, he joined the cast of the Australian comedy/drama series Offspring. Also in 2011, Ryan guest starred on the American science fiction series Terra Nova, playing a murderer. For this role, Ryan utilized an American accent.
In 2012, Ryan confirmed that he was in a relationship. He said they have "been dating for a couple of years now. She's a writer, so it's great because she can take her work anywhere with her."
Ryan and longtime love, Dianna Fuemana, welcomed a daughter, Eve, in March 2013.
|2003||You Wish!||Charles||TV movie|
|1998||Young Hercules||Cadet||1 Episode|
|1999||Xena: Warrior Princess||Zortis||1 Episode|
|2002||The Tribe||2 Episodes|
|2002||Being Eve||Sam Hooper||13 Episodes|
|2002–2005||Neighbours||Jack Scully||Portrayed the role from November 13, 2002–January 11, 2005; 173 Episodes|
|2005||Interrogation||Police Constable Dean Salmon||3 Episodes|
|2007–2009||Sea Patrol||Able Seaman Billy "Spider" Webb||Main Role (Seasons 1–3); 39 Episodes|
|2009–2012||Go Girls||Kevin||Lead Role (Seasons 1–4); 46 episodes|
|2010||Legend of the Seeker||Alastair||1 Episode|
|2011||Offspring||Fraser King||6 episodes|
|2011||Terra Nova||Curran||3 episodes|
|2012–present||Beauty & the Beast||Vincent Keller (The Beast)||Lead Role|
|2013||Top of the Lake||Mark Mitcham||6 episodes|
- "Go Girls | Television New Zealand | Television | TV One, TV2, U, TVNZ 7". Tvnz.co.nz. 1999-02-22. Retrieved 2011-12-30.
- "Offspring" Episode #2.1 (TV episode 2011) - IMDb
- Leon, Anya (August 2013). "Jay Ryan Welcomes Daughter Eve". People Magazine. Retrieved July 31, 2013.
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