Ryan Cartwright

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Ryan Cartwright
Born (1981-03-14) 14 March 1981 (age 33)
Erdington, Birmingham, England, UK
Occupation Actor
Years active 1997–present

Ryan Cartwright (born 14 March 1981) is an English film and television actor from Erdington, Birmingham. He has lived in Los Angeles, California since 2006.[1]

Career[edit]

He began acting with the Central Junior Television Workshop. His first major role came at the age of 15 in the British ITV comedy-drama The Grimleys.[1] He has also appeared in such other British television programs as Seriously Weird, Hardware, Donovan, Microsoap, Look Around You and All About Me.

Since moving to the US, Cartwright had a recurring role on the television series Bones as the laboratory intern Vincent Nigel-Murray, until the death of his character in the season 6 episode The Hole in the Heart. He also completed filming a Hallmark Channel television film, Dear Prudence alongside Jane Seymour, in which he used an American accent.[1] He had a recurring role (as upper class Briton John Hooker) on Season 3 of Mad Men.[2]

He most recently played Gary Bell, a character with autism, on the Syfy television series Alphas. To prepare for the role, Cartwright consulted with people who worked with people with autism, watched documentaries, read blogs created by people with autism, and books from authors with autism Temple Grandin and Daniel Tammet.[3] Cartwright's portrayal of Bell has earned praise from the neurological science community, crediting his complexity for eschewing stereotypes of autism previously displayed in mass media.[4]

Filmography[edit]

Television
Year Title Role Notes
1997, 1999–2001 Grimleys, TheThe Grimleys Darren Grimley Main cast member
1997 Dangerfield Ian Thomson Series 4, episode 8 ("Contact")
1998 Microsoap David
2000 Doctors Henry Lincoln Series 1, episode 14 ("Cheated")
2002 All About Me Peter
2002 Seriously Weird Harris Pembleton
2003–2004 Hardware Steve
2002, 2004–2011 Freak Like Me Nick/N Series 1 as Nick, Series 4-10 as N
2004 Donovan Seth Donovan Pilot
2005 Look Around You Sam McNamara Series 2, episode 6 ("Live Final")
2005 Twenty Thousand Streets Under the Sky Rex
2006 Donovan Seth Donovan
2008 Dear Prudence Nigel Forsythe III TV film
2008–2011 Bones Vincent Nigel-Murray Recurring character (Seasons 4, 5, and 6, 11 episodes)
2009 Mad Men John Hooker Recurring character (Season 3, 5 episodes)
2011–2012 Alphas Gary Bell Main cast member
2012 The Big Bang Theory Cole
2014 Warehouse 13 Oswald Guest star (Season 5 episode 3) A faire to remember
Film
Year Title Role Notes
2007 Virgin Territory Ghino
2011 Sironia Nick

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Laws, Roz (21 Feb 2010). "Ryan Cartwright on moving to Hollywood, Mad Men and Bones". Sunday Mercury. Retrieved 10 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "Q&A – Ryan Cartwright (John Hooker)". AMC tv.com. 20 August 2009. Retrieved 10 January 2011. 
  3. ^ Winegardner, Jean. "He's not autistic, but he plays one on TV: Ryan Cartwright on Syfy's Alphas". The Washington Times. Retrieved 23 August 2011. 
  4. ^ Peden, Mike. "Alpha and Omega". The Autistic Journalist. Retrieved 23 August 2011. 

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