14 March 1981 |
Erdington, Birmingham, England, UK
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. 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. He had a recurring role (as upper class Briton John Hooker) on Season 3 of Mad Men.
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. 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.
|1997, 1999–2001||Grimleys, TheThe Grimleys||Darren Grimley||Main cast member|
|1997||Dangerfield||Ian Thomson||Series 4, episode 8 ("Contact")|
|2000||Doctors||Henry Lincoln||Series 1, episode 14 ("Cheated")|
|2002||All About Me||Peter|
|2002||Seriously Weird||Harris Pembleton|
|2002, 2004–2011||Freak Like Me||Nick/N||Series 1 as Nick, Series 4-10 as N|
|2005||Look Around You||Sam McNamara||Series 2, episode 6 ("Live Final")|
|2005||Twenty Thousand Streets Under the Sky||Rex|
|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||Season 6, Episode 8|
|2014||Warehouse 13||Oswald||Guest star (Season 5 episode 3) A faire to remember|
- Laws, Roz (21 Feb 2010). "Ryan Cartwright on moving to Hollywood, Mad Men and Bones". Sunday Mercury. Retrieved 10 January 2011.
- "Q&A – Ryan Cartwright (John Hooker)". AMC tv.com. 20 August 2009. Retrieved 10 January 2011.
- 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.
- Peden, Mike. "Alpha and Omega". The Autistic Journalist. Retrieved 23 August 2011.
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