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September 20, 1980 |
Ryan Wayne Donowho (born September 20, 1980) is an American actor and musician.
Born in Houston, Texas, Donowho moved to Brooklyn, New York and then to Los Angeles. He was a street musician in New York City as "bucket" drummer. Donowho was bucket drumming in New York City when he was discovered by a modeling agent.
He has an older brother, Matthew and a younger brother, Joseph.
His movie debut was in 2001's The Car Thief and the Hit Man.
Donowho co-starred alongside Emile Hirsch in The Mudge Boy.
In 2003 he was featured as the drummer for a song in The Hermitt's "& The Story of The Insects."
Donowho's roles in Imaginary Heroes and later in A Home at the End of the World created for Donowho a positive relationship with the gay community. He appeared with brother Matthew at the 2004 Outfest, a gay and lesbian film festival held annually in Los Angeles along with the cast and crew of A Home at the End of the World.
Donowho played Stanley in the 2006 film adaptation of Strangers With Candy but does not appear in the released version of the film.
He has produced his first movie, The Pacific and Eddy in 2006.
Donowho played drums for the post-grunge band Pagoda until January 2007.
Donowho also performs with the Re-Percussionists. He is working on a solo album and producing a record for rapper Scavone.
Donowho plays the lead character of Nathan in the action thriller, Rites of Passage with Kate Maberly, Travis Van Winkle, Wes Bentley and Christian Slater. Film is scheduled to be released to theaters late 2011 or early 2012.
|2011||Rites of Passage||Nathan|
|2008||Prime of your Life||Keith|
|The Pacific and Eddy||Eddy|
|2006||The Favor||Johnny 6|
|In from the Night||Snakeman||TV|
|2005||Broken Flowers||Young Man on Bus|
|The O.C. (2005–2006)||Johnny Harper||TV|
|2004||A Home at the End of the World||Carlton Morrow|
|Imaginary Heroes||Kyle Dwyer|
|2003||Bringing Rain||Atlee Surnamer|
|Rhythm of the Saints||Zane|
|The Mudge Boy||Scotty|
|2001||The Car Thief and the Hit Man||Car Thief|