Ryan Hansen

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Ryan Hansen
Ryan Hansen by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Born (1981-07-05) July 5, 1981 (age 32)
Fountain Valley, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 2001–present
Spouse(s) Amy Russell
Children 2

Ryan Hansen (born July 5, 1981) is an American actor, known for having portrayed Dick Casablancas on Veronica Mars and Nolan in Friday the 13th (2009). He also played Kyle Bradway on the Starz show Party Down. In 2012 he appeared as a recurring character on 2 Broke Girls. Hansen also has a recurring role as bad boy contestant Blaze on the web series Burning Love.

Early life[edit]

Hansen was born in Fountain Valley, California and raised in El Cajon, California, but has since moved with his wife Amy to Los Angeles.

Career[edit]

Hansen began acting with guest starring roles on series such as Grounded for Life, That's So Raven, and Las Vegas. In 2004, Hansen auditioned for the role of Duncan Kane on Veronica Mars but lost out to Teddy Dunn. However, Rob Thomas told him to try out for the role of Dick Casablancas.

In 2008, Hansen appeared in Superhero Movie, released on March 28. Also in 2008, Hansen appeared in the CCT original musical Alice as Trevor McKnight/White Night. The show opened on July 31 and ran through August 10, in San Diego.

In 2011, Hansen portrayed Ben Lewis on the NBC sitcom Friends with Benefits.[1]

BuddyTV ranked him #79 on its list of "TV's Sexiest Men of 2011".[2]

In 2012, he began a recurring role as Andy, the candy shop owner, on the CBS sitcom "2 Broke Girls". The same year he had a supporting role in the film "Hit and Run" alongside Dax Shepard and Bradley Cooper.

Personal life[edit]

Hansen and his wife, Amy, were former roommates of actress Kristen Bell at her house in the Hollywood Hills.[3] Together, they have two children.

Hansen is involved in the campaign Invisible Children and has appeared in the online series The LXD, of which 50% of the profits is going to the Invisible Children Campaign.

Filmography[edit]

Hansen at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2007
Film
Year Title Role Notes
2001 Motocrossed Entrant #1 Television film
2005 Death by Engagement Michael Micelli
2006 Cutting Edge: Going for the Gold, TheThe Cutting Edge: Going for the Gold Scottie Direct-to-DVD
2007 Palo Alto Anthony
2008 Sherman's Way Kevin
2008 Superhero Movie Lance Landers
2009 House Broken Elliot Cathkart
2009 Friday the 13th Nolan
2010 BoyBand Tommy
2011 Brother's Justice' Lance Jeung
2011 Bad Actress Russell Pillage
2012 Hit and Run Alan
2013 G.I. Joe: Retaliation Grunt
2013 Last Call Phil
2013 Friended to Death Michael Harris
2014 Veronica Mars Dick Casablancas
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2001 Geena Davis Show, TheThe Geena Davis Show Larry Episode: "Hot Potato"
2001 Ally McBeal Student MC Episode: "The Wedding"
2002 Power Rangers Wild Force Pilot #3 Episode: "The End of the Power Rangers: Part 2"
2003 Grounded for Life Matt Episode: "Just Like a Woman"
2003 Hunter Ron Episode: "To Protect and Serve" (unaired)
2004 Like Family Dell 2 episodes
2004 Las Vegas Jared Episode: "The Strange Life of Bob"
2004 Las Vegas Brad Uncredited; episode: "The Family Jewels"
2004–2007 Veronica Mars Dick Casablancas Recurring (season 1); main cast (seasons 2–3); 39 episodes
2005–2006 That's So Raven J.J. 2 episodes
2009–2010 Party Down Kyle Bradway Main cast; 20 episodes
2009 Gossip Girl Shep Episode: "Valley Girls"
2011 Lovelives Tim Unsold NBC pilot
2011 Friends with Benefits Ben Harrison Main cast; 13 episodes
2011 Childrens Hospital Kyle Bradway Episode: "Party Down"
2012 El Jefe Josh Turkus Unsold Fox pilot
2012 Before We Made It Mitch Unsold CBS pilot
2012 Happy Endings Jeff Niebert Episode: "Makin' Changes!"
2012 Key & Peele A Tribe Called Quest shirt guy Episode: "Flash Mob"
2012 Best Friends Forever Keith Kazakian Episode: "Single and Lovin' It"
2012 Royal Pains Brady Wilkerson Episode: "Fools Russian"
2012–2013 League, TheThe League Ben 2 episodes
2012–2013 2 Broke Girls Andy 10 episodes
2012 Wedding Band Cooper 2 episodes
2013 Parenthood Luke Episode: "Keep on Rowing"
2014 House of Lies Johnno Episode: "Boom"
2014 Bad Teacher Joel Kotsky Upcoming series
Web
Year Title Role Notes
2009 Rockville, CA Chambers 13 episodes
2010 Legion of Extraordinary Dancers, TheThe Legion of Extraordinary Dancers Brendan Broman 2 episodes
2012–2013 Burning Love Cowboy waiter, Blaze 18 episodes

Plays[edit]

  • Alice (2008) – Trevor McKnight/White Night

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NBC Unveils 2010-11 Primetime Schedule Accented by Five New Comedies, Seven New Dramas and New Alternative Program". The Futon Critic. May 16, 2010. 
  2. ^ "TV's 100 Sexiest Men of 2011". BuddyTV. Retrieved March 9, 2012. 
  3. ^ Cosmopolitan, Sept. 2009, p. 48.

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