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10 June 1984 |
|Partner(s)||Tina O'Brien (2003–09)|
Besides playing Jason Grimshaw in Coronation Street, Ryan has also taken part in many programmes related to the soap opera. In 2012, Ryan took part in a documentary called "Corrie goes to Kenya," alongside Brooke Vincent who plays Sophie Webster in the soap, Sue Cleaver, who plays his on-screen mother Eileen Grimshaw and Ben Price who plays Nick Tilsley.  He said that his time in Kenya changed him as a person and made him realise how much he has in life. In the documentary he had to take part in the killing of a goat, which is seen as an honour in that country. 
Ryan has two brothers who are twins. One of them is Adam Thomas who played Donte Charles in the BBC drama Waterloo Road and now plays Adam Barton in the ITV soap Emmerdale. Ryan was in a relationship with actress Tina O' Brien from 2003 until 2009. Their daughter Scarlett was born in 2008.
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