Jay Ryan (actor)
Jay Ryan (born 29 August 1981) is a New Zealand actor. He is best known for his roles as Jack Scully in the Australian soap opera Neighbours, Kevin in the New Zealand comedy-drama programme Go Girls, Mark Mitcham in the internationally produced New Zealand television programme Top of the Lake, Vincent Keller in the American television series Beauty & the Beast and Detective Ben Wesley in the Canadian television series Mary Kills People.
Under the name Jay Bunyan, he appeared as "Glen" in the "Scallywag Pirates" (2000) and had a minor role in Xena: Warrior Princess. He is known for his portrayal of Jack Scully in the Australian soap opera Neighbours from late 2002 until January 2005.
From 2007 to 2009, Ryan played Seaman William "Billy" Webb aka Spider in the popular Australian drama, Sea Patrol.
From a theatre background Ryan has shared the stage with the likes of John Cleese and toured internationally with The Packer, an acclaimed solo show written by NZ/Niuean playwright Dianna Fuemana.
From 2009 to 2012, Ryan played Kevin in the New Zealand comedy/drama series Go Girls. In 2011, he joined the cast of the Australian comedy/drama series Offspring. Also in 2011, Ryan guest starred on the American science fiction series Terra Nova, playing a murderer. For this role, Ryan used an American accent.
|2003||You Wish!||Charles||Television film|
|2009||Franswa Sharl||Sonny||Short film|
|2019||It Chapter Two||Ben Hanscom||
Shared role with Jeremy Ray Taylor
|2020||The Furnace||Shaw||In theaters 10 December 2020 Australia|
|1998||Young Hercules||Cadet||"Keeping Up with the Jasons" (S01E08)|
|1999||Xena: Warrior Princess||Zortis||"Fallen Angel" (S05E01)|
|2002||The Tribe||Season 4; episodes 38, 39|
|2002||Being Eve||Sam Hooper||Series regular (season 2); 13 episodes|
|2002–2005||Neighbours||Jack Scully||Series regular: 13 November 2002 – 11 January 2005; 222 episodes|
|2005||Interrogation||Police Constable Dean Salmon||Guest role; 3 episodes|
|2007–2009||Sea Patrol||Seaman Billy "Spider" Webb||Series regular; 39 episodes|
|2009–2012||Go Girls||Kevin||Series regular (seasons 1–4); 46 episodes|
|2010||Legend of the Seeker||Alastair||"Eternity" (S02E20)|
|2011||Offspring||Fraser King||"The Return" (S02E01)|
"Baby Bumps" (S02E02)
"Dates, Decisions & Divorces" (S02E03)
"Together, We Are One" (S02E04)
"The Way You Are" (S02E05)
"Behind Closed Doors" (S02E06)
|2011||Terra Nova||Curran||"Bylaw" (S01E06)|
|2012–2016||Beauty & the Beast||Vincent Keller (Alastair, in S2 episode set in 1854)||Series regular|
|2013||Top of the Lake||Mark Mitcham||Miniseries; 6 episodes|
|2017–2019||Mary Kills People||Detective Ben Wesley||Series regular|
|2018||Fighting Season||Sgt Sean Collins||Miniseries; 6 episodes|
|2003||Logie Award for Most Popular New Male Talent||Neighbours||Nominated|
|2014||Equity Ensemble Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Miniseries or Telemovie||Top of the Lake||Won|
- "Go Girls | Television New Zealand | Television | TV One, TV2, U, TVNZ 7". Tvnz.co.nz. 22 February 1999. Retrieved 30 December 2011.
- "The Return". Retrieved 30 September 2018 – via www.imdb.com.
- Ausiello, Michael (2 March 2012). "Scoop: Terra Nova Stud Cast Opposite Kristin Kreuk in The CW's Beauty and the Beast Pilot". Retrieved 30 September 2018.
- "A look at CW's new series: 'Beauty and the Beast' [VIDEO]". Washington Post. Retrieved 30 September 2018.
- Leon, Anya (August 2013). "Jay Ryan Welcomes Daughter Eve". People Magazine. Retrieved 31 July 2013.
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