John P. Ryan

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John P. Ryan
Ryan in Futureworld, 1976
John Patrick Ryan

(1936-07-30)July 30, 1936
DiedMarch 20, 2007(2007-03-20) (aged 70)
Years active1966–1996

John Patrick Ryan (July 30, 1936 – March 20, 2007) was an American actor, best known for his role as Warden Ranken in the 1985 film Runaway Train.[1]

Personal life[edit]

The son of Irish immigrant parents, Ryan graduated from Rice High School and studied English at the City College of New York. He was a lifetime member of The Actors Studio.[2]

His stepdaughter, Alexa Kenin, was also an actor and died in 1985 at the age of 23.[3]

Ryan died from a stroke in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 70. He was survived by two daughters.[4]





  1. ^ "John P. Ryan, 70, actor". Variety. March 27, 2007. ISSN 0042-2738.
  2. ^ Garfield, David (1980). "Appendix: Life Members of The Actors Studio as of January 1980". A Player's Place: The Story of The Actors Studio. New York: MacMillan Publishing Co., Inc. p. 279. ISBN 0-02-542650-8.
  3. ^ "New York Times". September 12, 1985. Retrieved September 12, 2023.
  4. ^ "John P. Ryan Obituary". The New York Times. March 28, 2007.

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