Ryan James Bittle
March 21, 1976
La Crescenta, California, U.S.
|Education||Juilliard School (BFA)|
Ryan James Bittle (born March 21, 1976) is an American actor. He began appearing on television in 1994.
Bittle was born in La Crescenta, California, the son of Kathy Homewood, a nurse, and ICU director, and Jim Bittle, a retired Glendale fire captain. He has a younger brother, Ron, and an older brother, Jeff. Bittle attended Crescenta Valley High School (where he was an All-American water polo player), Pasadena City College, The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and The Juilliard School, Drama division (group 31), in New York City.
Bittle originally had plans to play NCAA water polo and then to attend medical school before he discovered acting in his senior year of high school. This led him to postpone college in order to play a role in the television series Sweet Valley High.
While studying at Pasadena City College, Bittle continued to work as an actor with guest starring roles in 1996 on the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Boy Meets World and The Parent 'Hood. He also had a recurring role on 7th Heaven as Jessica Biel's early love interest and supporting roles in the films Tear it Down, Devil in the Flesh and The Clown at Midnight. While working on the latter with Christopher Plummer in 1998, Bittle decided he wanted to leave Hollywood for New York to spend some more time studying at The Juilliard School. In New York, Bittle was in numerous productions with the actors Nathan Baesel, Jennifer Carpenter, Daniel Breaker and James Martinez.
Back in Los Angeles, Bittle continued with a recurring role on the successful WB drama Dawson's Creek and the PBS drama American Family. He also had varying guest star roles on shows such as the CBS dramas CSI: Miami, CSI: NY, Numb3rs and NCIS. He also played an actor for the second time in his career on Courteney Cox's TV show Dirt.
Bittle was in three films released in 2010-2011: Take Me Home Tonight, a 1980s set comedy starring with Topher Grace and Anna Faris; Backyard Wedding, starring with Alicia Witt and Frances Fisher and the horror/thriller A Lure: Teen Fight Club.
In 2012, Bittle starred in Annie Claus Is Coming To Town, opposite Maria Thayer and Sam Page, as well as the made-for-TV movie Operation Cupcake, opposite Dean Cain and Kristy Swanson. He also guest starred on The Closer and the NBC comedy The New Normal.
Bittle also enjoys flying and received his private pilot's license in 2001.
|1997||Tear It Down||John Scott|
|1998||Devil in the Flesh||Greg Straffer||Video|
|1999||The Clown at Midnight||Taylor Marshall|
|2004||Who's Your Daddy?||Hudson Reed||Video|
|2009||A Good Funeral||Bill|
|2011||Ricky and Ravi (Are Between Jobs)||Steve||Video short|
|2011||Take Me Home Tonight||Rick Herrington|
|2016||Marriage of Lies||Dylan|
|1994–96||Sweet Valley High||Todd Wilkins||Main role|
|1996||The Parent 'Hood||Bradley Lewis||"An American Class President"|
|1996||7th Heaven||Jeff||Recurring role|
|1997||Boy Meets World||Gary||"Chick Like Me"|
|1997||Buffy the Vampire Slayer||Mitch||"Out of Mind, Out of Sight"|
|2001||Walker, Texas Ranger||Harley||"Reel Rangers"|
|2001||The Big House||Jon Jackson||TV film|
|2001–02||Dawson's Creek||Eric||Recurring role|
|2002||American Family||Sgt. Williams||"The Forgotten War"|
|2003||CSI: Miami||David Kendall||"Death Grip"|
|2007||CSI: NY||Jackson Rudnick||"The Lying Game"|
|2008||Dirt||Paul Trisko||"Ties That (Don't) Bind"|
|2008||Numbers||Pat Drummond||"Charlie Don't Surf"|
|2008||NCIS||Metro Det. Justin Kemp||"Silent Night"|
|2010||Backyard Wedding||Jeffrey Blake||TV film|
|2010||Life Unexpected||Steve||"Honeymoon Interrupted"|
|2010||All My Children||Logan||2 episodes|
|2011||Femme Fatales||Archie Beecham||"Speed Date"|
|2011||Bones||Brock Vorback||"The Prince in the Plastic"|
|2011||Annie Claus is Coming to Town||Dean||TV film|
|2012||Operation Cupcake||Thad Christopher||TV film|
|2012||The Closer||Charlie||"Hostile Witness"|
|2012||The New Normal'||Mitch Madison||"Unplugged"|
|2013||Shameless||Steven Redel||"A Long Way from Home"|
|2013||All My Children||JR Chandler||Recurring role|
|2014||A Christmas Mystery||Andrew Steele||TV film|
|2014||Love by the Book||Landon Crest||TV film|
|2017||Lucifer||Mr. Taylor||"Deceptive Little Parasite"|
|2018||Hawaii Five-0 (2010 TV series)||John McGarrett||Guest role; one episode|
- "Actor Ryan Bittle's Classic Fall Wedding in Long Beach, California". Inside Weddings. Retrieved 2018-10-20.
- "Jennifer Bittle Vs. Ryan Bittle". UniCourt. Retrieved 2018-10-20.