Ryan Eggold

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Ryan Eggold
Ryan Eggold 2009.jpg
Eggold in 2009
Born (1984-08-10) August 10, 1984 (age 38)
Alma materUniversity of Southern California
Years active2006–present

Ryan James Eggold (born August 10, 1984[1]) is an American actor. He is known for playing Ryan Matthews on the CW teen drama series 90210 and Tom Keen on the NBC crime drama series The Blacklist and its short-lived spin-off series The Blacklist: Redemption. Eggold appeared as hospital director Dr. Max Goodwin, a main character on the NBC drama series New Amsterdam, which began in September 2018 and ended in January 2023.

Early life and education[edit]

Eggold was born in Lakewood, California, the son of Karen (née Benik) and James Frederick Eggold.[1][2] He is of German, Croatian, and Austrian-Jewish descent.[3] Eggold graduated from Santa Margarita Catholic High School in 2002, where he participated in many school theater performances, and later from the University of Southern California's theater arts department in 2006.[citation needed]


In 2006, Eggold made his professional television debut by way of a guest appearance on the show Related. He made his film debut the same year in the short film Con: The Corruption of Helm.[4]

Eggold had recurring roles on CBS's The Young and the Restless, HBO's Entourage, Cartoon Network's Out of Jimmy's Head, ABC's Brothers & Sisters, and the UPN/CW series Veronica Mars, before obtaining his first series regular role on the FX's Dirt.[citation needed]

Eggold made his professional stage debut in the 2006 Ahmanson Theatre/Center Theatre Group production Dead End, directed by Nick Martin, and has since appeared in productions of Leipzig, the LA Weekly Theater Award–winning production of Marat/Sade, and an original production titled Amy and Elliot which he wrote, directed, and starred in at the Stella Adler Theatre with Alexandra Breckenridge.[5]

Eggold portrayed English teacher Ryan Matthews in 90210, the CW spin-off of FOX's Beverly Hills, 90210.[5] In January 2012, he played Mischa Barton's love interest in Mark Edwin Robinson's supernatural romance thriller Into the Dark.[6] From 2013 to 2017, he regularly appeared as Tom Keen, a main character on the NBC drama The Blacklist.[7] In January 2015, Eggold appeared on the History Channel's three-night miniseries Sons of Liberty as Dr. Joseph Warren, a friend of Sam Adams and Paul Revere.

In 2017, Eggold made a guest appearance on the second episode of Top Gear America.

Since 2018, Eggold has played Dr. Max Goodwin in the NBC series New Amsterdam.[8] Most recently, he had started Analog A Productions, with a first-look deal at Universal Television, with Kara Frias named head of development for his new production company.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Eggold was previously in a relationship with Twilight actress Ashley Greene.[10]

Eggold writes music, plays guitar and piano, and sings in the band Eleanor Avenue.[11]


Year Title Role Notes
2006 Con: The Corruption of Shawn Helm Shawn Helm Short film
2008 Bloom Doug Short film
2010 First Dates Tom Direct-to-DVD
2011 Driving by Braille Xander West
2011 Queen Nikki Holiday Short film
2011 Trophy Kids Max
2011 Sironia Mason Jones
2012 Into the Dark Adam Hunt
2013 B-Side Mike Zumsteg
2013 Scent of a Woman Dan Short film
2013 Lucky Them Lucas Stone
2013 Beside Still Waters Daniel
2014 The Single Moms Club Peter
2014 The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them Guy from club
2014 Fathers and Daughters John
2015 Battle Scars Nicky Stephens In post-production
2016 Lovesong Leif
2017 Literally, Right Before Aaron Writer, director and producer
2018 BlacKkKlansman Walter Breachway
2020 Never Rarely Sometimes Always Ted
2022 A Jazzman's Blues Ira
Year Title Role Notes
2006 Related Lloyd Episode: "The Cape"
2006 Brothers & Sisters Randy Stewart Episode: "Family Portrait"
2006 Veronica Mars Charlie Stone Episode: "Charlie Don't Surf"
2006 The War at Home Bruce Episode: "Gaza Strip"
2007 The Young and the Restless Barista 3 episodes
2007 Nick Cannon Presents: Short Circuitz Jerry Episode: "Suge Knight Light"
2007 Out of Jimmy's Head Mike the Werewolf 5 episodes
2007 Entourage Five Towns cast member 2 episodes
2008 Dirt Farber Kauffman 7 episodes
2008–2011 90210 Ryan Matthews 44 episodes (series regular, seasons 1–3)
2008 Entourage Himself Episode: "Fantasy Island"
2009 United States of Tara Tevin Episode: "Possibility"
2013–2017 The Blacklist Tom Keen/Jacob Phelps/Christopher Hargrave/Christof Mannheim 88 episodes, (series regular, seasons 1–5)
2015 Sons of Liberty Joseph Warren 3 episodes
2017 The Blacklist: Redemption Tom Keen/Jacob Phelps/Christopher Hargrave 8 episodes
2018–2023 New Amsterdam Dr. Max Goodwin Lead role; director of S (season) 2/E (episode) 14, S4/E15, S5/E1
Year Title Role Notes
2012 Daybreak Ben Wilkins 5 episodes


  1. ^ a b "Descendants of Joseph Eggold", genealogy.com
  2. ^ "Eggold" (PDF), genealogy.com
  3. ^ Gracia, Zindzy. "Ryan Eggold bio: age, height, education, wife". Legit. Retrieved August 26, 2020.
  4. ^ "Ryan Eggold", buddytv.com, retrieved May 14, 2014
  5. ^ a b Brandes, Phillip (January 13, 2011), "Theater review: 'Amy and Elliot' at the Stella Adler Theatre", Los Angeles Times, retrieved May 14, 2014
  6. ^ "AOT Member Jaz Martin To Star Opposite Mischa Barton!", ActOnThis.tv, January 7, 2012
  7. ^ Goodman, Jessica (November 24, 2013), "'The Blacklist' Star Ryan Eggold On Tom's Big Secrets & What's Ahead", The Huffington Post
  8. ^ Marnell, Blair (August 5, 2017). "Exclusive Preview | BBC America's 'Top Gear America' Episode 2". Mandatory.com. Retrieved December 17, 2018.
  9. ^ Kroll, Justin (December 17, 2021). "'New Amsterdam' Star Ryan Eggold Signs First-Look Deal With Universal Television; Kara Frias Named Head Of Development For His Production Company". Deadline. Retrieved December 18, 2021.
  10. ^ Davis, Barabara. "Ryan Eggold bio, wife, family, education, net worth". TUKO. Retrieved August 26, 2020.
  11. ^ "Ryan Eggold", TV Guide, retrieved May 14, 2014

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