Hansen at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con International
Ryan Albert Hansen (born July 5, 1981) is an American actor and comedian. He is best known for starring as Dick Casablancas on the noir drama series Veronica Mars (2004–2019), as Kyle Bradway on the Starz comedy series Party Down (2009–2010), and as Nolan in the horror remake film Friday the 13th (2009). Hansen also had a recurring role on the comedy series 2 Broke Girls (2012–2017) and the web series Burning Love (2012–2013).
Hansen began acting with guest-starring roles on series such as Grounded for Life, That's So Raven, and Las Vegas. In 2004, Hansen auditioned for the role of Duncan Kane on Veronica Mars but lost out to Teddy Dunn. However, Rob Thomas told him to try out for the role of Dick Casablancas.
In 2008, Hansen appeared in Superhero Movie, released on March 28. Also in 2008, Hansen appeared in the CCT original musical Alice as Trevor McKnight/White Night. The show opened on July 31 and ran through August 10, in San Diego.
In 2012, he began a recurring role as Andy, the candy shop owner, on the CBS sitcom 2 Broke Girls. The same year he had a supporting role in the film Hit and Run alongside Dax Shepard, Kristen Bell and Bradley Cooper.
In 2020, he starred opposite Jimmy O. Yang in two films, Like a Boss and Fantasy Island, released a month apart. In the former film, their characters were business partners, and in the latter, they were step-siblings who were strongly fond of each other.
Hansen actively supported the Invisible Children campaign that was founded by his brother-in-law, Jason Russell. In 2010, he appeared in the online series The LXD: The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers, with 50% of the profits going to the Invisible Children campaign.
|2005||Death by Engagement||Michael Micelli|
|2006||The Cutting Edge: Going for the Gold||Scottie|
|2008||Superhero Movie||Lance Landers|
|2009||House Broken||Elliot Cathkart|
|2009||Friday the 13th||Nolan|
|2011||Brother's Justice||Lance Jeung|
|2011||Bad Actress||Russell Pillage|
|2012||Hit and Run||Allen|
|2013||G.I. Joe: Retaliation||Grunt|
|2014||Veronica Mars||Dick Casablancas|
|Friended to Death||Michael Harris|
|2015||Jem and the Holograms||Stephen the Guard|
|Bad Santa 2||Regent Hastings|
|Literally, Right Before Aaron||Aaron|
|The Turkey Bowl||Hodges|
|2020||Like a Boss||Greg|
|Fantasy Island||J. D. Weaver|
|2001||The Geena Davis Show||Larry||Episode: "Hot Potato"|
|2001||Ally McBeal||Student MC||Episode: "The Wedding"|
|2001||Motocrossed||Entrant #1||Television film|
|2002||Power Rangers Wild Force||Pilot #3||Episode: "The End of the Power Rangers: Part 2"|
|2003||Grounded for Life||Matt||Episode: "Just Like a Woman"|
|2004||Like Family||Dell||2 episodes|
|2004||Las Vegas||Jared||Episode: "The Strange Life of Bob"|
|2004||Las Vegas||Brad||Uncredited; episode: "The Family Jewels"|
|2004–07; 2019||Veronica Mars||Dick Casablancas||Recurring (season 1); main cast (seasons 2–4)|
|2005–06||That's So Raven||J.J.||2 episodes|
|2009–10||Party Down||Kyle Bradway||Main cast; 20 episodes|
|2009||Gossip Girl||Shep||Episode: "Valley Girls"|
|2011||Friends with Benefits||Ben Harrison||Main cast; 13 episodes|
|2011||Childrens Hospital||Kyle Bradway||Episode: "Party Down"|
|2012||Happy Endings||Jeff Niebert||Episode: "Makin' Changes!"|
|2012||Key & Peele||A Tribe Called Quest shirt guy||Episode: "Flash Mob"|
|2012||Best Friends Forever||Keith Kazakian||Episode: "Single and Lovin' It"|
|2012||Royal Pains||Brady Wilkerson||Episode: "Fools Russian"|
|2012–13||The League||Ben||2 episodes|
|2012–17||2 Broke Girls||"Candy" Andy||Recurring (season 2); guest (season 5-6); 12 episodes|
|2012||Wedding Band||Cooper||2 episodes|
|2013||Parenthood||Luke||Episode: "Keep on Rowing"|
|2014||House of Lies||Johnno||Episode: "Boom"|
|2014||Bad Teacher||Joel Kotsky||Main cast; 13 episodes|
|2014–15||Bad Judge||Gary Boyd||Main cast; 13 episodes|
|2015||Resident Advisors||Doug Weiner||Main cast; 7 episodes|
|2015||iZombie||Carson McComb||Episode: "Flight of the Living Dead"|
|2015||Marry Me||Lee||Episode: "Wake Me"|
|2016||Angie Tribeca||Wilson Phillips||Episode: "The One With the Bomb"|
|2016||Grandfathered||Chason||Episode: "Tableside Guacamole"|
|2016||American Dad!||Chad (voice)||Episode: "The Enlightenment of Ragi-Baba"|
|2017||Portlandia||Dax||Episode: "Carrie Dates a Hunk"|
|2017||Santa Clarita Diet||Bob Jonas||Episode: "Attention to Detail"|
|2017||The Mindy Project||Dr. Michael Lancaster||Episode: "Mindy Lahiri is a White Man"|
|2017||American Housewife||Zach||Episode: "The Couple"|
|2017–2019||Teachers||Brent||Guest (season 2), recurring (season 3)|
|2018||Me, Myself & I||Mid-Life Justin||Episode: "Home Alone"|
|2018||Fresh Off the Boat||Mr. Grant||Episode: "Sub Standard"|
|2020||Bless This Mess||Matt||Episode: "The Table"|
|2009||Rockville, CA||Chambers||13 episodes|
|2010||The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers||Brendan Broman||2 episodes|
|2012–13||Burning Love||Cowboy waiter, Blaze||18 episodes|
|2014||HelLA||Ryan||Episode: "LA House Parties"|
|2014||Gentlemen Lobsters||Yannie Boi (voice)||Episode: "The Secret to Crushing at Titanfall: Wear Thom Browne Boxers"|
|2014||Play It Again, Dick||Himself/Dick Casablancas||Main cast; 8 episodes|
|2017–2019||Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television||Himself||Main cast|
- Alice (2008) – Trevor McKnight/White Night
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