Hurst in 2018
|Born||Ryan Douglas Hurst|
June 19, 1976
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
Molly Cookson (m. 2005)
|Parent(s)||Rick Hurst (father)|
Ryan Douglas Hurst (born June 19, 1976) is an American actor, best known for his roles as Gerry Bertier in Disney's Remember the Titans, Tom Clark in Taken, Opie Winston in the FX network drama series Sons of Anarchy, as Sergeant Ernie Savage in We Were Soldiers, and as Chick in Bates Motel.
Growing up in a Hollywood family, Hurst made a very early start in show business, with a recurring role in the NBC teen situation comedy series Saved by the Bell: The New Class. In the 1998 epic war drama film Saving Private Ryan, Hurst portrayed Mandelsohn, a paratrooper who, because of temporary hearing loss, cannot understand Captain Miller's (Tom Hanks) questions about sighting Private Ryan, which forces Miller to ask the questions in writing. Additionally, he appeared in the 2002 war film We Were Soldiers as Sgt. Ernie Savage, played the football player Lump Hudson in the black comedy thriller film The Ladykillers (2004), and starred in the TNT police drama series Wanted (2005). From 2005 to 2007, Hurst gained recognition for portraying the recurring role of Allison DuBois' half-brother, Michael Benoit, in NBC's supernatural procedural drama series Medium.
Hurst's big break came when he was cast as Opie Winston in the FX crime drama series Sons of Anarchy. Originally a recurring cast member in the first season, he was promoted to main cast member for the following season and went on to become a fan favorite. His character, newly released from a five-year prison stint and "living right", but not making ends meet, goes back to SAMCRO to provide for his family, despite his wife's objections and his knowing the risks. Hurst's portrayal of Opie earned him the 2011 Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film. Also in 2011, Hurst voiced Jedidiah in the animated box office hit Rango. Also stars in the series, Outsiders. It was announced in August 2018 that he will star as Beta on The Walking Dead.
In 1994, Hurst met Molly Cookson and the couple married in May 2005. Together, they founded the production company Fast Shoes. In April 2013, Hurst purchased a 3,400 square-foot home in Woodland Hills, California for $1.71 million.
|1997||The Postman||Eddie March|
|1998||Saving Private Ryan||Paratrooper Mandelsohn|
|2000||Rules of Engagement||Captain Hustings|
|2000||Remember the Titans||Gerry Bertier|
|2002||Venus and Mars||Roberto|
|2002||We Were Soldiers||Sgt. Ernie Savage|
|2002||Lone Star State of Mind||Tinker|
|2004||The Ladykillers||Lump Hudson|
|2006||Noble Things||Kyle Collins|
|2008||Chasing the Green||Ross Franklin|
|1993||Saved by the Bell: The New Class||Crunch Grabowski||2 episodes|
|1994||Beverly Hills, 90210||Student Actor||Episode: "Divas"|
|1995–1996||Campus Cops||Wayne Simko||9 episodes|
|1995||JAG||Dirk Grover||Episode: "Shadow"|
|1996||Boston Common||Nikolai||2 episodes|
|1996||Wings||Barry||Episode: "Too Beautiful for You"|
|1999||L.A. Doctors||Kevn Raives||2 episodes|
|2002||Touched by an Angel||Doug||Episode: "Two Sides to Every Angel"|
|2002||John Doe||Elvis Braithwaite||Episode: "Mind Games"|
|2002||Taken||Adult Tom Clarke||5 episodes|
|2004||Dr. Vegas||Steve||Episode: "All In"|
|2005||House||Sam McGinley||Episode: "The Mistake"|
|2005||Wanted||Agent Jimmy McGloin||13 episodes|
|2005–2007||Medium||Michael Benoit||3 episodes|
|2006||Everwood||Ed Carnahan||Episode: "Across the Lines"|
|2006||CSI: Miami||Detective Michael Lloyd||Episode: "Curse of the Coffin"|
|2007||Raines||Marko Rossi||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2007||Heartland||Mark Evans||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2008–2012||Sons of Anarchy||Opie Winston||54 episodes|
|2011||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Doug Loveless||Episode: "Bombshell"|
|2013||King & Maxwell||Edgar Roy||10 episodes|
|2015–17||Bates Motel||Chick Hogan||15 episodes|
|2015||Axe Cop||N/A||Episode: "Night Mission: The Extincter"|
|2016–2017||Outsiders||Lil Foster Farrell||26 episodes|
|TBA||The Walking Dead||Beta|
Awards and nominations
|2011||16th Satellite Awards||Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film||Sons of Anarchy||Won|
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- Sherman, Catherine (July 18, 2013). "'Sons of Anarchy' Star Buys Woodland Hills Home". Zillow.com.
- "'Sons of Anarchy' Star Ryan Hurst - Drops $1.7 Million ... On Mansion To Die For". TMZ.com. July 18, 2013.
- "2011 Satellite Award Nominees and Winners". Press Academy. Retrieved April 13, 2017.