Ryan Lee (actor)

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Ryan Lee
Ryan Scott Lee

(1996-10-04) October 4, 1996 (age 22)
Years active2006–present

Ryan Scott Lee[1] (born October 4, 1996) is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Warren in the show Trophy Wife and as Cary in the 2011 film Super 8. Also known for the show My Dead Ex on go90.

Early life[edit]

Lee was born on October 4, 1996 in Austin, Texas.[2] He studied at Canyon Vista Middle School [3]


In 2011 Lee played Cary in the film Super 8,[4] and in the same year he starred in the music video for David Guetta's song "Titanium".[5] In the following year he played the student Joseph in Judd Apatow's This is 40.[6]



Year Title Role Notes
2007 Trick or Treat Young Patrick Short film
2007 Prank Call Short film
2008 Deadland Dreaming Fountain Kid Short film
2008 Kings of the Evening Beggar
2008 A Birthday Story Ralph Short film
2008 Color by Number Adam Short film
2008 Red Wednesday Schoolboy Short film
2008 Murphy's Bluff Young Boy Short film
2009 Shorts Classmate
2009 Weight of the World Francis Short film
2009 From the Sky Best Friend Short film
2009 Balls Out: Gary the Tennis Coach Mourner / Tennis Fan
2009 Lya The Pig Troll Short film
2009 Play Land Birthday Boy Short film
2009 Lambs Samuel Short film
2010 Titans Volodia
2010 Moloch's Lullaby Anton Short film
2010 Make a Wish Braden Anderson Short film
2011 The Legend of Hell's Gate: An American Conspiracy Jeral Floyd
2011 Super 8 Cary McCarthy
2012 This Is 40 Joseph
2012 Weight of the Word Short film
2012 Meeting Evil Scooter as Ryan Scott Lee
2013 White Rabbit Steve
2014 A Merry Friggin' Christmas Rance
2014 Yellowbird Anton English version; (voice)
2015 Goosebumps Champ
2017 Grass Stains Tim
2017 Speech & Debate Mark
2018 Song of Back and Neck Ryan
2018 Rooftops TBA Short film post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2006 Friday Night Lights Jake Dunn Episode: "It's Different for Girls"
2009 Breaking Bad Neighbor's Kid Episode: "Seven Thirty-Seven"
2010 My Generation" Vincent Barbuso Episode: "Home Movies"
2012 Watsky's Making an Album Deadly Kelly 1 episode
2012 Isabel Tim Television film
2012 Game Shop The Kid 1 episode
2012 Sketchy Fale 1 episode
2012 Community Joshua Episode: "The First Chang Dynasty"
2012 Good Luck Charlie Logan Episode: "Guys & Dolls"
2012 R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour Shawn Episode: "My Imaginary Friend"
2013 Workaholics Shame Episode: "High Art"
2014 How I Met Your Dad Justin Television film
2013–2014 Trophy Wife Warren Main role; 22 episodes
2017 Dimension 404 Andrew Myers 1 episode
2017-present Brockmire John Elton Recurring role; 5 episodes
2017 The Son James Greenhorn 2 episodes
2018 My Dead Ex Ben Series Regular

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2011 David Guetta Titanium Protagonist

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Work Award Category Result Ref.
2011 Super 8 2011 BAM Awards Best Performance by a Child Actor in a Supporting Role Won [7]
2012 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a Feature Film - Young Ensemble Cast Nominated [8]


  1. ^ According to the State of Texas. Texas Birth Index, 1903–1997. Searchable at http://www.ancestry.com/
  2. ^ LaVecchia, Olivia (June 1, 2011). "Q&A with Super 8's Ryan Lee". Texas Monthly. Emmis Publishing LP. Archived from the original on 24 September 2011. Retrieved August 7, 2011.
  3. ^ Odam, Matthew. "Local teen Ryan Lee has an atypical summer ahead of him". Austin360.com. Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. Retrieved August 7, 2011.
  4. ^ Cornet, Roth (12 June 2011). "'Super 8' Interview: Ryan Lee is J.J. Abrams' Resident Kid-Pyromaniac". Screen Rant. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  5. ^ "David Guetta Riffs on 'Super 8' in 'Titanium' Clip". Billboard. Brightspot. 21 December 2011. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  6. ^ Gallagher, Brian (20 December 2012). "EXCLUSIVE: Ryan Lee Talks This Is 40". MovieWeb. Watchr Media. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  7. ^ Villela, Bernardo (4 January 2012). "2011 BAM Award Winners - Acting Categories". The Movie Rat. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  8. ^ "33rd Annual Young Artist Awards – Nominations / Special Awards". The Young Artist Foundation. 2012. Archived from the original on 4 November 2015. Retrieved April 6, 2012.

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