Ryan O'Quinn

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Ryan O'Quinn
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O'Quinn at the Hearts for Hope Gala
Born Tivis Ryan O'Quinn
(1972-03-06) March 6, 1972 (age 45)
Grundy, Virginia, U.S.
Spouse(s) Heather O'Quinn (2001–present)
Website www.ryanoquinn.com

Ryan O'Quinn (born March 6, 1972[citation needed]) is an American television, film and voice actor, author and comedian.

Life and career[edit]

O'Quinn was born in Grundy, Virginia, and graduated from Grundy Senior High School. He attended The College of William and Mary in Virginia where he performed with the improvisational comedy troupe I.T. (Improvisational Theatre).

Shortly after moving to Los Angeles, O'Quinn booked a variety of television series including Alias, Third Rock from the Sun, and Beverly Hills, 90210, where he played the innocent but accused rapist of Kelly, played by Jennie Garth.

O'Quinn is also a voice actor and has provided voice-over and voice matching in a number of movies, television shows and cartoons.

O'Quinn's improvisational comedy background led him to the world of online videos. He is a founding member of the comedy production group Very Angry Neighbors.[citation needed]

His comedy shorts were featured on Good Morning America, Inside Edition, Bravo's Outrageous and Contagious Viral Videos, CW's Online Nation, Today Show, Fox and Friends, Access Hollywood, and many national television shows.[citation needed]

He co-counded a comedy entertainment company called "DadDudes". Their most popular viral video is a parody of the Disney song "For the First Time in Forever" from the 2013 animated film Frozen. The YouTube video, "Dads Respond to Disney's Frozen", has had millions of hits and they appeared on a number of television talk shows and news programs.

O'Quinn filmed a sitcom pilot called Dad Dudes where he starred as a father in suburban Los Angeles. His father on the series is played by Jerry Mathers.

He appeared on Fox's Fox and Friends as a parenting expert.

He was named "YouTube Star of the Moment" and "YouTube Star of the Month" by G4 Network series Attack of the Show.[citation needed]

O'Quinn is the lead actor in the film Believe that was partially filmed in his hometown of Grundy, Virginia. The film was released theatrically nationwide in the United States on December 2, 2016.


In December 2014 he released a comedy book on parenting called Parenting Rules! The Hilarious Handbook for Surviving Parenthood. The book became an Amazon number 1 bestseller in multiple categories.[1]

In December 2015 Ryan O'Quinn released Marriage Rules! The Hilarious Handbook for Surviving Marriage from Broadstreet Publishing.



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