Tommy Dorfman

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Tommy Dorfman
Born (1992-05-13) May 13, 1992 (age 26)
  • Actor
  • writer
Years active2009–present
Peter Zurkuhlen (m. 2016)

Tommy Dorfman (born May 13, 1992[1]) is an American actor known for his role as Ryan Shaver in the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why (2017).[2]


Dorfman was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia.[3] He graduated from Fordham University's drama program in 2015 with a B.A. in theatre arts.[4][3] After graduating, he was cast in the role of Ryan Shaver on the Netflix drama 13 Reasons Why, which premiered in 2017.[5] Also that year, he helped design a fashion collection with ASOS,[6] and, in October, was honored with the Rising Star Award by GLAAD.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Dorfman is openly gay.[3] He and Peter Zurkuhlen became engaged in April 2015 and were married in Portland, Maine, on November 12, 2016.

In September 2017, they sold their Brooklyn townhouse in Ocean Hill for $1.5 million.[7]

In June 2018, Dorfman came out as non-binary.[8]


Year Title Role Notes
2009 Foreign Exchange Student Short film
2013 In My Skin Julian Short film
2016 i-Witness Rob Jr. Episode: "The Smith Sisters"
2017–present 13 Reasons Why Ryan Shaver 18 episodes
2019 Jane the Virgin[9] Bobby Recurring role
TBA Fluidity Daniel
TBA American Princess Nick


  1. ^ "Tommy Dorfman on Twitter".
  2. ^ "Out 13 Reasons Why Star Tommy Dorfman Responds to Brazilian Homophobia". The Advocate. October 17, 2017. Retrieved November 8, 2017.
  3. ^ a b c Wheeler, André-Naquian (June 5, 2017). "tommy dorfman is the 'unapologetically queer' actor from '13 reasons why'". i-d. Retrieved November 8, 2017.
  4. ^ a b Loizzo-Desai, Alexandra (October 31, 2017). "Fordham Theatre Grad Honored by GLAAD". Fordham News. Retrieved November 8, 2017.
  5. ^ "Tommy Doorman Wants to Use Acting for Advocacy". Paper Magazine. September 27, 2017. Retrieved November 7, 2017.
  6. ^ "13 reasons why's tommy dorfman has released an awesome fashion collection". MTV UK. November 5, 2017. Retrieved November 8, 2017.
  7. ^ Doge, Annie (September 28, 2017). "Star of Netflix's '13 Reasons Why' sells cute Ocean Hill townhouse for $1.5M". 6sgft. Retrieved November 8, 2017.
  8. ^ Dorfman, Tommy (June 26, 2018). "Tommy Dorfman Shares What It's Like to Wear Gendered Clothes as a Non-Binary Person". Teen Vogue. Retrieved June 27, 2018.
  9. ^ ’13 Reasons Why’ Star Tommy Dorfman Joins Final Season of ‘Jane the Virgin’ (Exclusive) by Matt Donnelly, The Wrap. Retrieved September 13, 2018.

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