Ryan Kwanten

BirthDay:

28 Nov 1976

BirthPlace:

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

BirthName:

Ryan Christian Kwanten

Bio:

An Australian actor, Ryan Kwanten was born and raised in Sydney, Australia. He appeared on several TV shows Down Under, including a five year stint on the popular series Home and Away. After graduating from business school at the University of Sydney, he came to Los Angeles for what was supposed to be a brief visit but decided to stay, quickly building a reputation as a leading man with roles in several films and TV shows, including Summerland (2003), before adopting a southern drawl and landing the lead role in HBO's True Blood alongside Academy Award-winner Anna Paquin.

Kwanten performs many of his own stunts and has become a go-to for films on both sides of the Pacific, including The Effects of Blunt Force Trauma (2015) with Mickey Rourke, Kidnapping Mr. Heineken (2014) and as the title character in the critically acclaimed Griff the Invisible (2010). He also showed his lighthearted side in the rom-com Not Suitable for Children (2012), satire Knights of Badassdom (2013), and on Fox's hit comedy New Girl. Recently, Kwanten joined fellow Aussie Toni Collette in loaning his voice to the iconic Australian children's character Blinky Bill in Blinky Bill the Movie (2015).
Filmography

Actor ( 55 credits )

Category 5 (2017)
Supercon (2017) Matt Wheeler
Who Gets the Dog? (2016) Clay Lonnergan
Blunt Force Trauma (2015)
Kidnapping Mr. Heineken (2015) Jan 'Cat' Boellard
Blinky Bill the Movie (2015) Blinky Bill
Rio, I Love You (2014) (segment "Eu te amo")
Flight 7500 (2014) Brad Martin
Reach Me (2014) Jack Burns
Northmen - A Viking Saga (2014) Conall
The Right Kind of Wrong (2013) Leo Palamino
Knights of Badassdom (2013) Joe
Mystery Road (2013) Pete Bailey
The Getaway (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
The Queen Latifah Show (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Not Suitable for Children (2012) Jonah
Puma Motorsports (2012) Himself - Interviewee
New Girl (2011)  Oliver (1 episode, 2012)
Jake and the Never Land Pirates (2011)  Brewster the Beast Trapper (1 episode, 2014)
Griff the Invisible (2010) Griff
Red Hill (2010) Shane Cooper
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010) Kludd (voice)
Don't Fade Away (2010) Jackson White
A Drop of True Blood (2010)  Jason Stackhouse (1 episode, 2010)
The Kilborn File (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
IMDb's 20th Anniversary Star of the Day (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
The 7PM Project (2009)  Himself (2 episodes, 2009-2010)
True Blood (2008)  Jason Stackhouse (80 episodes, 2008-2014)
Oh So Cosmo (2008)  Himself (unknown episodes)
Dead Silence (2007) Jamie Ashen
Chelsea Lately (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Flicka (2006) Howard McLaughlin
Made in Hollywood (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Iron Chef America: The Series (2005)  Actor / ... (1 episode, 2014)
America Brown (2004) Ricky Brown
Summerland (2004)  Jay Robertson (26 episodes, 2004-2005)
Liquid Bridge (2003) Nick McCallum
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Tru Calling (2003)  Jake Voight (1 episode, 2004)
The Handler (2003)  Barnes (1 episode, 2003)
The Weakest Link (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)  Master Sgt. Dominic Pruitt (1 episode, 2008)
Inside Film Awards (1999)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Spellbinder: Land of the Dragon Lord (1997)  Josh (26 episodes, 1997)
Water Rats (1996)  Nipper (1 episode, 1996)
Today Tonight (1995)  Vinnie Patterson / ... (2 episodes, 2010-2013)
Echo Point (1995)  Nathan Potter
Bullet Down Under (1994) Kid
The Big Breakfast (1992)  Himself (1 episode, 2001)
The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (1991)  Stagecoach Driver (uncredited) (1 episode, 1991)
G.P. (1989)  Scott Browning (2 episodes, 1993-1994)
Home and Away (1988)  Vinnie Patterson / ... (189 episodes, 1992-2006)
Hey Dad..! (1987)  Richard (1 episode, 1994)
A Country Practice (1981)  Ben Lloyd (2 episodes, 1992)

Producer ( 1 credit )

Home (2011) associate producer