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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 20 June 1984Dublin, Ireland
Birth NameKevin John Ryan
Nicknames KJ
KJR
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Award winning actor Kevin Ryan was born in Dublin, Ireland. He comes from a family of eighth-generation stonecutters, and although Kevin completed his apprenticeship as a young man, his own interests leaned more towards the arts, where he harbored a love of Shakespeare, dancing and sports. During the early years of his career, Kevin worked as a dancer which led him to appear on one of Ireland's top television shows, and while successful, Kevin's true passion was in acting.

Encouraged to follow his thespian path, Kevin moved to Hollywood where he continued to nurture his chosen craft, training heavily in the Stanislavski system of method acting. It was not long before Hollywood recognized Kevin's natural talents and after several lead roles in a variety of independent movies, he was cast in his first major American role, as the lead in the thriller The Guru & the Gypsy (2014) directed by award winning director Philippe Caland (Boxing Helena (1993), Ripple Effect (2007) ). The 2012 feature film is based on improvisation and required Kevin to give his performance with a flawless American accent.

His latest feature film is the edgy Irish romantic comedy Songs for Amy (2012) in which he plays one of the leads as an international pop-star. The movie was filmed in New York and Ireland, and also stars James Cosmo and Patrick Bergin .

Hailed as Ireland's newest emerging star, and voted one of Ireland's sexiest Irish men for two consecutive years, Kevin can be seen starring in the award winning RTE One TV drama Raw (2008). The show, now in its fourth season, is produced by Octagon Films.

In 2012, Kevin began filming on the highly anticipated BBC TV drama series Copper (2012), created by Oscar winning director Barry Levinson, multiple Emmy winner Tom Fontana and Academy Award nominee Will Rokos. He plays Detective Francis Maguire alongside British actor Tom Weston-Jones with season 2 airing summer 2013

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Liz Rodriguez -

Spouse (1)

Dedee Pfeiffer (16 January 2009 - 20 October 2012) (divorced)

Trivia (7)

Voted number 70 in Social & Personal's sexiest Irish men 2008.
Voted number 59 in Social and Personal's sexiest Irish men 2009.
Kevin's first short film Laredo (2009) which he starred in and produced won 4 awards. Two at its world premiere at the "Boston International Film Festival 2009" for "Best Cinematography" & he jointly received a "Special Recognition Award" as a producer on the film. Laredo (2009) also won "Best Short Film" at the "Swansea Bay Film Festival 2009" in South Wales UK which he attended and accepted. Laredo (2009) then went on to win "Best International Film Under 50 minutes" at the "Independent Film Festival of Ireland" which Kevin also accepted in person.
After working for years in his earlier days as a professional dancer, Ryan hung up his dancing shoes for his acting career.
Kevin turned down the chance of a career in singing.
Kevin's second film which he produced, The Tub (2009), received its first award on Sunday, May 22nd, at the 2011 Charleston Film Festival in South Carolina, where the film's lead actress, Dedee Pfeiffer, won best actress. Kevin was in attendance for the event.

Personal Quotes (1)

Anything can be dreamed or thought of on a day to day basis. The key is to have self belief and an understanding for one's self, progress and create a positive reality.

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