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Overview (3)

Born in Swansea, Wales, UK
Birth NameMatthew Darren Evans
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Ryan was born in Swansea, the son of Steve (a postman turned record producer) and Maria Evans, a dance teacher. He attended schools in Penyrheol before moving on to Gorseinon College, where he completed a BTEC Performing Arts course. He graduated from the Bristol Old Vic in 2003 and joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 2004. As a child, Ryan appeared as Gavroche in the West End production of Les Misérables. He played Mick Rawson on the CBS series Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior, a character that had been introduced in the Criminal Minds episode "The Fight". He performed the voice and motion capture of Edward Kenway in Ubisoft Montreal's video game Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. In February 2014, it was announced that Ryan was cast as John Constantine in NBC's pilot for Constantine. He starred in all 13 Episodes of the first and only season. He is set to reprise his role in an episode of Arrow.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: scaryofmonsters

Trade Mark (2)

Natural Welsh accent.
Plays "scoundrels". (such as Edward Kenway or John Constantine)

Trivia (4)

Graduated from the Bristol Old Vic in 2003 and joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 2004.
After the cancellation of Constantine (2014), he reprised the role of John Constantine in the Arrow (2012) episode Arrow: Haunted (2015).
Matt plays John Constantine in three different forms. The first was a claymation version in John Con Noir, which was a short promoting Constantine, where he was John in live action. After NBC canceled Constantine after one season on the air, he made a live action cameo for the CW show Arrow, then played John Constantine in the animated film Justice League Dark.
One of his maternal great-grandfathers, Victor Dubensky (later Dubens), was a Jewish emigrant from Odessa.

Personal Quotes (9)

I love Michael Keaton. I think he's awesome - he's such an awesome actor - like the 'Beetlejuice' films. I just love that Tim Burton stuff.
I have a statue of Superman. It's actually a big one... It's a collectible statue of Superman, which the DC guys very kindly gave to me. So that's a little prized possession of mine.
Batman and Superman are probably my favorite superheroes - apart from Constantine.
You can't please everyone, and you have to trust your instincts, and you have to do your work and throw yourself in there and trust your instincts, and just trust that you're doing a good job that I can be proud of as well.
'The Descent,' 'Dog Soldiers,' those films, I've loved for years, and the tones of those.
I always loved Batman, the Michael Keaton 'Batman.' I loved those films, and Superman, but I was never a real comic book geek.
I am musical. I play guitar.
I'm constantly trying to mine the DNA of John Constantine and stay true to that character in the comic books.
That's John Constantine. You put him in a corner, and you squeeze him, and he'll find his way out. There's something in him - he's a great escape artist.

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