Ryan Kwanten Biography

Height: 5' 10" (1.78 m)
Wiki Biography: Audiences across the globe know Ryan Kwanten as "Jason Stackhouse", the highly-sexed town heartthrob on "True Blood" (2008). Though he plays the quintessential Southern bad boy, Ryan is a native of Australia and was born and bred in Sydney. He is the eldest of three brothers and, though both of his younger siblings were performers at early ages, Ryan was the athlete of the family. His interests included triathlon, swimming, tennis, golf, surfing and snow skiing and, as a teen, he was the state welterweight boxing champ. His introduction to acting came purely by chance. At the age of fifteen, his mother dropped off one of his younger brothers at an audition for a theatrical agency and was then supposed to drive Ryan to swimming training. He waited in the car for his mother to return and when she didn't, he went inside and was dragged into auditioning. The agency signed him and the teen began learning his craft on Australian television. He gradually moved to larger roles, including a five-year stint on the popular down-under series, "Home and Away" (1988). When his role on "Home and Away" (1988) ended, Ryan left Australia and moved to Los Angeles. He perfected an American accent and made a number of guest appearances on American television. He co-starred with Lori Loughlin and Jesse McCartney in "Summerland" (2004), then starred in the films Flicka (2006) and Dead Silence (2007). A year later, Ryan had the remarkable fortune to land a leading role on "True Blood" (2008), a Southern Gothic series produced by Alan Ball. "True Blood" (2008) tapped into the global obsession with vampires and, by the end of the first season, had become a cult hit. Ryan has recently completed three films and will start the third season of "True Blood" (2008) in 2010.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Echo Point 1995
Spellbinder: Land of the Dragon Lord Josh Morgan 1997 Adventure
Summerland Jay Robertson 2004 Drama
True Blood Jason Stackhouse 2008 Drama
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Liquid Bridge Nick McCallum 2003 Action, Drama
America Brown Ricky Brown 2005 Drama
Flicka Howard McLaughlin 2006
Dead Silence Jamie Ashen 2007
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole Kludd 2010 Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
Red Hill Shane Cooper 2010 Thriller
Griff the Invisible Griff 2011
Don't Fade Away Jackson White 2011 Drama
Not Suitable for Children Jonah 2012 Comedy, Romance
7500 Brad Martin 2013 Action, Horror, Mystery
Knights of Badassdom Joe 2013 Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
The Right Kind of Wrong Leo Palamino 2013 Romance
Blunt Force Trauma John 2015
Kidnapping Freddy Heineken Jan 'Cat' Boellard 2015 Action, Crime, Drama
Blinky Bill the Movie Blinky Bill 2015 Animation
Hands of Stone Ken Buchanan 2016 0