Ryan Kwanten

Actor
Ryan Kwanten was very comfortable in his own skin, much to the delight of millions of viewers who tuned in each week to catch a glimpse of the actor's toned physique on HBO's vampire saga, "True Blood" (2008- ). Created ... Read more »
Born: 11/28/1976 in Australia

Filmography

Actor (27)

Blinky Bill the Movie 2015 (Movie)

Blinky Bill (Voice)

Kidnapping Mr. Heineken 2015 (Movie)

Jan 'Cat' Boellard (Actor)

Northmen - A Viking Saga 2015 (Movie)

Conall (Actor)

Blunt Force Trauma 2014 (Movie)

John (Actor)

Bula Quo! 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Knights of Badassdom 2014 (Movie)

Joe (Actor)

Reach Me 2014 (Movie)

Jack Burns (Actor)

The Characters 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Right Kind of Wrong 2014 (Movie)

Leo Palamino (Actor)

True Blood 2008 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

7500 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

Mystery Road 2012 (Movie)

Pete Bailey (Actor)

New Girl 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Not Suitable For Children 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

Griff the Invisible 2011 (Movie)

Griff (Actor)

Red Hill 2010 (Movie)

Shane Cooper (Actor)

VH1 Divas 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Don't Fade Away 2009 (Movie)

Jackson White (Actor)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dead Silence 2007 (Movie)

Jamie Ashen (Actor)

Flicka 2006 (Movie)

Howard McLaughlin (Actor)

America Brown 2005 (Movie)

America Brown (Actor)

Summerland 2003 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Tru Calling 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Handler 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Junction Boys (TV Show)

Actor
Director (1)

The Characters 2014 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (1)

The Characters 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

Ryan Kwanten was very comfortable in his own skin, much to the delight of millions of viewers who tuned in each week to catch a glimpse of the actor's toned physique on HBO's vampire saga, "True Blood" (2008- ). Created by the award-winning director Alan Ball, the series was an intoxicating combination of blood and gore, Southern gothic melodrama, and sexually charged scenes. Kwanten was perfectly cast as the show's resident playboy whose ripped six-pack was always on full display - made necessary by his character's endless sexual conquests. As the series progressed, viewers watched his character slowly reveal his painful past, which gave Kwanten a chance to reveal a more vulnerable side. Kwanten received his start as a lifeguard on Australia's popular soap "Home and Away" (7 Network, 1988- ) before eventually starring in the family drama "Summerland" (The WB, 2004-05) as a surfer with Peter Pan syndrome. But it was his role in the gripping vampire series that put Kwanten on the Hollywood map.

Milestones

2008

Cast as Jason Stackhouse in the HBO vampire series, "True Blood"

2007

Played a lead role in the horror movie, "Dead Silence"

2006

Co-starred as Alison Lohman's brother in the film, "Flicka"

2004

Made debut as a regular cast member in an American series on the WB's "Summerland"

2004

Played the title character in the coming-of-age independent film, "American Brown"

2003

Landed a lead role as a surfer in the motion picture, "Liquid Bridge"

2002

Made American acting debut in "Junction Boys"

1997

Joined the cast of the Australian series, "Home and Away" in the regular role of Vinnie Patterson

1997

Starred in the Australian series, "Spellbinder II"

1994

Made film debut in "Signal One"

1992

Landed the regular role of Ben Lloyd on the long-running series, "A Country Practice"

Nominated for the 2010 Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actor: Fantasy/Sci-Fi

Cast in first role as a young surfer on the Australian TV series, "Home and Away"

Accompanied his brother to an audition where he gave a reading and was signed by the casting agent

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