Ryan Merriman

Actor, Model
Good-looking, dark-haired Oklahoma native Ryan Merriman began modeling at age six and landed his first broadcast acting role just a few years after, cast as a regular on the NBC sitcom "The Mommies" (1993-1995, renamed ... Read more »
Born: 04/09/1983 in Oklahoma, USA

Filmography

Actor (37)

Ballers 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dose of Reality 2014 (Movie)

Matt (Actor)

Pretty Little Liars 2010 - 2012, 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Last Rescue 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Sunday Horse 2014 (Movie)

Jonathan (Actor)

Wild Cherry 2014 (Movie)

Stanford (Actor)

42 2013 (Movie)

Dixie Walker (Actor)

Independence Daysaster 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Hawaii Five-O 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 5th Quarter 2011 (Movie)

Jon Abbate (Actor)

Elevator Girl 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Comanche Moon 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Home of the Giants 2007 (Movie)

Matt (Actor)

Final Destination 3 2006 (Movie)

Kevin Fischer (Actor)

The Ring Two 2005 (Movie)

Jake (Actor)

Smallville 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Spin 2004 (Movie)

Eddie Haley (Actor)

Steven Spielberg Presents: Taken 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Veritas: The Quest 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Halloween: Resurrection 2002 (Movie)

Myles (Actor)

Touched By an Angel 1994 - 1995, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Just Looking 2000 (Movie)

Lenny (Actor)

Rocket's Red Glare 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Lansky 1999 (Movie)

Meyer Lansky--Ages 12 to 14 (Actor)

The Deep End of the Ocean 1999 (Movie)

Sam (Actor)

What's Right With America 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Mommies 1994 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Mommies 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

A Ring of Endless Light (TV Show)

Actor

Backwoods (TV Show)

Actor

Dangerous Child (TV Show)

Actor

Everything That Rises (TV Show)

Actor

Luck of the Irish (TV Show)

Actor

Night Ride Home (TV Show)

Actor

Smart House (TV Show)

Actor

The Colt (TV Show)

Actor

The Luck of the Irish (Movie)

(Actor)

Biography

Good-looking, dark-haired Oklahoma native Ryan Merriman began modeling at age six and landed his first broadcast acting role just a few years after, cast as a regular on the NBC sitcom "The Mommies" (1993-1995, renamed "Mommies" in its final year). Segueing from this sitcom role to a recurring turn as the young version of genius Jarod Russell on the gripping NBC series "The Pretender" (1997-2000) showed the actor's versatility. He was featured in the somewhat sentimental TV dramas "Everything That Rises" (TNT, 1998) and "Night Ride Home" (CBS, 1999) before portraying young Meyer Lansky in 1999's "Lansky," an HBO biopic of the famed gangster. That year saw Merriman take on his first feature acting role, playing a young boy who surprises parents Michelle Pfeiffer and Treat Williams nine years after he was kidnapped in the affecting drama, "The Deep End of the Ocean."

Relationships

Micol

Wife
married June 25, 2004

Earl Merriman

Father

Nona Merriman

Mother

Monika Merriman

Sister
older

Milestones

2010

Co-starred with Andie MacDowell and Aidan Quinn in the biopic "The 5th Quarter"

2010

Guest starred on the ABC Family mystery drama series "Pretty Little Liars"

2008

Acted in the Western miniseries "Comanche Moon" (CBS)

2006

Starred in the thriller "Final Destination 3," helmed by James Wong

2005

Starred opposite Naomi Watts in the thriller "The Ring Two"

2002

Cast in the SciFi miniseries "Taken," produced by Steven Spielberg

2002

Co-starred in "A Ring of Endless Light," a family drama that aired on the Disney Channel

2001

Made guest appearance on an episode of "Touched By an Angel" (CBS)

2001

Featured in the horror sequel "Halloween: Homecoming"

2001

Starred as a boy descended from leprechauns in the Disney Channel TV-movie "Luck of the Irish"

2001

Played the titular violent teen in the Lifetime original movie "Dangerous Child"

2000

Starred in the Fox Family Channel TV-movie "Rockets Red Glare"

1999

Featured as the preteen incarnation of a boy kidnapped nine years earlier in the drama "The Deep End of the Ocean"

1999

Featured in the "Hallmark Hall of Fame" production "Night Ride Home" (CBS)

1999

Played a New Yorker coming of age in the 1950s in Jason Alexander's "Just Looking"

1999

Starred as a computer whiz kid who designs a "Smart House" in the 1999 Disney Channel TV-movie

1999

Played young Meyer Lansky in the HBO biopic "Lansky"

1998

Had a supporting role in the TNT original drama "Everything That Rises"

1996

Cast in a recurring role on the NBC drama "The Pretender," playing the younger version of super-genius Jarod Russell (Michael T. Weiss)

1995

Guest starred on an episode of "John Grisham's The Client" (CBS)

1993

Starred on the NBC sitcom "The Mommies" (later retitled "Mommies")

Raised in Choctaw, OK

Bonus Trivia

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Merriman was pulled over in November 2011 for stopping past the solid line on a red light and subsequently placed under arrest on suspicion of DUI. The actor was charged with DUI two months later in January 2012.

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