- birth name is Jay Bunyan
- born 29 August 1981
- born in Auckland, New Zealand but resides in Australia.
- it was suggested that Ryan change his name. It was felt that "Bunyan" sounded too similar to bunion
- Ryan and longtime love, Dianna Fuemana (a writer)welcomed a daughter, Eve, in March 2013
- Since 2009, Ryan has played Kevin in the New Zealand comedy/drama series Go Girls
- In 2011, he joined the cast of the Australian comedy/drama series Offspring.
- Also in 2011, Ryan guest starred on the American science fiction series Terra Nova, playing a murderer. For this role, Ryan utilized an American accent.
- In 2012, Ryan was cast as the male lead in the CW's Beauty & the Beast with Kristin Kruek as the leading lady.The TV series is already on it's second season.
AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
- nominated for the 2003 Most Popular New Male Talent Logie
- (with Kristin Kruek) Favorite New TV Drama for their show Beauty and the Beast PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD 2013