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Thomas Jay Ryan

Thomas Jay Ryan

Thomas Jay Ryan made his feature film debut as the title character in Hal Hartley's Cannes award-winning Henry Fool and most recently appeared in Lynn Hershman-Leeson's Teknolust and Robert Redford's The Legend of Bagger Vance. Ryan's otherf ilm credits include Cloud of Unknowing, directed by Richard Sylvarnes, Hartley's The Book of Life, and Hoboken, in which he played opposite Ben Gazarra. On television, Ryan portrayed the painter Edgar Degas in the HBO original film Degas and the Dancer, and had a lead role in the ABC series Wonderland. Ryan has an extensive and varied stage career in the U.S. and abroad. He recently acted in the Roundabout Theatre's production of the Sean O'Casey play Juno and the Paycock, Craig Lucas' new play This Thing of Darkness, as Mike Connors in The Philadelphia Story on the Hartford Stage and Hedda Gabler with Judith Light at the Shakespeare Theatre in Washington D.C. He is currently working on a new production of Bergman's Scenes from a Marriage at the Salt Theatre.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Thomas Jay Ryan Facts

BirthdayAugust 1, 1962 (60)
BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Selected Filmography

Burn Country
Friday Night Lights
American Pie
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
24 Hours
Hot Shots, Part Deux!
Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star
Robocop 3
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