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Ryan Kwanten



An actor who seemed predestined for enlistment as a screen heartthrob, muscle-bound Aussie performer Ryan Kwanten specialized in portrayals of young, well-built, slightly jocky types, including lifeguards, surfers, and athletes. Born in 1976, Kwanten attained Australian celebrity in his early twenties with an ongoing role in the late '90s as lifeguard Vinnie Patterson on the long-running Australian soap Home and Away. That assignment imparted Kwanten with a large and loyal following that found its strongest base among female viewers, and prepped him for one of his first major Hollywood assignments: a lead portrayal of surfer Nick McCallum in the big screen surf drama Liquid Bridge (2003). Beginning the following year, Kwanten turned up as surf shop proprietor Jay Robertson in both seasons of the WB network's Summerland; he also played a widower who comes face-to-face with a small town's ghastly curse in director James Wan's grisly horror outing Dead Silence (2007) and then signed on to play Jason Stackhouse, the brother of a clairvoyant waitress (Anna Paquin) on Alan Ball's HBO vampire series True Blood. He was in Red Hill, and landed the title part in the quirky comedy Griff the Invisible in 2010. The next year he was in the horror comedy Knights of Badassdom.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
73% Blinky Bill The Movie
  • Blinky Bill
2016
No Score Yet Who Gets the Dog?
  • Clay Lonnergan
2016
9% Rio, I Love You (Rio, Eu Te Amo)
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet Northmen: A Viking Saga
  • Conall
2015
20% Kidnapping Mr. Heineken
  • Jan "Cat" Boellard
2015
No Score Yet Blunt Force Trauma
  • John
2015
No Score Yet The Effects of Blunt Force Trauma
  • Actor
2015
4% Reach Me
  • Jack Burns
2014
12% The Right Kind of Wrong
  • Leo Palamino
2014
58% Knights of Badassdom
  • Joe
2014
No Score Yet Flight 7500
  • Brad Martin
2014
91% Mystery Road
  • Pete Bailey
2013
88% Not Suitable for Children
  • Jonah
2012
62% Griff the Invisible
  • Griff
2011
78% Red Hill
  • Shane Cooper
2010
50% Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole
  • Kludd
2010
No Score Yet Don't Fade Away
  • Jackson White
2010
21% Dead Silence
  • Jamie Ashen
2007
54% Flicka
  • Howard McLaughlin
2006
80% America Brown
  • America `Ricky' Brown
2004
No Score Yet Liquid Bridge
  • Nick McCallum
2003
No Score Yet The Junction Boys
  • Claude Gearheart
2002

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
13% Edge
2015
  • Merritt Harknett
70% True Blood
2008-2014
  • Jason Stackhouse
93% New Girl
2011
  • Oliver

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