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      Thomas Jay Ryan

      Thomas Jay Ryan

      Highest Rated: 92% Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

      Lowest Rated: 29% Dischord (2003)

      Birthday: Aug 1, 1962

      Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

      Actor Thomas Jay Ryan appeared in a variety of films over the course of his Hollywood career. Ryan had an early acting career in film, appearing in such titles as "Henry Fool" (1998), the Martin Donovan comedy "The Book of Life" (1999) and the Ben Gazzara comedy "Home Sweet Hoboken" (2000). He worked in series television while getting his start in acting, including a part on "Wonderland" (ABC, 1999-2000). He appeared in a number of television specials, including "Degas and the Dancer" (HBO, 1998-99) and "Mary Cassatt: American Impressionist" (HBO, 1998-99). He kept working in film throughout the early 2000s, starring in the Will Smith dramatic adaptation "The Legend of Bagger Vance" (2000), "Dischord" (2003) and the Jim Carrey fantastical comedy "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" (2004). He also appeared in "Teknolust" (2004) with Tilda Swinton and the drama "The Cloud of the Unknown" (2004) with Miho Nikaido. Film continued to be his passion as he played roles in "Dying Gaul" (2005) with Patricia Clarkson, "Fay Grim" (2007) and "Strange Culture" (2007). He also appeared in "Dream Boy" (2010). He also worked in television during these years, including roles in "Nurse Jackie" (Showtime, 2008-2015) and "Elementary" (CBS, 2012-). Most recently, Ryan acted in "Ned Rifle" (2015) with Liam Aiken.

      Highest rated movies

      Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind poster
      Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
      Strange Culture poster
      Strange Culture
      The Book of Life poster
      The Book of Life
      Henry Fool poster
      Henry Fool
      Scenes from an Empty Church poster
      Scenes from an Empty Church
      Ned Rifle poster
      Ned Rifle
      Burn Country poster
      Burn Country
      The Dying Gaul poster
      The Dying Gaul




      71% 50% Cryptozoo Nicholas (Voice) - 2021
      82% 80% Scenes from an Empty Church Father James (Character) - 2021
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dedalus Unknown (Character) - 2020
      85% 54% My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea Principal Grimm (Voice) $57.3K 2016
      60% 39% Burn Country Dmitri Sokurov (Character) - 2016
      78% 55% Ned Rifle Henry Fool (Character) - 2015
      No Score Yet 67% The Missing Girl Stan Colvins (Character) - 2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sabbatical Dan Keaton (Character) - 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet My Sweet Misery Psychologist (Character) - 2009
      No Score Yet 44% Dream Boy Harland Davies (Character) $6.3K 2008
      No Score Yet 13% The Attic Dr. Perry (Character) - 2008
      91% 59% Strange Culture Unknown (Character) - 2007
      47% 57% Fay Grim Henry Fool (Character) $61.8K 2006
      50% 52% The Dying Gaul (uncredited) (Character) $342.3K 2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Pigs Unknown (Character) - 2005
      92% 94% Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Frank (Character) $34.1M 2004
      29% No Score Yet Dischord Jimmy (Character) - 2003
      No Score Yet 57% Noon Blue Apples Zeus (Character) - 2002
      30% 40% Teknolust Preacher (Character) $28.8K 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cloud of Unknowing Unknown (Character) - 2002
      43% 65% The Legend of Bagger Vance Spec Hammond (Character) $30.7M 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Degas and the Dancer Unknown (Character) - 1999
      89% 71% The Book of Life Satan (Character) - 1998
      89% 82% Henry Fool Henry Fool (Character) $1.3M 1997


      No Score Yet 85% Blue Bloods Judge Carter Metcalf (Guest Star) 2017
      93% 91% The Good Wife Ed Janoway (Guest Star) 2016
      97% 88% Elementary Ken Whitman (Guest Star) 2013