Tim Ryan

Tim Ryan

Highest Rated: 100% Force of Evil (1948)

Lowest Rated: 83% I Wake Up Screaming (1941)

Birthday: Jul 5, 1899

Birthplace: Bayonne, New Jersey

Well versed in virtually every aspect of live entertainment, American performer Tim Ryan spent the greater part of his professional career as one-half of the team of Tim and Irene. The other half was Tim's wife Irene Ryan, better known to modern audiences as Granny on The Beverly Hillbillies. The Ryans appeared on Broadway, starred in a mid-'30s radio series, headlined a brief series of 2-reelers for Educational studios, and guested in such medium-budget musical films as 1943's Hot Rhythm. Even after Tim and Irene divorced, they frequently found themselves working at the same studio, and sometimes even the same soundstage. On his own, Ryan appeared in numerous films as cops, plainclothes detectives and newspaper editors. His best opportunities came at modest little Monogram studios in the '40s and early '50s, where he not only showed up in featured roles, but also wrote several screenplays. In Detective Kitty O'Day (1945), one can spot the reflection of Tim Ryan in a highly polished hubcap, listening intently as leading man Peter Cookson recites the long comic monologue that Ryan had written for him.

Highest Rated Movies



92% From Here to Eternity Sgt. Pete Karelsen 1953
No Score Yet Feudin' Fools Screenwriter 1952
No Score Yet To Please a Lady Actor 1950
No Score Yet Dear Wife Simmons, the Cop 1949
100% Force of Evil Johnson 1948
No Score Yet The Luck of the Irish Patrolman Clancy 1948
No Score Yet Cass Timberlane Charlie Ellis 1947
100% Body and Soul Shelton 1947
No Score Yet High Barbaree Ringmaster 1947
No Score Yet Blondie's Holiday Mike 1947
No Score Yet Wife Wanted (Shadow of Blackmail) Bartender 1946
No Score Yet Till the End of Time Steve Sumpter 1946
No Score Yet Two Sisters From Boston Mr. Dibson 1946
No Score Yet Dark Alibi Foggy 1946
100% Detour Diner Proprietor 1945
No Score Yet Swingin' on a Rainbow Huston Greer 1945
No Score Yet Rockin' in the Rockies, (Partners in Fortune) Tom Trove 1945
No Score Yet Fashion Model O'Hara 1945
No Score Yet Adventures of Kitty O'Day (Kitty O'Day Comes Through) Inspector Clancy 1945
No Score Yet Hot Rhythm Mr. O'Hara (as Tim) 1944
No Score Yet The Mystery of the 13th Guest Police Lt. Burke 1943
No Score Yet Change of Heart Brownie 1943
No Score Yet Two Weeks to Live Higgens 1943
No Score Yet Reveille with Beverly Mr. Kennedy 1943
No Score Yet Redhead from Manhattan Mike Glendon 1943
No Score Yet Strictly in the Groove Prof. Blake 1942
No Score Yet Get Hep to Love Detective 1942
No Score Yet Tortilla Flat Rupert Hogan 1942
93% This Gun for Hire Weems 1942
No Score Yet Mr. and Mrs. North O'Toole 1942
No Score Yet Stand By for Action Lt. Tim Ryan 1942
No Score Yet We Were Dancing Traffic Cop 1942
No Score Yet Bedtime Story Mac 1941
83% I Wake Up Screaming Detective 1941
No Score Yet You'll Never Get Rich Policeman 1941
No Score Yet San Antonio Rose Gus 1941
No Score Yet A Man Betrayed (Citadel of Crime) (Wheel of Fortune) Mr. Wilson 1941
100% The Strawberry Blonde Street Cleaner/Foreman 1941
No Score Yet Melody Lane Police Sergeant 1941
No Score Yet Harmon of Michigan Flash Regan 1941
No Score Yet The Penalty Police Sergeant 1941
No Score Yet Third Finger, Left Hand Mate 1940
No Score Yet Brother Orchid Turkey Malone 1940


No Score Yet The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
Guest 2019
No Score Yet Real Time with Bill Maher
Guest Panelist 2019
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
Guest 2017
No Score Yet Meet the Press
Guest 2016
No Score Yet Iron Chef America
Judge 2007


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