Merriman : BIOGRAPHY
twenty-four, actor Ryan Merriman has already developed an extensive list of film
and television credits which have enabled him to work with some of Hollywood's
most respected actors. Now with nineteen films, three television series and several
guest appearances to his credit Ryan, is well recognized in the industry. Merriman
began his career doing commercials, print work, vocal performances, and local
theater in Oklahoma.
Ryan recently wrapped
filming on "Comanche Moon" for CBS. The 6-hour mini-series, with an
all-star cast including Val Kilmer, Karl Urban, Steve Zahn, Rachel Griffiths,
Linda Cardellini and Graham Greene, is written by Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana
and will air in the fall of 2007. Ryan has also finished filming "Home of
the Giants" which co-stars Haley Joel Osment. Before the "Home of the
Giants ", Ryan filmed "Final Destination 3", "The Ring 2",
"The Colt" for and "Spin." "Spin" and "The
Ring 2" and "The Colt" are all now available on Video/DVD.
has also starred in several television films including Lifetime's "Dangerous
Child," "Rocket's Red Glare," "Luck of the Irish," "Smart
House," "Ring of Endless Light," Hallmark's "Night Ride Home,"
"Lansky," "Everything That Rises" and "Taken" on
the Sci-Fi Channel produced by Steven Spielberg. In addition Ryan has starred
in three feature films. "Deep End of the Ocean" with Michelle Pfeiffer,
"Halloween: Resurrection" and "Just Looking," that was directed
by Jason Alexander.
Ryan also starred in
the ABC series "Veritas" and the recurring role of "Young Jarod"
on the NBC hit series "The Pretender," which ran for four successful
seasons on NBC. He was also a series regular on the NBC television sitcom, "The
Merriman's talent has already
been recognized by many organizations that award the talent of young performers.
Ryan was awarded a "One to Watch" award at Movieline's Hollywood Life
7th Annual Young Hollywood Awards. He has also received eight nominations for
a Young Artist Award of Hollywood and been a winner six times. In addition Ryan
has been nominated five times for a Hollywood Reporter YoungStar Award.
his free time Merriman enjoys being home with his family and friends, boating,
wakeboarding, and fishing and camping. Merriman is also involved with Eagle Mount,
an organization that offers riding, skiing, camp programs and other special activities
for disabled children in Bozeman, Montana and actively supports the Oklahoma City
Infant Crisis Services.
When not on location,
Merriman is still proud to call Oklahoma home.
Message from Ryan Merriman