Who is Ryan Spahn?
Ryan is an American award-winning actor and filmmaker, perhaps best known to the world as Joel in the TV mini-series “The Bite” (2021) among other roles, while he’s also known as Michael Urie’s boyfriend.
Ryan Spahn Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Ryan Spahn was born on 18 June 1980 under the Gemini zodiac sign, in Wilmington, Delaware USA. He hasn’t revealed the names of his parents, but it’s known that at an early age Ryan moved to Troy, Michigan with his family.
He attended Interlochen Arts Academy in Traverse City, then upon matriculation moved to Los Angeles.
However, he didn’t find what he was looking for in the city of angels and moved to New York City, where he enrolled at the prestigious Juilliard School.
During his time there, Ryan created three feature films and two short films, then after graduation launched his acting career.
Ryan made his debut as an actor in a minor role in the romantic comedy-drama film “Polish Wedding” (1998), written and directed by Theresa Connelly, starring Claire Danes, Gabriel Byrne, and Lena Olin.
He didn’t have much success at the start of his career and only attained roles through crashing his friend’s auditions.
In 2000, he was chosen for the part of First in the eponymous TV series “Star Trek: Voyager”, and continued his career portraying minor characters, such as Dustin in the soap opera “General Hospital” (2002), then Ryan in the TV series “Tanner on Tanner” in 2004, while in 2005 he was Gallery Patron in the film “Fixed”.
In the second half of the 2000s, Ryan enjoyed a steady career with roles in such films as the comedy-drama “Living the Dream” (2006), with Sean Young, Christian Schoyen and Danny Trejo, then the crime-comedy film “Lovers, Liars and Lunatics” (2006), written and directed by Amber Benson, and in 2009 he appeared in the award-winning comedy film “Scream of the Bikini”, with Kelsey Wedeen, Rebecca Larsen and Darrett Sanders in the lead roles.
Rise to Prominence
Ryan was heading in the right direction, slowly developing his on-screen career, and in 2013 secured his first lead role, as Ryan Feiffer in Michael Urie’s comedy film “He’s Way More Famous Than You”. The following year, one of his screenplays was turned into the film “Grantham & Rose”, an award-winning comedy-drama about a struggling 17-year-old boy and his friendship with a feisty 81-year-old African American woman, with Jake T. Austin and Marla Gibbs in the lead roles.
In 2015, Ryan starred in the TV comedy series “What’s Your Emergency”, and in 2017 another of his stories was adapted into the film “Woven”, in which he also appeared portraying Wallace Tanner, one of the main characters.
He continued his career in stunning fashion, first with a supporting role in the action crime-drama film “Abducted”, written and directed by Prince Bagdasarian, and starring Scout Taylor-Compton, Michael Urie and Najarra Townsend, then in 2019 he starred in the comedy series “Human Interest”, alongside Matthew-Lee Erlbach and Mallory Portnoy, while in 2020 he appeared in the award-winning mystery drama film “Shirley”, which starred Elisabeth Moss, Odessa Young and Michael Stuhlbarg.
To speak further of his accomplishments, Ryan featured in three episodes of the TV horror comedy-drama mini-series “The Bite” (2021), with Audra McDonald, Steven Pasquale and Will Swenson as the main stars of the critically acclaimed series.
One of his upcoming projects is the comedy film “The Raging Heart of Maggie Acker”, which is currently filming and set for release late in 2022, in which Ryan will star alongside Brittany Vicars and Sophie von Haselberg.
Additional to his on-screen work, Ryan is known for his work in theater. He made his debut in the 2015 play “Gloria” at Vineyard Theatre, directed by Evan Cabnet, since when he’s appeared in such plays as “Tribes”, “Sick”, “Stupid Kids”, and “End Days”, among several others.
As of early 2022, Ryan Spahn’s net worth has been estimated to be around $600,000, earned through his successful career as an actor.
Personal Life, Dating, Boyfriend, Relationship, Gay
When it comes to his personal life, Ryan is very open about it. Ryan and Michael met in a karaoke bar in Burbank. However, after a few failed blind dates they eventually were set up by a mutual friend in the second half of the 2000s and started living together once the “Ugly Betty” series ended.
They have worked together on several projects, including films and plays, and are enjoying vast attention by Hollywood, being named the theater couple.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
The prominent actor has light brown hair and blue eyes. He stands at a height of 5ft 10in (1.78m), while his weight and other vital statistics are unknown, but he has an athletic figure.
Ryan Spahn’s Boyfriend, Michael Urie Biography
Born Michael London Urie on 8 August 1980 in Houston, Texas USA, of Scottish and Italian ancestry Ryan spent his childhood in Plano, and matriculated from Plano Senior High School in 1998.
He eventually graduated from the famous private New York performing arts conservatory Juilliard in 2003, having previously studied at Collin County Community College.
He started his career on stage in the world premiere of “Love and Happiness” in 2001, performed at the Consolati Performing Arts Center, while during his time at Julliard he won the 2002 John Houseman Prize for Excellence in Classical Theater, for his work on Shakespearean and Jacobean drama plays.
Michael is probably best known to the world as Marc St. James in the TV series “Ugly Betty” (2006-2010), while his other popular roles include as Steve in the film “The Decoy Bride” (2011), then as Louis McManus in the TV series “Partners” (2012-2013), while from 2016 to 2021 he was Redmond in the TV series “Younger”.
Recently, he portrayed Peter in the film “Single All the Way”, and is now working on the film “Summoning Sylvia”, which is currently in post-production and awaiting a premiere date.
He started on stage and is rather drawn to the boards, appearing in such plays as the one-man show “Buyer & Cellar” (2013-2015) created by Jonathan Tolins, then “Hamlet” (2018), and “Chicken and Biscuits” (2021), among other titles.
Michael Urie’s net worth has been estimated to be around $3 million, as of early 2022, which he’s earned through his career as an actor.