Ryan Hurst

Full / Real Name: Ryan Douglas Hurst
Born: 19 June 1976 (44 years old)
Gender: Male



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Ryan Hurst is an American actor best known for his role as Gerry Bertier, an All-American linebacker, in Disney's Remember the Titans (2000); and as Harry 'Opie' Winston in the television drama series Sons of Anarchy, from 2008-2012.

Additional high-profile feature film roles include Steven Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan, the Coen Brothers' The Ladykillers with Tom Hanks, We Were Soldiers with Mel Gibson, Patch Adams with Robin Williams and Rules of Engagement with Samuel L. Jackson.

Recent independent film work includes starring in Noble Things with Michael Parks and Chasing the Green alongside Jeremy London.

Hurst's 15 years of steady, wide-ranging television credits include Steven Spielberg's Taken (mini-series), TNT's action packed cop drama Wanted and CBS's Emmy award winning Medium (three seasons, recurring).

Among his professional theatre credits Hurst's starring role in The Last Night of Ballyhoo with Rhea Pearlman and Rebecca Gayheart earned him the "Best Performance in a Comedy" award from Backstage West.

The Viking Underground Repertory, Hurst's Equity Theatre Production Company, debuted to rave reviews in 2004 with its newly adapted production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, in which Hurst starred, directed and produced.

In 2005, following production of Kesey, a 35mm short film, which he produced, directed, wrote, and edited, Hurst founded Fast Shoes Productions, with his wife Molly Cookson.

Heading a full-time staff comprised of acquisitions, development, legal, multi-media, and production departments, Hurst and Cookson stockpiled a meticulously select slate of internationally marketable intellectual properties.

With projects encompassing feature films diverse in profitable genres, sitcoms, half-hour one camera comedies, one hour dramas, reality TV shows and a musical mini-series, Fast Shoes is strategically pursuing Hollywood's most allusive "Brass Ring": The Mini-Major Studio.

Hurst made his feature length directorial debut with the film adaptation of Noah Levine's best-selling memoir, Dharma Punx in 2009.

Television Roles


New on TV today: Tuesday 27 October

Horror series Castle Rock returns to M-Net City and a Waka & Tammy docuseries starts on 1Magic.

Legacy Teasers - November 2020

Stefan spins out of control and puts his family in danger.

Arendsvlei Teasers - November 2020

Something dark is luuuurking in the shadows. Will it affect a new love?

New on TV today: Monday 26 October

Returning series tonight include The Chi on 1Magic and Growing up Hip Hop: Atlanta on Vuzu.

Idols 16: It's not to be for Be

One week you're In and the next you're Out.

New on TV today: Sunday 25 October

Voetspore: Re√ľnie starts on kykNET and Strictly Come Dancing returns to BBC Brit.

New on TV today: Saturday 24 October

Miss SA airs live on Mzansi Magic and M-Net - all the deets, all the girls, all the clatter.

Made For Each Other Teasers - November 2020

Prerna seems to be involved in 2 different fires.

Rhythm City Teasers - November 2020

Suffocate starts clearing his name. Also, a love triangle gets complicated.

New on TV today: Friday 23 October

A chess prodigy plays The Queen's Gambit on Netflix and queer comedy Work in Progress starts on M-Net.


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