Ryan Kwanten is an Australian actor best known for his starring role as Jason Stackhouse in the horror drama television series True Blood, from 2008-2014.
Ryan's additional television credits include the role of Jay Robertson in the critically acclaimed Warner Bros. series Summerland, which ran for two seasons. He was also a lead in the ESPN original movie The Junction Boys.
Segueing effortlessly between the big and small screen, Ryan lent his voice to Zach Snyder's The Legend of the Guardians, which is based on the popular children's books series.
He spent an hiatus from True Blood working on two feature films. In Red Hill, a modern day revenge Western, Ryan plays a young police officer who must survive his first day's duty in a small country town. He also appeared in Griff the Invisible.
His other feature film credits include Don't Fade Away; Flicka; the title role in American Brown, which received the Audience Award for Best Film at the Montreal Film Festival; Liquid Bridge, nominated for Best Picture at the Australian Film Festival; and Dead Silence, directed by James Wan (writer/director of Saw).
A native of Australia, Ryan began his acting career while attending Sydney University, where he earned a degree in business. He starred in numerous feature films and television shows and gained international notoriety when he joined the cast of the long-running popular Australian series Home and Away.
An accomplished athlete, Ryan qualified for the world Biathlon in Sweden in 2006 and Italy 2007 after winning the LA Biathlon series two years running. He is a qualified yoga instructor and spends his free time bike riding, surfing and has a passion for completing triathlons.
Ryan currently resides in Los Angeles.