Ryan Hurst will be appearing at The Great Philadelphia Comic Con! on Saturday and Sunday only.
Ryan Hurst was born on June 19, 1976 in Santa Monica, California, USA as Ryan Douglas Hurst. He is an actor and production manager, best known for Remember the Titans, Saving Private Ryan, Sons of Anarchy, and most recently Bates Motel and The Outsiders.
Growing up in a Hollywood family, Hurst made a very early start in show business, having a recurring role in NBC comedy, Saved by the Bell: The New Class. Hurst also gained recognition as Allison’s half-brother, Michael, in the show Medium.
He played the role of Sgt. Savage and in the movie We Were Soldiers, and football player Lump Hudson in The Ladykillers, where he was reunited with Saving Private Ryan alum Tom Hanks . In Saving Private Ryan, Hurst portrays a paratrooper who, because of temporary hearing loss, cannot understand Captain Miller’s questions about sighting Private Ryan which forces Miller (played by Tom Hanks) to ask the questions in writing.
His biggest break came in FX’s cult show, Sons of Anarchy. Originally a recurring cast member planned only for Season 1, he was immediately promoted to main cast member in Season 2 since he became a fan favorite. His character, Opie, only gets back into the SAMCRO club to provide for his family, knowing the consequences. In 2011, Hurst’s portrayal of Opie earned him a Satellite Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. Hurst also voiced Jedidiah in the Box-Office hit Rango the same year.
Following SOA, Ryan has been seen portraying “Chick Hogan” in the last three seasons of Bates Motel on A&E. And His most recent work as “Li’l Foster Farrell” in Outsiders TV Show was set in the rugged and mysterious hills of Appalachia, telling the story of the Farrell clan, a family of outsiders living off the grid and willing to defend their way of life using any means necessary.