Date of Birth : Jun 7th 1956
English actor, stuntman and voice actor. In 2000, Ryan played many major theaters in the US with original Monty Python member Eric Idle, performing classic British comedy roles in Eric Idle Exploits Monty Python at venues like New York’s famed Carnegie Hall and the Hollywood Bowl. The team later recorded the show exclusively for The Comedy Channel. He then went on to play John Dickinson in the Los Angeles stage production of 1776 directed by Gordon Hunt.
In 2003, Ryan concluded work as a swordmaster and fight director on the film King Arthur directed by Antoine Fuqua. His duties included consulting with the director and writer regarding designing all aspects of the Knights fighting styles, training all the principal actors including Keira Knightly, Clive Owen and Stellan Skarsgard, planning and choreographing their action.
He began working on the 2007 film Transformers during filming as the on-set voice of several different robots. This work continued throughout filming and into editing, prior to the actual casting of voice-over talent. He was then cast as the voice of the character Bumblebee. Ryan also voices Ironhide and Hoist for the Activision video game based on the film. When Ryan was in the studio recording his lines for the actors on set, Michael Bay used the lines Ryan recorded for Bumblebee in the film. But Ryan didn’t know that it would be used, and if so he said he would have used a different younger voice. He returned to voice Bumblebee as well as Jetfire for the sequel Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and the Activision Game based on the film.