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NICE BOY OF THE WEEK: Jay Ryan

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The Nice Boy of the Week this week is actor Jay Ryan, who plays Dr. Vincent Keller on The CW remake of the classic series Beauty And the Beast alongside former Smallville alum Kristin Kreuk.

Born Jay Bunyan in Auckland, New Zealand in 1981, he comes from a theatre background, sharing the stage with the likes of John Cleese and touring internationally with The Packer, an acclaimed solo show written by New Zealand playwright Dianna Fuemana.

He got his start in episodes of the TV shows Young Hercules and Xena: Warrior Princess then appeared in episodes of the TV shows The Tribe and Being Eve before moving to Australia at the age of 19 to play the role of Jack Scully on the long-running soap opera Neighbours.

In 2005, when he left that soap opera, he appeared in the TV shows Interrogation and Sea Patrol as well as three short films entitled Mockingbird, Bleeders and Franswa Sharl.

When he began auditioning for roles in Los Angeles around 2010, he changed his name to Jay Ryan (because his last name sounded too similar to “bunion”) and landed roles on the syndicated series Legend of the Seeker and the acclaimed New Zealand series Go Girls.

He then landed a role in the short-lived FOX drama Terra Nova before landing the lead role in Beauty And the Beast. He will soon be seen in the Sundance mini-series Top of the Lake that will star Elizabeth Moss of Mad Men fame and award-winner Holly Hunter.

Fans can follow Jay Ryan on Twitter @JayRyan.

Using her favorite online handle, Rueben is an East Coast-bred gal who is now a permanent Californian and a lifelong tv-oholic. She watches at least 25 TV shows a week, goes to the movies as often as possible, listens to music every waking moment, reads every day and “plays” on the internet every chance she can. Some of her current favorite TV shows are Outlander, Arrow, Grimm, The Blacklist, Teen Wolf, Killjoys, Dark Matter, The Shannara Chronicles, Good Witch, When Calls the Heart, The 100, Switched at Birth, Jane the Virgin, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Flash and The Fosters (among others). Follow her at @ruebenrambling or contact her at rueben@nicegirlstv.com.

1 Comment

  1. Andrea

    March 7, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    so cute!!