Kevin Ryan
General Information
Gender: Male
Nicknames: KJ
Birthday: June 20, 1984
Age: 36
Hometown: Ballinteer, Ireland
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Nationality: Irish
Other Information
Height: 5'10"
Occupation(s): Actor
Education: Terenure College
Talents: Acting
Family & Friends
Relationships: Dedee Pfeiffer (ex-wife)
Series Information
Character: Prince Marius / Robert
Only appearance: Greenbacks

Kevin John Ryan is an Irish actor, known for his television roles in the TV series Copper and Crossbones.

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Early life

Ryan was born in Dublin, Ireland. He comes from a family of stonecutters, as a young man, Ryan completed a stonecutting apprenticeship, but his own interests were in the dramatic arts. He attended Terenure College.


Initially Ryan was a professional dancer, but decided to pursue acting. He moved to Hollywood, where he trained in the Stanislavski system of method acting. His most notable roles are Francis Maguire in Copper, Finnegan in Crossbones, and Patrick Ryan in Guilt.

Personal life

Ryan was married to Dedee Pfeiffer from 2009 to 2012.


Year Title Type Role
2006 The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift Bully (uncredited)
2006 Entourage TV Series Ed Thomas
2007 Young Folks Short Steve (as Kevin J. Ryan)
2008 Days of Our Lives TV Series Sean
2008 Greg and Emilia Short Carter (as Kevin J. Ryan)
2009 The Tub Short
2009 Laredo Short Charlie (as Kevin J. Ryan)
2010 Life-ers TV Movie
2010 ForePlay: The Short Short Evan (as Kevin J. Ryan)
2011 Tumbling Short Steven (as Kevin J. Ryan)
2012 Raw TV Series Chris
2012 Songs for Amy JJ Fitzgerald (as Kevin J. Ryan)
2012 1 Nighter Gerry (as Kevin J. Ryan)
2012 - 2013 Copper TV Series Detective Francis Maguire / Francis Maguire
2014 Crossbones TV Series Finnegan
2015 Sons of Liberty TV Mini-Series John Pitcairn
2015 Paddy's in the Boot Short Connor Quinn (as Kevin J. Ryan)
2016 Guilt TV Series Patrick Ryan
2016 Arbor Demon Charles
2016 Her Dark Past TV Movie Darren
2016 The Guru & the Gypsy Ben (as Kevin J. Ryan)
2017 The Night Shift TV Series Ted Rogers
2017 Once Upon a Time TV Series Prince Marius / Robert
2017 The Blacklist TV Series Colin Kilgannon
2019 NYX (completed) Short Rene
2020 The South Westerlies (post-production) TV Series Callum
2021 Bad Suns (post-production) Short Jake Bauer
Love Have I Known (post-production) Short Lieutenant DuBois
The Dragon's Egg (pre-production) Soldier
Helios (pre-production) Astronaut


Ryan was voted one of Ireland's sexiest Irish men (he was voted #70 in Social & Personal's sexiest Irish men 2008 and voted #59 in 2009).


  • Kevin's first short film Laredo (2009) which he starred in and produced won 4 awards. Two at its world premiere at the "Boston International Film Festival 2009" for "Best Cinematography" & he jointly received a "Special Recognition Award" as a producer on the film. Laredo (2009) also won "Best Short Film" at the "Swansea Bay Film Festival 2009" in South Wales UK which he attended and accepted. Laredo (2009) then went on to win "Best International Film Under 50 minutes" at the "Independent Film Festival of Ireland" which Kevin also accepted in person.
  • After working for years in his earlier days as a professional dancer, Ryan hung up his dancing shoes for his acting career.
  • Kevin turned down the chance of a career in music.
  • Kevin's second film which he produced, The Tub (2009), received its first award on Sunday, May 22nd, at the 2011 Charleston Film Festival in South Carolina, where the film's lead actress, Dedee Pfeiffer, won best actress. Kevin was in attendance for the event.
  • Achieved the fastest celebrity time in the 2015 Boston Marathon.
  • In 2013 drove his Dad across the United States on a road trip that his Dad never thought he would do at this stage of his life.
  • Was no.1 in Ireland in downhill mountain biking. Was a moto X rider and still continues to ride motorcycles. He is also an experienced boxer.
  • Still goes to acting classes to work out and improve in-between jobs.
  • Has won many awards on the independent film festival circuit for films he has self produced.
  • Kevin is now based in Los Angeles.
  • Kevin studied Stanislavsky for 4 years prior to working on any major productions.
  • Rescued a German Shepherd named Copper while shooting the tv series 'Copper'.
  • Is a trained sculptor, stonecutter and carver in natural stone.
  • In 2015 Kevin completed the Los Angeles and Boston Marathon's, both within a 5 week period as part of a charity fundraiser for children which he set up himself.
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