TV Actor of the Day: RYAN KWANTEN

Ryan Kwanten


TV Show: TRUE BLOOD which airs Sundays at 9pm on HBO.

His Character: Jason Stackhouse, Sookie‘s brother.

Why we like him: Ryan Kwanten is able to make us believe that he really is a white Southern boy living in Bon Temps, who, for lack of a better word, is the village’s idiot. But somehow we still love him for it.


Nurturing an impressive body of work that encompasses film and television, Ryan Kwanten has positioned himself as one of Hollywood’s most promising talents as his career continues to evolve with exciting and challenging projects. Ryan’s 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 recently finished working on the Luke Kasdan feature film ‘Don’t Fade Away’ opposite Mischa Barton. His other feature film credits include ‘Flicka,’ a Twentieth Century Fox film in which he starred opposite Tim McGraw, Maria Bello and Alison Lohman; the title role in ‘American Brown,’ which received the Audience Award for Best Film at the Montreal Film Festival; ‘Liquid Bridhe,’ nominated for Best Picture at the Australian Film Festival; and the newly released ‘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 Australian series ‘Home and Away.’ A published writer, Ryan is currently working on a new book. Also 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 completing triathlons. Ryan currently resides in Los Angeles.


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Ryan Kwanten

Ryan Kwanten