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Also Known As: Ryan Douglas Hurst Died:
Born: June 19, 1976 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Santa Monica, California, USA Profession: actor

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Ryan Hurst carved a niche as a go-to actor for earnest, beefy athletes, soldiers and cops, before crafting one of the most compelling characters in cable drama as an outwardly menacing but big-hearted biker-gang member on the FX series "Sons of Anarchy" (2008- ). The tall, athletic scion of a Hollywood family, Hurst began his career frequently playing less-than-cerebral types, as per his first star turn on the short-lived sitcom "Campus Cops" (USA Network, 1995-96). He added some texture to his type as the tragic linebacker in the Disney football drama "Remember the Titans" (2000) and played it for comic hyperbole in the Coen brothers' "The Ladykillers" (2004). Hurst meanwhile became a player on the Los Angeles theatrical scene, founding L.A.'s The Viking Underground Repertory, and showed his range in a run of indie films, including "Perfect Lover" (2001), "Lone Star State of Mind" (2002) and "Noble Things" (2008). After some forays into episodic television, notably the Sci Fi Channel miniseries "Taken" (2002) and the TNT cop actioner "Wanted" (2005), he landed a regular gig and fan-favorite status in 2008 on FX's "Sons of Anarchy," playing a thoughtful, increasingly conflicted member of the central...

Ryan Hurst carved a niche as a go-to actor for earnest, beefy athletes, soldiers and cops, before crafting one of the most compelling characters in cable drama as an outwardly menacing but big-hearted biker-gang member on the FX series "Sons of Anarchy" (2008- ). The tall, athletic scion of a Hollywood family, Hurst began his career frequently playing less-than-cerebral types, as per his first star turn on the short-lived sitcom "Campus Cops" (USA Network, 1995-96). He added some texture to his type as the tragic linebacker in the Disney football drama "Remember the Titans" (2000) and played it for comic hyperbole in the Coen brothers' "The Ladykillers" (2004). Hurst meanwhile became a player on the Los Angeles theatrical scene, founding L.A.'s The Viking Underground Repertory, and showed his range in a run of indie films, including "Perfect Lover" (2001), "Lone Star State of Mind" (2002) and "Noble Things" (2008). After some forays into episodic television, notably the Sci Fi Channel miniseries "Taken" (2002) and the TNT cop actioner "Wanted" (2005), he landed a regular gig and fan-favorite status in 2008 on FX's "Sons of Anarchy," playing a thoughtful, increasingly conflicted member of the central outlaw biker gang. Ever expanding his CV laterally, Hurst increasingly built a reputation as one of those thespians designated to steal every scene.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Rango (2011)
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3.
 Noble Things (2008)
4.
 Ladykillers, The (2004) Lump
5.
 Venus & Mars (2003) Roberto
6.
 We Were Soldiers (2002) Sergeant Ernie Savage
8.
 Rules of Engagement (2000) Corporal Hustings
9.
 Remember the Titans (2000) Bertier
10.
 Patch Adams (1998) Neil
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1993:
Made TV acting debut on two episodes of "Saved by the Bell: The New Class" (NBC)
1996:
Landed regular role on the short-lived cable series "Campus Cops"
1997:
Made film debut in the Kevin Costner directed "The Postman"
1998:
Cast in small role as a paratrooper with temporary hearing loss in Steven Spielberg's "Saving Private Ryan"
2000:
Portrayed Gerry Bertier, an All-American linebacker in Disney's "Remember the Titans"
2002:
Played a soldier in the Vietnam War film "We Were Soldiers"
2002:
Cast in Steven Spielberg's Sci Fi Channel miniseries "Taken"
2004:
Cast as the former football player Lump Hudson opposite Tom Hanks in the Coen brothers' "The Ladykillers"
2004:
Directed, produced, and starred in a production of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" at the Viking Underground Repertory
2005:
Cast as ATF Field Agent Jimmy McGloin on TNT series "Wanted"
2005:
Played the recurring role of Alison's brother Michael on NBC's "Medium"
2008:
Cast as Harry 'Opie' Winston, Jax's best friend on the FX drama "Sons of Anarchy"
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Education

Santa Monica High School: Santa Monica , California -

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father:
Rick Hurst. Tailor. German; Berliner; had a shop in South Philadelphia; the brothers claimed to have two grandfathers on their father's side of the family.
father:
Rick Hurst. Actor. Born in 1946; best-known as Deputy Hogg on "The Dukes of Hazzard".

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