Ryan Hurst, “Sons of Anarchy,” SAVING PRIVATE RYAN, REMEMBER THE TITANS, Coming to Portland!
“The outlaw had mercy. You remember that!”
Ryan Hurst was born on June 19, 1976 in Santa Monica, California, USA as Ryan Douglas Hurst. He is an actor and production manager, best known for Remember the Titans(2000), Saving Private Ryan (1998) and Sons of Anarchy(2008).
Growing up in a Hollywood family, Hurst made a very early start in the show business, having a recurring role in NBC comedy, Saved by the Bell: The New Class.Hurst also gained recognition as Allison's half-brother, Michael, in the show Medium. He also played the role of football player Lump Hudson in The Ladykillers, appeared in the movie We Were Soldiers as Sgt. Savage, and starred in the TNT show Wanted. In Saving Private Ryan, Hurst portrays a paratrooper who, because of temporary hearing loss, cannot understand Captain Miller's questions about sighting Private Ryan which forces Miller (played by Tom Hanks) to ask the questions in writing. His biggest break came in FX's cult show, Sons of Anarchy. Originally a recurring cast member in Season 1, he was immediately promoted to main cast member in Season 2 since he became a fan favorite. His character, Opie, only gets back into the SAMCRO club to provide for his family, knowing the consequences. Hurst's portrayal of Opie earned him a Satellite Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. Hurst also voiced Jedidiah in the Box-Office hit Rango.