Has a fear of flying since he once went skydiving and parachute failed to open at the first attempt.
Failed his high school drama class.
Used to work in a grocery store.
Attended Kwantlen College for a few months before leaving to pursue his acting career.
Is the youngest of four brothers. Two of his three elder brothers are policemen.
Received a Youth in Film Award nomination for best actor for his work on Nickelodeon's "Hillside" (1990) (aka "Fifteen").
In early 2001, he met actress Rachael Leigh Cook and the two immediately hit it off. However, Rachael had to fly to Britain shortly after to film Blow Dry (2001). Ryan ended up surprising her, pulling out of his filming schedule, and following her all the way to London. It was a success and they ended up dating for a year.
Became engaged to his girlfriend of two years, Canadian singer Alanis Morissette in June 2004. They announced the engagement was off in June of 2006.
Has expressed great interest in portraying the DC Comics character the Flash, should Warner Bros. ever decide to do a film adaptation of the comic book.
On an episode of "The Outer Limits" (1995), he played a ghost trapped in a haunted house. Ironically, in The Amityville Horror (2005), he plays a living man trapped in a haunted house.
Was offered the role of "Xander" in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1997).
He was traveling in Indonesia with his former fiancée, Alanis Morissette, when the tsunami struck. They were uninjured since they were staying on the opposite end of the island from where the tsunami hit.
Ryan alleges he is friends with Paul Anka and meets with him once in a while.
His favorite city is Amsterdam.
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