Ryan Eggold

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Ryan Eggold
Ryan Eggold 2009.jpg
Eggold at the 90210 PaleyFest in Beverly Hills, California on April 11, 2009
BornRyan James Eggold
(1984-08-10) August 10, 1984 (age 30)
Lakewood, California, U.S.
Years active2006–present
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Ryan Eggold
Ryan Eggold 2009.jpg
Eggold at the 90210 PaleyFest in Beverly Hills, California on April 11, 2009
BornRyan James Eggold
(1984-08-10) August 10, 1984 (age 30)
Lakewood, California, U.S.
Years active2006–present

Ryan James Eggold (born August 10, 1984)[1] is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Ryan Matthews on The CW teen drama series 90210 and for portraying Tom Keen on NBC television series, The Blacklist.

Personal life[edit]

Eggold was born in Lakewood, California, the son of Karen (née Benik) and James Frederick Eggold.[2][3] Eggold graduated from Santa Margarita Catholic High School in 2002, where he participated in many school theater performances, and later from the University of Southern California's theater arts department in 2006.

In 2006 Eggold made his professional television debut by way of a guest appearance on the show Related. He made his film debut the same year in the short film Con: The Corruption of Helm.[4] Besides his success as an actor, Eggold also writes music, plays guitar and piano and sings in the band Eleanor Avenue.[5]


Eggold had recurring roles on CBS's Young and the Restless, HBO's Entourage, Cartoon Network's Out of Jimmy's Head, ABC's Brothers & Sisters and the UPN/CW series Veronica Mars, before obtaining his first series regular role on the FX's Dirt.

In addition to his work in television, Eggold made his professional stage debut in the 2006 Ahmanson Theatre/Center Theatre Group production Dead End, directed by Nick Martin, and has since appeared in productions of Leipzig, the LA Weekly Theater Award-winning production of Marat/Sade, and an original production called "Amy and Elliot" which he wrote, directed and starred in at the Stella Adler theatre with Alexandra Breckenridge.[6]

Eggold portrayed English teacher Ryan Matthews in 90210, the CW spin-off of FOX's Beverly Hills, 90210,[6] despite the fact that he is less than one year older than several of the other actors who played his students. In fact, Eggold is younger than Matt Lanter, Michael Steger, and Trevor Donovan.

In January 2012, he played Mischa Barton's love interest in Mark Edwin Robinson's supernatural romance thriller Into the Dark.[7] In the fall of Fall 2013, he appeared as a main character on NBC's drama The Blacklist starring James Spader.[8] The show was picked up for another season in 2014. At that time Eggold had several other projects in work.


2006Con: The Corruption of Shawn HelmShawn HelmShort film
2008BloomDougShort film
2010First DatesTomDirect-to-DVD
2011Driving by BrailleXander West
2011HeavenlyOwenTelevision film
2011QueenNikki HolidayShort film
2011Trophy KidsMax
2011SironiaMason Jones
2012Into the DarkAdam Hunt
2013B-SideMike Zumsteg
2013Lucky ThemLucas Stone
2013Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Hers, TheThe Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Hers
2013Scent of a WomanDanShort film
2013Beside Still WatersDaniel
2014The Single Moms ClubPeter
2014Another StatesideNicky Stephens
2006RelatedLloydEpisode: "The Cape"
2006Brothers & SistersRandy StewartEpisode: "Family Portrait"
2006Veronica MarsCharlie StoneEpisode: "Charlie Don't Surf"
2006War at Home, TheThe War at HomeBruceEpisode: "Gaza Strip"
2007Young and The Restless, TheThe Young and The RestlessBarista3 episodes
2007Nick Cannon Presents: Short CircuitzJerryEpisode: "Suge Knight Light"
2007Out of Jimmy's HeadMike Werewolfowitz5 episodes
2007EntourageFive Towns cast member2 episodes
2008DirtFarber Kauffman7 episodes
2008–1190210Ryan MatthewsMain cast (seasons 1–3); 44 episodes
2008EntourageHimselfEpisode: "Fantasy Island"
2009United States of TaraTevinEpisode: "Possibility"
2013–presentBlacklist, TheThe BlacklistTom KeenMain cast
Web series
2012DaybreakBen WilkinsMain cast
Music videos
2010"Myself & I"Shenae GrimesBoyfriend

Composer credits[edit]


  1. ^ Family Tree Legends
  2. ^ Descendants of Joseph Eggold 
  3. ^ Eggold 
  4. ^ Ryan Eggold, retrieved 14 May 2014 
  5. ^ Ryan Eggold, retrieved 14 May 2014 
  6. ^ a b Brandes, Phillip (13 January 2011), Theater review: ‘Amy and Elliot’ at the Stella Adler Theatre, LA Times, retrieved 14 May 2014 
  7. ^ AOT Member Jaz Martin To Star Opposite Mischa Barton!, Actonthis, 7 January 2012 
  8. ^ Goodman, Jessica (24 November 2013), 'The Blacklist' Star Ryan Eggold On Tom's Big Secrets & What's Ahead, The Huffington Post 

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