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Ryan Wayne Donowho
September 20, 1980
Houston, Texas, U.S.
|Parent(s)||Wayne Donowho (father)|
|Relatives||Matthew Donowho (brother) |
Joseph Donowho (brother)
Brett Donowho (cousin)
Ryan Wayne Donowho (born September 20, 1980) is an American actor and musician.
Born in Houston, Texas, Donowho moved to Brooklyn, New York and then to Los Angeles. He was a street musician in New York City as a "bucket" drummer. Donowho was bucket drumming in New York City when he was discovered by a modeling agent. He has an older brother, Matthew and a younger brother, Joseph.
His movie debut was in 2001's The Car Thief and the Hit Man. Donowho co-starred alongside Emile Hirsch in The Mudge Boy. In 2003 he was featured as the drummer for a song in The Hermitt's "& The Story of The Insects". Donowho is known for his work in 2004's Imaginary Heroes with Emile Hirsch. In the film, Donowho plays a sexually ambiguous character.
Donowho's roles in Imaginary Heroes and later in A Home at the End of the World created for Donowho a positive relationship with the gay community. He appeared with brother Matthew at the 2004 Outfest, a gay and lesbian film festival held annually in Los Angeles along with the cast and crew of A Home at the End of the World. He appeared in Bringing Rain with Rodrigo Lopresti and Alexis Dziena. For the third season of The O.C., the producers cast Donowho as Johnny Harper. Donowho played Stanley in the 2006 film adaptation of Strangers With Candy but does not appear in the released version of the film.
Donowho appeared in the thriller film Altitude. He played the lead character of Nathan in Rites of Passage.
|2018||Hollow Body||Scott||Feature film|
|2016||Salvation||Vincent 'Vinnie' Randolph Vanatta||Feature film|
|2015||Weepah Way for Now||Syd||Feature film|
|2014||In Love and War||Unnamed/Unknown role||Short film|
|2014||The Ganzfelf Haunting||Elliot||Feature film|
|2014||Cabin Fever: Patient Zero||Dobs||Feature film|
|2012||Soldiers of Fortune||Ernesto||Feature film|
|2011||Rites of Passage||Nathan||Feature film|
|2011||Grief, a Comedy||Voice of Ex-Boyfriend||Short film (voice only)|
|2011||Blood Out||David Savion||Feature film, direct-to-video|
|2010||Prime of Your Life||Keith||Feature film, additionally served as co-producer|
|2009||Bandslam||Basher Martin||Feature film|
|2008||Cook County||Abe||Feature film, additionally served as producer|
|2007||Flakes||Skinny Larry||Feature film|
|2007||The Pacific and Eddy||Eddy||Feature film, additionally served as co-producer|
|2007||Sleepwalkers||Drummer who works as Bicycle Messenger||Short film|
|2006||The Favor||Johnny 6||Feature film|
|2006||In From the Night||Snakeman||Television film|
|2005–06||The O.C.||Johnny Harper||Recurring role • Season 3 (11 episodes)|
|2005||Broken Flowers||Young Man on Bus||Feature film|
|2005||Strangers with Candy||Stanley||Feature film, uncredited role|
|2004||Imaginary Heroes||Kyle Dwyer||Feature film, additional wrote and performed "Drug Day Afternoon" (soundtrack)|
|2004||A Home at the End of the World||Carlton Morrow||Feature film|
|2003||Bringing Rain||Atlee Surnamer||Feature film|
|2003||Rhythm of the Saints||Zane||Feature film|
|2003||The Mudge Boy||Scotty||Feature film|
|2001||The Car Thief and the Hit Man||Car Thief||Short film|
Donowho is the recipient of several awards; he was awarded twice for his role in the 2006 film The Favor at the San Diego Film Festival, receiving the Festival Award, and the Achievement in Acting Award, both for Best Actor. For his portrayal in the 2016 film Salvation, he was received the award for Best Actor at the Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood.