Ryan Barker is an actor/writer/host from Brooklyn, NY. His ethnic background is Dutch/German, Chinese, West African (via Jamaica) & British.

In 2nd grade, his love for performance was ignited when he was chosen (with no audition!) as the star of his class play--the clinically insane, Roman emperor, Claudius.

A decade after "retiring" from acting, at his annual karate summer retreat, Ryan was tasked with writing & performing sketch comedy.

After making his black belt friends laugh as a French rapper angry about his lack of street cred, he enrolled in the Atlantic Theater Company's Acting Conservatory. Over the next couple years, he performed in Off-Off-Broadway plays, indie films & sketches.

After moving to Los Angeles, Ryan filmed commercials with DIRECTV, Facebook, Visible Wireless & Apex Legends.

In 2021, Ryan filmed his 1st co-star on Ryan Murphy's American Crime Story: Impeachment, followed by a 2 episode recurring stint on Tina Fey's Mr. Mayor opposite Ted Danson.

Ryan hosts Geeks Who Drink pub trivia Monday nights at El Tejano Tex Mex in NoHo.

Thank you for reading his life story in 181 words.

Ryan Barker