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Encyclopedia > Ryan Merriman
Ryan Merriman

Merriman in Final Destination 3
Birth name Ryan Earl Merriman
Born April 10, 1983 (1983-04-10) (age 24)
Choctaw, Oklahoma
Years active 1993–present

Ryan Earl Merriman (born April 10, 1983) is an American actor. He began his acting career as a child actor during the mid 1990s and have appeared in 30 Hollywood films and television shows to date. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1400x933, 205 KB)[edit] Summary src: http://outnow. ... Final Destination 3 is a 2006 horror film, and the third film in the Final Destination series. ... is the 100th day of the year (101st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Oklahoma. ... Choctaw is a growing suburban town in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma and is part of the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area. ... is the 100th day of the year (101st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... The term child actor is generally applied to a child acting in motion pictures or television, but also to an adult who began his or her acting career as a child; to avoid confusion the latter is also called a former child actor. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ... ...

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Biography

Early life

Merriman was born in Choctaw, Oklahoma to Earl and Nona Merriman; he has a sister, Monika. His father's family is originally from Germany, while his mother is of English and Scottish descent. At a young age, he began acting in commercials, print work, vocal performances and local theater in Oklahoma. Choctaw is a growing suburban town in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma and is part of the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area. ... English Americans (occasionally known as Anglo-Americans) are citizens of the United States whose ancestry originates wholly or in part in the northwest European nation of England. ... This article is about the country. ... Official language(s) None Capital Oklahoma City Largest city Oklahoma City Area  Ranked 20th  - Total 69,898 sq mi (181,196 km²)  - Width 230 miles (370 km)  - Length 298 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ...


Career

His first major role was on the television series, The Mommies, which ran from 1993 to 1995. During the mid and late 1990s, he appeared in most episodes of The Pretender as a younger version of the title character. Merriman also starred in several made-for-television films, including Smart House, The Luck of the Irish, and as a young Meyer Lansky in Lansky. In 1999, he appeared in the feature film The Deep End of the Ocean, playing the lost son of Michelle Pfeiffer's character, and subsequently starred as the main character, a Jewish boy from the Bronx, in the film Just Looking, which received a limited theatrical release in 2000. In 2002, he played the Madeleine L'Engle character Adam Eddington in yet another Disney Channel Original Movie, A Ring of Endless Light. In the years following, Merriman again returned to television roles, and appeared in Dangerous Child, co-starring Delta Burke, the mini-series Taken (2003-2004), and a guest role on Smallville in 2004. The Mommies were the name of a female comedy duo whose real-life tales of suburban life, domestication, family, marriage and other odds and ends, would serve as their comedic trademark. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ... The Pretender is a television series that originally ran on NBC for four seasons between 1996 and 2000. ... A television movie (also known as a TV film, TV movie, TV-movie, feature-length drama, made-for-TV movie, movie of the week (MOTW or MOW), single drama, telemovie, telefilm, or two-hour-long drama) is a film that is produced for and originally distributed by a television network. ... Smart House is a Disney Channel Original Movie about a young computer whiz (Ryan Merriman), his widowed father, and little sister, who win a computerized house that begins to take on a life of its own — the life of an overbearing mother (Katey Sagal). ... The Luck of the Irish is a 2001 Disney Channel Original Movie. ... Meyer Lansky (born Majer Suchowliński, July 4, 1902 – January 15, 1983) was an American gangster who, with Charles Lucky Luciano, was instrumental in the development of the so-called National Crime Syndicate in the United States. ... Lansky is a 1999 American made-for-television crime drama film. ... The Deep End of the Ocean is the title of a 1999 film about an American middle class, suburban family that is torn apart when the youngest son is kidnapped and raised by a mentally ill woman, until he appears at the frontdoor step of his real mother and asks... Michelle Marie Pfeiffer (born April 29, 1958) is a three-time Academy Award-nominated and internationally known American actress. ... For other uses, see Jew (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Bronx (disambiguation). ... Just Looking is an American feature film from the year 2000. ... Madeleine LEngle (born November 29, 1918) is an American writer best known for her childrens books, particularly the Newbery Medal-winning A Wrinkle in Time and its sequels A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, and Many Waters. ... Ryan Merriman as Adam Eddington gets up close and personal with a bottle-nosed dolphin in the Disney Channel TV movie adaptation of the Madeleine LEngle novel A Ring of Endless Light. ... A Ring of Endless Light is a 2002 Disney Channel Original Movie, based on the novel by Madeleine LEngle. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Delta Ramona Leah Burke (born July 30, 1956 in Orlando, Florida) is an American television and film actress. ... For other uses, see Taken (disambiguation). ... It has been suggested that Chloe Sullivan, Lionel Luthor, Whitney Fordman and Jason Teague be merged into this article or section. ...


During this time period, Merriman's roles also included the horror films Halloween: Resurrection (2002), The Ring Two (2005) and Final Destination 3 (2006). He is one of the stars of Home of the Giants, a high school drama co-starring Haley Joel Osment and Danielle Panabaker which has yet to be released. He will appear in the CBS mini-series Comanche Moon, currently scheduled to air in November 2007. “The Ring 2” redirects here. ... Final Destination 3 is a 2006 horror film, and the third film in the Final Destination series. ... Home of the Giants is a 2006 American film. ... Haley Joel Osment (born April 10, 1988) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor. ... Danielle Nicole Panabaker (born September 19, 1987) is an American film and television actress. ... Comanche Moon, a western novel by Larry McMurtry is the last one written in his Lonesome Dove series, though it is the second in the chronology of the narrative. ...


Personal life

Merriman married on June 25, 2004, to Micol Amanda Elizabeth Merriman. His hobbies include golf, four-wheel and dirt bikes, team sports, water sports, horseback riding, martial arts,basketball, skiing, and snowboarding. is the 176th day of the year (177th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A motorcycle (or motorbike) is a two-wheeled vehicle powered by an engine. ... Water sport most commonly refers to a sport which is played in the water. ... horse, see Horse (disambiguation). ... Hawaiian State Grappling Championships. ... This article is about the sport. ... Cross-country skiing (skating style) in Einsiedeln, Switzerland. ... Snowboarder in a half-pipe Snowboarder riding off cornice Snowboarding contributes greatly to the economies of ski resorts Snowboarding is a sport that involves descending a snow-covered slope on a snowboard that is attached to ones feet using a boot/binding interface. ...


Merriman supports the Neonatal Parents Network of Oklahoma, an independent, non-profit support network for families with critically ill or premature infants. He is also involved with Eagle Mount, an organization that offers riding, skiing, camp programs, and other special activities for disabled children in Bozeman, Montana. Bozeman is a city in southwestern Montana, USA. It is the county seat of Gallatin County. ...


Some of his best friends, co-stars and fans who meet him describe him as a very shy and quiet man.


Selected filmography

Year Title Role Notes
2007 Home of the Giants Matt Lead Role
2006 Final Destination 3 Kevin Fischer Male Lead Role
2005 The Ring Two Jake Minor Role (Opening Kill)
2003 Veritas: The Quest Nikko Zond Lead Role; TV series
2002 Taken Sam Crawford - Adult Minor Role; mini-series
2002 Halloween: Resurrection Myles 'Deckard' Barton
A Ring of Endless Light Adam Eddington made-for-television
2001 The Luck of the Irish Kyle Johnson made-for-television
The Pretender: Island of the Haunted Young Jarod made-for-television
The Pretender 2001 Young Jarod made-for-television
Dangerous Child made-for-television
1999 Smart House Ben Cooper made-for-television
The Deep End of the Ocean Sam Karras/Ben Cappadora - Age 12
1996 The Pretender Young Jarod (1996-2000)/Gemini (1999) Semi-Minor Role; TV series

2007 has been referred to, by film and media critics, as the Battle of the Sequels 2, a nickname referring to both the 2004 summer movie season and several film franchises from that year, which again appear this year: Spider-Man 3, Shrek the Third, Oceans Thirteen, Resident Evil... Home of the Giants is a 2006 American film. ... // Please note that following the tradition of the English language film industry, these are the top grossing films that were first released in the United States and Canada in 2006; because they may have made most of their income in a later year, they may not be the top-grossing... Final Destination 3 is a 2006 horror film, and the third film in the Final Destination series. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2005. ... “The Ring 2” redirects here. ... This is a list of television-related events in 2003. ... Veritas: The Quest is a fictional television program. ... The year 2002 in television involved some significant events. ... For other uses, see Taken (disambiguation). ... This is a list of film-related events in 2002. ... A Ring of Endless Light is a 2002 Disney Channel Original Movie, based on the novel by Madeleine LEngle. ... Ryan Merriman as Adam Eddington gets up close and personal with a bottle-nosed dolphin in the Disney Channel TV movie adaptation of the Madeleine LEngle novel A Ring of Endless Light. ... For the 1968 science-fiction film and novel, see 2001: A Space Odyssey The year 2001 in film involved some significant events. ... The Luck of the Irish is a 2001 Disney Channel Original Movie. ... The Pretender 2001 (also called Pretender 2001) was the first of the two The Pretender telemovies to air after the series was cancelled from the NBC. It originally aired on TNT on January 22, 2001. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... The year 1999 in film involved some significant events. ... Smart House is a Disney Channel Original Movie about a young computer whiz (Ryan Merriman), his widowed father, and little sister, who win a computerized house that begins to take on a life of its own — the life of an overbearing mother (Katey Sagal). ... The Deep End of the Ocean is the title of a 1999 film about an American middle class, suburban family that is torn apart when the youngest son is kidnapped and raised by a mentally ill woman, until he appears at the frontdoor step of his real mother and asks... This is a list of television-related events in 1996. ... The Pretender is an American television series that aired on NBC for four seasons between 1996 and 2000. ...

External links

  • Ryan Merriman's official website
  • Ryan Merriman at the Internet Movie Database
  • Picture Gallery
  • Ryan Merriman Fansite

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Ryan has starred in several television films including Lifetime's Dangerous Child, Rocket's Red Glare, Luck of the Irish, Smart House, Hallmark's Night Ride Home, Lansky, Everything That Rises, and Taken, on the Sci-Fi Channel produced by Steven Spielberg.
Final Destination 3:Mary Elizabeth Winstead and her co-star Ryan Merriman have both stated in interviews that Glen Morgan wants to make another film, but they are not sure if they will be in it.
Ryan did his own stunts and got injured during one of his stunts for the tvshow Veritas: The Quest.
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