Ryan Donowho

Active - 1994 - 2020  |   Born - Sep 20, 1980   |   Genres - Drama

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Biography by Nathan Southern

Actor Ryan Donowho signed for his first screen roles in the early 2000s. Thereafter, he specialized for a period of time in portrayals of intense, brooding, slightly troubled young men in earnest dramas -- a pattern exemplified by his work in such films as Rhythm of the Saints (2003), Bringing Rain (2003), The Mudge Boy (2003), A Home at the End of the World (2004) and Imaginary Heroes (2004). With Donowho's zany contribution to Michael Lehmann's decidedly offbeat comedy Flakes (2007), however, (in which he portrayed a character named Skinny Larry), the actor broke free of the trend that had characterized his prior career choices. In addition to his film work, Donowho also had a recurring role during the third season (2005-2006) of the popular TV drama The O.C., playing Johnny, a talented but troubled surfer whom Marissa Cooper (Mischa Barton) befriends.

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