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Ryan Hurst: Career, Family, and Personal Life

Understand what Ryan Hurst is up to now, including his roles in Paradise City and The Mysterious Benedict Society. Know about his family, height, weight, and net worth.

Who is Ryan Hurst?

Ryan Hurst is an American actor, known for his performances in films like Remember the Titans (2000), We Were Soldiers (2002), Taken (2002), Sons of Anarchy (2008–2014), Bates Motel (2015–2017), Outsiders (2016–2017), The Walking Dead (2019–2020), and Bosch (2019–present).

His big break came when he got a role in the FX crime drama Sons of Anarchy, where he became a main cast member after the first season. His performance in the show earned him the Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries, or Television Film in 2011. He also went on to provide the voice of Jedidiah in the animated film Rango. He then got a role in the WGN America series Outsiders, and then in AMC’s The Walking Dead.

He was born in Santa Monica, California to acting coach Candace Kaniecki and actor Rick Hurst and attended Santa Monica High School. Having grown up in a Hollywood family, he got an early start in show business. He also converted to Sikhism and his Sikh name is Gobind Seva Singh.



Why did Ryan Hurst leave Sons of Anarchy?

Ryan Hurst loved his role in Sons of Anarchy and it wasn’t his choice to leave. However (spoiler alert!) the decision to kill off his character was made long before the script was even written. The character of Opie was sacrificed in order to progress the Jax storyline.

“I couldn’t stop crying. I tried to talk him out of it, I went through Elisabeth Kubler-Ross’ stages of grief. He wasn’t sure of the particulars yet, just that it was gonna be bloody and gonna be noble… I didn’t see the way that it served the story. But then again, it’s not necessarily my position to comment on that. It’s Kurt’s show that he created, and whether it’s the right decision or the wrong decision, remains to be seen.”Ryan Hurst on his character getting killed off in SOA

What is Ryan Hurst up to these days?

Ryan Hurst is currently gracing our screens as Oliver Ostergaard in Paradise City and is set to appear in The Mysterious Benedict Society as Milligan. Looks like he’s keeping busy!

Who is Ryan Hurst’s dad?

Ryan Hurst’s father is none other than actor Rick Hurst, who played Deputy Cletus Hogg in the cult TV series The Dukes of Hazzard from 1980 to 1983. He even appeared in reunion shows like The Dukes of Hazzard: Hazzard in Hollywood in 2000. Talk about a family of stars!

Why was Ryan Hurst only in six episodes of Outsiders?

Ryan Hurst’s character “Lil Foster” Farrell VIII was arrested and thrown in jail for supposedly killing Breece. Although he was later found innocent of that crime in the 2nd season, it turned out he killed a man in prison, which meant he couldn’t be set free. Looks like his character’s fate was sealed from the start.

What’s Ryan Hurst’s nationality?

Ryan Hurst was born and raised in sunny Santa Monica, California, making him a true-blue American. He’s in good company, too, with fellow celebs like Tom Cruise, Christian Bale, and Sandra Bullock calling the area home.


How old is Ryan Hurst?

Ryan Hurst was born on June 19, 1976, which makes him 47 years old. As a Gemini, he’s known for his quick wit and ability to play quirky characters. Looks like his astrological sign is serving him well in his career!

How tall and heavy is Ryan Hurst?

Ryan Hurst towers over most people at a height of 6ft4in or 193cm, and weighs in at about 194lbs or 88kgs. No wonder he’s so good at playing larger-than-life characters!

Is Ryan Hurst taken or single?

Ryan Hurst has been happily married to actress Molly Cookson since May 2005. The two first met in 1994 and have been going strong ever since. Sorry, ladies!

Does Ryan Hurst have kids?

Ryan Hurst and his wife Molly Cookson have two children together, a son and a daughter. Although he’s a public figure, Ryan has kept his family life private and hasn’t shared much about his kids with the media.

What’s Ryan Hurst’s net worth?

Ryan Hurst has a net worth of $4 million, thanks to his successful acting career. Looks like he’s not just a talented actor, but a wealthy one too!

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