Full Biography of Ryan Ridley

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Ryan Ridley

Ryan Ridley is an American writer and actor. He was born in Detroit, Michigan USA on May 12, 1976. He is best recognized for Rick and Morty (2013), The Wastelander (2005) and Our Footloose Remark (2011).

Ryan is the son of the producer, Mark Ridley.

His father, Mark Ridley happens to be a graduate of Wayne University with a Bachelor’s Degree in communications after which he moved to California in pursuit of a career in the film industry. He started comedy castle in 1979 and won a local Emmy Award for co-producing and hosting Tim Allen’s final local television performance in Detroit on “Funny Side of the Street”.

Given the career of his father, it’s not unusual for Ryan to want to take up the same path as his father, but a different level of it. He also has a brother named Adam Ridley a documentary Producer, Director and Editor. He is a nephew to Frank Ridley.

Ryan studied in Jerusalem at a yeshiva, along with Mike Markoff. When he moved to Chicago, he spent four years in stand-up comedy performances and making short films. He was also a part of Dan Hamon’s short film festival “Channel 101”: a non-profit monthly short film festival in Los Angeles, which also has a sister festival in New York City, Channel 101 NY. It is a creation of Dan Harmon and Rob Schrab in which participants submit a short film in the format of a pilot under five minutes in length.

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His rise to fame began as a writer and producer on the adult animated science fiction sitcom “Rick and Morty” airing on the Cartoon Network. Along with being a part of the writing staff he also provides voice-over work for various characters on that show. The show was created by Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland, the show focuses on the outlandish adventures of crazy super-genius Rick Sanchez and his timid grandson Morty Smith, both of whom are voiced by Roiland. So far, the series has a total of 41 episodes.

He’s also the co-host of the Grandma’s Virginity Podcast, a comedy podcast where Justin Roiland, Ryan Ridley, and Jackie Buscarino discuss the burning topics of today, chat with special celebrity guests, and so much more than that.

His movie credits include; Dog World, Contracted: Phase 11 (2015), Successful Alcoholics (2018), Tenacious D: Time Fixers (2006), Amigo Undead (2015), Save The Last Sip (2008) among others.

He played the role of Alan alongside T.J. Miller, Lizzy Caplan, and Tony Hale and a list of others in the 2010 short comedy “Successful Alcoholics”, a story about a successful couple with drinking problems as they try to manage their love life, social life, and jobs at the same time. The movie was directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts and won the 2010 New Hampshire Film Festival Award for the best short comedy.

In recognition of his works, Ryan was nominated for the Online Film & Television Association Award.

His work on the TV series community earned him a nomination for an OFTA television award for best writing in comedy series. He went ahead to rank on the list as one of the most popular screenwriters and in the elite list of famous celebrities born in the United States.

In 2018, he won a Prime Time Emmy Awards for the outstanding animated program for episode “Prickle Rick” in Rick and Morty. And also an Annie Awards for outstanding achievement for writing in an animated Television/Podcast production episode “Rick and Morty: The Ricklantis Mixup”.

The actor’s relationship life is quite off the limelight as there is no record about his current or past relationship.

Also, there is no estimated net worth for the actor, and no, we won’t guess.

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