Ryan studied theatre arts and writing at Florida State University. He has been writing and performing with the sketch group Totally Awesome Victory since he moved to New York in 2005. He began taking improv classes at the PIT in 2007, and has since been involved with improv teams like KnifeStorm, Rimbombo, Really Good Doctors, and Naked Boys Improvising. He lives in Astoria with his girlfriend and his cat. Ryan was born in Germany, where Santa Claus is both giver of gifts and harbinger of corporal discipline. This has affected every single decision of his life.