Actor - Editor - Director
2013 - 2017
Ninjago: Rise of the Great Devourer - Kai Fellows / Vladimir Dubrovky
Ryan also took up directing, and he created the Bread's Crumbs Cinematic Universe. He wrote, directed and starred in the first film, Bread's Crumbs, and returned as Captain Jumpa for the second and third films. He had roles in various short films, such as Tea-Eee, Jumpa X, Isarus and Pizza Origins. Ryan also voiced Kai Fellows and Vladimir Dubrovky in Ninjago and its sequel, Rise of the Great Devourer. He later played Maxwell in The Legend of the Creepy Guy in the Woods, which served as his final film role.
On February 19, 2017, it was announced that his involvement with all films connected to Scott had ended permanently. As such, his role as Kai in Ninjago: Age of the Golden Master was recast, while his roles in Bread's Crumbs 4: Mass Consumption were cut.
Ryan showed a large interest in joining the crew after seeing part of Jurassic Shark II: The Retribution, although he was unable to be cast as the movie had already been filmed most of the way through. Ryan had known about the Jurassic Shark series for a long time through his friend, Jacob Doerr, but had no interest in joining beforehand. However, he was still able with production by providing sound effects and music, which were used throughout the second half of the movie. Towards the end of the year, Ryan was cast as Owen Hawkins in Jurassic Shark III: The Revolution, and would be one of the film's leading protagonists. Many of the film's younger cast members, such as Jon Meunier, were dropped from the third film's cast, so Scott sought new actors to take their places.
Ryan became an administrator on the LordStarscream100 Wiki in February 2014. He was the only cast member to be an active user on the site.
Filming for Jurassic Shark III began on April 5, 2014. In addition to playing Owen Hawkins, Ryan also portrayed several masked, unnamed corrupt InGen employees who appear throughout the film. He also portrayed a more prominent employee, Rainer Koffman, who became a major antagonist in the film. Ryan filmed the project until October, when production ended for the year due to the changing seasons.
Ryan later starred in The Search for the Creepy Guy in the Woods as a character named Ryan. He filmed his scenes in May, with the project being released in June. The film, by technicality, marked Ryan's acting debut; he had been filming Jurassic Shark III for two months up to this point, but it hadn't been release yet. In June, Ryan made directorial debut with Bread's Crumbs, a short film following a team of treasure hunters as they protect an ancient artifact from the villainous Bread Nelson. In addition to writing the film's script, Ryan played one of the film's main characters, Captain Jumpa. He reprised the role in Tea-Eee, which was filmed in September and released in October. By this point, the Bread's Crumbs series was growing into a cinematic universe, which Scott sought to expand in the future.
Shortly after the release of Tea-Eee, CarpenterStudios was dropped from the voice cast of Ninjago when he stopped submitting his lines for Kai. As a result, Scott allowed Ryan to take over as the character. Ryan voiced Kai for parts three to five of Ninjago, and re-recorded CarpenterStudios' dialogue for parts one and two when the full movie was released. Ryan also voiced two soldiers in the film, Roberts and a Russian soldier (whose name is later revealed as "Vladimir Dubrovky"). The project aired on YouTube from July to December 2014, with Ryan debuting upon the release of Part 3 in November.
In January 2015, Ryan took on the lead role in An Aspiration to Excel, the indirect sequel to The EdTech Enterprise. He starred in the project alongside Gabe Sagherian. The film received an honorable mention in the second annual White House Student Film Festival. Ryan resumed filming Jurassic Shark III: The Revolution in January 2015, participating in filming throughout the year and finishing all but one of his scenes by October 2015. Towards the end of January, Ryan was confirmed to be returning as the voice of Kai and Vladimir Dubrovky for Ninjago: Rise of the Great Devourer. In May 2015, Ryan starred as the titular character in the short film Dr. Troubleshoot. Ryan had developed this concept for a potential German project the previous year, but it never came to fruition. Ryan helped edit the film and write the script as well.
In June 2016, Ryan reprised his role as Captain Jumpa in Bread's Crumbs 2: Electric Boogaloo. The film was shot over the span of four days, though Ryan was hardly able to participate in the shoot. Ryan also had a small role in Bread's Crumbs 2 as Jumpa X - a robotic clone of Captain Jumpa. He returned as the character in August with the release of Jumpa X. Ryan would then reprise his roles as Kai Fellows and Vladimir Dubrovky in Rise of the Great Devourer, appearing in the first two parts in July and September, respectively.
In January 2016, Ryan began editing the final battle of Jurassic Shark III, which would be released via the fifth part of the film. He also appeared as the voice of Kai and Vladimir in the last three parts of Rise of the Great Devourer, which were released in January, February and March. In February, he filmed his final scene for Jurassic Shark III with Gabe and Russell Parkinson. In March, he worked with Scott on their German project, for which they created the short film Isarus. The film was a spin-off of Jurassic Shark III, and Ryan reprised his role as one of the film's main antagonists, Rainer Koffman. In April, Ryan worked with Austin Brinser and Jacob Doerr on Omega, a Bread's Crumbs spin-off. He kept the project a surprise until its release, with Omega serving as his only other directorial role in the Bread's Crumbs series besides the first film.
Ryan reprised his role as Captain Jumpa in Bread's Crumbs 3: Scrub Slam, the finale of the Bread's Crumbs Cinematic Universe. As a result of his expulsion in February 2017, this marked his final time playing the character. He filmed his scenes from May to June 2016. Initially, Ryan was interested in co-directing and editing the project, but Scott chose to take on both roles. In addition to this, Ryan was absent from many days of filming the project, shortening his role in it.
In July, Ryan was confirmed to return as the voice of Kai and Vladimir Dubrovky in Ninjago: Age of the Golden Master. In August, he played the mercenary Jicker in the short film The Pizza Cometh, and he reprised the role in Pizza Origins, which was filmed and released in September. Ryan was also present for filming The Legend of the Creepy Guy in the Woods in August 2016, though he didn't shoot any scenes and simply attended a day of filming. He makes an uncredited appearance in which he doubles as The Creepy Guy, though it's not noticeable as he's filmed from behind.
In October, Ryan worked with Austin Brinser, Gabe Sagherian and Alex Fanelli to make 2016 Election in a Nutshell, a comedic short film persuading people to go out and vote. Ryan served as the director of the film, and also had a cameo at the end of the short. In December, Ryan filmed his role as police officer Maxwell in The Legend of the Creepy Guy in the Woods. This would wind up being his final film role, though at the time it wasn't expected to be his last project. That month, Ryan finished editing the final battle of Jurassic Shark III. The fifth and final part of the film was released on Christmas.
On December 31, Ryan directed and acted in a short film called Wild Horses, along with Gabe Sagherian, Austin Brinser, Chris Lombardo and Alex Fanelli. Filming wasn't completed that night, and as such as set to continue on a later date.
On January 15, filming for Wild Horses continued, but was forced to abruptly stop due to several cast members leaving the set early. As a result, the film was never completed. That day, Ryan made a separate short film called Election Crashers, along with Gabe Sagherian, Ryan Grier and Sean Larkin. Wild Horses was set to wrap filming at some point, though a third day of filming never occurred. Election Crashers was set for release on January 20, though editing wasn't completed by this point.
On February 19, Ryan's involvement with LordStarscream100's films ceased permanently due to a repeatedly hostile attitude towards his fellow cast members. As a result, he was dropped from the cast of Age of the Golden Master, in which he was set to voice Kai Fellows and Vladimir Dubrovky. When Bread's Crumbs 4: Mass Consumption was confirmed a week after his expulsion, Ryan was confirmed to not be returning as Captain Jumpa or Jumpa X. The Legend of the Creepy Guy in the Woods was made his final film role. He completed his scenes prior to his expulsion, and the film was released only two weeks after it occurred.
Ryan's role as Kai in Age of the Golden Master was recast on April 3, with Matt Howell taking over the role. Vladimir Dubrovky was removed from the film and wasn't recast. Archival footage of Ryan as Jumpa X was briefly featured in The Two Man Trio.
After abusing his administrator privileges to delete this article without a stated reason, Ryan was demoted from his position on August 3 - he later agreed that the action was "unreasonable" and that the response was fair. Ryan briefly appears in two pictures in Bread's Crumbs 4 as Captain Jumpa and Jumpa X, while archival audio of Captain Jumpa is briefly heard. Ryan was not credited for any of the material.
On January 3, 2018, Ryan appeared in the full movie of Jurassic Shark III: The Revolution, which was finally released as a shortened version of the original project. That month, Ryan resumed editing Wild Horses and Election Crashers, and combined the two films into a dual release. Both projects were released on his YouTube channel on February 1, 2018. The same day, he confirmed that Bread's Crumbs 1.5 - Inquisition, an interquel to Bread's Crumbs 2 that was stuck in development since 2014, would be edited and released on his channel later that month.
He continues to create films on his [own channel], which, though generally unrelated to Scott's existing series, feature several of his collaborators. However, as of February 2018, he had no new projects planned. Information about these films can be found on his [wiki.]
- The Search for the Creepy Guy in the Woods (2014) - Ryan
- Bread's Crumbs (2014) - Captain Jumpa
- Tea-Eee (2014) - Captain Jumpa (Tom Boter)
- Ninjago (2014) - (voice) Kai Fellows, Russian Soldier, Roberts
- An Aspiration to Excel (2015) - Himself
- Dr. Troubleshoot (2015) - Dr. Troubleshoot, Roland Thompson
- Bread's Crumbs 2: Electric Boogaloo (2015) - Captain Jumpa, Jumpa X
- Jurassic Shark III: The Revolution (2015 - 2016) - Owen Hawkins, Rainer Koffman, Stone Brigham, various InGen employees
- Ninjago: Rise of the Great Devourer (2015-2016) - (voice) Kai Fellows, Vladimir Dubrovky
- Jumpa X (2015) - Jumpa X
- Isarus (2016) - Rainer Koffman
- Omega (2016) - Captain Jumpa, Jumpa X
- Bread's Crumbs 3: Scrub Slam (2016) - Captain Jumpa
- The Pizza Cometh (2016) - Jicker
- Pizza Origins (2016) - Jicker
- 2016 Election in a Nutshell (2016) - Anti-Voting Deplorable (cameo)
- The Legend of the Creepy Guy in the Woods (2017) - Maxwell (final film role)
- Bread's Crumbs 4: Mass Consumption (2017) - Captain Jumpa (archival audio/uncredited)
- Dr. Troubleshoot (2015)
- Omega (2016)
- 2016 Election in a Nutshell (2016)
- Jurassic Shark III: The Revolution (2016) (Bombshark fight & final gunfight)
- Ryan provided many of the props and sound effects used in LordStarscream100's films, mainly weapons and their respective sound effects. Notable productions include Ninjago, The Search for the Creepy Guy in the Woods, and Jurassic Shark II: The Retribution (although he only provided sound effects for the second half of the movie, as he was not involved with the first half).
- Ryan originally planned on creating several independent projects that ultimately never came to fruition prior to his expulsion, although many were cancelled or simply not developed far before that. See Scrapped Films for more.