A remarkably versatile actor with marked skills behind the camera, Ryan D. Hurst is best known for his breakout performance starring opposite Denzel Washington in Disney's mega-hit Remember The Titans, for which he also directed the film's second unit footage. Additional high-profile feature film roles include Steven Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan; The Ladykillers with Tom Hanks, We Were Soldiers with Mel Gibson, Patch Adams with Robin Williams, Rules Of Engagement with Samuel L. Jackson, and the animated feature Rango with Johnny Depp. his recent independent film work includes starring in Noble Things with Michael Parks and Chasing The Green alongside Jeremy London.
Ryan Hurst's television credits include Steven Speilberg's Taken, the action drama Wanted and the Emmy® award-winning series Medium.
On stage, Hurst's starring role in The Last Night Of Ballyhoo with Rhea Perlman and Rebecca Gayheart earned him the Best Performance in a Comedy award from Backstage West. The Viking Underground Repertory, Hurst's Equity Theater Production Company, debuted to rave reviews in 2004 with its newly adapted production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, in which Hurst starred, directed & produced.
Hurst and his wife, Molly Cookson, own their own production company, Fast Shoes Productions.
This season Hurst is directing two of the newly introduced Sons Of Anarchy appisodes, available through iTunes, iPads and the iPod touch.