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Ryan Ashton

CELEBRITY
Birth Name: Ryan Ashton
Birth Place: Los Angeles, USA
Profession: Actor

Born J. Ryan Ashton, Ryan comes from a family of actors. His grandfather, John Miller, taught acting in North Carolina. His mother participated in theater. Ashton followed the legacy before him.

He grew up in Scituate on the South Shore of Massachusetts. Deciding on film school at The University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Ashton earned a BFA in Directing. He continued his education in New York, studying under the renowned acting coach, Harold Guskin.

While in New York City, he landed some modeling work at the Douglas Carol Salon and at Parsons The New School of Design. Ryan wrote a web series titled Bedsider Web Content and directed the comedy series with a comedic cast. Next, he wrote and starred in a film titled Dead Monkey, directed by John Roberts.

After a move to Los Angeles, Ryan landed a role in Allegiant, of the Divergent series in 2016. In 2017, Ashton scored his biggest break yet as bad boy Zack Stinnett, a human trafficker who romances Abby Newman, on The Young and the Restless.

Ryan lives in Los Angeles and when he is not working he like to do theater and stand up comedy, and hang out with family and friends. He is very active on Social Media for fans interested in what he is working on next!

Fast Facts

  • September 24 — Birthdate
  • He grew up in Scituate on the South Shore of Massachusetts.
  • Attended The University of North Carolina School of the Arts, School of Filmmaking, where he received a BFA in Directing for Film.
  • Is also a writer and director.
  • His resume lists Stand Up Comedy as one of his special skills.
  • His late grandfather, John Miller, taught drama in Raleigh, N.C., in the 60s.

Relationships

    *NO OTHER RELATIONSHIPS LISTED FOR RYAN.

  • John Miller — Grandfather
  • Mandy Ashton — Mother
  • Miranda Ashton — Sister

Summary

Ryan Ashton is a writer, director and actor known for playing the role of the devious Zack Sinnett.

Other credits include a role in the film Allegiant and the Bedsider.org series, The Guy’s Guide to Birth Control, in which he wrote, starred and directed himself in. The show was featured in the New York Times and the Huffington Post.

Ashton grew up in Massachusetts before heading south to attend The University of North Carolina School of the Arts, School of Filmmaking where he received a BFA in Directing for Film.

Ryan AshtonPhotos

Actor (4 Credits)

Title Role Year

The Young and the Restless (TV Series)

- Episode #1.11292 (2017)
- Episode #1.11286 (2017)
- Episode #1.11280 (2017)
- Episode #1.11277 (2017)
- Episode #1.11276 (2017)

Zack Stinnett 2017

Allegiant

Trial Erudite Member 2016

Dead Monkey

Will Reynolds 2011

Bedsider Web Content (Video short)

Guy Nottadadi 2008

Writer (3 Credits)

Title Role Year

Dead Monkey

2011

Bedsider Web Content (Video short)

2008

Kinds of People (Short)

J. Ryan Ashton 2007

Director (2 Credits)

Title Role Year

Bedsider Web Content (Video short)

2008

Kinds of People (Short)

J. Ryan Ashton 2007