Ryan John was born in St George’s Military hospital in the New Territoties of Sek Kong, Hong Kong. A year later, Ryan and his family relocated to the United Kingdom.
Ryan went to All Saints Primary School in Thurlsetone, Devon. His teachers found he had a natural talent for performing and encouraged him to join the school's choir and drama club. His passion for performing arts grew whilst he studied at Kingsbridge Community College. Ryan regularly performed in musicals and plays.
After his GCSE's, Ryan enrolled at City College Plymouth to study engineering, he finished his course early with an extended diploma in engineering.
Having a strong family background in the military, Ryan joined the Royal Navy as a Marine Engineer and Firefighter onboard HM Submarines. He served in the Royal Navy onboard Hunter Killer Class Submarines and has spent over 220 days under the sea.
While he was stationed in Scotland in 2015, he began learning fight choreography and stunts with Storm Fight Team, rekindling his passion for performing.
When he moved back to Devon, he began studying acting with the Theatre Royal Plymouth's Young/People's Company. He auditioned to join the Barbican Theatre's Company B, Plymouth in 2018 and trained there for 2 years. Ryan John auditioned and join the National Youth Film Academy in 2019 and his been a member to the present day.
His first major role on stage came when he portrayed "Lasagne" & "Soldier 2" in "Scenes From an Execution" at the Theatre Royal Plymouth in July 2017. He performed again at the Theatre Royal Plymouth in "50 Degrees Lost" as Rory in October 2018.
That same year, he performed on stage at the Barbican Theatre, Plymouth as "Hattie" in "Down with the Clowns" (Jan 2019) and as "Don Louis" & "The Statue" in "Don Juan" (Jul 2019).
In 2017, Ryan auditioned for his first screen role in the war drama short film "Squaddies". Impressed with Ryan's naturalism he brought to the role from his military background, he was cast as the fresh faced recruit "Bambi". Ryan John has repeatedly appeared on screen in the South West, showing his versatility and range, playing a variety of different characters.
Ryan was cast in his biggest role in 2018 when was offered the role of "Phillip Wallace" in the Victorian Murder Feature Film, "The Ballad Of Lucy Sands".
In his spare time, Ryan John enjoys martial arts, weapons training, being outdoors and is an adrenalin junkie, always searching for exciting challenges and adventure.