Fast Facts

  • Got into acting as a teen when, on his way to a swimming lesson, was discovered by a casting agent at his brother's audition.
  • Earned a nomination for a Silver Logie for Most Popular Actor Award in 2002 for the role of Vinnie Patterson on long-running Australian soap Home and Away.
  • Commitment to physical fitness runs in family (father a noted paddle boarder, mother an avid runner); lifelong interest in sports includes teen welterweight boxing championships, swimming, surfing, running, biathlon and Vinyasa yoga.
  • Avid Scrabble player.


  • 2010, Australian Film Institute Awards — International Award for Best Actor: Nominee
  • 2009, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee


  • Lloyd Kwanten — Brother
  • Eddie Kwanten — Father
  • Mitchell Kwanten — Brother
  • Kris Kwanten — Mother
  • Taylor Cole — Ex-significant Other
  • Bree Desborough — Ex-significant Other


  • University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


  • Birth Name: Ryan Christian Kwanten
  • Birth Place: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Birthday: November 28, 1976, Sagittarius
  • Profession: Actor
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