Ryan Hurst Biography: Age, Net Worth, Instagram, Spouse, Height, Wiki, Parents, Siblings, Movies, Awards

June 30, 2024 0 Posted By Gift Nworie

Ryan Douglas Hurst, famously known as Ryan Hurst, is an acclaimed American actor best known for his memorable roles in various TV shows and films.

He first gained widespread recognition for his portrayal of Gerry Bertier in the 2000 sports drama Remember the Titans. In this poignant performance, he showcased his talent and range as an actor.


  • Full Name: Ryan Douglas Hurst
  • Stage Name: Ryan Hurst
  • Born: June 19, 1976.
  • Age: 47 years old
  • Birthplace: Santa Monica, California.
  • Nationality: American
  • Occupation: Actor
  • Height: 1.97m
  • Parent: Rick Hurst and Candace Kaniecki.
  • Siblings: Unknown
  • Spouse: Molly Cookson
  • Children: Unknown
  • Relationship: Married
  • Net Worth: $4 million.

Early Life And Education

Ryan Douglas Hurst was born in Santa Monica, California, on June 19, 1976. He was raised by his parents, Rick Hurst and Candace Kaniecki, though the names of any potential siblings are unknown to the media. Hurst attended Santa Monica High School during his formative years.


Ryan Hurst, an American actor, has had a successful career in film and television. Hurst‘s breakthrough moment came with his portrayal of Gerry Bertier in the sports drama “Remember the Titans” (2000) and Sergeant Ernie Savage in the war film “We Were Soldiers” (2002).

These roles showcased Hurst’s ability to tackle complex and emotionally charged characters, laying the foundation for his future success. However, Hurst‘s most defining role was that of Opie Winston in the FX drama series “Sons of Anarchy” (2008-2012).

His nuanced performance as the loyal yet conflicted biker gang member earned him critical acclaim. It solidified his reputation as a talented actor who brought depth and humanity to even the most challenging characters.

Hurst‘s television success continued with roles in shows like “Bates Motel” (Chick Hogan), “Outsiders” (Li’l Foster Farrell), and “The Walking Dead” (Beta), further demonstrating his versatility and range as an actor.

Recently, Hurst has maintained his active presence in the industry, appearing in projects such as “S.W.A.T.”

(Terry Luca) and “The Mysterious Benedict Society” (Milligan). His continued commitment to his craft and ability to captivate audiences with his performances have cemented his status as a respected and sought-after actor in the entertainment industry.

Awards and Nominations

  • Win: Satellite Award for Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries, or Motion Picture Made for Television for his role in “Sons of Anarchy”
  • Nomination: BAFTA Games Award for Performer in a Supporting Role for his voice and performance as Thor in the video game “God of War Ragnarök.”
  • He also won a Backstage West Garland Award for Best Performance in a Comedy for a stage production, showcasing his diverse acting range.

Social Media

  • Instagram handle:@ryan_hurst.
  • Twitter handle: @ryhurst.

Personal Life

Ryan is happily married to actress Molly Cookson. Interestingly, the couple has been together since 1994. They tied the knot on May 8, 2005, in a private ceremony.  


Television series :

  • Opie Winston in Sons of Anarchy
  • Gerry Bertier in Remember the Titans
  • Sergeant Ernie Savage in We Were Soldiers  
  • Chick Hogan in Bates Motel   
  • Beta in The Walking Dead  
  • Thor (voice and motion capture) in God of War Ragnarök  

Net Worth

Ryan Hurst‘s net worth is estimated to be around $4 million. This wealth is likely accumulated from his acting career in movies, television shows, and video games.

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