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Auckland, New Zealand
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Jack Scully in Neighbours, Sea Patrol, Beauty and The Beast ( TV Show)
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Jay Ryan is a New Zealand actor.
Under his birthname of Jay Bunyan, he had a minor role in Xena. He is known for his portrayal of Jack Scully in the Australian soap opera Neighbours from late 2002 until January 2005. He reportedly turned down a major role in a Canadian action movie to play the part.
When auditioning for role in LA, it was suggested that Ryan changed his name. It was felt that "Bunyan" sounded too similar to bunion.
Starting 2007 Ryan has played Seaman William "Billy" Webb aka Spider in the popular Australian drama Sea Patrol.
From a theatre background Ryan has shared the stage with the likes of John Cleese and toured internationally with `The Packer`, an acclaimed solo show written by NZ/Niuean playwright Dianna Fuemana.
In 2009, Ryan played Kevin in the New Zealand comede/drama series Go Girls.
Ryan resides in Australia, but returns home to New Zealand often.
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Jay Bunyan (born 29 August 1981), better known by his stage name Jay Ryan, is a New Zealand actor. He is best known for his roles as Jack Scully in the Australian soap opera Neighbours, Kevin in the New Zealand comedy-drama series Go Girls and Vincent Keller in the American television series Beauty & the Beast.
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