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Ryan Kwanten (born November 28th, 1976) is an Australian actor. He played Vinnie Patterson from 1997 to 2002 on Australian soap opera Home and Away. After his stint ended he joined the teen-oriented drama, Summerland portraying Jay Robertson. In 2008 he was cast as Jason Stackhouse in True Blood.
Kwanten was born in Sydney, New South Wales of Flemish (Belgian) descent. Kwanten began acting on television show A Country Practice and Spellbinder. In 1997, he joined the cast of the Australian soap opera Home and Away, playing lifeguard Vinnie Patterson. Kwanten starred on the show for several years, becoming a sex symbol. He eventually chose to leave the series in 2002, shortly after his character married and became a father. Moving to the United States, Kwanten was cast as Jay Robertson in the Lori Loughlin-starring series Summerland, which ran from 2004 to 2005. He appeared in the films Flicka, with Maria Bello, Alison Lohman and Tim McGraw, and Dead Silence, a horror movie in which he played the leading role. In 2009 he will star in the film Don`t Fade Away with Mischa Barton and Beau Bridges.
Kwanten currently plays the role of Jason Stackhouse in True Blood, an HBO television series based on Charlaine Harris` Southern Vampire Mysteries. He has been nominated for a 2009 Scream Award for his role as Jason Stackhouse.
Kwanten also made an appearance in a Law and Order: SVU episode that aired on December 2nd, 2008, in which he portrays US Marine Corps Master Sergeant Dominic Pruitt who is (falsely) accused of raping and murdering a fellow marine and murdering her unborn baby.
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Ryan Kwanten (born 28 November 1976) is an Australian actor. He played Vinnie Patterson from 1997 to 2002 in the Australian soap opera Home and Away. After his stint ended he joined the American teen drama series Summerland, portraying Jay Robertson. In 2008, he was cast as Jason Stackhouse in True Blood.
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