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Robert Ryan Bio

Robert Ryan was an American actor, who most often made appearances as hardened cops and ruthless villains. He was born on November 11, 1909, in Chicago, Illinois, the United States with a middle name, Bushnell.

Robert Ryan was the first child of Mable Arbutus, a secretary, and Timothy Aloysius Ryan, who was from a wealthy family that owned a real estate firm. The deceased actor was raised Catholic and educated at Loyola Academy. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1932, having held the school’s heavyweight boxing title all four years of his attendance.

After graduation, Robert Ryan found employment as a stoker on a ship that traveled to Africa, a WPA worker, and a ranch hand in Montana, among other odd jobs. When his father died in 1936, Ryan returned home and decided to become an actor.


Robert Ryan died from lung cancer on July 11, 1973, in New York City, one year after the passing away of his late wife Jessica Cadwalader. The deceased actor passed away at the age of 63. Shortly before he died, Ryan said, “I’ve been lucky as hell with my career and my family.”

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Robert Ryan Wife

Ryan was in a relationship with Indian actress Merle Oberon and then an Irish actress called Maureen O’Sullivan. However, the two women passed away.

On March 11, 1939, Robert Ryan married Jessica Cadwalader. They had two sons who are Cheyney and Walker T as well as a daughter called Lisa. Cheyney is a research fellow at Oxford University and a professor of philosophy and law at the University of Oregon. On the other hand, his elder brother, Walker T, is a bluesman. The family lived in the Manhattan co-op The Dakota at 72nd and Central Park West and eventually sublet the apartment to John Lennon and Yoko Ono.

In the fall of 1951, Oakwood Progressive School was opened in Jessica and Robert Ryan’s backyard. It was founded by a small group of parents who decided to create a school-based on their views of education and child-rearing. Three years later, those parents, including the Ryans, bought and built the elementary school campus on Moorpark Street in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley. Robert Ryan and Jessica remained married until her death from cancer in 1972.

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Timothy Ryan is an actor, known for Iguana. He is the eldest son of deceased actor, Robert Ryan and Jessica Cadwalader. Timothy is better known as bluesman Walker T. Ryan. In the 1988 film Iguana, Timothy Ryan is portrayed as Iguana, a bullied, disfigured man who flees from abusive locals, finds his own island and declares himself tyrant of his new domain.

A man and a woman get stranded there and become victims of his new sadistic nature. We can conclude that Timothy has embraced the footsteps of his late dad, Robert Ryan, who most often made appearances as hardened cops and ruthless villains.


Robert Ryan stood at a towering height of 6 feet 4 inches which is more of the same as to say 1.93 meters. In the film “The Set-Up”, his character’s weight was given as 194 pounds.

Robert Ryan Movies

Below is a list of the well known, not very old films that Ryan has been featured in. If in any case, you feel like the list is not long enough, simply click here for more of his movies.

» Billy Budd
» World War One
» The Crooked Road
» The Dirty Game
» Battle of the Bulge

» The Professionals
» The Busy Body
» The Dirty Dozen
» Hour of the Gun

» Custer of the West
» A Minute to Pray, a Second to Die
» Anzio
» The Wild Bunch

» Captain Nemo and the Underwater City
» Lawman
» The Love Machine
» … and Hope to Die

» Lolly-Madonna XXX
» The Outfit
» Executive Action
» The Iceman Cometh