Youth, College, Adult, Family
Camps, Church Services, Conferences, Disciple Now Events, Men’s Events
Television, Film, and Voice Actor; Producer; Comedian; and Author
Ryan O’Quinn was born in the small coal mining town of Grundy, Virginia. He attended the College of William and Mary in Virginia where he was a member of the famed improvisational comedy group known as I.T.
Following a brief stint as a staff assistant in the United States Senate, O’Quinn moved to Los Angeles and studied acting at The Beverly Hills Playhouse.
He was repped by manager Ross Brown and the William Morris Agency and is known for memorable roles in television shows including “Beverly Hills 90210, “Alias”, “JAG”, “ER”, “Melrose Place” and “Third Rock from the Sun”. His first feature films were “Starship Troopers” and “That Thing You Do” directed by Tom Hanks.
O’Quinn’s improv comedy background aided his venture into the arena of online videos. Television and radio stations around the world have featured his characters on their web sites and broadcasts. His comedy shorts were recently featured on “Good Morning America”, “Today”, “Fox and Friends”, “Access Hollywood”, Inside Edition”, Bravo TV’s “Outrageous and Contagious Viral Videos”, The CW’s “Online Nation”, Channel 4’s (UK) “Rude Tube” and was named YouTube Star of the Moment and YouTube Star of the month by G4 Network.
O’Quinn authored two bestselling books, “Parenting Rules: The Hilarious Handbook for Surviving Parenthood” and “Marriage Rules: The Hilarious Handbook for Surviving Marriage”. In 2014 “Parenting Rules” was the Amazon #1 bestselling book in 6 categories including fastest selling, Parenting and Families, Parenting >Religion and Parenting>Humor.
Currently O’Quinn performs regularly at the famed ImprovOlympic in Hollywood that boasts alumni such as Tine Fey, Ratchel Dratch, Jason Sudeikis, Neil Flynn, Adam McKay, Dave Koechner & more. Ryan recently starring in the feature film, “Believe” with Shawnee Smith and Danielle Nicolet and is attached to the upcoming “An American Game”.
He lives in Los Angeles, California with his wife, photographer Heather O’Quinn, and their three children.
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“It was such a blessing to host Ryan O’Quinn at our conference! He was very entertaining and funny, but he also struck a personal cord with our attendees and left them with a thoughtful challenge. It really was perfect! Then afterward he shared dinner with our team and our camp staff volunteers. He is incredibly personable, down to earth, and all around an amiable individual. We definitely hope to work with him again in the future.”
Event Coordinator, LifeWay Kids
“You really put the message in my heart and I felt like listening because you are so funny.”
Ball Ground First Baptist
“I’m so thankful that God saw fit for a 60 year old woman to be a part of this. What a blessing and thank you so much for the part you played in our week of extreme praise, worship, Bible study and laughter. Your work for the Lord and His kingdom is very mighty.”
“Our students’ lives have been affected forever. You made them laugh and smile, but more importantly think!”
VRBC Student Ministries
"Ryan’s sermons were appropriate, biblical and were presented with the love of a true brother. God is good and He has truly gifted these men."
Montana Association of Churches of God
“I’ve worked with funny people my entire career and I know funny. As a father of three I also know parenting and I can tell you that the rules in Ryan’s book are hysterically funny and 100% true!”
Executive Producer/Director, “Parks and Recreation”, “The Office”, “Brooklin 99”
"Best known to comedy audiences from various sit-coms, viral videos and standup venues, O'Quinn delivers a powerful career-making turn as the lead in the film. His standout performance of an every man type...is not to be missed."
The Huffington Post
"A real pro in every sense of the word. Reminiscent of a young Dick VanDyke"
"O'Quinn's range of emotion along with solid, natural delivery proves that he can carry a film regardless of genre."
The Good Men Project