Merriman began his career doing commercials, print work, vocal performances, and local theater in Oklahoma.
Ryan has starred in several television films including Lifetime's Dangerous Child, Rocket's Red Glare, Luck of the Irish, Smart House, Hallmark's Night Ride Home, Lansky, Everything That Rises, and Taken, on the Sci-Fi Channel produced by Steven Spielberg.
Ryan played the recurring role of Young Jarod on the NBC hit series The Pretender, which ran for four successful seasons on NBC. He was also a series regular on the NBC television sitcom, The Mommies. His film credits include Final Destination 3, The Ring, and The Ring Two.
Merriman has received seven nominations for a Young Artist Award of Hollywood, winning five times. In addition, he has been nominated five times for a Hollywood Reporter Young Star Award.
Ryan Merriman's Scores
- By date
- By user score
|Just Looking||Oct 13, 2000||Lenny Levine||9.0|
|The Deep End of the Ocean||Mar 12, 1999||Sam Karras/Ben Cappadora - Age 12||7.4|
|42||Apr 12, 2013||Dixie Walker / Dixie Walker||7.3|
|Final Destination 3||Feb 10, 2006||Kevin Fischer||5.9|
|The Ring Two||Mar 18, 2005||Jake||5.5|
|Halloween: Resurrection||Jul 12, 2002||Myles Barton||3.8|
|The 5th Quarter||Mar 25, 2011||Jon Abbate||3.5|