Shawn Ryan

Biography: Shawn is the creator and executive producer of The Shield. He is a native of Rockford, Illinois. He attended Middlebury College, where he earned a joint degree in Theatre and Economics and began writing plays for the first time.

After moving to Hollywood, He became a staff writer for the show My Two Dads. He later became a writer for the shows Life with Louie and Nash Bridges. He was also producer/writer for Angel. During that time he also wrote a couple of screen plays including Welcome to Hollywood and a short film entitled The Good Things.

Shawn Ryan's Scores

Average career score: 75
Highest Metascore: 92 The Shield: Season 1
Lowest Metascore: 61 The Unit: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
7 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
74 Last Resort: Season 1 Sep 27, 2012 Writer / Creator / Executive Producer 7.8
75 The Chicago Code: Season 1 Feb 7, 2011 Writer / Creator / Executive Producer 7.0
75 Terriers: Season 1 Sep 8, 2010 Writer 8.6
tbd Lie to Me: Season 2 Sep 28, 2009 Executive Producer 8.1
64 Lie to Me: Season 1 Jan 21, 2009 Executive Producer 8.8
tbd The Unit: Season 4 Sep 28, 2008 Executive Producer 8.8
85 The Shield: Season 7 Sep 2, 2008 Writer / Creator / Executive Producer 9.5
tbd The Unit: Season 3 Sep 25, 2007 Executive Producer 9.0
tbd The Shield: Season 6 Apr 3, 2007 Writer / Executive Producer 8.8
tbd The Unit: Season 2 Sep 19, 2006 Executive Producer 9.2
61 The Unit: Season 1 Mar 7, 2006 Writer / Executive Producer 7.3
tbd The Shield: Season 5 Jan 10, 2006 Writer 9.3
tbd The Shield: Season 4 Mar 15, 2005 Writer 8.8
tbd The Shield: Season 3 Mar 9, 2004 Writer / Creator / Executive Producer 8.9
tbd The Shield: Season 2 Jan 7, 2003 Writer / Executive Producer 9.2
92 The Shield: Season 1 Mar 12, 2002 Writer / Creator / Executive Producer 9.3
tbd Angel: Season 2 Sep 26, 2000 Writer 9.0
tbd Nash Bridges: Season 5 Sep 24, 1999 Writer tbd
tbd Nash Bridges: Season 4 Sep 25, 1998 Writer tbd
tbd Nash Bridges: Season 3 Sep 19, 1997 Writer tbd