Jay Ryan Net Worth

$3 Million

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What is Jay Ryan’s net worth? 

Net Worth:$3 Million
Born:August 29, 1981
Height:1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Country of Origin:New Zealand
Source of Wealth:Professional Actor
Last Updated:August 2, 2022


Jay Ryan is a New Zealand actor. Ryan is best known for his roles in the Australian soap opera ‘Neighbors.’

He has also been seen in ‘Go Girls,’ ‘Top of the Lake,’ ‘Beauty & the Beast,’ and ‘Mary Kills People.’ Ryan made his feature film breakthrough playing Ben Hanscom in ‘It: Chapter Two,’ which is the sequel to the 2017 horror film ‘It.’. 

As of December 2022, Jay Ryan’s net worth is estimated to be roughly $3 Million. 


Early Life 

Jay Ryan was born on the 29th of August, 1981, in New Zealand. Ryan began with his theatrical career. He later appeared on TV, and he managed to win his audience there. 

His birthday is Jay Bunyan, and he was born in Auckland. When he was a child, he loved to attract attention. When he was 10 years old, together with his family, he moved to Australia and graduated from high school there. 



Under the name Jay Bunyan, he appeared in the ‘Scallywag Pirates’ in 2000. He had a minor role in ‘Xena: Warrior Princess. He is best known for his portrayal of Jack Scully in ‘Neighbors’ from 2002 to 2005.  From 2007 to 2009, he played Seaman William “Billy” Webb in the popular Australian drama, ‘Sea Patrol.’

Ryan has shared the stage with the likes of John Cleese and toured internationally with The Packer, an acclaimed solo show written by Dianna Fuemana.

He is no stranger to theater. Ryan has appeared in numerous theater productions, including ‘Anthony and Cleopatra,’ ‘To Skin an Ocelot,’ ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’. He has also starred in ‘The Packer’. ‘The Packer’ was nominated for “Best International Contribution to Los Angeles Theater. 

From 2009 to 2012, he played Kevin in the comedy series ‘Go Girls.’ In 2011, he joined the comedy series ‘Offspring.’ The same year, he guest-starred on the American science fiction series ‘Terra Nova.’ 

In 2012, he was cast as the male lead in The CW’s Beauty & the Beast pilot. The CW officially announced the series at the May 2012 Up Fronts in New York. In 2019, he starred as Ben Hanscom in the horror film ‘It: Chapter Two.’ He shares the character with Jeremy Ray Taylor. 

As of December 2022, Jay Ryan’s net worth is roughly $3 Million.



Here are some of the best highlights of Jay Ryan’s career:

  • You Wish! (Movie, 2003) 
  • Go Girls (TV-Show, 2009 – 2013) 
  • Lou (Movie, 2010) 
  • Sunday Fun Day (Movie, 2016) 
  • It (Movie, 2017) 
  • It: Chapter 2 (Movie, 2019) 


Favorite Quotes from Jay Ryan

“I was shooting a mini-series for Sundance/BBC, called ‘Top of the Lake,’ that was shot by Jane Campion, who’s a beautiful native New Zealander and famous film director. The role I was playing was very intense, and they shaved half my hair off. So, I looked like this post-apocalyptic character.” – Jay Ryan

“Coming from New Zealand and Australia is like a tough pre-school for Hollywood. And having been on ‘Neighbours,’ even though the agents I met with hadn’t seen it, they knew it’s where Russell Crowe and Guy Pearce had come from. It was a foot in the door.” – Jay Ryan

“I felt more comfortable playing other people than being myself when I was a kid. And then, the tables turned. Through my performances, I’ve become more comfortable with who I am, and then I bring more of myself into the people that I play.” – Jay Ryan

“I spend a lot of time at auctions. I go through old gems that nobody wants, polishing them up and finding them a new home – anything from 1960s furniture to antique frames and general bric-a-brac.” Jay Ryan

“Hate getting up early, especially to the awful sound of an alarm. I think to myself “Here I go, another 12 hours on set”. It’s agony, but once I get up, I’m fine. I’ve had a few bad experiences when I’ve woken up and pushed the ‘stop’ button, then fallen asleep again! The show’s directors aren’t very happy with me when that happens!” – Jay Ryan

“Jumped out of the plane right over the beach, which was sweet. I was looking straight down. I had lots of people looking up at me, and then I went for a swim afterwards.” – Jay Ryan 


3 Life Lessons from Jay Ryan

Now that you know all about Jay Ryan’s net worth and how he achieved success; let’s take a look at some of the lessons we can learn from him: 


1. Love 

There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.


2. This Is Your Moment 

Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.


3. Prepare 

The will to succeed is important, but what’s more important is the will to prepare.


Frequently Asked Questions


How much is Jay Ryan worth?

Jay Ryan’s net worth is estimated to be $3 Million.

How old is Jay Ryan?

Jay Ryan was born on August 29, 1981, and is currently 41 years old.

How tall is Jay Ryan?

Jay Ryan’s height is 1.85 m, which is equal to 6 ft 1 in.


Jay Ryan is a New Zealand actor best known for starring in TV series including ‘Neighbours,’ ‘Go Girls,’ ‘Top of the Lake,’ ‘Beauty & the Beast,’ and ‘Mary Kills People.’

He starred as Jack Scully in the series Neighbors from 2002 to 2005. Between 2007 to 2009, he starred as Able Seman on the series ‘Sea Patrol.’ 

As of December 2022, Jay Ryan’s net worth is estimated to be roughly $3 Million. 

What do you think about Jay Ryan’s net worth? Leave a comment below. 

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Emmy Wallin
Emmy Wallin is a writer for Wealthy Gorilla. She is a young Swedish girl from Uppsala, who is currently traveling around the world. Emmy has a big passion for helping others and motivating people. Emmy has been studying celebrities careers, biographies, lifestyles, and net worths for over 3 years. She is the face behind the net worth profiles here on Wealthy Gorilla.


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