Ryan Hurst is an actor known for his tv/film roles such as Opie Winston in Sons of Anarchy, Beta in The Walking Dead, Chick Hogan in Bates Motel, Gerry Bertier in Disney’s Remember the Titans, Milligan in The Mysterious Benedeict Society, Tom Clark in Taken, and Sergeant Ernie Savage in We Were Soldiers. Hurst is the voice for Thor in Sony Playstation’s smash hit videogame Gods of War: Ragnarok.
Growing up in a Hollywood family, Hurst made a very early start in show business, with a recurring role in the NBC teen situation comedy series Saved by the Bell: The New Class. In the 1998 epic war film Saving Private Ryan, Hurst portrayed Michaelson, a paratrooper who, despite a temporary hearing loss, is able to communicate to Captain John H. Miller the approximate location of Private Ryan. In 2000, Hurst followed this with a role in Rules of Engagement and the central supporting role of Gerry Bertier in Remember the Titans. Additionally, he appeared in the war film We Were Soldiers (2002) as Sgt. Ernie Savage, played the football player Lump Hudson in the black comedy thriller film The Ladykillers (2004), and starred in the TNT police drama series Wanted (2005). From 2005 to 2007, Hurst gained recognition for portraying the recurring role of Allison DuBois’ half-brother, Michael Benoit, in NBC’s supernatural procedural drama series Medium.