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Bikes to Zombies to Gods

Ryan Hurst has been in some amazing movies and TV shows over the years. Playing iconic roles like Opie and Beta, fans of Son of Anarchy and the Walking Dead may not know the other movies and TV shows Ryan Hurst has appeared in. Did you know that he was in Saving Private Ryan, Remember the Titans, or Rango?

Let's take a moment and explore all the amazing work that Ryan Hurst has done over the years.

God of War Ragnarök

He will portray Thor in the new upcoming God of War Ragnarök game on PlayStation. Not only is he the voice of Thor but he also did the motion capture for the character also. This is also the first time he has played a videogame character. So far in the videogame series, Thor has been set up to be one of the most daunting foes.


Saved by the Bell: The New Class

Crunch Grabowski in a red shirt that reads "The Max" as he hold a notebook.

In two episode of Saved by the Bell: The New Class, Ryan Hurst played a character called Crunch Grabowski.

Sons of Anarchy

Black and white photo of Ryan Hurst as Opie on bike from Sons of Anarchy. He is leaning on the handles and looking to the left.

Opie is one of Ryan Hurst's most notable roles. As a member of the Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club and Jax's childhood friend, Opie has a significant part in the Sons of Anarchy's first five seasons.

The Walking Dead

Ryan Hurst wearing a skin mask and a leather jacket.

Another notable role is Beta from the Walking Dead. You may not instantly recognize him initially because his face is covered but in the show (and the comic books the show is based on), Beta was a celebrity before the apocalypse so he covers his face so he is not recognized.

Movie Highlights

  • 1997 The Postman - Eddie March
  • 1998 Patch Adams- Neil
  • 1998 Saving Private Ryan - Paratrooper Michaelson
  • 2000 Rules of Engagement - Captain Hustings
  • 2000 Remember the Titans - Gerry Bertier
  • 2001 Perfect Lover -Guy
  • 2001 Venus and Mars - Roberto
  • 2002 We Were Soldiers - Sgt. Ernie Savage
  • 2002 Lone Star State of Mind - Tinker
  • 2004The Ladykillers - Lump Hudson
  • 2006 Noble Things - Kyle Collins
  • 2008 Chasing the Green - Ross Franklin
  • 2013 CBGB - Mad Mountain
  • 2018 A Million Little Pieces - Hank

The Mysterious Benedict Society: Milligan

One of Nicholas Benedict's top and loyal agents, Milligan comes off as intimidating and aloof, but is actually nice. He makes sure to protect Mr. Benedict and the Children.


  • 1994 Beverly Hills, 90210 - Student Actor
  • 1995–1996 Campus Cops - Wayne Simko
  • 1995 JAG - Dirk Grover
  • 1996 Boston Common - Nikolai
  • 1996 Wings - Barry
  • 1999 L.A. Doctors - Kevn Raives
  • 2002 Touched by an Angel - Doug
  • 2002 John Doe - Elvis Braithwaite
  • 2002 TakenAdult Tom Clarke
  • 2004 Dr. Vegas - Steve
  • 2005 House - Sam McGinley
  • 2005 Wanted - Agent Jimmy McGloin
  • 2005–2007 Medium - Michael Benoit
  • 2006 Everwood - Ed Carnahan
  • 2006 CSI: Miami - Detective Michael Lloyd
  • 2007 Raines - Marco
  • 2007 Heartland - Mark Evans
  • 2011 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - Doug Loveless
  • 2013 King & Maxwell - Edgar Roy
  • 2015–2017 Bates Motel - Chick Hogan
  • 201 5Axe Cop - Chupacabra (voice)
  • 2016–2017 Outsiders - Li'l "Foster" Farrell
  • 2019 Bosch - Hector Bonner
  • 2020–2022 S.W.A.T. - Terry Luca
  • 2021–present Paradise City - Oliver Ostergaard