July 5, 1981 (41)
Ryan Hansen is an American actor known for his roles in film, television, and web series. Hansen’s breakout role came in 2004 when he landed the role of Dick Casablancas in the cult favorite television series “Veronica Mars.” He quickly became a fan favorite, and his character’s catchphrase “Don’t be a dick” became a pop culture phenomenon. Hansen reprised the role in the 2014 film adaptation and the 2019 revival series.
One of the milestones in Hansen’s career was his role in the web series “Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television.” Hansen starred as a fictionalized version of himself, teaming up with a no-nonsense detective (played by Samira Wiley) to solve crimes in Hollywood. The series was a hit on YouTube Premium and received critical acclaim for its meta-humor and clever writing.
Hansen has collaborated with many notable celebrities throughout his career, including Kristen Bell (his co-star in “Veronica Mars”), Dax Shepard, Anna Faris, Amanda Seyfried, and Rob Thomas. He has also worked with directors such as Judd Apatow and Kevin Smith.
Hansen’s talent and hard work have earned him numerous accolades throughout his career. He won a Streamy Award for Best Actor in a Comedy Series for his work on “Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television,” and he was nominated for a Saturn Award for his role in “Veronica Mars.”
In addition to “Veronica Mars” and “Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television,” Hansen has appeared in numerous films and television shows. He played Kyle Bradway in the comedy film “Central Intelligence” alongside Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson, and he had a recurring role on the NBC sitcom “Bad Judge.” He also appeared in episodes of “2 Broke Girls,” “Parks and Recreation,” and “How I Met Your Mother.”