Ryan Cartwright (born 14 March 1981) is an English film and television actor from Erdington, Birmingham. He has lived in Los Angeles since 2006. His brother is actor Che Cartwright.
He began acting with the Central Junior Television Workshop. His first major role came at the age of 15 in the British ITV comedy-drama The Grimleys. He has also appeared in such other British television programmes as Seriously Weird, Hardware, Donovan, Microsoap, Look Around You, and All About Me.
Since moving to the US, Cartwright had a recurring role on the television series Bones as the laboratory intern Vincent Nigel-Murray, until the death of his character in the season 6 episode The Hole in the Heart.
He also completed filming a Hallmark Channel television movie, Dear Prudence alongside Jane Seymour, in which he used an American accent. He had a recurring role (as upper class Briton John Hooker) on Season 3 of Mad Men.
He played Gary Bell, an autistic character, on the Syfy television series Alphas. To prepare for the role, Cartwright consulted with people who worked with autistic individuals, watched documentaries, read blogs created by autistic people and books from autistic authors Temple Grandin and Daniel Tammet. Cartwright's portrayal of Bell has earned praise from the neurological science community, crediting his complexity for eschewing stereotypes of autism previously displayed in mass media.
|1997, 1999–2001||The Grimleys||Darren Grimley||Main cast member|
|1997||Dangerfield||Ian Thomson||Series 4, episode 8 ("Contact")|
|2000||Doctors||Henry Lincoln||Series 1, episode 14 ("Cheated")|
|2002||All About Me||Peter|
|2002||Seriously Weird||Harris Pembleton|
|2002, 2004–2011||Freak Like Me||Nick/N||Series 1 as Nick, Series 4-10 as N|
|2005||Look Around You||Sam McNamara||Series 2, episode 6 ("Live Final")|
|2005||Twenty Thousand Streets Under the Sky||Rex|
|2008||Dear Prudence||Nigel Forsythe III||TV film|
|2008–2011||Bones||Vincent Nigel-Murray||Recurring character (Seasons 4, 5, and 6: 9 episodes)|
|2009||Mad Men||John Hooker||Recurring character (Season 3, 5 episodes)|
|2011– 2012||Alphas||Gary Bell||Series Regular|