Ryan Carnes was born in 1982 and raised in Pitsfield, Illinois, a small, rural community of less than 5000. After dedicating his formative years to sports,
music, and school, Ryan eventually decided that a carreer in acting was what interested him the most. With the encouragement of his current manager Jon Simmons, he decided to give Los Angeles a
In 2003, Ryan did a national campaign for Nintendo, both in print and commercials. Since then, he has dedicated himself to studying his craft and pursuing his dream to be a working
Though he's straight, Ryan is comfortable playing gay roles. His first gay role, Ryan did full-frontal nudity in the 2004 indie gay comedy "Eating Out" directed by Allan Brocka
which has received good reviews. Since 2005, he has had a recurring role on Desperate Housewives as Justin, the gay lover of Andrew Van De Kamp (Shawn Pyfrom).
Ryan got a big break when he landed
the role of Lucas Jones, the adopted son of Bobbie (Jackie Zeman) on the critically acclaimed daytime drama GENERAL HOSPITAL. Carnes was the ninth actor to portray Lucas Jones on the ABC soap opera
General Hospital from July 2004 until September 2005. He left his role in General Hospital as Lucas Jones because he found out that his character was going to be coming out. He didn't want to be
typecast in another gay role after two previous gay roles in Desperate Housewives and Eating Out.
For his first gay role, Ryan did full-frontal nudity in the 2004 indie gay comedy "Eating
Out". In the summer of 2005 Ryan was in Costa Rica filming the 'indie' surf film "Surf School" from writer-director Joel Silverman which is due for release in 2006. Ryan plays
Tyler, local BMOC and surfing champ who must defend his title against a group of eccentric high school boys who rely on the guidance of a former surfing champion to defeat Tyler.
drummer for 15 years, Ryan also writes lyrics and is currently working with several other musicians on their first project.