Michael M. Ryan was born on March 19, 1929 and died on March 1, 2017.
He was an American actor.
He was mostly known for his long-running role as John Randolph on the serial Another World, which he played from November 13, 1964 until his character’s death in a fire on March 6, 1979.
Ryan’s big screen credits includes the films: Tootsie and Slayground.
Ryan was also a known New York-based stage actor with many off-Broadway and Broadway roles to his credit, including the 1976 Broadway play Best Friend.
Ryan has played many classic roles in regional theatre. He was a pioneer of New York City’s East Village, where he moved to in the late 1950s and raised a family.
He also played the lead role in the daytime serial Ben Jerrod in the early 1960s, the first daytime serial to be broadcast regularly in color.
After his departure from Another World, he made appearances on The Edge of Night on ABC and played Vince Cardello on Another Life on CBN.
He was a graduate of Saint Benedict’s College in Atchison, Kansas – now Benedictine College.
Ryaan acted in plays with The Raven Theatre Guild there.
His wife was Camille Yoder and they had three children
He died under hospice care in Kansas City, Missouri.
Michael M. Ryan passed away at 87 years old.