Ryan Grantham is a well-known Canadian actor. In 2007, he made his debut in The Secret of the Nutcracker as Billy. Ryan began his career in the entertainment industry at a very young age. In addition, he has been in a significant number of films and programs for television, such as Riverdale, Supernatural, Falling Skies, and IZombie. Riverdale was his last role in 2019 as Jeffery Augustine. He has played in above 37 movies and series throughout his career.
Ryan was nominated for several awards like the 11th Annual Leo Awards for best Performing actor, the Joey Awards, Vancouver in 2017, UBCP/ACTRA Awards for Best Newcomer in 2012, Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a short film in 2010, and Leo Award for Best Lead Performance by a Male in a Feature Length Drama in 2013. Further, he won awards like the VSFF Award for Best Male actor in 2012 and the Young Artist Award for Best performance in a short film.
Ryan Grantham Early Life:
Ryan was born in 1998 in Squamish, British Columbia, Canada. He was raised in a family following Christianity. Currently, he is 24 years old.
He practiced acting as a kid and got enrolled in a school that is an acting specialized. At the age of nine, Ryan made his debut on television in a series titled The Secret of the Nutcracker.
Ryan Grantham Family Background:
Ryan’s mother is Barbara Waite; his father’s identity is still undisclosed in the media. Ryan seems to be the elder of the siblings; he has a sister named Lisa Grantham.
Ryan Grantham Sentenced Life In Prison For Killing His Mother
Ryan Grantham has been sentenced to life in prison for killing his mother, Barbara Waite, who was 64 years old in 2020. He was given a life sentence in the British Columbia Supreme Court in Vancouver, and, per the terms of the sentence, he will not be eligible for parole for 14 years.
The actor’s hearing started on 13th June 2022, for the crime occurred on 31st March 2020. The court reportedly learned that Ryan rehearsed the murder and took videos throughout the time, including one in which he confessed, which showed his mother’s body.
Ryan also confessed that he loaded his car with three guns, ammunition, and camping supplies with several Molotov Cocktails the following day, intended to travel to Rideau Cottage, Ottawa, to kill Justin Trudeau (Canadian Prime Minister). He wrote about his goal in a journal. However, he instead turned himself into the police in Vancouver.
According to Ryan’s psychiatric reports in June, he was going through an “intense period of clinical depression” before the murder, with “urges to commit violence and kill himself.” He allegedly decided to kill his mother, battling cancer at the time, “to spare her from seeing the violence he intended to commit.”
In the courtroom, when the judge asked Ryan several questions, one of which was whether he was aware that a plea of guilty to second-degree murder carries a mandatory life sentence with around 10 and 25 years of parole ineligibility.
Further, after six months of pleading guilty to a second-degree murder charge for the mother’s death, He was charged with first-degree murder.
Grantham has been imprisoned for the previous two and a half years, according to Vancouver police, and has been admitted to a mental health treatment program since his custody.
His lawyers claimed during the hearing that he had been suffering from anxiety and mental depression and had stated a desire to hurt both himself and others in the months before he killed his mother.
He will serve the first 14 years of his long prison sentence without being able to apply for release.
Ryan Grantham Education:
Ryan’s attended elementary school in his hometown. Later, he enrolled at Simon Fraser University and graduated.
Ryan Grantham Physical stats:
Ryan stands around 5 feet and 7 inches tall and weighs about 65 kg. He has silky dark brown hair and striking blue eyes.
Ryan Grantham Birth Signs:
Ryan’s confirmed birthdate is unavailable, but in most places, it’s mentioned as 20th June 1998; according to this date, he falls under the Gemini zodiac.
Ryan Grantham Net worth:
Ryan is one of the most popular Canadian actors, and much of his wealth came from his acting career. His estimated net worth is $200k – $400k.
Ryan Grantham Relationship Status:
Ryan is currently single, and about his past relationship, there is no record.
Ryan Grantham Career:
Ryan began his acting career at nine and later got to act in various TV shows and movies. He proves his worth to the audience, and they acknowledge his acting skills within a short time.
His debut television series was ‘The Secret of the Nutcracker. This series premiered in 2007, and it was a successful show. His appearance in a highly acclaimed movie, The Carpenter’s Miracle, garnered wider recognition. Other films considered the keystone of his career were Storm Cell, Santa Buddies, and Slap Shot 3: The Junior League.
The milestone of his career was in Riverdale as Jeffery, the role portrayed by Ryan. This role was a golden feather in his crown. He rose to fame, and people across the globe acknowledged him as Jeffery. Riverdale, a Netflix original series, is one of the most watched.
Further, in the Entertainment Tonight Canada series, Ryan made a self-appearance with his attractive beauty. Some of the incredible films of his career are The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, The Escape of Conrad Lard-Bottom, Riese, The 12 Disasters of Christmas, Kits, Falling Skies, iZombie, Supernatural, Way of the Wicked, Unspeakable, Riverdale and Considering Love and Other Magic. These films and TV series gave Ryan valuable fame in the entertainment field.
In addition, In his school days, Ryan got the opportunity to appear in a fried chicken commercial and posed for several kids’ brands.
Ryan Grantham Social Appearance:
Ryan is not a fan of social media and is not active on any social media platforms. He does not appreciate his life, and career details go to media through social media.