Photos with Ryan Hancock
Native Austinite, Ryan Thomas Hancock began his career in acting by auditioning for the role of a high school baseball player in Disney's, The Rookie. After competing for one of the 30 spots against over 5,000 applicants, Hancock was selected as a high school 3rd baseman, filming throughout the Spring and Summer of 2002. At the time, Hancock was coaching high school baseball and football, so this role came as a natural fit. The following year, Hancock played the role of a drinking game contestant opposite Kevin Spacey in Alan Parker's thriller, The Life of David Gale. Read more... break from acting until Friday Night Lights began filming in Austin, TX. As a former coach, this role also came naturally to him. It was not until the second season of NBC's Revolution that Hancock started to pursue more acting opportunities. Having a full time job in local law enforcement in Austin, Hancock has extensive training in firearms and defensive tactics. Evidence is shown of this in his knowledge and safe operation of weapons in multiple episodes. Later that year, John Ridley's ABC pilot, American Crime, began filming in Austin and were looking for experienced cops to play the roles of local Modesto patrol officers. Hancock is seen in one of the most dramatic scenes of the pilot opposite Benito Martinez.