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EXCLUSIVE RISING: Actor & Pro-Wrestler Ryan Nemeth on the Red Carpet at ‘The Iron Claw’ Movie Premiere!

Actor and pro-wrestler Ryan Nemeth appeared on the red carpet alongside Zac Efron in ‘The Iron Claw’ movie première.

Ryan Nemeth is a multifaceted actor, comedian, writer and pro-wrestler. He starred as an iconic 1980s wrestler Gino Hernandez in the latest A24 film ‘The Iron Claw’. Ryan has also been seen on TV shows including ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’, ‘The Eric Andre Show’, and ‘I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson’. In the wrestling world, Ryan is known as as ‘Hollywood Hunk Ryan Nemeth’, and he currently wrestles exclusively on AEW (All Elite Wrestling) TV programming, but his contract is up in early spring 2024. In a recent interview, Ryan says he’s “open-minded and excited” about what the future holds. Read the latest recent interview with Ryan Nemeth where he talks about his latest role and more!

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Q: Tell us about your role in the wrestling film ‘The Iron Claw’?

Ryan Nemeth: It was an absolute dream! The script brought me to tears every time I read it. I’ve wrestled Kevin Von Erich’s sons in the past, and they’re great, so to be cast in this prolific film about the Von Erich family was very meaningful for me. I studied Gino Hernandez matches for months, every move and mannerism; I just wanted to nail it. After one of the longest in-ring days on set, Sean Durkin (the writer and director) pulled me aside and said, ‘Ryan, you seriously brought Gino to this film’. I was speechless. It was one of those moments you just feel like you’re in the right place in life. I worked about three weeks on the film, and loved every minute of it. The cast is amazing. It was a thrill to do so much in-ring stuff with Harris Dickinson and Zac Efron, who both took to it really naturally. They really put in the work! Harris has a really great dropkick in the film as well.

Q: What’s your wrestling persona?

Ryan Nemeth: I’ve been wrestling for about 10 years. I worked in WWE NXT for three years, then on independents, and in 2021 I signed with AEW. I perform as ‘Hollywood Hunk Ryan Nemeth’ –I’m a cocky, pretty-boy villain with a dash of Ken from ‘Barbie’. A himbo you love to hate!

Q: How did you get started in the film industry?

Ryan Nemeth: When I moved to LA I started auditioning, networking, and helping out on other people’s projects. I got lots of reps on stuff like ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ and some bigger things like ‘Pee- wee’s Big Holiday’. I also started writing: things like ‘WWE Swerved’ for Jeff Tremaine, and smaller projects that I could act in myself. I was also lucky early on to book a few national
commercials, like a very fun Venmo campaign where I’m riding miniature horses, and an Xfinity
spot alongside Amy Poehler. Look up the Venmo one, it’s very funny.

‘Wanted Man’ was executive produced by Nic Nemeth, Ryan Nemeth & Jake Hartmann.

Q: Other than your latest role in ‘The Iron Claw’, which film projects are you proud to be a part of?

Ryan Nemeth: I wrote and starred in a short film called ‘Heel’ that I’m so proud of. It was the first time I collaborated with filmmaker Maggie Levin, which was really great. It was screened and wonawards at over 20 festivals around the world. I am eternally grateful to everyone who worked onit. I had two screenplays optioned last year – I’m always working on something! I had a reallyfun part in Ethan Nestors new movie ‘I Have to Do This’; playing his best friend Justin, in thishyper-stylized, insane, absurd world. I’ve started to do some voice acting as well, which is a whole new challenge.

Ryan Nemeth is repped by BAC Talent and Brevard Talent Group.


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