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Ryan Potter is an American actor, voice actor and Martial Artist. He is well-known for his role as Hiro Hamada in Big Hero 6 and Mike Fukanaga in Nickelodeon series, Supah Ninjas. 

He portrays Riker in Lab Rats: Elite Force.

Early Life

Potter was born on September 12, 1995 in Portland, Oregon. His father is Japanese and his mother Jordanna, whose surname is "Potter", is American. He is Jewish on his mother's side. Ryan's maternal grandmother was Jewish and he has said that he is Jewish. He was raised in Tokyo, Japan, until returning to the United States when he was seven. He was raised by his single mother. Potter grew up fluent in both Japanese and English and the age of eight, he began studying White Tiger kung fu, a discipline which he would continue to pursue throughout his teenage years. Other childhood interests reportedly included baseball, skateboarding, and playing the drums.

Career

In 2010, Potter began his acting career at the age of fifteen when he received a leaflet in his kung fu class announcing Nickelodeon was looking for teenagers to star in a new martial-arts themed program entitled Supah Ninjas. After a few days of considering an acting career, Potter decided to audition, eventually landing the series' lead role of Mike Fukanaga, a typical American teen who discovers he's a descendent from a long line of ninjas.

Following the premiere of Supah Ninjas in January 2011, Potter became one of Nickelodeon's popular young stars, featured in numerous teen magazines and making personal appearances in the network's special, Nickelodeon's Worldwide Day of Play.

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2013 Save the Date Vince Short film
2014 Senior Project Peter Hammer Indie Film
2014 Big Hero 6 Hiro Hamada Voice
2014 Write It in the Sky (Ken Loi Remix) Nomad Music video
2015 Underdog Kids Eric Barret Indie film

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2011–2013 Supah Ninjas Mike Fukanaga 39 episodes
2012 Fred: The Show Fred's Best Friend 2 episodes
2016 Lab Rats: Elite Force Riker Recurring
2017 Big Hero 6: The Series Hiro Hamada Main Voice role, upcoming Disney XD series: Currently unconfirmed

Trivia

  • Ryan is skilled in martial arts, stage combat and stunts.
  • In 2011, he founded the organization "Toy Box of Hope", a charity which holds an annual holiday collection drive for children in homeless shelters and transitional living facilities in the Los Angeles area.
  • He is a friend of William Brent as his twitter posts have said as they hang out while climb mountains. 

Gallery

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