Ryan Dorsey is an American actor who is known for having been cast in several on-screen roles such as Leo in Stumptown, Blake in Yellowstone, Tommy Miller in Pitch, Axel in Khali the Killer, Marty Hammond/Stefan Salvatore in The Vampire Diaries, Earl in Justified, Taylor Mitsch in Parks and Recreation, Derrick in The Night Shift, Dime Bag in Ray Donovan, Sheriff in Bosch, and Benson in The Mentalist.

Born Name

Ryan Keith Dorsey

Nick Name


Sun Sign


Born Place

Charleston, West Virginia, United States


California, United States



Ryan Dorsey attended Western Carolina University and The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts.




  • Father – Arnold Dorsey
  • Sibling – Aaron Dorsey (Brother)


Ryan Dorsey is represented by Defining Artists Agency, Talent Agency, West Hollywood, California, United States.




5 ft 10 in or 178 cm


74 kg or 163 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Ryan Dorsey has dated –

  1. (2014-2017) – In 2014, he got married to Naya Rivera, actress and model known for her role as Santana Lopez on the Fox television series Glee, and the duo welcomed their first child on September 17, 2015. Ryan and Naya got divorced in 2017 and shared joint custody of their son. Unfortunately, Naya Rivera passed away on July 8, 2020.
  2. (2020) – RUMOR

Race / Ethnicity


Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Toned physique
  • Often sports unkempt shoulder-length hair

Ryan Dorsey Facts

  1. In April 2013, he made his TV show debut as Cody Carlos in an episode titled Chaos of the crime drama series, Southland.
  2. Ryan Dorsey appeared as Earl, Carl’s brother, in a few episodes of the Western crime drama television series, Justified, in 2015.
  3. In 2016, he was seen as Marty Hammond/Stefan Salvatore in 2 episodes of the popular supernatural teen drama television series, The Vampire Diaries, starring , , , , , and others.
  4. Ryan Dorsey made his first theatrical film appearance by playing the role of Shamrock in the 2016 English-language French action crime thriller film, Blood Father, whose lead cast comprised of , , , Michael Parks, and .

Featured Image by Ryan Dorsey / Instagram


Facts of Ryan Dorsey

  • full nameRyan Dorsey
  • weight74 kg
  • height5 ft 10 in

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