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.
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.
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.
|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|
|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|
- 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.
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