"Final Destination 3" star Ryan Merriman has just been sentenced to a fate worse than jail in his DUI case -- alcohol education classes.TMZ broke the story ... Merriman was charged with two counts… READ MORE >
Ryan Earl Merriman (born April 10, 1983) is an American actor. He began his acting career as a child actor during the mid-1990s and has appeared in several feature films and television shows. Merriman was born in Choctaw, Oklahoma, the son of Earl and Nonalyn Merriman. He has a sister, Monica. At a young age, he began acting in commercials, print work, vocal performances, and local theater (Stage Struck Studios) in Oklahoma. Merriman's first major role was on the television series, The Mommies, which ran from 1993 to 1995. He is also known for his movie Luck of the Irish, which premiered on the Disney Channel. During the mid and late 1990s, he appeared in most episodes of The Pretender as a younger version of the title character. Merriman also starred in several made-for-television films, including Smart House, The Luck of the Irish, and as a young Meyer Lansky in Lansky.