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BROTHERS & SISTERS Have Found Their Ryan!

October 20, 2008 by  

There’s been much speculation about who would be cast as Ryan Lafferty, the latest sibling to join The Walker clan on BROTHERS & SISTERS.  While some of us secretly dreamed of the role going to Jason Dohring (Veronica Mars, Moonlight) or Gregory Smith (Everwood), it was not meant to be.  The role has been cast and lo and behold a relative newcomer (at least to me) will be joining the fray.

Keep on reading to find out who or stop now to avoid be spoiled.

Brothers & Sisters, Ryan Lafferty as played by Luke Grimes

According to Kristin Dos Santos, Ryan Lafferty will be played by…drumroll please…Luke Grimes.

Here’s what KDS has to say about Luke and how and when the new Walker half brother will be introduced.

Yep, William Walker’s secret son, Ryan Lafferty, arrives later this season, and sources whisper Luke Grimes is in final talks to play the part. Luke’s not a big name, but he definitely looks like he could be a Walker brother, don’t you think?

(Before you run off to IMDB, Grimes has appeared in Assassination of a High School Prseident and All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, and earlier this year he won a Best Supporting Actor Best of the Fest Award at the Breckenridge Festival of Film for his part in War Eagle, Arkansas.)

Now, exactly when does Ryan join the family and what’s in store for this new character and all our old faves? I’ve got the dish…

Insiders tell me that Ryan first appears in episode 14.

As you may remember, when the casting call for this part first went out, the character was described as an all-American kid who once upon a time had dealt drugs but was past that now. We also know that Ryan was raised far from the maddening crowd that is the Walkers—in fact, he doesn’t even know they exist. To top that off, Ryan’s mother is dead, so his one real-life connection to the Walkers is gone. (On the other hand, at least we won’t have put up with another Holly-esque figure complicating matters.)

Now, how does this all go down? Long before we meet Ryan himself, we’ll see Kitty (Calista Flockhart) visit Ryan’s hometown of Bakersfield, Calif., where she’ll start searching for the truth about her new little brother. George Lafferty, the man who raised Ryan as his own, will be played by David Andrews, and he’s both very protective of Ryan and very suspicious of the Walkers’ intentions toward his son.

According to inside sources, producers are hoping to bring Luke on as a regular in season four if the storyline and character work out with fans.

What do you think of this casting choice? Were you hoping for a familiar face or are you excited about someone bringing a fresh perspective to the role? Will Ryan’s adjustment be as easy/difficult as Rebecca’s? I don’t know about you but I’m intrigued to see how this all plays out.

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11 Responses to “BROTHERS & SISTERS Have Found Their Ryan!”

  1. Jamer on October 20th, 2008 3:55 pm

    ohh i can’t wait to see if Ryan has that Walker flare!!

  2. morgan on October 20th, 2008 5:47 pm

    i was really hoping for gregory smith. this guy looks a little doped out. BUT it’s brothers & sisters so i am sure he will be just as amazing as the others on that show.

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  5. Bette Long on February 16th, 2009 12:06 am

    I love this show, and it amazes me how the characters are so believable. The pick for Ryan is great. Has anyone noticed that he resembles Robert Pattison of Twilight? He could be his kid brother.

  6. cjb on March 1st, 2009 9:35 pm

    I’m with Bette. I thought it WAS Robert Pattinson’s little brother. He’s a great pick!

  7. Melissa on March 15th, 2009 10:12 pm

    I think it is a great choice – he totally looks alot like Robert Pattinson and I”ve enjoyed his episodes so far!!!!

  8. Skeemster on March 24th, 2009 5:17 pm

    I think that Luke Grimes (Ryan) looks a LOT like the Star of the Twilight movie.

  9. justme on April 28th, 2009 10:24 am

    Does anyone else think that Luke Grimes looks like he could be related to Johnny Depp????

  10. jen on May 26th, 2009 12:40 pm

    Oh i think that luke looks alot like edward cullen but not rob pattinson in real life. Theres a definate difference. But i love lukes mannerisms its so edward. I wonder if it was an inspiration for him when developing the character. Id be happy if ryan becomes a regular character on b&s for sure.

  11. Jess on June 22nd, 2009 2:49 pm

    I love Luke Grimes, I’m so pleased he got picked for the part 🙂