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Nickname Vlad the Outlaw

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Tom Ryan was born and raised in Jersey City NJ. Since his early childhood he's had a great passion for horror films. He nurtured that passion by filming backyard VHS films, drawing his own slasher-comic series titled "Midnight", and religiously collecting every issue of Fangoria magazine. In college Tom studied the media arts for two years before eventually dropping out to work full time.

With a handful of childhood friends that share in his taste for the macabre Tom recently put together an independent production company called "Theatre of Terror". With a mission to make quality low budget independent horror, they launched their first short film "Day 9" in January of 2013. Day 9 went on to secure digital distribution through SHORTS HDTV.

Another of Tom's great passions is music. He's been performing in bands since the age of 17 and is the lead singer and bass player for the band "Vlad the Inhaler". The band released their first studio album "the Human Infection" in April of 2013. Vlad the Inhaler performed at the Macabre Faire Film Festival in June 2013 and Parafest in September 2013. Their 2nd album "The Aftermath" was released in late 2016.

Shortly after the release of "Day 9" started work on his first feature film "FACES". Filming began in late 2013 and the production wrapped in August of 2014. The film premiered on October 10th at the Landmark Loews theater in Jersey City to an audience of over 250 people. Soon after submitting to several festivals the film was accepted to the NY Horror Show/Macabre Faire film festival (screening in January 2015). This is where the film won Audience Choice Best Feature, Best Soundtrack, and a Best Actor Award for Tom who played the lead character Frank Walker. "FACES" has recently secured distribution through Green Apple Entertainment.

Besides writing and directing Tom has also appeared in several independent projects: Corrado Gadaleta's Dead Road (web series) as Sniper (episodes 5-8) Theatre of Terror's Day 9 (short film) as Tom Weber Pictures' Sheriff Tom vs the Zombies (feature) as partygoer Mark Boutros' The Collectors (short film) as Frank Devarez Films' Zombie Hunters: City of the Dead (tv series) as FBI Agent O'Malley (episode 10) Weber Pictures' Zombies Incorporated (web series) as Gerald Jones Weber Pictures' Witches Blood (feature) as Gerald Jones Bradley Creanzo's Case at Midnight (feature) as Geils Durstein Theatre of Terror's FACES (feature) as Frank Walker (Won Best Actor) Mass Grave Pictures' Theta States (feature) as Danny (won Best Actor) Jeremiah Kipp's Black Wake (feature) as the Fisherman New Needle Productions' Good Day (feature) as Eric

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Tom Ryan

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