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  1. What does he think a celebrity "owes" his fans/"the public"? Where should the line be drawn with regard to a celebrity's privacy?
  2. Is he still working on CBS' "King of Queens"?
  3. Does Ryan play any instruments?
  4. Will we ever get to hear him sing?
  5. Does Ryan regret leaving law enforcement as a career?(Thanks to Val)
  6. How do you handle pre-show nervousness?
  7. Hi,I have an odd question. On the show Movie Stars that Ryan worked on, does he remember what the painting was above the fireplace in the living room? I loved that painting and would like to find a copy of it. I understand if he can't remember. It was a
  8. I've noticed that you have pictures of an outdoor appearance he made with his mother as a teen & a recent one from a telethon with another Cassidy webmaster.Does he still take part in any sort of public appearances?
  9. Is Ryan mainly gearing towards the stage now or is he also reading for parts for television & film?
  10. Am I right in thinking that Ryan is alias Lon Bronson and touring with David as his musical director? If not he looks very similar. I'm convinced it is Ryan and he's doing a great job.
  11. I absolutely love the sets for My Wife and Kids. How can I find out what paint brands and colors were used, particularly in the stairway/living room/kitchen areas?
  12. I was wondering if Ryan would be able to tell me where he bought, or at least the company who makes one of the lamps that is in the living room set of "According to Jim". It is a table lamp with a floral motif. I would really appreciate it if he could help
  13. Why do you change jobs so often?
  14. I have noticed from interviews and his appearances that Ryan has a very distinctive, incredible voice. I know he is unintersted in a singing career but has he considered doing voice-over work in commercials and in animated shows and movies?
  15. Who would you like to work with?
  16. Who has been your favorite person to work with thus far?
  17. I see that Ryan works on all of these projects and stays very busy but why don't I see his name in the credits?
  18. What kind of hours do you put in as a set dresser? Are you able to work on muliple projects/sets at one time? Is the job as a set dresser more steady then that of an actor?
  19. If a television show/play, etc., you are working on end prior to the summer and doesn't return until the next fall season, are you elgibile for unemployment benefits? It would seem your job is similar to that of a teacher or a contractor.



  1. What does he think a celebrity "owes" his fans/"the public"? Where should the line be drawn with regard to a celebrity's privacy?
    (I'm trying to quote this the best I can.) There definitely is a line that fans and the press should respect. If they like your work and see you on TV, that's great - that's our job. Sending letters to the clubs and sites - that's great, too. Seeing us on the street - bumping into us and getting an autograph is fine. However, tracking us down and deliberately trying to find us just isn't right or fair. Everyone is entitled to basic privacy and decency.
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  2. Is he still working on CBS' "King of Queens"?
    No, he leftt to start working on the WB series "Movie Stars". He had worked with one of their set dressers on a movie before and she brought him over. He really enjoyed working on the show and talking with series "guests" Don Swayze, Joey Travolta and Frank Stallone as well as series star Jennifer Grant. Unfortunately the series was cancelled. He then worked on an ABC show "The Trouble With Normal" and the Damon Wayans sitcom "My Wife And Kids".

    He is now working on the series "Invasion" on ABC and loves it.

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  3. Does Ryan play any instruments?
    I asked him and the answer is no, he doesn't.
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  4. Will we ever get to hear him sing?
    It's not an impossible event and he does have a voice (which has been confirmed by every member of his family - indeed they have said he has the best voice of all of them). He did take some voice lessons a few years ago. He just hasn't developed his voice that much and it isn't a passion for him the way acting is. He hasn't totally disregarded the idea, though. If he was offered a musical, he said he'd do it.
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  5. Does Ryan regret leaving law enforcement as a career?(Thanks to Val)
    Good question. The short answer is not really. He's still interested in the field even today - likes true crime books and such. He hasn't lost the interest. However, when he was an explorer in high school, he got involved because he knew a bunch of the deputees and found the work exciting. (Especially in Los Angeles County - there's quite the adrenalin rush involved in patroling). He seems very satisfied with his chosen career path and is quite fond of the memories of patroling. (His family is also relieved considering they all voiced concern over the possibility of his becoming an official member of the force.)
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  6. How do you handle pre-show nervousness?
    Find out what works for you. Ther are plenty of exercises - like breathing exercises and such. Focus and concentrate. Find a way to be in control. Make sure you do your homework.
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  7. Hi,I have an odd question. On the show Movie Stars that Ryan worked on, does he remember what the painting was above the fireplace in the living room? I loved that painting and would like to find a copy of it. I understand if he can't remember. It was a
    I forwarded your question to Ryan and he apologizes but doesn't know.
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  8. I've noticed that you have pictures of an outdoor appearance he made with his mother as a teen & a recent one from a telethon with another Cassidy webmaster.Does he still take part in any sort of public appearances?
    He does attend family events such as David's recent concert at the Greek Theater as much as he can (depending mainly on his work schedule). He did the telethon appearance because it was a good cause and as a favor. No doubt if the occasion occurred again and he had the chance, he'd make another appearance. He is currently helping quite a bit behind the scenes with the campaigns to recognize his father in LA and NY. No doubt he will consider making an appearance if and when those are successful.
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  9. Is Ryan mainly gearing towards the stage now or is he also reading for parts for television & film?
    He really seems to love his play reading group. It gives him a chance to experiment with different roles, styles and genres - as well as get some input and develop his craft. He also helps his friend Scott Colomby with his acting school. Ryan helps the students with scenes and gives them advice. I think if the right role came up for him, it wouldn't matter what medium it was - he just wants to get out there and show what he can do. What would he prefer, though? He seems to want to do some films and stage work.
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  10. Am I right in thinking that Ryan is alias Lon Bronson and touring with David as his musical director? If not he looks very similar. I'm convinced it is Ryan and he's doing a great job.
    No, that isn't Ryan. Ryan is busy enough with his work on My Wife and Kids and getting acting jobs. Ryan really doesn't have too much of an interest in the music-end of things. He can sing and has taken some lessons but doesn't actively pursue it. He also doesn't play any instruments.
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  11. I absolutely love the sets for My Wife and Kids. How can I find out what paint brands and colors were used, particularly in the stairway/living room/kitchen areas?
    Ryan doesn't know off-hand since he didn't directly have a hand in that (that's more production management) and since he is no longer working on the show, he doesn't have a way to find out for you. Sorry!
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  12. I was wondering if Ryan would be able to tell me where he bought, or at least the company who makes one of the lamps that is in the living room set of "According to Jim". It is a table lamp with a floral motif. I would really appreciate it if he could help
    Directly from Ryan himself: Hi Michelle, I believe it was rented from the Walt Disney Prop house?
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  13. Why do you change jobs so often?
    It's the nature of the business. TV shows come and go and jobs in the entertainment field are not static like other professions. Ryan has to make decisions on whether he is going to stay with a particular production or not - and he does get a number of offers. Some decisions don't pan out and others do. But if you look at the fact that he has been working in set decorating for almost 10 years, his career has been very steady - it has just been with different shows. One change to JAG and The Agency was meant to be temporary since he left Hollywood CPR when production was already in full swing for the season. He's now working for Tribune and gets different assignments for different shows.
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  14. I have noticed from interviews and his appearances that Ryan has a very distinctive, incredible voice. I know he is unintersted in a singing career but has he considered doing voice-over work in commercials and in animated shows and movies?
    Ryan says he would be very interested in voice-over work. It is a very tight circle, thoughand hard to break into.
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  15. Who would you like to work with?
    Julia Roberts - he really appreciates her talent and thinks she's a great person and Johnny Depp because he really likes the roles and projects that Johnny chooses. Ryan did some set work on Johnny's movie Blow.
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  16. Who has been your favorite person to work with thus far?
    Ed Asner and the feeling seems to be mutual. Ryan worked with him on the The Fantasticks and when Ed bumped into Ryan's brother Patrick recently, Ed made a point of telling Pat that Ryan was one of the best people he'd worked with.
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  17. I see that Ryan works on all of these projects and stays very busy but why don't I see his name in the credits?
    There are two reasons - it depends on the project. In television, the productions are so small that set dressers normally don't receive a screen credit. The exception here can be reality TV shows. Ryan did receive screen credit as a prop master on VH-1's "In Search of the Partridge Family".

    In movies, set dressers may receive screen credit but he is often a "day player" which means he is only working on the film a short period of time. He has worked on the movies Blow, One True Thing, The Fantasticks and Elizabethtown in this capacity. Vital to production but not receiving a screen credit. However, with the movie Mr. Woodcock (due to be released in 2006), he may be receiving a screen credit.

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  18. What kind of hours do you put in as a set dresser? Are you able to work on muliple projects/sets at one time? Is the job as a set dresser more steady then that of an actor?
    The hours he works vary depending on what type of project (tv, film, theater), at what stage of production they are at, his timing in the project (if he is a day player) and his exact responsibilities. He can - and has - worked 60 hour weeks. I have talked to him at 8:00 (his time) and he'd just gotten home after starting work at 5 am. But it is a matter of take the work when you can get it. Like any other part of that business, projects begin and end. Shows get cancelled. Plus with television (where he does most of his work) there is a summer break where there is little if any work. He does work multiple projects at times - if his schedule allows it (and sometimes it is difficult). When he was working on Dangerous Liaisons, he was doing that at night when he was working on Summerland during the day. It is much more reliable than acting but still has its fluctuations. You are always looking to your next job to make sure your bills get paid.
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  19. If a television show/play, etc., you are working on end prior to the summer and doesn't return until the next fall season, are you elgibile for unemployment benefits? It would seem your job is similar to that of a teacher or a contractor.
    Very similar to a teacher or contractor. The industry works in seasons and that is the way that work is available. He isn't per se unemployed during the summer - just not working and waiting for pilot season to begin (presumably - depending on what project he is on). Theater also has seasons.
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