Education & Learning
Non-fiction/educational chapter for writers finding the hook in their story.
Mystery/Thriller/Drama - Male/Male Character Scene
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Two male characters scene with slight accent for second character.
Hello! My name is Ricky Ryba (pronounced Ree-ba) I am a SAG-AFTRA Actor, Producer and former US Naval Officer. Because of my military experience, I understand what it takes to succeed in Hollywood: consistent hard work and training, a belief in oneself and always staying focused on the mission. I honorably completed my military service in 2019 and later received a Masters in Producing (with honors) from the New York Film Academy in 2020.
I have always had a curiosity and passion for life and all of the interesting people in this world. When I was young, my teachers gave me the nickname Bob Hope because I was always busy entertaining the troops. I loved entertaining my friends and making them feel happy emotions. That same energy and desire comes through in my voice when I'm acting and bringing characters and worlds to life. I have a mid-range voice that is adventurous, humorous and layered. I am capable of wide range of characters and accents. I greatly respect the creative world and will promise to give your characters and story the passion and energy they deserve.
A few entertainment accomplishments that I am proud of are my supporting role in the highly successful Clint Eastwood film American Sniper, my voiceover role on Pokemon, my talent performance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and my lead role in the Los Angeles play The Ghosts of Ma Barker.
-USAA (Commercial, Radio)
-The Haircut (ADR)
-Prom Queens (Loop Group, Walla)
-Kay Jewelers (Commercial)
-American Sniper (ADR)
-Johnny Heller (Audiobook Narration)
-MJ Lallo (Animation VO)
-Debi Derryberry (Animation VO)
-Wolfie Trausch and M'saada Nia (Loop Group VO Workshop)
-Rodney Saulsberry (VO Commercials, Narration, Promos, Trailers)
-Hugh Klitzke (Commercial VO)
-Upright Citizens Brigade (Long Form Comedy Improv, Sketch, Harold Technique)
-The Second City (Short Form Comedy Improv Workshop)
-Killian McHugh (Commercial Auditioning/Improvisation/Cold Reading/On-Camera Training)
-Kevin McCorkle (Commercial Auditioning/Cold Reading)
-Amy Lyndon (Cold Reading/Booking Technique)
-Groundlings (Short Form Comedy Improv Workshop)
-Mike Pointer (HISYC Commercial Improvisation/Cold Reading/On-Camera Training)
-Michael D. Cohen (TV Comedy Training)
-Shawn Balentine (High Fall Stunt Training, Stage Combat Fight Reactions)
-Carolyne Barry (Commercial Auditioning/Cold Reading Workshop)
-David John Huber (Pantomime, Scene Study, Cold Reading, Improvisation, Accents/Dialects)
-Lesly Kahn and Co. (Auditioning, Scene Study)
-RODE NT1-A Microphone w/filter
-Audacity/Twisted Wave w/ACX checker
-US Naval Academy (Information Technology Major, Political Science Minor)
-New York Film Academy (MFA Producing, with Honors)
I received the Best Overall Actor Award at the Global Stars Network four day competition against 200+ other actors.
I graduated with honors from the New York Film Academy's MFA Producing Program.