Ryan A. Conklin


Full name: Ryan Allen Conklin
Birth: 4/1/85, Marshall, Michigan
Hometown: Gettysburg, PA
Education: Gettysburg Area H.S. (class of 2003)
Religion: Presbyterian
Aspiration: Film maker
Favorite color: Blue
Size: Perfectly sized 5’8″

Ryan Real World Brooklyn


Specialist, 101st Airborne Division, 3rd Brigade, 3/187th Infantry Regiment (Rakkasans)
Sergeant, North Carolina National Guard, 252nd Combined Arms Battalion, 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team.
Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal (2), Good Conduct Medal (2), Air Assault Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Combat Infantryman Badge
Cast member, Real World: Brooklyn
Author, An Angel From Hell
Star, MTV’s Return to Duty

Quotes about Ryan Conklin

“He’s the fun one!”
The Brooklyn Paper
“Overall, I found Ryan to be quite charming and adorable.”
“It’s because of Sarah’s curiosity that we get to see that Ryan, who’s Aeropostale cap and cocky grin would normally have us peg him as “The A**hole,” is actually one of the most complex people on the show.”
Queerty.com, “Gayest. Real World. Ever.”
“Conklin is the Real World house’s class clown, just like he was voted his senior year at Gettysburg Area High School.”
The Evening Sun
“One of the most entertaining parts of the show is watching Conklin react to Chet’s naivety.”
“…most of the time Conklin is witty and subtle…”
The Gettysburg Times
“It seems Conklin strives harder than any other cast member to understand the others.”
Army Times
“I really am proud that Ryan’s my roommate. I think he’s got a lot more to him than meets the eye.”
Chet Cannon, The Real World, ep. 2101
“Of course, he is the quintessential Real World character: seemingly sheltered when it comes to social issues but armed with surprising depth (he’s a musician and is writing a book about his experiences in the Middle East) and the potential to finish his 13 weeks in Red Hook, Brooklyn with a new perspective.”
Slant magazine


Quotes from Ryan Conklin

“You’ll see throughout the season, I was ignorant at first but I become more tolerant and I pose questions and investigate because I am curious.”
The Gettysburg Times
“Sh*t. If you can survive Iraq, you can survive this house just fine.”
“Yeah, I’m a crazy nut – but I was that way before the Army.”
New York Daily News
“My grip is tight / on the weapon that I hold”
The Real World, ep. 2101




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Videos: (MTV videos are preceded by their ads)

Meet Ryan (Real World audition video)

The GLAAD interview of Ryan Conklin

Ryan Conklin singing “The Bromance Song” from Real World Brooklyn

“Ryan A. Conklin’s Iraq Slideshow” (some images may be disturbing)

“Ryan A. Conklin’s Favorite Moments in Iraq”

Ryan A. Conklin in “The Kidnappers”, his tribute to Charlie Chaplin

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