Christopher Ryan Poster


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Overview (3)

Born in Bayswater, London, England, UK
Birth NameChristopher Papazoglu
Height 5' 0½" (1.54 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Born in Bayswater, London on January 25, 1950, Christopher Papazoglou, later known as Christopher Ryan, trained at East 15 Acting School for three years before going to perform at the Glasgow Citizens' Theatre.

Even though he portrayed a few minor roles in various television shows, It wasn't until 1982 that he was cast in The Young Ones (1982) as Mike 'The Cool Person', which got him recognition through out all of Britain. Since then he has starred in many films such as Santa Claus: The Movie (1985), Dirty Weekend (1993) and well known television shows like Bottom (1991), Absolutely Fabulous (1992) and Doctor Who (2005).

He also appeared in two episodes of One Foot In The Grave in the 1990s.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Trade Mark (2)

Short height
Hoarse voice

Trivia (3)

Best known for playing "Mike" in The Young Ones (1982), but he nearly did not get the part. Comic Strip member Peter Richardson was originally cast but had to drop out, and actor Andy de la Tour, who had seen Ryan in the play, "Can't Pay, Won't Pay", put him forward, instead.
Trained at the East 15 Theatre School.
Amomg the 31 performers that have acted in both the 20th-century and 21st-century Doctor Who TV series.

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