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Ryan Potter

Ryan Potter (born on September 12th, 1995) was born in Oregon City, Oregon before moving to Tokyo, Japan shortly after. He was raised in Japan until the age of 7 when he moved back to the United States, his first language is Japanese and he’s fluent in both Japanese and English. Ryan was raised by his mother, Jordanna Potter (which he uses her last name) for most of his life and not much is known of his father besides the fact that his father is Japanese and his mother is Caucasion and Jewish. One year after moving back to the States, Ryan started training in White Tiger Kung Fu where he would continue to study throughout his life and even now in between playing Baseball, Skateboarding and playing the drums. Jordanna (Ryan’s mother) married James Lew sometime in Late 2014, making James a stepfather to Ryan where James has been very supportive of Ryan in everything that he’s done in his career.


Ryan Potter got his start on Nickelodeon’s Supah Ninjas at the age of 15 where Nickelodeon was advertising auditions for their upcoming show through pamphlets that was given to the White Tiger Kung Fu studio where Ryan practiced. In between seasons of Supah Ninjas, Ryan made multiple appearances on other Nickelodeon shows including an appearance on Family BrainSurge and Worldwide Day of Play in 2011, two appearances on Fred: The Show and nine appearances on the revived, Figure It Out gameshow. Once Supah Ninjas ended in 2013 after a two season run, Ryan mostly continued work on movies including Senior Project & Disney’s Big Hero 6 which were both released in 2014. Throughout 2015 and 2016, Ryan appeared in 2015’s Underdog Kids, 2016’s animated flick; Throne of Elves and 2016’s Lab Rats: Elite Force while also filming Running for Grace in late 2016 and early 2017 (and released in August 2018) as well as once more voicing Hiro Hamada in Disney’s animated series, Big Hero 6: The Series.

More recently, Ryan just finished wrapping up season one of the comic book adapted superhero show, Titans which is based off the Teen Titans which is set to release in Fall of 2018. Other projects that Ryan has done throughout his career is most notable of hosting his own toy drive, Toy Box of Hope two years in a row (2011 / 2012) and donating toys in 2013 although no event was held.

Ryan is also a Photographer and Director along with his Acting chops.


Ryan doesn’t have any known nicknames but back in 2013; he explained an old nickname he had growing up where he was known as “Iron Ryan” which he earned from playing Baseball, which he’s done every summer from the second grade up until he started acting. Excerpt from Nickelodeon.

Explanation for “Iron Ryan”

When they asked him how he got the nifty nickname, Ryan replied, “That actually came from baseball. Catching was my favorite position. And basically the game depended on this one play. And the ball came home, and the guy was running home. And I got the ball and I bumped into the guy and we collided. And the ump ran over and said, “You still have the ball?” And I raised the ball in the air and I was so proud. It was a great moment. So then they called me ‘Iron Ryan’ because I was like an iron wall.”

Official Website Bio

– His official website is now defunct
Ryan Potter was born in Oregon City, Oregon on September 12th, 1995. The year of the Boar. Ryan’s family returned to Tokyo shortly after his birth. His first language is Japanese. He moved with his family to the United States just before his 7th birthday.

Ryan is currently a freshman in high school. His favorite subject is history. His least favorite subject is probably biology. Ryan’s future plans include going to college and becoming a director.

Martial Arts:
Ryan loves martial arts and began training in White Tiger Kung Fu at the age of 8. He continues in the White Tiger tradition to this day. He has also studied WuShu style kung fu. One day Ryan would like to go to China to study with Shaolin monks.

Ryan loves to read and his current favorite is the Hunger Game series. Ryan’s other hobbies are to snowboard, skateboard, play the drums, paint and go air soft with his friends.

Having grown up in Japan, pop culture is a big part of Ryan’s life. He reads manga like Shonen Jump, One Piece and Death Note, and he watches all kinds of anime.

Ryan’s favorite sport is baseball which he’s played since he was in second grade. His favorite positions are catcher and centerfield. He’s played baseball in both Spring and Fall seasons every year for the past nine years but his shooting schedule with “Supah Ninjas” doesn’t leave him enough time these days. He’s a huge fan of the game and tries to get to college and MLB games when he gets the chance.

Not surprisingly Ryan’s favorite foods are anything Japanese and Korean BBQ. Spicy food is high on his list too.

Ryan loves to travel and is looking forward to seeing the world. When “Supah Ninjas” is on hiatus Ryan hopes to go somewhere he’s never been like Italy, and go visit his family and friends in Japan. When he gets some free time he wants to learn how to scuba dive, do more snowboarding and watch a game from behind the plate at Fenway Park.

» To view information about each of Ryan’s projects, choose from the list below.

2018 - 2019
Titans Series
Gar Logan | Beast Boy
Running for Grace Movie
2017 - 2019
Big Hero 6: The Series Series
Hiro Hamada (voice)
Throne of Elves Movie
Fish (voice)
Lab Rats: Elite Force Series
Underdog Kids Movie
Eric Barret
Senior Project Movie
Peter Hammer
Big Hero 6 Movie
Hiro Hamada (voice)
Fred: The Show Series
Fred's New Friend
2011 - 2013
Supah Ninjas Series
Mike Fukanaga

› The table below will show all of the awards that Ryan Potter; or his characters in certain projects has been nominated for and or won altogether. If you have any missing information, please feel free to Email Us. 🙂

20144th Annual Behind The Voice Actors AwardsRyan Potter as Hiro HamadaBest Male Lead Vocal in a Feature FilmNOMINATED
20144th Annual Behind The Voice Actors AwardsBig Hero 6Best Vocal Ensemble in a Feature FilmNOMINATED
20144th Annual Behind The Voice Actors AwardsRyan PotterBreakthrough Voice Actor of the YearNOMINATED
20159th Annual Fort Myers Beach Film FestivalRyan PotterRising Star AwardWON

» Ryan Potter currently has two tattoos which he posted both on Instagram, one of them is a tribute to the late icon, Prince and the other is inspired by a Japanese Woodblock Print that is very personal to Ryan.

Prince Guitar Tattoo:

Posted: April 21, 2016
Caption: Thank you @toddaarikreich
My tribute to #Prince
I still have no words
So I’m showing how I feel the only way I know how, physically
Words will come to me later

And a huge thank you to @hiyaset for the design
Instagram Link: Click Here
Inspiration: It was inspired by Prince’s signature and iconic guitar. [Original Piece]

Wild Boar:

Posted: October 26, 2017
Caption: what we’re not going to do; is make this about animal cruelty or hunting.
this piece comes from a famous Japanese woodblock print where @denzell_illustratesthen drew me the modern day version. with that drawing; @kanenavasard WENT OFF!
thank you again brother for a great session, and even better tattoo. the symbolism of this piece is very personal. 🐗💜 #tattoos
Instagram Link: Click Here
Inspiration: It was inspired by an old Japanese Woodblock Print that was created by Ohara Koson and recreated into a modern version of the piece. [Original Piece]

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This sub-section will display all of the various ways you can show your support for Ryan through social media and purchasing his projects and other involvements.

He has two shows airing currently, Big Hero 6: The Series, which just aired it’s final episodes of Season 1 on Disney and you can catch up on that on DisneyNow; Season 2 will return in early to mid 2019. Titans, is currently airing every Friday until December 2018 on the DC Universe streaming service (US Only) and is projected to air on Netflix once the season finishes in International territories.

Although, the best ways to show your support for Ryan would be to follow him on any Social Media he has by following the official links below:

» Twitter
» Instagram

Other ways to support Ryan is by buying his projects on various platforms, which are all listed below with Amazon and iTunes links:

» Running for Grace [2018] – Amazon | iTunes
» Big Hero 6: The Series [2017 – 2019] – Amazon | iTunes: Vol, 1 ; Vol, 2
» Underdog Kids [2015] – Amazon | iTunes
» Senior Project [2014] – Amazon | iTunes
» Big Hero 6 [2014] – Amazon | iTunes
» Supah Ninjas [2011 – 2013] – Amazon | iTunes: Vol, 1 ; Vol, 2 ; Vol, 3 ; Orange Collection