In the fifth grade, when Ryan H. Reid realized he could make his classmates laugh at his Family Guy impressions, a love for voice work was sparked. He learned his British dialect from watching Harry Potter wayyy too many times and just absorbed and parroted, really, anything he listened to. Ryan went on to study acting and voice at Millikin University, and broadened his focus after graduation.
He spent the next six years working as a producer, voiceover artist, director, and stage/film actor in Minneapolis, Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago. Simultaneously, Ryan began working more with children, as both a director/acting coach and a nanny. For work on his directorial debut, STRUNG, Ryan was awarded the Best First Time Director award “in recognition of excellence in filmmaking at the Top Shorts Film Festival” in 2020, among 20+ awards that the short earned on the festival circuit. He now lives in Chicago, still working with kids and happily recording all his silly little voices from the vocal booth “shack” he built in his office. You can follow his journey on Instagram. His profile, based on his love for book narration, is @ryan_reads4 …Ryan Reid…Ryan…reads…so, so punny.