On July 10th 1986, I was born in Memphis, Tennessee.
In 2009, I received a Radio-TV-Film degree & a Advertising degree from the University Of Texas.
In 2010, I moved to Los Angeles.
During my first years in L.A. I worked on film & television crews (Step Up 5, Murder Of A Cat, Totally Biased with Kumau Bell), while also freelance editing (The Pixies' "Greens & Blues", "The Urban Nomad" web series for RedbullUSA.com), while ALSO directing music videos (The Radioactive Chickenheads, Santa Youth) & while ALSO performing as a professional birthday clown.
In 2013, I wrote & directed a children's TV pilot called The Kids Of Na, about a kids punk band with original creature costumes by GWAR founder Hunter Jackson.
In 2014, based on the strength of this weird pilot, I was hired to be the head editor for the newly revamped Fred Figglehorn Channel. I edited a variety of comedy skits, wacky game shows, fake commercials & musicals for the Fred Channel's 3.5 million subscribers, writing & directing much of my work there as well.
In 2015, I became the head editor at Wisecrack, a startup comedy-education branded youtube channel. At Wisecrack, I edit four totally different biweekly shows. The most famous of these shows is Thug Notes, a street-smart literature show used by teachers all over the world & a regular feature on BET's The Xperiment (with a book by Random House coming out soon!). My other Wisecrack shows include Earthling Cinema, 8-Bit Philosophy, Pop Psych & Boss Bitches Of History.
The Facts Of Ryan:
NAME: Ryan Hailey
HOMETOWN: Memphis, Tennessee
BOY SCOUT RANKING: Eagle Scout
FOOTBALL POSITION: Defensive End
FAVORITE COLOR: Orange
FAVORITE FOOD: Pizza
FAVORITE DRINK: Mountain Dew
RIGHTY OR LEFTY? Righty
BOXERS OR BRIEFS? Boxer Briefs
FAVORITE HOLIDAY? Christmas
TOP 3 FAVORITE AMERICAN CITIES:
1. Austin, Texas
2. New Orleans, Louisiana
3. Las Vegas, Nevada
FAVORITE SONG: Auld Lang Syne
SOME OF MY FAVORITE MUSIC:
The Vandals, Elvis,
The Butthole Surfers, Blondie, Screeching Weasel, Ween,
Muddy Waters, Melt Banana,
Animal Collective, The Pogues,
Bear Vs. Shark, The Black Lips,
Cat Stevens, Devo, Neil Young,
Daniel Johnston, Dick Dale, Chubby Checker, The Oblivions,
The Crystals, Modest Mouse, The Radioactive Chickenheads,
The Hives, Leslie Gore, Ponytail, The Ramones, GWAR, John Williams, John Prine, The Cramps,
Thee Oh Sees & Tom Jones
ALL OF MY FAVORITE FILMMAKERS:
Joel & Ethan Coen
Paul Thomas Anderson
David O. Russell
Lars Von Trier