Born and raised where the mountains meet the sea, Ry grew up in the Pacific Northwest acting at the 5th Avenue Theatre, singing with the Northwest Choirs and dancing at Westlake Dance Center. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre from Central Washington University and then shortly moved to New York City after a summerstock contract in Missouri. While studying and auditioning in the city, Ry completed a Master of Arts in International Relations and Development from American University to open his mind to what is happening in the world.

As a Seattle native, he grew up singing with the Seattle Symphony on Grammy-nominated albums and on feature film soundtracks. Now he has worked both Off-Broadway, toured across the country, and works as a voiceover resident at John Marshall Media. His passions for recording prompted him to start his own indie record label, Indie Chameleon, that focuses on nurturing the talent and original work of singer-songwriters.

His current projects include the re-release of his charity album Crossroads on Broadway Records, featuring Broadway talent to raise funds for Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS and arts education programs in Seattle. Along with acting, he has started to explore writing his own material, including a new play, an episodic TV show, new a jukebox musical, and an upcoming solo show at 54 Below called "Bright Eyed and Bushy Tailed."