|Birth Name||Ryan Cooley|
|Date of Birth||May 18, 1988 (age 27)|
|Place of Birth||Orangeville, Ontario Canada|
Ryan Cooley, born May 18, 1988, is a Canadian actor best known for playing J.T. Yorke on the first 6 seasons of Degrassi: The Next Generation. Contrary to popular belief, the choice to leave Degrassi was not Ryan's. He revealed in an interview that the writers decided to kill J.T. off, and it just so happened that Ryan was thinking about leaving the show in order to go to college.
He attended the University of Toronto for drama. He can also be seen in Color of Friendship, Life with Derek, and a Toaster Strudel commercial. He played "Waif Kid" in the finale TV movie The Tale of the Silver Sight on the Canadian show, Are You Afraid of the Dark?
- Ryan is a Taurus.
- Ryan formerly dated his fellow Degrassi co-stars, Miriam McDonald and Sarah Barrable-Tishauer.