He hundreds of celebrity interviews as ET‘s Hollywood correspondent, co-hosted the local Mid-Morning Los Angeles and most recently produced web series A BraveHeart View. Ryan also authored the 2007 book The Art Of Comedy: Getting Serious About Being Funny.
His acting career included more than two dozen roles over four decades, with bit parts on such popular series as Bewitched, Emergency!, Mission: Impossible, Night Court, Highway To Heaven, Murder, She Wrote and Desperate Housewives. His most recent TV credit was Comedy Bang Bang. Big-screen credits include Coma, Star 80 and Fast Forward.
Born Bernard Feldman on June 11, 1945, Ryan also served as a TV hosting coach and speaker and hosted Celebrity Master Class for the Screen Actors Guild Foundation. A memorial service is set for 11:30 AM Tuesday at Mount Sinai Memorial Park in Los Angeles.