Luke Timothy Grimes (born January 21, 1984) is an American actor. Grimes was born to a devoutly religious family in Dayton, Ohio, one of four siblings. His father is a pastor at Landmark Christian Church. Grimes moved to New York City to study acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He has appeared in All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, and War Eagle, Arkansas. He appeared in Assassination of a High School President, which received a limited release in March 2009. He most recently appeared in the ABC drama Brothers & Sisters beginning in March as Ryan Lafferty, the illegitimate son of William Walker, patriarch of the show's family. Beginning with Season 4, he became a series regular. He beat out Scott Porter and Jason Ritter, among others, for the role. His first film audition was..
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