Born on July 19, 1983, in Charleston, West Virginia, Ryan Dorsey began acting in high school. He was briefly enrolled in Western Carolina University and later West Virginia University before moving to the east coast and attending The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts.
His TV career began in 2013 with roles on Southland, Parks and Recreation and Mob City. Through the years, he landed recurring parts on Justified, Pitch, Bosch and Yellowstone.
Dorsey married actress Naya Rivera in July 2014, and they welcomed a son together in September 2015. The pair separated shortly after and finalized their divorce in June 2018. The Glee alum died in July 2020 after drowning in Lake Piru in California.