Ryan Huttar is one Kaback Models busiest television actors. His appearances include: HBO’s How to Make it in America, Blue Bloods, Fox’s Glee, and Law and Order, and the pilot for Weekend at Bellevue. Ryan was featured in Tania Cypriano Brazilian Promo shoot with fellow model Jannah Baroody, and has also modeled for Diesel. Ryan Huttar is to speak at the next VIP Talent Connect Summit.
What is your personality and style like?
Personality wise, I’m I jokester. I try to be funny and don’t tend to take too many things seriously. I like to go out to bars and hang out with friends when I’m not working. If I’m going out on the town, for a nice evening, I like to dress up in suit and a bowtie, but that’s not often. Most days, I’m a jeans and t-shirt guy and I like wearing topsiders because they’re comfortable.
What do you like to do outside of acting and modeling?
I run a company that runs software design. I like to go out and have fun, and play tennis. I also have 2 cats, so I play with them. In high school I played lacrosse and played some in college as well.
What are some jobs that you have done already?
I’ve been an extra and a featured extra on Law and Order SVU and Law and Order Criminal Intent and I had a fitting for Pan Am yesterday. I’ve done work for Diesel Jeans. I was also on Mr. Popper’s Penguins.
I heard you just signed your AFTRA card, that’s exciting! What are some roles you hope to get?
Now I can do speaking roles, which is something that I want to do. I won’t just be the 6’0” guy who is just in the background. My personality would be able to come through on its own and that is a big asset to me. I just picked up my card yesterday and had a fitting for Pan Am, and the shoot is this week.
What are you looking forward to in the future?
I’m at a pressure point in my life, where I worked on Wall Street for a lot of years then stopped to start my own company. Now, I either have to get back into that, I’ve applied to law school, or if acting/modeling pans out then I can do that full time. The next 6-8 months are crucial. Hopefully modeling and acting pans out for me because I don’t want to be a lawyer or go back to banking.
If you could be on any TV show or in any movie what would it be and why?
I would love to work with Jessica Biel because she is hot and it would be fun to work with James Franco or someone like him because he can be super funny or also super serious in a drama. I wouldn’t want to work with Brad Pitt. I would want to be in anything with Tom Hanks, because he is amazing and everyone might say that, but he can do anything.
Who are your favorite models?
Marky Mark (Mark Wahlberg) because he went into acting, which is what I’m trying to do. Heidi Klum because she is the coolest person I’ve seen on TV who isn’t self-centered and seems down to earth. Models in general are pretty competitive and are hard to talk to.
I was at the AFTRA office and one girl who was in the casting, told me I looked like him. It is one of the first things that people tell me after I shake their hands. It is what it is, and I don’t know if that will help or hurt.
How did you get started with Colby models and what are your thoughts so far?
In November of last year, I went to visit a friend in DC who Ryan Colby was representing and I left my phone there. Ryan Colby brought my phone to NY for me and when I went into the Colby office to get it, Ryan told me I would be perfect for Colby. Two days later, he called me to go to Yankee Stadium for a job. It’s been pretty good so far, but it is trying on your psyche because everybody is either on your side or not. Everyone has some sort of motivation on all sides, and I like that competitive atmosphere. It’s easier to look at it and not take things personally because I am older and have been in another industry. You can’t take things personally here, because it’s not always the truth. There are a lot of egos going around.
Can you imagine yourself being the next huge star?
You always think about it. It’s a genetic lottery and a lottery about being at the right place at the right time. I really feel like it’s the work that you do to get to that spot-working out and doing as many things as you can-in order to get there. If you don’t do anything, you’re not going to get there.
Are you a romantic?
Yeah, I’d say so. I was born that way. I like dinners and flowers, so my idea of a night out would be to go to one of the local restaurants that no one knows about. Bring flowers, dress up, maybe go dancing.
What is the best way to get someone’s attention?
Raise your hand or shout at them, but you have to be careful not to be annoying. If you’re the loud mouth, they will hear you at first, but if you keep being annoying and saying whatever comes to your mind, then it could go wrong. You need to be comfortable in front of the people, shake hands and keep eye contact, but if you brag about everything you’ve done, you’ve become the jackass.
What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done?
When I was in college, I met this girl and a week later, I decided to go to Africa with her for a couple months. I only brought a tiny backpack with me and while I was there I got robbed at gun point and only came back with my passport.
Do you have an unforgettable moment?
I just want to become famous, hasn’t happened so far.
Do you have a favorite job that you’ve done?
Boxers or Briefs?
Boxers because there’s room to breathe.
Indie or underground New York. I like going to see guys or gals in New York that haven’t made it to iTunes yet or they have but haven’t gotten noticed yet.
What is your favorite food?
Indian food. I would murder it every day and then it would murder me back. I could eat it every day for the rest of my life, but live on the floor doubled over.
What is your guiltiest pleasure?
Long Island Ice Teas because I love those things.
If you weren’t a model, what would you be doing instead?
I would be a lawyer, which I don’t want to be, or I would continue on in the computer science world.
What upcoming projects do you have?
I have Pan Am this week and I am auditioning for a part in One Life to Live in about a week.
Do you have a motto you live by?
Sic semper tyrannis, which is the Virginia commonwealth motto. It means Thus always to tyrants.
What are your goals and dreams for the future?
To be happy. I wouldn’t want to make a zillion dollars, but enough to be comfortable. I want to be able to do a few things and not have to worry about credit card payments. As long as I can reduce my wants, I can live within my needs. I need to want less and make more.
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