Ryan Hurst is an American actor who portrays “Beta” in AMC’s The Walking Dead.
Ryan Hurst was born in Santa Monica, California, to Candace Kaniecki, an acting coach, and Rick Hurst, an actor. Growing up in a Hollywood family, he made a very early start in show business, with a recurring role in the comedy series Saved by the Bell: The New Class.
His big break came when he was cast as Opie Winston in the FX crime drama series Sons of Anarchy. Originally a recurring cast member in the first season, he was promoted to main cast member for the following season and went on to become a fan favorite.