RYAN BARTON-GRIMLEY, or RBG as some of his most distinguished colleagues refer to him, was born in Harare, Zimbabwe in the 1970's. After battling blood-thirsty lions and mad wilder-beasts for just shy of a decade, RBG moved to the "US of A" with his family, settling in lovely Carpinteria, California. So basically... the exact opposite of Harare, Zimbabwe. After doing time at various public and private institutions, almost getting degrees in everything from basket-weaving to filmmaking, he graduated from UCLA with a prestigious degree in liberal arts. This astounding feat of academic excellence led to a starring role in the acclaimed indie feature film TROPIX and supporting roles on the hit CBS show CRIMINAL MINDS and THE PRICE OF LOVE a FOX MOV about gutter punks. After a run in front of the camera, RBG stepped behind the camera for the first time, writing and directing the internationally acclaimed home invasion thriller... THE TRUTH, starring John Heard, Brendan Sexton III, Erin Cardillo and Daniel Baldwin in 2010 which was distributed worldwide by GRAVITAS VENTURES, SHOWTIME, NETFLIX, and MAVERICK. After a short period of reflection on the icy peak of a remote mountain at an undisclosed location and directing a slew of advertising, RBG decided to step back in front of the camera, starring in and producing Douglas Mueller's award winning debut feature... REPATRIATION, a “Soldier Coming Home” story with a twist. Next he directed and starred in his second and third feature films... ELIJAH'S ASHES an award-winning road comedy about homophobia and... HAWK & REV: VAMPIRE SLAYERS a slacker-horror-comedy about "Kicking vampire asses and taking vampire names!" So... Keep an eye out for RBG performing improv in dark theaters around Los Angeles California, follow him on twitter @rybartongrimley, check out his acting and personal stuff at ryanbartongrimley.com, or head on over to rbgfilms.com to see what films or advertising he's been working on lately. Lastly... RBG thanks you for your interest in his work!