Former child actor who became known to audiences for his roles in Freaky Friday and How to Eat Fried Worms. He has also appeared on The Robinsons: Lost in Space and Go Figure.
He had his first acting role at age nine in the 2003 TV movie, The Big Wide World of Carl Laemke.
He also became known for portraying Tom Brooks on the CBS series, Gary Unmarried.
He was named Ryan Timothy Malgarini when he was born in Renton, Washington. He was inspired to act by his grandmother, Gloria Malgarini.