Ryne Sanborn, best known for playing Jason Cross in all 3 installments of High School Musical turns 20 years old on Wednesday, February 3rd. Ryne was born in Salt Lake City, Utah and has been acting and modeling since age 3.Ryne has appeared in the television shows Everwood and Touched by an Angel. He also co-starred with Lucas Grabeel (Ryan Evans-HSM 1,2 &3) and McCall Clark (Emma, one of Sharpay’s “Sharpettes”-HSM2) in the movie The Adventures of Food Boy.
Ryne first caught the eye of High School Musical director Kenny Ortega back in 2002 when Ryne was chosen to play the Child of Light in the opening and closing ceremonies of the XIX Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. Ortega was one of the producers for the ceremonies. In this video, Ryne appears just before the 2 minute mark.
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Ryne’s true passion in life though is ice hockey and dreamed for years about playing for the US Olympic hockey team. Currently Ryne plays for a team of celebrities who play for charity events. Ryne is also attending the University of Utah majoring in film and minoring in poly sci.
You can see Ryne on the Disney Channel this weekend as they air High School Musical 1 and 2 Saturday afternoon. Ryne will be signing autographs at the World of Wheels Car Show in Pittsburgh, PA on February 8th from 12-5pm and at the Annual Carl Casper Custom & New Car Show in Louisville, KY on February 21st from 1-4pm and 7-9pm.
Happy 20th Birthday Ryne!!