Real World Brooklyn: Ryan Conklin

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Real World Brooklyn: Ryan Conklin

The Ryan from the Brooklyn cast that you have all been searching for is Ryan Conklin. He's a good friend of mine that I went to high school with. He's changed his name and his pics on his MySpace and Facebook pages, but you can still see that it's him from some of the videos he has posted on MySpace (there are more videos posted by him on the right hand side) *Warning* This video is from when he was serving in Iraq so there are some graphic images. Ryan A. Conklin's Iraq Slideshow Graduated in 2003 from Gettysburg High School in Gettysburg, PA. Actually he just brought all of the cast back home to Gettysburg about a week ago. Here's a couple of pics: IMAGE(http://vevmo.com/imagehosting/148ee3409bcbf9.jpg) Him and his girlfriend... IMAGE(http://vevmo.com/imagehosting/148ee336e55fa1.jpg) Always the class clown... IMAGE(http://vevmo.com/imagehosting/148ee337eb79e7.jpg) IMAGE(http://vevmo.com/imagehosting/324493f2da665107.gif)

[quote=gburg;32932]The Ryan from the Brooklyn cast that you have all been searching for is Ryan Conklin. He's a good friend of mine that I went to high school with. He's changed his name and his pics on his [URL="http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=31932671"]MySpace[/URL] and [URL="http://www.new.facebook.com/people/Ryan_Conklin/19304533"]Facebook[/URL] pages, but you can still see that it's him from some of the videos he has posted on MySpace (there are more videos posted by him on the right hand side) *Warning* This video is from when he was serving in Iraq so there are some graphic images. [URL="http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&VideoID=8397356"]MySpaceTV Videos: Ryan A. Conklin's Iraq Slideshow by Warren[/URL] Graduated in 2003 from Gettysburg High School in Gettysburg, PA. Actually he just brought all of the cast back home to Gettysburg about a week ago.[/quote] Thanks gburg!
awesome, thanks for sharing your information on him with us. So he was in Iraq...how long ago if you don't mind me asking?
[QUOTE]The Ryan from the Brooklyn cast that you have all been searching for is [B]Ryan Conklin[/B].[/QUOTE] Awesome gburg! Thanks for the intel. From what I can see thus far he looks like he is going to be an interesting character.
[quote=stacee_danielle;32935]awesome, thanks for sharing your information on him with us. So he was in Iraq...hoe long ago if you don't mind me asking?[/quote] If I remember correctly he was there 2005-2006 and got back in November of 2006. I know he was part of the 101st Airborne division that was guarding Saddam Hussein's trial back in 2006.
[quote=Bacchus;32938]Awesome gburg! Thanks for the intel. From what I can see thus far he looks like he is going to be an interesting character.[/quote] You have no idea what you're in for! I've already heard some stories but I've promised not to share.
[QUOTE=gburg;32940]If I remember correctly he was there 2005-2006 and got back in November of 2006. I know he was part of the 101st Airborne division that was guarding Saddam Hussein's trial back in 2006.[/QUOTE] Wow, that is awesome. I hope we get to hear a few of his war stories during the season.
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Oh wow, a war vet that's great! I like him already! I hope he's a great guy! Thanks for the info, [B]Gburg[/B] :)
He looks pretty young to me...
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[quote=gburg;32932] Actually he just brought all of the cast back home to Gettysburg [URL="http://vevmo.com/vbimghost.php?do=displayimg&imgid=615"][/URL][/quote] So you met the cast, eh?
He's 23 going on 24. The first picture I posted is from a few years ago. The other two are more recent. I don't live in Gettysburg anymore, so unfortunately I didn't get to meet any of them. I just read it on a post that Ryan wrote on one of our friends' Facebook wall.
[quote=gburg;32942]You have no idea what you're in for! I've already heard some stories but I've promised not to share.[/quote] Thanks for sharing a bit of Ryan info with us, gburg! He does seem like he'll be an interesting guy to watch. His videos definitely piqued my interest in his perspective on the state of things Iraq & his experiences there--it'll be interesting to see if he & his castmates exchange any opinions on that topic. And he seems like kind of a goofball, too, so hopefully he'll foment lots of funny moments this season :). Just out of idle curiosity, are you anywhere in that "A Small Town Horror" video?
[quote=maybeshesright;33001]Just out of idle curiosity, are you anywhere in that "A Small Town Horror" video?[/quote] I'm mentioned in the credits but I'm not actually in the video. Not quite sure how I made the credits since I don't remember helping with that particular production. Hopefully the rest of the TopNotch videos will make their way on to the web once the season starts.
OK I'm just curious because I noticed that in both Ryan's and JD's Myspace page, their heights are both listed as 5'8", however when I watch the pilot ep., JD seemed shorter than him. Do you all think JD is lying about his height? Either that or Ryan is putting himself down and really is taller than 5'8"... What do you all think? Somebody make a Height thread lol
[QUOTE=travis85;44288]OK I'm just curious because I noticed that in both Ryan's and JD's Myspace page, their heights are both listed as 5'8", however when I watch the pilot ep., JD seemed shorter than him. Do you all think JD is lying about his height? Either that or Ryan is putting himself down and really is taller than 5'8"... What do you all think? Somebody make a Height thread lol[/QUOTE] Travis, someone lying about their height? Are you sure you aren't thinking of Dave (RW Hollywood)? [CENTER] [url=http://vevmo.com/vbimghost.php?do=displayimg&imgid=1154][img]http://vevmo.com/imagehosting/117496c74d6e2fdf.jpg[/img][/url] (c) 2008, Jay Brady Photography- The Paley Center for Media [/CENTER] In this image, a simple photo analysis says Ryan and JD are within about a half inch of each other in height. The white lines establish the baseline based on the bookcase in the background and the averaged alignment of chairs. The yellow lines establish the offset angle to the point of origin (the camera). Assuming that both Ryan and JD are standing equally straight (JD's head is slightly bent forward), then the offset angle demonstrates they are approximately of equal height. Can we now lock away any suggestion of lying about height? It seems a little insidious. I met them. My recollection is that both were shorter than my 5'10 1/2" height by a couple of inches and I might be little shorter than Chet. This image confirms my recollection.
[quote=gburg;32932]The Ryan from the Brooklyn cast that you have all been searching for is [B]Ryan Conklin[/B]. He's a good friend of mine that I went to high school with. He's changed his name and his pics on his [URL="http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=31932671"]MySpace[/URL] and [URL="http://www.new.facebook.com/people/Ryan_Conklin/19304533"]Facebook[/URL] pages, but you can still see that it's him from some of the videos he has posted on MySpace (there are more videos posted by him on the right hand side) *Warning* This video is from when he was serving in Iraq so there are some graphic images. [URL="http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&VideoID=8397356"]Ryan A. Conklin's Iraq Slideshow[/URL] Graduated in 2003 from Gettysburg High School in Gettysburg, PA. Actually he just brought all of the cast back home to Gettysburg about a week ago. [/quote] Thanks, for sharing your story he seems like a nice guy.
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Here's a nice article about Ryan from his local newspaper, "The Gettysburg Times." [URL="http://www.gettysburgtimes.com/articles/2009/01/21/news/entertainment/doc497724ec7b8bc555162694.txt"]'Area Man Describes Real World as Rewarding Experience'[/URL]
[quote=OtherPplsDrama;45625]Here's a nice article about Ryan from his local newspaper, "The Gettysburg Times." [URL="http://www.gettysburgtimes.com/articles/2009/01/21/news/entertainment/doc497724ec7b8bc555162694.txt"]'Area Man Describes Real World as Rewarding Experience'[/URL][/quote] That was a cool article. I didnt want it to end...lol. I love reading about articles about cast member spilling out all the goodies.
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[quote=hotboih;45636]That was a cool article. I didnt want it to end...lol. I love reading about articles about cast member spilling out all the goodies.[/quote] Yeah, and it really seems like he learned a lot during his time there.
Great find OPD, thanks!
Sucks about what happened with him and his GF. :( It must have been hard to end it though, it was his first serious relationship. Btw how is he doing post-army?
[QUOTE=tomackze;46445] Btw how is he doing post-army?[/QUOTE] I don't think he is post-army. I've heard he is headed to Ft Jackson, SC for training.
Though I admire him for being in the services, I kind of wish he wouldn't go back after seeing him on the show. He was obviously somewhat affected by what he saw in combat based on the previews for this week (it would be hard not to be affected to some degree). Also, he's gone through hearing about/seeing some of his friends go through terrible things. But if he can handle it, great for him and I wish him the best and pray he'll be OK. He doesn't necessarily have to be going back to Iraq. Don't know anything about that yet.
[QUOTE=RW561015;46869]Though I admire him for being in the services, [B]I kind of wish he wouldn't go back after seeing him on the show[/B]. He was obviously somewhat affected by what he saw in combat based on the previews for this week (it would be hard not to be affected to some degree). Also, he's gone through hearing about/seeing some of his friends go through terrible things. But if he can handle it, great for him and I wish him the best and pray he'll be OK. [B]He doesn't necessarily have to be going back to Iraq.[/B] Don't know anything about that yet.[/QUOTE] If he is ordered to deploy, it's not like he has much of a choice. Going AWOL and being labeled a deserter is not in his character.
Doesn't he suffer from PTSD..or something? Based on the previews doesn't he freak out on this weeks show from J.D. shooting shaving cream on his bed cause he thinks it sounds like bombs going off in Iraq or something?
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[quote=ash4real86;46937]Doesn't he suffer from PTSD..or something? Based on the previews doesn't he freak out on this weeks show from J.D. shooting shaving cream on his bed cause he thinks it sounds like bombs going off in Iraq or something?[/quote] [B]Posted by RW561015:[/B] [quote]Though I admire him for being in the services, I kind of wish he wouldn't go back after seeing him on the show. He was obviously somewhat affected by what he saw in combat based on the previews for this week (it would be hard not to be affected to some degree). Also, he's gone through hearing about/seeing some of his friends go through terrible things. But if he can handle it, great for him and I wish him the best and pray he'll be OK. He doesn't necessarily have to be going back to Iraq. Don't know anything about that yet.[/quote] I think things like that are not ours to speculate or judge. No one but him knows what he saw and went through over there. If it bothers him, it bothers him. I don't think PTSD or any after-effects of being in a war is anything to question or take lightly.
What does the voice on the other end of the phone say in the upcoming previews? Also, what does Ryan say at the end when he is sitting down? I have seen the ad 50 times and I can never understand what they are saying. Thanks!
[quote=paskel;46949]What does the voice on the other end of the phone say in the upcoming previews? Also, what does Ryan say at the end when he is sitting down? I have seen the ad 50 times and I can never understand what they are saying. Thanks![/quote] I'm not sure if these were the exact words of what was said on the phone so I'm probably not much help. But it was something like, "he shot himself in the head." I couldn't really understand what Ryan was saying at the end of the preview either.
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At the end he said "Welcome to my ****** life." :(
[quote=OtherPplsDrama;46952]At the end he said "Welcome to my ****** life." :([/quote] Awww. :sad: In that case it looks like this next episode is going to be sad.
I know of very few veterans of any conflict who do not have similar experiences. I've lost friends/members of my unit in 6 different conflicts since 1968.

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