Ryan Jonathan Kelley was born August 31st, 1986 in Glen Ellyn, IL. The fifth of 15 brothers and sisters, Kelley was introduced to acting when his mother took him and five of his siblings to meet a talent agent in Chicago, IL. Kelley soon got his start in television commercials, appearing in over 50 ads.
Originally from Hungary, the young actor Derek Magyar attended the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, CA. Upon graduation in 2003, Magyar began to appear in a variety of television shows and shorts. His breakthrough role, however, came with the 2006 LGBT feature film, Boy Culture, where Magyar skillfully takes on the lead character X in a dramatic story about a gay male escort.