Born into a family of artists (his father was a successful painter and sculptor, his grandfather was a lyrical singer), Ryan already had the music in his veins when he was still a child. Especially inspired and encouraged by his grandfather, who taught him everything about classical operas, he decided to study music after having finished college. In the early 1980s, he made his first movie experiences as well, when acting in little rolls in famous films such as „Once Upon A Time In America“ by Sergio Leone with Robert de Niro and „La Bella Otero“ with Angela Molina. But feeling more attached to music he formed a band, which qualified for the Italian rock festival at the time, but which then spit up when some members had to join the army.
Finally in 1983, Ryan had his break-through, when working with his first producer, Pierluigi Giombini, and achieved worldwide success. His single Dolce Vita sold more than 5 million records worldwide and went straight up to No. 1 in many charts. For Dolce Vita, Ryan received 12 gold, 2 silver and 2 platinum records. The BBC London produced a video clip of Dolce Vita in Paris. This huge success made Ryan Paris a most sought after artist and he was invited to perform in all major European TV-Shows such as Top Of The Pops (UK), Champs Elysees (France), Popcorn (Italy) and Formel Eins (Germany). Following the success of his first single, Ryan released Fall In Love in 1984, which sold 180.000 units – in France and Italy, reaching no. 7 in Spain. Shortly after this, he released the album Ryan Paris featuring the single Paris On My Mind which again, was a major hit in Italy and France. When touring the USA in 1986, Ryan Paris took part to the Pop Festival in Portland and played in a jam session together with legendary Al Jarreau and Stanley Clarke.
Resident in Amsterdam, Ryan co-produced a remix of Dolce Vita, together with Ben Liebrand, the famous DJ and producer (Holiday Rap, In The Air Tonight). Dolce Vita (Uptown Sk’ouse Mix) went to the Top 10 in the Netherlands. The English magazine Face honoured him with best reviews and a substantial article.
Resident in Rome he established his own recording studio where he composed and produced the song And The Beat Goes On.
Interpretation of the song Mr. Jones for tour in August with Cadena Ser, Los 40 Principales in Spain. The song included Picapiedra Mi, and reached the Top 10 in Spain and Portugal: Ryan received a double platinum record for more than 200.000 copies sold. At the end of the year a tour of South Africa.
Resident in Frankfurt/Germany. Released together with the producer of Enigma a song composed by Ryan I Want To Love You Once Again.
Working with well known Italian producers for dance song projects with songs written by Ryan and preparation of a new project for France. Two new songs written by Ryan are on the Italian music market: It’s My Life and Only For You. The last one written and sung by Ryan arrived at no. 1 in the most listened radio Italian network.
Co-production of the song The Last Prophecy which was licensed worldwide.
Ryan builds up his own recording studio in Frankfurt. The new song Into The Light written and co-produced by Ryan is released on the Italian market. 2 shows for the Dutch television: „Het gevoel van zomer” and „17 miljoen mensen“.
2 TV shows in Italy for RAI 2 „Festa di classe“ and „Meteore“. He worked with producers like Frank Peterson (co-producer of Enigma) and Christoph Seipel (No Mercy, La Bouche, Boney M) and even composed and co-produced songs for Coca-Cola commercials.
Having been one of the major stars in the 1980s, Ryan’s activities and ambitions are far from having come to an end. Besides working on remixes of his biggest hits and producing new songs for himself and other artists, he keeps performing in TV-Shows and on stage all over Europe.