Pretty Little Liars Star Ryan Guzman: 5 Fun Facts!
Ryan Guzman (Jake) is learning a thing or two from his social media-obsessed Pretty Little Liarscastmates. Case in point: During Season 4, Episode 4 (“Face Time”), Ryan participated in live a Twitter chat and answered a slew of fun fan questions! What did the PLL and Step Up Revolution star reveal about himself? Here are five facts you might not know about the hunky actor.
He learned how to dance for Step Up!
That’s right! As in: he didn’t know how to dance until he did it professionally in a big-time movie. How’s that for ambition and super-fast learning skills? Ryan was no stranger to using his body before he picked up dancing. The actor has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and knows several different forms of martial arts. In fact, if he wasn’t an actor, Ryan said he would like to be a professional fighter. Looks like he and on-screen counterpart Jake aren’t so different...
He’s very into sports.
In addition to the dancing and the martial arts, Jake is a huge fan of sports. In the Twitter chat, he said he played soccer for 13 years, and still seems to find time for sports even now: “I like playing all sports, from football to soccer and I love playing baseball,” said Ryan.
He’s intellectual, too.
But Ryan isn’t all about the body -- he takes time to exercise his mind, too. When asked if he has any secret talents, Ryan adorably said, “I draw. shhhhh.” Though he doesn’t play an instrument, he wishes he did and says, in his free time, he likes to do “anything creative.” And check out his answer to the question of whether he likes to read: “I didn't when i was younger but now it consumes my life and is a vital piece of my growth.” A man after our own heart!
He’s close with his family.
Though he may have tons of famous friends, Ryan calls his mom, dad, and younger brother the “most important people in his life.” When asked what his favorite Christmas present ever was, he chose not one that he received, but one that was given: “I actually bought my bro a car and the look on his face was the best present.” Aw.
He loves pancakes!
Ryan got pretty passionate in response to the much-debated “pancake or waffle” ultimatum: “PANCAKES all the way!! sorry way too excited about that but I do love pancakes,” he tweeted. Ryan said he loves to cook and “eat[s] healthy now.” He love pizza and, when asked to choose a favorite candy, said, “I love the grocery store dinosaur snacks aaaaand LOVE snickers!!!”
Are you as in love with Ryan Guzman as we are? Were you surprised at any of Ryan’s answers? Let us know in the comments below!
Catch the next episode of Pretty Little Liars on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC Family.