Ryan Grantham is a young actor who has acted in several movies and TV shows. He appeared on the CW series Riverdale as Jefferey Augustine and also in the 2010 Diary of a Wimpy Kid movie based on the book series by Jeff Kinney. Recently, some headlines have been referring to him as a Riverdale actor, which got plenty of fans of the show up in arms. He has also starred in other shows and films such as Riese, Falling Skies, Considering Love and Other Magic, iZombie, and Way of the Wicked.
In March 2020, he shot his mother, 64-year-old Barbara Waite, in the head with a rifle while she played piano at their home in Squamish, Canada. He then took a GoPro video confessing to the murder and showing her body, according to court documents. The next day, he covered her body with a sheet, surrounded it with lit candles, and hung a rosary from the piano. He also packed a car with guns, ammunition, and Molotov cocktails to drive east to Ottawa.
Ryan portrayed the character Rodney James in the film Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and his role was very small. He is one of the many classmates of protagonist Greg Heffley and his friends in the family comedy film adaptation of the popular children's book series. The film was a huge hit and earned a lot of money worldwide. Its success inspired many other sequels and spinoffs.