Yellowstone cast: Who did Justified star Ryan Dorsey play in Yellowstone?
7th October 2020

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Yellowstone is the American drama series created by Taylor Sheridan and John Linson. Ryan Dorsey starred in season two of Yellowstone but who did he play? Express.co.uk has everything you need to know.

WARNING: This article contains spoilers about Yellowstone season 2

Who does Ryan Dorsey play in Yellowstone?

American actor Ryan Dorsey has been part of the Yellowstone family since 2019.

He joined the cast in season two of the show in the role of Blake.

Blake was a friend of Ray (played by Lane Garrison) and an old friend of Jimmy Hurdstram (Jefferson White).

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In Yellowstone season two, Ray and Blake attempted to take the money Jimmy owed them and in the process, beat up Jimmy’s grandfather, Dirk Hurdstram to send a warning.

Dirk died as a result of his injuries and Jimmy set out to avenge his grandfather’s death.

With the help of the Yellowstone Dutton Ranch, Jimmy blew up the mobile home Blake and Ray was living in, killing them both.

Dorsey appeared in four episodes of Yellowstone season two, episode three, four, eight and nine.

Who is Ryan Dorsey?

Ryan Dorsey is an American actor from Chesapeake, West Virginia.

Yellowstone viewers will most likely recognise Dorsey from his role was Earl on Justified.

In Justified, he starred alongside Timothy Olyphant, Nick Searcy, Jacob Pitts.

He is also well known for playing Dime Bag on Ray Donavan, opposite Live Schreiber, Eddie Marsan, Dash Mihok and Jon Voight.

Dorsey studied at the Western Carolina University but dropped after his first year to pursue acting.

He studied at New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, working primarily in television.

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In 2013, he appeared in Southland and Parks and Recreation. He then went on to secure his big break in the role of Earl on Justified.

Dorsey is also well known for his role as Tommy Miller in Pitch.

His other well-known credits include Bosch, Runaways, Stumptown, The Vampire Diaries and Nashville.

In 2016, Dorsey secured his first film role, working alongside Braveheart’s Mel Gibson in Blood Father.

In Blood Father, he played the role of the drug dealer, Shamrock.

Dorsey is also well known for his marriage to the late Naya Rivera.

They met in 2010 and after years of dating on and off, they married in July 2014.

In September 2015, Rivera gave birth to their son, Josey Hollis.

Rivera filed for divorce in November 2016 but called off the separation in October 2017.

She refiled for divorce in December 2017 and in June 2018, their divorce was finalised.

Sadly, Rivera died on July 8, 2020. She was 33-years-old.

Yellowstone season 4 is currently in production.

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