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All The Actors Who Played Jack Ryan, Ranked  

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Join us as we rank the best Jack Ryan actors in movies and TV. As one of the most popular fictional CIA agents of all time, Jack Ryan knows a thing or two about espionage. The character was created by Tom Clancy back in 1984 and is a central figure in many of his popular spy novels.

Though the enemies he faces are always different, Jack is always portrayed as a firm patriot with an unwavering devotion to his country. His first big-screen appearance was in the Patriot Games, where Ryan was played by Harrison Ford. Harrison reprised the role in 1994’s Clear and Present Danger, and Alec Baldwin quickly took over in The Hunt for Red October. In the 2000s, Jack’s been played by Ben Affleck in The Sum of All Fears, Chris Pine in Shadow Recruit, and, more recently, John Krasinski. Which of these actors that have played Jack Ryan is your favorite?

Vote up the best Jack Ryan actors so readers can see who played him best.

John Krasinski is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list All The Actors Who Played Jack Ryan, Ranked
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Jack Ryan (2018-present)

Age: 39

Birthplace: Newton, Massachusetts, United States of America

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Harrison Ford is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list All The Actors Who Played Jack Ryan, Ranked
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Patriot Games (1992)
Clear and Present Danger (1994)

Age: 76

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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Alec Baldwin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list All The Actors Who Played Jack Ryan, Ranked
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 The Hunt for Red October (1994)

Age: 60

Birthplace: Amityville, New York, United States of America

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Chris Pine is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list All The Actors Who Played Jack Ryan, Ranked
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 Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)

Age: 38

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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