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Jay Bunyan, better known by his stage name Jay Ryan (born 29 August 1981 in Auckland, New Zealand), is a New Zealand actor who resides in Australia. In 2012, Ryan was cast as the male lead in the CW's Beauty and the Beast.
Vincent Keller

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Vincent Keller was previously a physician who later became a soldier after his two brothers were killed in 911. After enlisting in the army and being deployed to Afghanistan he became part of an experimental unit of soldiers who were injected with “hormones” to create a supersoldier. These supersoldiers became unmanagable and were terminated. He is the only known survivor following the termination of members of his unit with extreme prejudice.

With the help of his childhood friend J.T. Forbes (Austin Basis, “Life Unexpected”), Vincent has been able to guard his terrible secret – when he is enraged, he becomes a terrifying beast, unable to control his super-strength and heightened senses.

As a teenager, Catherine Chandler witnessed her mother’s murder and was rescued by a mysterious creature. Now currently a detective with the NYPD and investigating a new case Cat and her partner, Tess discover fingerprints that lead to a doctor named Vincent Keller, who was reportedly killed by enemy fire while serving in Afghanistan in 2002. Digging deeper, Cat learns that Vincent is actually still alive. And for mysterious reasons that have forced him to live outside of traditional society, Vincent has been in hiding for the past 10 years.

Cat is stunned when Vincent admits he was the “animal” who saved her the night of her mother’s murder. Vincent doesn’t admit the whole truth – he is emotionally tied to Cat and has been watching over her for years.

Cat agrees to protect Vincent’s identity in return for any insight he may have into her mother’s murder. Thus begins a complex relationship between Cat and Vincent, who understand that their connection is extremely dangerous for both of them.

Perhaps the most surprising element of their relationship is that Vincent soon becomes a secret but important part of Cat’s detective work. During the years he spent hiding in the shadows, watching over Cat and other innocents, Vincent learned a lot about the darkest parts of the city and the people who live there. His sharpened instincts, incredible strength and human compassion become invaluable to Cat as she works to bring criminals to justice.

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