Ryan Anthony Guzman is an American actor. He portrayed Sean Asa in the Step Up series, Noah Sandborn in The Boy Next Door, Carlos Gutierrez in the mini-series Heroes Reborn and Roper in Richard Linklater's Everybody Wants Some!!. He is starring in Fox first responder drama series 9-1-1, playing LAFD firefighter Eddie Diaz.Early lifeGuzman was born in Abilene, Texas. His father, Ray Guzman, is Mexican. His mother, Lisa , who was born in California, has English, German, French, Dutch, and Swedish ancestry. He moved to Sacramento, California, his mother's native city, at a young age. He graduated from West Campus High School in 2005. He attended Sierra College. Guzman has a younger brother, Steven.