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Scott Ryan
Status: Alive
Nationality: Flag of the United States.png American
Affiliation: Central Intelligence Agency
Profession: Chief of Special Operations
Played by: Tim Guinee
Season(s): 3, 8
First episode: "Tin Man Is Down"
Last episode: "Prisoners of War"

Scott Ryan is the chief of special operations at the CIA.


He oversees the operation to eliminate Majid Javadi's terrorist network in Iran, as well as the operation (led by Brody) to assassinate IRGC Chief Danesh Akbari.

Years later, he assists Saul in negotiating peace talks between the U.S. and Afghanistan, and attempts to save Anna Pomerantseva, Saul's highly valuable Russian asset, from capture by the GRU.


  • In real life, Ryan's position would be roughly analogous to the chief of the Agency's Special Activities Division (SAD); in the show Ryan's outfit is mostly referred to as "special ops."
Season 3
Tin Man Is Down "Uh... Oh... Ah..." "Tower of David" "Game On" "The Yoga Play"
"Still Positive" "Gerontion" A Red Wheelbarrow One Last Thing Good Night
"Big Man in Tehran" The Star
Season 8
Deception Indicated Catch and Release "False Friends" Chalk One Up Chalk Two Down
Two Minutes F**ker Shot Me Threnody(s) In Full Flight "Designated Driver"
"The English Teacher" Prisoners of War