Ryan Avery (born 1986) is an American singer, comedian and performance artist, photobooth artist and Mormon missionary from Phoenix, Arizona. He has emerged as a prominent representative of the downtown Phoenix art, music, comedy, and improv scenes, taking his acts into California for performances with the Radioactive Chicken Heads and Quintron and Miss Pussycat, as well as local performances with the The Aquabats, Peelander Z, Good Riddance, Wild Man Fischer, and Thanksgiving. He is currently on hiatus pursuing a Mormon mission in Portland, Oregon.
Avery was born in 1986 and raised in the Mormon religion. He has been diagnosed with hypopituitarism, which causes his youthful appearance. After his parents' 1993 divorce and disciplinary incidents at school, Avery used performance to work out his issues. Leatherman, Benjamin. "Hi, My Name Is Ryan" (Phoenix New Times, August 3, 2006)
Performance art, comedy, and improv
Avery's first project, Locking Your Car Doors (also cal