Actor Ryan Grantham has been sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to murdering his mother, the BBC reports.
The 24-year-old was sentenced by the Supreme Court of British Columbia in Vancouver on Wednesday (September 21) after admitting to shooting his mother in the head while she was playing the piano at their home.
He was initially charged with first degree murder, but later pleaded guilty to second degree murder and said on the final day of his trial in June: “I can neither explain nor justify my actions. I have no excuses.
“It pains me to think of how much I have wasted my life. In the face of something so horrible, apologizing seems so pointless. But with every fiber of my being, I’m sorry,” he continued.
The Vancouver actor starred in Riverdale, Marley & Me and Diary of a Wimpy Kid, but no one remembers him from the 2010 children’s film.
Read on to see a photo of his underage character…
Ryan Grantham’s role in Diary of a Wimpy Kid
In the film, Ryan played a character called Rodney James, who is one of the students at Westmore Middle School.
He takes part in the school play The Wizard of Oz, initially auditioning to play the Tin Man but failing to get the part.
Rodney is then cast as the shrub, a silly role with no lines they made up to fill in the gaps because there are too many kids.
The character cleverly slips a video game console into her costume and plays on it during rehearsals because the Shrub does nothing.
In one scene, fellow Archie Kelly trips over him and breaks his tooth, causing the school to change the shrubbery costume and give them armholes.
See a photo of his character
Just before the start of The Wizard of Oz, Rodney gets nervous, which delays the play by half an hour.
His nerves continue to get worse and his mother eventually has to take him off stage as he is not moving.
Here’s a photo of Rodney in his shrub suit:
You can also see it in the clip below:
He also starred in Riverdale
The actor also had a small role in the CW drama series Riverdale, which debuted in 2017.
He played a character called Jeffrey Augustine who featured in Season 4 Episode 1, titled Chapter Fifty-Eight: In Memoriam.
The minor character is responsible for the death of Fred Andrews. He accidentally hits him with his father’s truck while Fred was helping a woman stranded on the side of the road.
His father takes the blame, surrenders to the police, and is released. The next day, Fred’s son Archie Andrews confronts him about the accident and asks him why he killed his father.
Jeffery interrupts the conversation and tells Archie that he was actually the one driving the car, admitting that his father was covering for him.
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