|Age (at audition)||18|
|Position Reached||Judge Cuts, None|
Ryan Beard, who is from Kansas City, Kansas, was homeschooled by his parents. He did not actually take his Mom to his prom; he attended a homeschooled prom with a girl his age. He participated in musical theater all throughout Kansas City and is the founder of Close Shave Productions. A company that produces plays and musical productions. 
Season 11 Audition
Ryan Beard's audition in Episode 1105 consisted of singing his original comedic song "Ladies' Man" while playing the piano. Howie Mandel, Mel B, Heidi Klum, and Simon Cowell all voted "Yes," sending Ryan to the Judge Cuts.
Season 11 Judge Cuts
Ryan Beard's Judge Cuts performance in Episode 1109 consisted of performing another original song while playing the piano about wanting to meet a nice girl. Simon Cowell buzzed the act. Ryan's performance was not strong enough for the judges to send him to the Quarterfinals, eliminating him from the competition along with Sam Morril, instead of Tape Face.
Season 15 Audition
Ryan Beard auditioned again in Season 15 and was shown in promos, but his audition was not televised in a normal episode but was in the “Countdown to the finale”. He sung a song about his love for Simon Cowell. Sofia Vergara, Heidi Klum & Howie Mandel buzzed him.(Howies and Sofia’s buzzers were not televised but they were shown in the promos). Although, Simon voted "Yes". Sofia, Heidi and Howie voted "No," eliminating him from the competition.