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Yellowstone's Ian Bohen Doesn't Mind Not Getting A Lot Of Screen Time

Ian Bohen may be known in teen drama circles as the manipulative Uncle Peter from "Teen Wolf," but he is something else altogether in the universe of Taylor Sheridan. He is one of a few actors who appeared in the Sheridan-penned movie, "Wind River," to appear in Paramount Network's juggernaut "Yellowstone." Though he had a few brief scenes in the Jeremy Runner and Elizabeth Olsen film (only to die bloody), he has shifted his talents to the modern western as ranch hand, Ryan.

Though not as prolific in his scenes as resident ranch hands Rip (Cole Hauser) or Lloyd (Forrie J. Smith), Ryan gets personal storylines from time to time. The ranch hand gains entry to the elite inner circle by finally receiving a Yellowstone brand in Season 3, while in Season 5, he gets his first taste of love on the ranch with musician Abby (Lainey Wilson). But even though these scenes may come every once in a blue moon, Bohen doesn't take it personally. As a successful character actor, he understands the name of the game.

Ian Bohen is optimistic about more juicy storylines

"Yellowstone" viewers are used to seeing the interior lives of many of the ranch hands. Rip's relationship with Beth (Kelly Reilly) is a substantial draw for the show, while Jimmy's (Jefferson White) detour to The 6666 Ranch is a precursor to another spin-off. However, some ranch hands do not get this level of attention. Ahead of Season 5, Ian Bohen explained why seeing him off the ranch may be a rarity.

"A couple of times Kayce [Luke Grimes] will grab me and we'll go do something or we'll go arrest somebody or shoot some bad guys or we rescued Tate [Brecken Merrill] a season or two ago," Bohen noted to TV Insider. "So yeah, of course I would like to see more of that, but we have so many people on the sheet to explore the 3D world of all of 'em is just not feasible. So, I get scripts and I hope that there's more development like everyone. And then when there isn't, I try to sneak in my feelings and thoughts into what I do have to work with." 

Many other actors may find the lack of story not ideal, but Bohen looks on the brighter side. Even when he finds scenes limiting, he looks for a way to use them to his benefit. And as they say, there are no small parts — only small actors.