Captain Ryan is the captain of his unnamed ship. He has a tendency to slap Crankshaw whenever he tends to panic.
Captain Ryan returns in the sequel series "Space Heroes: The Next Generation" who has lost a lot of hair and gained a lot of weight where he is also shown to slap Crankshaw Jr.. In his appearance in "Scroll of the Demodragon," Captain Ryan's ship is visited by the Nefrini ship where the Nefrini on board who want to know why the Confederation is unfairly taxing their trade routes. After slapping Crankshaw Jr. for objecting to attacking the Nefrini ship when he claimed that the Nefrini are a peaceful race, Captain Ryan has their ship destroyed by his ship's lasers.