Bob Ryan is the old, out of touch movie producer who E meets in the third season. He is credited with producing The Network, The Sting, and Dog Day Afternoon. He owns I Wanna Be Sedated, a script about The Ramones that E and Vince become interested in. He is played by Martin Landau.
He is known for his catchphrase: "What if I told you (insert exaggerated promise), would that be something you'd be interested in?"