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John Patrick Ryan, Sr. is a fictional character created by author Tom Clancy and featured in his "Ryanverse" novels, which have consistently topped the New York Times bestseller list over 30+ years. Since Clancy's death in 2013, four other authors have continued the Ryan franchise and its other connecting series with the approval of the Clancy family estate: Mark Greaney, Grant Blackwood, Mike Maden, and Marc Cameron.
Jack Ryan is a former U.S. Marine who joins the Central Intelligence Agency. He later served as National Security Advisor and Vice President before suddenly becoming President of the United States following a terrorist attack on the US Capitol.
Some of the better-known books in the series are Patriot Games (1987), The Hunt for Red October (1984), Clear and Present Danger (1989), and The Sum of All Fears (1990).
Jack Ryan has been portrayed in film adaptations by actors Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck, and Chris Pine. John Krasinski is the fifth and latest actor to portray Ryan in an Amazon Prime series, which premiered in 2018.