|Portrayed by Michael Rose|
|Episode of Death:||Lineage|
|Cause of Death:||Shot by Matt Duncan|
|Children:||Kenny Ryan (son)|
Nate Ryan (son) †
Joe Ryan was a member of a racketeering group who used to go around Montauk threatening the locals for "protection money".
At one point, he threatened Carl Porter who for long refused to pay him for his family's safety. Intent on protecting himself on his own terms, Carl sent his sons Jack and Declan away for Thanksgiving, which was when Joe and his friends were planning on sending a stronger message to the "holdouts". He did so by throwing fire into the Stowaway. Unfortunately, Jack was in the tavern when it happened, and when Joe showed up, Jack told him that they would pay, just as long as they stay away.
When Carl later met with Joe to pay, one of his dock friends, Matt Duncan, showed up and shot Joe to death and into the sea in revenge of his daughter, who was in a hospital because of a hit and run Joe pulled on her. Matt used Carl's gun from the bar.
Joe's two sons, Nate and Kenny, later realize that his death must have something to do with Carl Porter and Matt Duncan since he had told them that he was meeting Carl the last night they saw him before his body was found washed up on Gin Beach, and Matt's daughter was hit by a car the same night, with strong possibility that it was their father. Years later, they come back for the remaining Porters for a vendetta. They go after their tavern, the Stowaway, although their whole plans are yet to be revealed.