Ryan Agoncillo started as a commercial model. He was modeling at the age of fifteen (15). He has appeared in various television commercials for a variety of products such as Greenwich Pizza (together with Donita Rose), Sprite, Smart Telecommunication, Emperador Brandy and Swish mouthwash.
Ryan Agoncillo became one of the original hosts of Mornings at GMA, an early morning variety program of GMA Pinoy TV. He also hosted Campus Video, a short-lived program shown every Saturday mornings at GMA Pinoy TV. He then moved to ABS-CBN, and became a co-host in Talk TV, a late morning talk show co-hosted by broadcasters Julius Babao and Christine Bersola-Babao, and actress Janette McBride.
Ryan Agoncillo also hosted Breakfast, an early morning variety program; Star in a Million, with Edu Manzano and Zsa zsa Padilla and Y-Speak, a youth-oriented talk show and debate forum. Both shows were aired in Studio 23, an ABS-CBN subsidiary. He won his first KBP Golden Dove Awards for his Best Talk Show host in 2005 for Studio 23's Y-Speak. He also hosted Endemol's Pinoy Fear Factor which airs over ABS-CBN. Pinoy Fear Factor was shot entirely in Argentina. He was also the main host of Philippine Idol alongside with actress Heart Evangelista on Kapatid TV5.
In TV series acting in ABS-CBN, Ryan Agoncillo is most memorable for playing the love interest of Judy Ann Santos in the soap opera Krystala. He also played a main cast role in Bituing Walang Ningning, a soap opera featuring singer-actresses Sarah Geronimo, Angelika dela Cruz, and Zsa Zsa Padilla in the leads. He also topbilled teleserye, Ysabella with his long time on-screen partner and now wife, Judy Ann Santos. He had a special role in Pieta and May Bukas Pa. He also played a distinct role in episodes of Maalaala Mo Kaya.
In movies, Ryan Agoncillo appeared with Judy Ann Santos in the movie Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo. He received best actor nominations from different award-giving bodies for his portrayal of a confused newly-wed husband in this film. Recently, he did a new movie with Judy Ann Santos called Mr. Housewife.
Ryan Agoncillo also played leading roles in independent film projects and television drama shows. In 2009, Ryan joined Eat Bulaga! in GMA Pinoy TV station. He is also hosting Kapatid TV5's Talentadong Pinoy, which showcases Filipino undiscovered talents.
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