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Ryder Blake is a veteran and a CO at Litchfield Penitentiary. He was introduced in Season Four and is portrayed by Nick Dillenburg.


Blake is one of the toughest COs due to his military training. His good looks often make the inmates flirt with him which he enjoys. He is quite religious, however his beauty and strength just covers up for the fact that he is very gullible as he was persuaded by Frieda that her Darts contained wolfsbane which grew in the kitchen (which was a lie).

Physical AppearanceEdit

Blake has light brown golden hair and blue eyes. He has an athletic physique. He attracts a lot of attention from the inmates, along with Stratman. In "Fuck, Marry, Frieda", when Sankey, Epps, and Skinhead Helen play "Fuck, Marry, Kill" he is rated "fuck" or "marry" multiple times.


Before LitchfieldEdit

He claimed as a child he wasn't allowed to masturbate because of his Mormon beliefs, and he once threw a rock at a bird, injuring it. His mother made him nurse the bird back to health, which caused him to become more empathetic and to better understand the implications of his actions.

Season FourEdit

He wasn't a main character in season four but during the time when the Latina's were being strip searched, Anita DeMarco insisted him to strip her yet he knew DeMarco wasn't a Spanish name He was also asked by Maritza to pat her down which he did. He said "I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did" flirtatiously.

Season FiveEdit

During the riot, both Stratman and Blake attempt to stop the riot by yelling at the inmates. They realise this is feeble, and make their way into the kitchen, there they capture Brandy, Helen, Sankey and Frieda. ("Riot FOMO")

Still trapped in the kitchen, Stratman and Blake play fuck, marry, kill with Helen, Brandy and Sankey. During this time, Frieda concocts a blowpipe and poison and shoots both of them in the neck. She tells Stratman and Blake to release her in exchange for the antidote. They agree to do so, and let Brandy, Sankey and Helen out by accident too. The three white supremacists beat and capture Stratman and Blake. ("Fuck, Marry, Frieda")

He was one of the many guards taken hostage during the prison riot. In the chapel when the guards were striped it is revealed he is a Mormon and rebels against the strip. He and the other guards were forced into the bubble with only a bucket. He later escaped with the help of Maria Ruiz. [to be continued]

Season SixEdit

Blake is now working at Litchfield Max. He played Fantasy Inmate with the other CO guards.