McPartlin at San Diego Comic-Con International in July 2009
July 3, 1975 |
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Alma mater||University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign|
|Spouse(s)||Danielle Kirlin (m. 2002)|
|Relatives||Chris McPartlin (brother)|
McPartlin was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Steve and Lois McPartlin. He was raised in Glen Ellyn, Illinois (a suburb of Chicago), and attended Glenbard South High School. McPartlin graduated with a degree in speech communication from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. He was a member of the Illinois Fighting Illini football team as a walk-on tight end from 1993-95. McPartlin's older brother, Chris, was also a member of the Illinois football team, earning a varsity letter as a linebacker in 1994. After six months in Australia and New Zealand, McPartlin moved to Southern California to pursue acting as a career.
McPartlin spent years as an Abercrombie & Fitch model. McPartlin's first acting role was on The Nanny with Fran Drescher as a Leonardo DiCaprio-type character in a Titanic spoof. McPartlin has been mostly known for his role as Hank Bennett on the popular soap opera Passions replacing Dalton James from April 2001 until June 2004 and made a brief appearance in the series L.A. 7 as Ryan.
McPartlin worked with Drescher again as Riley Martin on the television sitcom Living with Fran playing her much younger live-in boyfriend. Living with Fran was cancelled on May 17, 2006, after two seasons. McPartlin originally auditioned for the role of Clark Kent/Superman in the film Superman Returns, but lost the role to Brandon Routh.
McPartlin appears in commercials for Kate Walsh's perfume "Boyfriend".
In March 2012, McPartlin began working with the website LiveLifeLocal to help promote active lifestyles and is filming a series of videos for the site.
McPartlin is a board certified personal trainer. He has been married to actress Danielle Kirlin since October 26, 2002 and have two sons, Wyatt Duke and Dylan James. McPartlin's hobbies include scuba diving, tennis, snowboarding and racquetball.
|2003||King of the Ants||Straff|
|2006||Shadow Effect, TheThe Shadow Effect||Chaz Martini||Short film|
|2009||Super Capers||Will Powers|
|2010||Lego: The Adventures of Clutch Powers||Clutch Powers||Voice|
|2011||Game Time: Tackling the Past||Jake Walker||Television film|
|2011||J. Edgar||Lawrence Richey|
|2012||Holly's Holiday||Bo||Television film|
|2013||Right Kind of Wrong, TheThe Right Kind of Wrong||Danny|
|2013||Chance at Romance||Heath Madsen||Television film|
|2015||Heaven Sent||Sean Miller||In post-production|
|1999||Nanny, TheThe Nanny||Performer #3||Episode: "Yetta's Letters"|
|1999||Odd Man Out||N/A||Episode: "Batman Forever"|
|2000||L.A. 7||Ryan Sinclar||Episode: "Mr Muscle"|
|2001||Three Sisters||Brad||Episode: "My Best Friend's Girl"|
|2001–04||Passions||Hank Bennett||Contract: April 24, 2001 – April 2004
Recurring: April – June 18, 2004
|2003||According to Jim||Bob||Episode: "No Harm, No Fowl"|
|2004||Still Standing||Jeremy||Episode: "Still Flirting"|
|2004||North Shore||William||Episode: "Secret Service"|
|2005||What I Like About You||Riley Martin||Episode: "Girls Gone Wild"|
|2005–06||Living with Fran||Riley Douglas Martin||Main cast; 26 episodes|
|2006||Pepper Dennis||Grady Harper||Episode: "Charlie Babcock's Homosexual Encounter"|
|2007||CSI: NY||Terry Rockwell||Episode: "Obsession"|
|2007||Notes from the Underbelly||Hunter||Episode: "Mother's Milk"|
|2007–12||Chuck||Devon Woodcomb||Recurring, season 1; main cast, seasons 2–5; 70 episodes|
|2008||Swingtown||Luke||Episode: "Friends with Benefits"|
|2009||Mad Men||Gentleman||Episode: "Meditations in an Emergency"|
|2009||Everything She Ever Wanted||Tom Allanson||Miniseries; 2 episodes|
|2011||Friends with Benefits||Evan Macklam||Episode: "The Benefit of the Right Track"|
|2011||Community||Frisbee student #3||Episode: "Documentary Filmmaking: Redux"|
|2012||Hot in Cleveland||David||Episode: "Life with Lucci"|
|2012||CSI: Miami||Josh Avery||4 episodes|
|2012||Rizzoli & Isles||Dale Bowman||Episode: "Money Maker"|
|2012||Necessary Roughness||Ted||Episode: "Double Fault"|
|2013||I Hate My Teenage Daughter||Chris Reynolds||Episode: "Teenage Party"|
|2013–14||Hart of Dixie||Carter Covington||4 episodes|
|2014||Playing House||Steve||Episode: "Totes Kewl"|
|2014||Friends with Better Lives||Sam||Episode: "Cyrano de Trainer-Zac"|
|2014||Sequestered||Ryan||Main cast; 12 episodes|
|2014||Mystery Girls||Detective Dwayne Freeman||5 episodes|
|2014||Bad Judge||Billy||2 episodes|
|2010||"Stuck Like Glue"||Sugarland|
- Keck, William (April 7, 2005). "Ryan McPartlin: The newest hunk in town". USA Today. Gannett Company. Retrieved January 20, 2015.
- All-Time Letterwinners – Official University of Illinois 2008 Football Media Guide.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Ryan McPartlin.|