McPartlin at the 2010 Comic Con in San Diego.
July 3, 1975
Chicago, Illinois, United States
|Alma mater||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|Spouse(s)||Danielle Kirlin (m. 2002), 2 sons|
|Children||Wyatt Duke McPartlin, Dylan James McPartlin|
|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. His older brother, Chris, was also a member of the Illini 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 and Fitch model. McPartlin's first acting role was on The Nanny, alongside 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 April 2004. He 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. He played 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 movie Superman Returns, but he lost the role to Brandon Routh.
He appears in commercials for Kate Walsh's perfume, Boyfriend.
In March 2012, Ryan began working with the website LiveLifeLocal to help promote active lifestyles and is filming a series of web videos for the site.
McPartlin is a board certified personal trainer. He has been married to actress Danielle Kirlin since October 26, 2002. They have two sons, Wyatt Duke and Dylan James. His hobbies include:scuba diving, tennis, snowboarding and racquetball.
|1999||The Nanny||Performer #3||Season 6 episode 18 "Yetta's Letters"|
|2000||"L.A. 7"||Ryan Sinclar||Episode 8|
|2003||King of the Ants||Straff||Movie (support role)|
|2004||Still Standing||Jeremy||Season 2 episode 15 Still Flirting|
|2005||North Shore||William||Secret Service Agent|
|2005–2006||Living With Fran||Riley Douglas Martin||Main cast|
|2007||CSI: NY||Terry Rockwell||Season 3 episode 13 "Obsession"|
|2007–2012||Chuck||Devon Woodcomb||Main cast|
|2008||Super Capers||Will Powers||Movie (support role)|
|2009||Mad Men||Gentleman||Season 2 episode 13 "Meditations in an Emergency"|
|2009||Everything She Ever Wanted||Tom Allanson||Mini-series|
|2010||LEGO: The Adventures of Clutch Powers||Clutch Powers||Movie (lead role)|
|2010||Stuck Like Glue||Sugarland music video|
|2011||Game Time: Tackling the Past||Jake||NBC (TV movie) |
|2011||Friends with Benefits||Evan||1 Episode|
|2011||Community||Student in original commercial||Season 3 episode 8 Documentary Filmmaking: Redux|
|2011||J. Edgar||Lawrence Richey|||
|2012||Hot In Cleveland||David||Season 3 episode 10 "Life with Lucci"|
|2012||CSI: Miami||ASA Josh Avery||Recurring|
|2012||Rizzoli & Isles||Dale Bowman||Season 3, episode 6 "Money Maker"|
|2013||I Hate My Teenage Daughter||Chris Reynolds||Guest Star|
|2013||The Right Kind of Wrong||Danny|
|2013-present||Hart of Dixie||Carter Covington||Recurring; 3 episodes|
|2013||Chance at Romance||Heath Madsen||Hallmark TV Movie|
|2014||Salvation||Ben Knox||TV movie|
|2014||Playing House||Steve||Season 1, episode 4 "Totes Kewl"|
|2014||Friends with Better Lives||Sam||Season 1, episode 7 "Cyrano de Trainer-Zac"|
|2014||Do It Yourself||Tyler||TV movie|
|2014||Mystery Girls||Detective Dwayne Freeman||Recurring|
- Keck, William (April 8, 2005), "Ryan McPartlin: The newest hunk in town". He also spent many summers at his lake home on Lake Genva. USA Today.
- All-Time Letterwinners – Official University of Illinois 2008 Football Media Guide.
- "Chuck" star Ryan McPartlin: "I fell in love with Wilmington" | We Love TV
- Ryan McPartlin at the Internet Movie Database
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