June 14, 1993|
Excelsior, Minnesota, U.S.
|Associated acts||The Girl and the Dreamcatcher|
Ryan McCartan (born June 14, 1993) is an American actor and singer. As an actor, he is known for his recurring role as Diggie on the Disney Channel sitcom Liv and Maddie, and for his role as Brad Majors in the 2016 Fox musical television film The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again. McCartan is also known as one half of the pop duo The Girl and the Dreamcatcher. McCartan also played Jason Dean, "JD" in the Los Angeles (2013) and the original off-Broadway (2014) versions of "Heathers: The Musical".
McCartan began his career with a minor part in the stage version of Disney's High School Musical in 2007. In 2011 he was a Jimmy Award winner, the top honor given only to two students at the National High School Musical Theater Awards.
Starting in 2013 McCartan began playing the recurring role of Diggie on the Disney Channel comedy Liv and Maddie. In 2015 he starred in the direct-to-video film R.L. Stine's Monsterville: Cabinet of Souls. In 2016 McCartan was cast in the lead role of Brad Majors in the 2016 Fox musical television film The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again.
In May 2015 Dove Cameron announced that she and McCartan were officially forming a pop duo and would be releasing their first original song. In September 2015, they announced their group's name would be The Girl and the Dreamcatcher, and their first video was released in October 2015.
McCartan was born in Excelsior, Minnesota. His father, Conn McCartan, is the principal at Eden Prairie High School in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. He attended Minnetonka High School in Minnetonka, Minnesota, where he was active in theater and choir.
|2013||The Middle||Ryan||Episode: "Valentine's Day IV"|
|2013–2017||Liv and Maddie||Diggie||Recurring role|
|2013||Monday Mornings||Daniel||Episode: "The Legend and the Fall"|
|2014||Last Man Standing||Matt||Episode: "Tasers"|
|2014||Royal Pains||William "Cinco" Phipps V||Recurring role (season 6)|
|2015||Austin & Ally||Billie||Episode: "Duos & Deception"|
|2015||R.L. Stine's Monsterville: Cabinet of Souls||Hunter||Direct-to-video film|
|2016||Emma's Chance||Jacob Murphy||Film|
|2016||The Standoff||Farrell Bennett||Film|
|2016||The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again||Brad Majors||Television film|
|2017||Midnight, Texas||Jeremy||Episodes: "Riders on the Storm", "The Virgin Sacrifice"|
|2018||Love Daily||Dylan||Episode: "Love and Cheese"|
|2013–2014||Heathers: The Musical||Jason Dean "J.D."||Off-Broadway at New World Stages|
|Heathers: The Musical|
|The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again|
- "Ryan McCartan". Hollywood.com. Retrieved February 20, 2017.
- Quinton Skinner (January 8, 2007). "Review: 'Disney's High School Musical'". Variety. Retrieved February 20, 2017.
- Craig Turpin (May 4, 2016). "Disney's Liv and Maddie stars perform at N.J. balloon festival". NJ.com. Retrieved February 20, 2017.
Ryan McCartan appears as recurring character Diggie on the show, which airs on Sunday nights.
- Sylvie Lesas (July 9, 2015). "R.L. Stine's Monsterville: Cabinet of Souls Releases on DVD and Digital HD September 29, 2015". Evigshed Mag. Retrieved September 24, 2016.
- Elizabeth Wagmeister (January 4, 2016). "TV News Roundup: Victoria Justice to Star in Fox's 'Rocky Horror' Special & More". Variety. Retrieved February 20, 2017.
- Noelle Devoe (July 16, 2015). "Disney Channel's Dove Cameron & Ryan McCartan Take a Major Step in Their Adorable Relationship". Seventeen. Retrieved August 19, 2016.
- Stephanie Osmanski (September 29, 2015). "Dove Cameron and Ryan McCartan Announce Their Band Name". M Magazine. Retrieved August 20, 2016.
- Zach Johnson (October 2, 2015). "Dove Cameron and Ryan McCartan Release "Written in the Stars" Music Video as Duo The Girl and the Dreamcatcher". E! Online. Retrieved January 30, 2016.
- "Eden Prairie High School Principal Conn McCartan". USA Today. Gannet. November 25, 2014. Retrieved December 19, 2015.
- "See Ryan McCartan Tower Over Kirstin Chenoweth and Dove Cameron". WhoSay. Retrieved April 11, 2015.
- Mike Vulpo (October 5, 2016). "Dove Cameron and Ryan McCartan Call Off Their Engagement". E! News. Retrieved October 6, 2016.
- Elizabeth Wagmeister (April 7, 2015). "Watch: Bella Thorne & Zendaya Reunite on 'K.C. Undercover' (Exclusive Clip)". Variety. Retrieved April 10, 2015.
- "The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again". iTunes.