Ryan McPartlin

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Ryan McPartlin
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McPartlin at the 2010 Comic Con in San Diego.
BornRyan McPartlin
(1975-07-03) July 3, 1975 (age 39)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Alma materUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Years active1999–present
Spouse(s)Danielle Kirlin (m. 2002), 2 sons
ChildrenWyatt Duke McPartlin, Dylan James McPartlin
RelativesChris McPartlin (brother)
 
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Ryan McPartlin
Ryan McPartlin by Gage Skidmore.jpg
McPartlin at the 2010 Comic Con in San Diego.
BornRyan McPartlin
(1975-07-03) July 3, 1975 (age 39)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Alma materUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Years active1999–present
Spouse(s)Danielle Kirlin (m. 2002), 2 sons
ChildrenWyatt Duke McPartlin, Dylan James McPartlin
RelativesChris McPartlin (brother)

Ryan McPartlin (born July 3, 1975) is an American actor, best known for his role as Devon "Captain Awesome" Woodcomb on NBC's Chuck.

Early life[edit]

McPartlin was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Steve and Lois McPartlin. He was raised in Glen Ellyn, Illinois (a suburb of Chicago),[1] 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.[2] After six months in Australia and New Zealand, McPartlin moved to Southern California to pursue acting as a career.

Career[edit]

Ryan McPartlin at Interview

McPartlin spent years as an Abercrombie and Fitch model.[1] McPartlin's first acting role was on The Nanny, alongside Fran Drescher, as a Leonardo DiCaprio-type character in a Titanic spoof.[1] 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.[1] 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 also played Devon "Captain Awesome" Woodcomb on NBC's Chuck.

One of his co-stars on Chuck, Yvonne Strahovski, also co-starred with him in the film LEGO: The Adventures of Clutch Powers.

In mid-2011, he appeared in Sugarland's music video "Stuck Like Glue" as a man being stalked and abducted by lead singer Jennifer Nettles.

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.

Personal life[edit]

Ryan McPartlin, 2008

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.

Filmography[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1999The NannyPerformer #3Season 6 episode 18 "Yetta's Letters"
2000"L.A. 7"Ryan SinclarEpisode 8
2001-2004PassionsHankMain cast
2003King of the AntsStraffMovie (support role)
2004Still StandingJeremySeason 2 episode 15 Still Flirting
2005North ShoreWilliamSecret Service Agent
2005–2006Living With FranRiley Douglas MartinMain cast
2007CSI: NYTerry RockwellSeason 3 episode 13 "Obsession"
2007–2012ChuckDevon WoodcombMain cast
2008Super CapersWill PowersMovie (support role)
2009Mad MenGentlemanSeason 2 episode 13 "Meditations in an Emergency"
2009Everything She Ever WantedTom AllansonMini-series
2010LEGO: The Adventures of Clutch PowersClutch PowersMovie (lead role)
2010Stuck Like GlueSugarland music video
2011Game Time: Tackling the PastJakeNBC (TV movie) [3]
2011Friends with BenefitsEvan1 Episode
2011CommunityStudent in original commercialSeason 3 episode 8 Documentary Filmmaking: Redux
2011J. EdgarLawrence Richey[4]
2012Hot In ClevelandDavidSeason 3 episode 10 "Life with Lucci"
2012CSI: MiamiASA Josh AveryRecurring
2012Rizzoli & IslesDale BowmanSeason 3, episode 6 "Money Maker"
2013I Hate My Teenage DaughterChris ReynoldsGuest Star
2013The Right Kind of WrongDanny
2013-presentHart of DixieCarter CovingtonRecurring; 3 episodes
2013Chance at RomanceHeath MadsenHallmark TV Movie
2014SalvationBen KnoxTV movie
2014Playing HouseSteveSeason 1, episode 4 "Totes Kewl"
2014Friends with Better LivesSamSeason 1, episode 7 "Cyrano de Trainer-Zac"
2014Do It YourselfTylerTV movie

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d 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.
  2. ^ All-Time Letterwinners – Official University of Illinois 2008 Football Media Guide.
  3. ^ "Chuck" star Ryan McPartlin: "I fell in love with Wilmington" | We Love TV
  4. ^ Ryan McPartlin at the Internet Movie Database

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