Ryan John McPartlin[1] (born July 3, 1975) is an American actor, known for his role as Devon "Captain Awesome" Woodcomb on the NBC action-comedy series Chuck.

Ryan McPartlin
McPartlin at San Diego Comic-Con International in July 2009
Ryan John McPartlin

(1975-07-03) July 3, 1975 (age 48)
Alma materUniversity of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
Years active1999–present
Danielle Kirlin
(m. 2002)

Early life Edit

McPartlin was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Steve and Lois McPartlin. He was raised in Glen Ellyn, Illinois (a suburb of Chicago),[2] 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.[3] After six months in Australia and New Zealand, McPartlin moved to Southern California to pursue acting as a career.

Career Edit

McPartlin at Starfury Conventions T3: "Rise of the Nerds" in June 2011

McPartlin spent years as an Abercrombie & Fitch model.[2] McPartlin's first acting role was on The Nanny with Fran Drescher as a Leonardo DiCaprio-type character in a Titanic spoof.[2] 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.[2] Living with Fran was canceled 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. In 2008, Ryan participated in Mad Men, playing an affair of January Jones's character, Betty Draper.

McPartlin also played Devon "Captain Awesome" Woodcomb on NBC's Chuck from 2007 to 2012. In mid-2010, McPartlin appeared in Sugarland's music video "Stuck Like Glue" as a man being stalked and abducted by lead singer Jennifer Nettles. 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. In 2014, he portrayed the recurring roles of police detective Dwayne Freeman on Mystery Girls and Billy the fireman on Bad Judge.

Personal life Edit

McPartlin is a certified personal trainer. He has been married to former actress Danielle Kirlin, whom he met at the University of Illinois,[4] since October 26, 2002, and has two sons.[5] McPartlin's hobbies include scuba diving, tennis, snowboarding, and racquetball.

Filmography Edit

Film Edit

Year Title Role Notes
2003 King of the Ants Straff
2006 The Shadow Effect Chaz Martini Short film
2009 Super Capers Will Powers
2010 Lego: The Adventures of Clutch Powers Clutch Powers Voice
2011 J. Edgar Lawrence Richey
2013 The Right Kind of Wrong Danny Hart
2015 You Cast a Spell on Me Matt Andover
2018 Hunter Killer Matt Johnstone
2021 A Clüsterfünke Christmas Chancington Winterthorpe V

Television Edit

Year Title Role Notes
1999 The Nanny Performer #3 Episode: "Yetta's Letters"
1999 Odd Man Out Episode: "Batman Forever"
2000 L.A. 7 Ryan Sinclar Episode: "Mr. Muscle"
2001 Three Sisters Brad Episode: "My Best Friend's Girl"
2001–2004 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"
2005–2006 Living with Fran Riley Douglas Martin Main role
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"
2007–2012 Chuck Devon Woodcomb Recurring role (season 1); main role (seasons 2–5)
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 Game Time: Tackling the Past Jake Walker Television film
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"
2012 Holly's Holiday Bo Television film
2013 I Hate My Teenage Daughter Chris Reynolds Episode: "Teenage Party"
2013–2014 Hart of Dixie Carter Covington 4 episodes
2014 Chance at Romance Heath Madsen Television film
2014 Playing House Steve Episode: "Totes Kewl"
2014 Friends with Better Lives Sam Episode: "Cyrano de Trainer-Zac"
2014 Mystery Girls Detective Dwayne Freeman 5 episodes
2014 Sequestered Ryan Main role
2014 Bad Judge Billy 2 episodes
2015 Babysitter's Black Book Mark Television film
2015 The Flight Before Christmas Michael Nolan Television film
2016 Fuller House Tyler Episode: "Mad Max"
2016 Devious Maids Kyle 8 episodes
2016 Heaven Sent Sean Miller Television film
2017 Ghosted Jace Episode: "Lockdown"
2019–2020 L.A.'s Finest Patrick McKenna Main role
2019 Twinkle All the Way Henry Harrison Television film
2020 Once Upon a Main Street Vic Manning Television film
2021 All American Manny 2 episodes
2021 Why Women Kill Tom Madison Episode: "Lady in the Lake"
2021 A Clusterfunke Christmas Chancington Windmere Television film
2021 The Holiday Fix Up Coop Television film
2022 Cut, Color, Murder Kyle Crawford Television film
TBA Hungry Justin Main role[6]

Web Edit

Year Title Role Notes
2012 Daybreak Eric 5 episodes

Music videos Edit

Year Title Artist
2010 "Stuck Like Glue" Sugarland
2015 "Give You What You Like" Avril Lavigne

References Edit

  1. ^ "Engagements, Kirlin-McPartlin". Daily Herald Suburban Chicago. October 20, 2002.
  2. ^ a b c d Keck, William (April 7, 2005). "Ryan McPartlin: The newest hunk in town". USA Today. Gannett Company. Retrieved January 20, 2015.
  3. ^ All-Time Letterwinners – Official University of Illinois 2008 Football Media Guide.
  4. ^ "Login • Instagram". www.instagram.com. Archived from the original on 2021-12-24. {{cite web}}: Cite uses generic title (help)
  5. ^ "Login • Instagram". www.instagram.com. Archived from the original on 2021-12-24. {{cite web}}: Cite uses generic title (help)
  6. ^ Petski, Denise (24 February 2022). "'Hungry': Gabriel Iglesias & Ryan McPartlin Join NBC Comedy Pilot, James Burrows To Direct". Deadline Hollywood.

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