Born and raised by Steve and Lois in Glen Ellyn, Illinois (a suburb of Chicago) McPartlin graduated with a degree in speech communication from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He was a member of the Fighting Illini football team, and was awarded a letter for playing in the 1994 season.
After graduating, McPartlin decided to spend six months in Australia and New Zealand to explore the outback and decide which career path he should follow. It became clear that he wanted to be an actor, so he moved to Southern California to pursue his dream.
McPartlin spent years as an Abercrombie and Fitch model.
McParlin`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 is currently playing Devon "Captain Awesome" Woodcomb on NBC`s Chuck.
Ryan McPartlin is a board certified personal trainer.
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Captain Awesome (Chuck)