Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, actor Ryan McPartlin has gone from achieving success on the football field at the University of Illinois to achieving success on screen with his Midwestern charm.
En route to primetime success, McPartlin caught the eye of renowned photographer Bruce Weber, thereby garnering a prime campaign for Abercrombie & Fitch. It wasn't long before he parlayed a coveted role on daytime's "Passions" into a lead role as Fran Drescher's younger live-in love on the comedy "Living with Fran." No stranger to romancing an older leading lady, McPartlin starred opposite Gina Gershon in the acclaimed Lifetime mini-series "Everything She Ever Wanted."
Amidst his series regular role on Josh Schwartz's hit NBC action dramedy "Chuck" as Devon "Captain Awesome" Woodcomb, McPartlin has managed to guest star on such series as "Mad Men," "Swingtown," and "CSI: NY," among others. Additionally, he has voiced the title role of Universal's animated feature "The Adventures of Clutch Powers."
In 2011, McPartlin appeared in the feature "J. Edgar," directed by Clint Eastwood, alongside Leonardo DiCaprio. This year, he stars in "The Right Kind of Wrong," opposite Ryan Kwanten. McPartlin has also been cast in the series regular role of Tyler in the TBS pilot "Do it Yourself."
A board certified personal trainer and sports enthusiast, McPartlin currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and children.