Adventurous, humble, rugged and handsome are just a few words that could be used to describe Ryan Paevey. A relative newcomer to the entertainment business, Paevey is making waves and breaking hearts in his starring role as Detective Nathan West on ABC’s longest running soap opera “General Hospital.” Paevey joined the show in December 2013, and his character instantly became a fan favorite, spawning counterfeit social media accounts across Twitter and Facebook and attracting thousands of followers. He had the title role in the 2016 Hallmark Channel Original Movie “Unleashing Mr. Darcy,” and returned to the role for this year’s follow up movie “Marrying Mr. Darcy.” Paevey also starred in the 2017 Hallmark Channel Original Movie “Harvest Love.”
Born and raised in Southern California, Paevey spent most of his childhood exploring the great outdoors. Acting was never on his radar growing up and he was happiest when outside, whether that be camping, hiking or rock climbing. Although a true outdoorsman at heart, Paevey’s undeniable good looks caught the attention of a modeling agency and he started to do a little modeling on the side for extra cash while he worked construction. Aside from print work, he was featured in Christina Aguilera’s music video “Your Body.”
Paevey was introduced to a management firm that quickly began pursuing roles for him and after only three months of auditions, he landed his role on “General Hospital.” After five years on the series, Paevey left “General Hospital” in January 2018 to pursue a range of roles in television and films. On his days off, Paevey can be found (or actually, not found) scouting out uncharted territories for the occasional cliff jumping session, satisfying his craving for thrill seeking -- sitting still is not an option. He is also a self-proclaimed nerd, loving all things tech and video games.