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Ryan Paevey stars as "Ben" in the Hallmark Channel original movie, "Don't Go Breaking My Heart."

A relative newcomer to the entertainment business, Ryan Paevey launched his career in December 2013, playing Detective Nathan West on ABC’s longest running soap opera, “General Hospital.” His character instantly became a fan favorite, spawning counterfeit social media accounts across Twitter and Facebook, as well as attracting thousands of followers. Paevey spent four years on the show and his departure became one of the most mourned deaths in the history of the soap.

During his time on “General Hospital” he also starred in the Hallmark Channel Original Movies: “Unleashing Mr. Darcy” (2016) and “Harvest Love” (2017). In 2018, he appeared in “Marrying Mr. Darcy” on Hallmark Channel and in “Hope at Christmas” on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. In 2019, he starred in the Hallmark Channel movies, “From Friend to Fiancé,” “A Summer Romance” and “Christmas at the Plaza,” and was also seen in a guest arc on BET’s new drama “Games People Play.” Most recently for Hallmark Channel, Paevey was seen in “Matching Hearts” and “A Timeless Christmas.

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 he was outside, camping, hiking or rock climbing. Though he’s a true outdoorsman at heart, his striking features caught the attention of a modeling agency and he started modeling on the side for extra cash while working in construction. Aside from his print work, Paevey was featured in Christina Aguilera’s music video “Your Body.”

On his days off, Paevey can be found (or, actually, not found) scouting out uncharted territories for the occasional cliff jumping session or finding other ways to satisfy his craving for thrill seeking – sitting still is not an option. He is also a self-proclaimed nerd, loving video games and all things tech.