Ryan Paevey launched his career in December 2013, playing Detective Nathan West on ABC's “General Hospital.” His character instantly became a fan favorite, and he spent four years on the show. Paevey’s departure became one of the most mourned deaths in the history of the soap.
During his time on “General Hospital,” Paevey also starred in the Hallmark Channel original movies “Unleashing Mr. Darcy” in 2016 and “Harvest Love” in 2017. In 2018, he appeared in “Marrying Mr. Darcy” on Hallmark Channel and “Hope at Christmas” on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. In 2019, Paevey starred the Hallmark Channel original movies “From Friend to Fiancé,” “A Summer Romance” and “Christmas at the Plaza,” and was seen in a guest arc on the BET drama “Games People Play.” Most recently, Paevey was seen in Hallmark Channel’s “Matching Hearts,” “A Timeless Christmas,” “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart,” “A Little Daytime Drama” and “Coyote Creek 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.