|Ryan McCartan Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 1 in|
|Date of Birth||June 14, 1993|
Ryan McCartan is an American actor, producer, theatre artist, and singer who is known for playing William “Cinco” Phipps V in the comedy-drama series Royal Pains, Oliver in the horror series Freakish, Diggie in the comedy series Liv and Maddie, Brad Majors in the musical comedy television film The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again, and Liam in the musical film Summer Forever. Moreover, his theatre credits include playing Jason “J.D.” Dean in the original off-Broadway production of Heathers: The Musical, Fiyero in the Broadway production of Wicked at the Gershwin Theatre, and Hans in the Broadway production of Frozen at St. James Theatre.
Ryan Jerome McCartan
Excelsior, Minnesota, United States
Ryan went to Minnetonka High School in his hometown.
Actor, Singer, Producer, Theatre Artist
- Father – Conn McCartan (Principal at Eden Prairie High School in Eden Prairie, Minnesota)
- Mother – Pam McCartan
- Siblings – Alison McCartan (Sister)
- Others – Mark Ellis McCartan (Paternal Grandfather), Mary Catherine/Kate Whalen (Paternal Grandmother), Jerome Paul Swanda (Maternal Grandfather), Carol-Louise Bartizal (Maternal Grandmother)
Ryan McCartan has been signed with Nancy Kremer Management, Talent Management Company, Studio City, California, United States.
6 ft 1 in or 185 cm
80 kg or 176 pounds
Girlfriend / Boyfriend / Spouse
Ryan McCartan has dated –
- Dove Cameron (2013-2016) – In August 2013, Ryan started dating actress and singer Dove Cameron. On April 14, 2016, the couple announced their engagement. But, in October 2016, they had to end the three-year-long relationship.
- Samantha Fekete (2017-Present) – Ryan started dating social media star Samantha Fekete in 2017. The same year, Samantha and Ryan also appeared in a number of her YouTube videos on her eponymous channel as well as award shows and premiers. They had almost immediately gone public with their relationship without hesitation.
Race / Ethnicity
Ryan McCartan is of Irish, English, and Welsh descent on his father’s side and has German, Slovak, Irish, Czech, and Polish roots on his mother’s side.
He was once asked by a fan on an Instagram live if he would ever be in a relationship with a man and McCartan responded, “F*ck yeah I would. … Love is love. Period. I’ve been with men.”
- Often wears spectacles in public appearances
- Overhead hair
He appeared in a Subway commercial in 2008.
Best Known For
Being one of the members of the pop band “The Girl and the Dreamcatcher” and for playing the recurring role as Diggie at Disney Channel sitcom Liv and Maddie.
As a Singer
On July 29, 2016, he released his first EP titled Negatives as a part of the band “The Girl and the Dreamcatcher”.
He first started by posting covers of famous songs on YouTube in 2014 with bandmate Dove Cameron.
In 2015, he debuted with the musical film Summer Forever as Liam.
First TV Show
In 2013, Ryan first appeared in an episode (Episode#4.15) of ABC sitcom The Middle as Ryan.
It is not known what exercises he goes through on a daily basis, but he is definitely taking a balanced mineral-rich diet.
He also jokingly said the below on Twitter –
I eat scripts for dinner and music for dessert
— Ryan McCartan (@ryanmccartan) December 19, 2015
Ryan McCartan Favorite Things
- Color – Orange
- Warm Weather Style – Tank tops
Ryan McCartan Facts
- In high school, Ryan was active in theater and choir.
- Since the age of 6, he has suffered from diabetes. He revealed this via a tweet on July 29, 2014.
- He won the Jimmy Award in 2011. It was awarded only to 2 students at National High School Musical Theater Awards.
- Ryan has a tattoo on the side of his ribcage with his grandfather’s initials “JPS” written in bold.
- His dad Conn has served as the principal of Eden Prairie High School in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.
- In 2014, he formed the pop duo “The Girl and the Dreamcatcher” with his then-girlfriend Dove Cameron.
- From 2013 to 2014, he appeared in the off-Broadway rock musical Heathers: The Musical as Jason Dean “J.D.”
- He played the recurring role of Oliver Keller in the horror television series Freakish in 2017.
- In an interview in 2019, he stated that he had been s*xually abused by a theatre mentor when he was 12.