- Date of Birth:
- June 14, 1993
- 6' 1"
Ryan McCartan (born June 14, 1993 in Minnesota) is an American actor and singer. Ryan attended from Minnetonka High School in Excelsior, Minnesota, following his interest in acting and singing by participating in his high school drama department. In 2011, he won the Jimmy Award, a top honor given to only two students at the National High School Musical Theater Awards, held on Broadway in New York City. He received a $10,000 scholarship. He briefly attended the University of Minnesota’s Guthrie BFA Program before moving to Los Angeles to pursue acting. His first acting gig came in 2011, when he played Jeff in the television movie, Extremely Decent. His big break came in 2013 when he was cast as the character Diggie in the Liv and Maddie television series. Ryan also portrayed William ‘Cinco’ Phipps V on the USA Network dramedy series, Royal Pains.In 2013, Ryan starred as Jason Dean “J.D.” in the Off-Broadway production of Heathers: The Musical. In 2016, Ryan was cast as Brad in the Fox television live production of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, joining Laverne Cox, Reeve Carney and Victoria Justice.
Best Known For:
Ryan McCartan is best known as an actor and a singer, portraying Diggie on the Disney Channel Original Comedy Series, Liv and Maddie.
Ryan has been dating his fellow Liv and Maddie star, Dove Cameron, since Aug. 2013. In 2015, Ryan and Dove formed the band The Girl and the Dreamcatcher, releasing their first music video for the song, “Written in the Stars.”