Ryan McCartan

Ryan McCartan

Date Of BirthJune 14, 1993
Age30 years 10 months 10 days
Day of BirthMonday
Place Of BirthExcelsior, Minnesota, United States
Zodiac SignGemini
Professions Actor , Singer , Model
Full Name Ryan Jerome McCartan

Personal Information
Residence Los Angeles, California, United States
Religion Christianity
Language English
Star SignGemini
Nationality American
Ethnicity Caucasian
Complexion White
Body Features & Measurements
Height185 CM
6 Feet 1 Inches
Eye colorGreen
Hair color Dark Brown
Weight75 KG
165 lbs
Tattoo Ribcage
Body Type Athletic
Chest size 40
Waist Size 33
Biceps Size 13
Family Information
Father Conn McCartan
Mother Pam McCartan
Sister Alison McCartan
Education Qualifications
Education (High School) Minnetonka High School (Minnetonka, Minnesota)
Education(School) Eden Prairie High School (Eden Prairie, Minnesota)
Alma MaterUniversity of Minnesota
Love, Romance, Marriage
Girlfriends Dove Cameron (2013-2016; singer & actress)
Samantha Fekete
Career Information
Years Active 2011–
Favorites, Hobbies, Likes/ Dislikes
Favorite Food Fettuccine Alfredo (as prepared by his mother)
Favorite ColorOrange
Favorite MovieKing Speech
Favorite Singers Frank Sinatra
Elvis Presley
Favorite BookCatcher in the rye
Favorite TV show American Dad
Favorite Beverage Coffee
Favorite Video Game Pokemon
Social Networks, Web links
Twitter ProfileRyan McCartan Twitter Profile
Instagram ProfileRyan McCartan Instagram Profile
Contact (Email)ryansrecord@gmail.com (Old; not sure if still works)
Fan Mail 4545 Morse Ave, Studio City, CA 91604
More Information
Net worth$400,000
Instruments guitar


Ryan McCartan is an American actor & singer. Ryan is popular for his roles- Brad Majors in The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again (2016), Diggie Smalls in Liv and Maddie (2013-2017), Hunter in R.L. Stine's Monsterville: The Cabinet of Souls (2015), William Phipps in Royal Pains (2014)

Ryan has recently appeared on the TV series- Freakish (2017) as Ollie, in the short TV series- Princess Rap Battle (2018-2019) as Mad Hatter.

Childhood - Family

Ryan Jerome McCartan was born on 14th June 1993 in Excelsior, Minnesota, United States to Conn McCartan(Father)- a High School principal & Pam McCartan(Mother).


Ryan's father Conn McCartan worked at the Eden Prairie High School (EPHS)- a four year public high school located in Eden Prairie, Minnesota as the principal of the school until his retirement in 2018. In 2014, in an interview to USA Today, Conn had advocated considering the rising diversity among the United States students and talked about his privilege as a white man.

Ryan McCartan's mom Pam McCartan with baby Alison McCartan

[ Ryan McCartan's mom Pam McCartan with baby Alison McCartan ]

Ryan McCartan's Dad Conn McCartan & Alison McCartan

[ Ryan McCartan's Dad Conn McCartan & sister Alison McCartan ]


He has a sister named Alison McCartan. Alison is an actress herself, she has toured the United States performing the musical version of Shrek.

Ryan McCartan's with sister Alison McCartan

[ Ryan McCartan's with sister Alison McCartan ]


  • School: Ryan attended the 'Eden Prairie High School' located in Eden Prairie, Minnesota for his primary & middle schooling. Interestingly Ryan's father Conn was the principal at the school.
  • High School: Rya attended Minnetonka High School , a public high school situated in Minnetonka, Minnesota. Ryan got interested in performing arts at the high school. He was part of the theater & choir teams.
  • University of Minnesota: Ryan attended the University of Minnesota briefly for a course in  BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts), but he discontinued it and moved to Los Angeles for a career in acting
  • YoungArts Program: Ryan is an alumni of the U.S Presidential scholarship program "YoungArts" for the young artists in the visual, literary & performing arts

Girlfriend - Dating

Ryan McCartan & Samantha Fekete

Ryan has been dating popular youtuber Samantha Fekete since 2017.

They were first spotted together when they visited Disneyland together in September 2017. Later they visited Kari Feinstein's Style Lounge event where they took a dive together in a pool full of cranberries. Speculations about their relationship was confirmed to be a real girlfriend-boyfriend relationship when the two started kissing each other and calling each other girlfriend-boyfriend on their social media posts.

Ryan McCartan & Samantha Fekete

[ Ryan McCartan & Samantha Fekete ]

Ryan McCartan & Dove Cameron

Ryan met Actress & Singer Dove Cameron on the sets of 'Liv and Maddie', the two started dating in August 2013 (Imdb insists it was exactly on August 6th 2013).

The Girl and the Dreamcatcher: The couple was very enthusiastic about music and had formed a band named in May 2015, they named it 'The Girl and the Dreamcatcher' in September 2015, Dove Cameron as 'The Girl', and Ryan McCartan as 'the Dreamcatcher'. The band has performed 'Written in the Stars', 'Glowing in the Dark', 'Someone You Like', 'Make You Stay' among other singles. The band broke up in October 2016 following the breakup in relationship. You can enjoy some of their work on their youtube channel.

Dove & Ryan performed together at the QuickChek New Jersey Festival on July 30, 2016

Engagement: The couple got engaged on 14th April 2016

Breakup: However, he couple split up in October 2016 (Imdb insists it was on 5th October), it was her decision, her later tweets revealed she was unhappy in the relationship.

Dove Cameron & Ryan McCartan

Image: Dove Cameron & Ryan McCartan

She has had a relationship with actor & singer Thomas Doherty past her breakup with Ryan. Ryan has been dating youtuber Samantha Fekete since 2017.

Facts & Trivia

  • Entry into acting: It was summer time and he had spare time, his sister was performing in the play 'How the Grinch stole Christmas spirit', it inspired him, he said 'I could do that' to his mom and she got him into various auditions to get him a few roles.
  • Interest in acting & musicals: He was a part of the choir and theater at the Minnetonka High School.
  • Move to Los Angeles: He moved to Los Angeles in 2012 to seek a steady career in acting after his initial success as an actor. It allows him extra time to find more auditions rather than waste time on travelling.
  • Political inclination: He supported Hillary Clinton for president in the 2016 United states Presidential elections.
  • Tattoo: He has a tattoo of initials JPS (his grandfather) on his ribs
  • Sexual abuse as a minor: Ryan revealed in a 2019 interview that he was sexually abused at the age of 12 by a theater mentor
  • He has been on many spoken word performances
  • Ryan plays Ryan: In the TV series "The Middle" he plays the character Ryan, which is same as his real name.
  • Kissing scene: Ryan has a kissing scene in the movie "Rocky Horror Picture Show" with actress Laverne Cox.


Question & Answers

  • What was Ryan's New Year resolution for 2018?
    • His New Year resolution in 2018 was to do Yoga every day
  • What animal is Ryan?
    • When Ryan's ex-girlfriend Dove Cameron was asked to pick an animal that best suits Ryan, she chose "Tiger, baby Tiger"
  • What is his favorite Pizza?
    • Ryan loves all pizzas, Dominoes are his favorite variety of pizza makers.
  • Is Ryan McCartan Vegan?
    • Yes, Ryan has become a Vegan.



  • High School Musical(2007): Ryan's acting career started with the stage rendition of Disney's High School Musical.
  • Ryan has acted in 'Liv & Maddie', a member of the crew had watched Ryan singing in one of his youtube videos, the crew was looking for a talent who could also sing for the role in 'Heathers The Musical', he ended up booking the part in the musical. He did musicals as a child as well.
  • Ryan worked extensively on stages during his formative years, some of the theaters he hs worked on are:
    • The Chanhassen Dinner Theatre
    • The Children's Theatre Company
    • The Guthrie Theater
    • The Old Log Theater
    • The Great American History Theatre




  • Negatives(2016): First EP by Dove Cameron & Ryan McCartan, the album had songs 'My Way', 'Monster', 'Cry Wolf', 'Gladiator', 'Glowing in the Dark', 'Make You Stay'
Year EP Release Date Comment
2016 Negatives July 29, 2016 Label- GDC Records


  • Heart Attack: Heart Attack was Ryan's first studio album as an artist, it was released on 13th October 2015. Ryan has tried fusion of modern pop with the 1950s "bad boy" rock and roll in the album. Electric pianos, guitars & catchy hooks are the highlights of the music. The album tells the "coming of age" rollercoaster story of a youth finding love in strange places
Year Album Release Date Comment
2015 Heart Attack October 13, 2015 modern pop & "bad boy" rock n roll 



Year Song Album/ EP Comment
2016 Make You Stay Negatives For The Girl and the Dreamcatcher" with Dove Cameron; also as executive producer; released exclusively on "People"
2016 Glowing in the Dark Negatives For The Girl and the Dreamcatcher" with Dove Cameron; also as executive producer
2016 Someone You Like    
2015 All I Want for Christmas Is You   For The Girl and the Dreamcatcher" with Dove Cameron; original by Mariah Carey
2015 Written in the Stars   For The Girl and the Dreamcatcher" with Dove Cameron; also as executive producer
2015 Heart Attack   From the album "Heart Attack"
2014 You Can't Unlove Me    
2014 At Last I See the Light"   First ever music project by Ryan & Dove together



Year Song Movie/ Series Comment
2016 Dammit Janet The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again TV Movie; As  performer
2016 Over at the Frankenstein Place
2016 Sweet Transvestite
2016 Once in a While
2016 Planet Hot Dog
2016 Rose Tint My World
2016 Don't Dream It
2016 Super Heroes
2015 Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival TV Special; As  performer; originally by Frank Sinatra
2015 Ours To Lose Summer Forever Movie; As  performer
2015 About Tonight
2015 Big Time
2015 The Billie & Bobbie Show Austin & Ally

TV Series;

Episode- Duos & Deception

As performer

2015 Clean Up Your Heart and Let The Love Shine In
2015 The Billie & Bobbie Show
2015 Happy Song



Movies List

Year Movie Character Comment
2016 The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again
Brad Majors
TV Movie
2016 The Standoff
Farrell Bennett
2016 Emma's Chance
Jacob Murphy
2015 R.L. Stine's Monsterville: Cabinet of Souls
Direct to video
2015 Summer Forever
2011 Extremely Decent
TV Movie


TV Series

Year Series Character Comment
2018-2019 Princess Rap Battle Mad Hatter "Dorothy vs. Alice" (Season 1 Episode 9); "Queen of Hearts vs. Wicked Witch of the West" (Season 1 Episode 10)
2018 Love Daily Dylan "Love and Cheese" (Season 1 Episode 9)
2017 Freakish Ollie 5 Episodes; "Attraction", "Strangers", "Trust Issues", "Self Preservatiom", "Dare" (Season 2 Episode 2-6)
2017 Midnight, Texas Jeremy "Riders on the Storm", "The Virgin Sacrifice" (Season 1 Episode 9-10)
2013-2017 Liv and Maddie Diggie Smalls 26 episodes
2015 Austin & Ally Billie "Duos & Deception" (Season 4 Episode 6)
2014 Royal Pains William Phipps V (aka Cinco) 4 Episodes; "I Did Not See That Coming", "Oh, M.G.", "Good Air/Bad Air",  "A Bigger Boat" (Season 6 Episode 8-10,12)
2014 Last Man Standing Matt "Tasers" (Season 3 Episode 15)
2013 Monday Mornings Daniel "The Legend and the Fall" (Season 1 Episode 5)
2013 The Middle Ryan "Valentine's Day IV" (Season 4 Episode 15)


Short Movies List

Year Short Movie Character Comment
2018 The Forbidden Cure Dr. Max Gerson also as executive producer


Stage/ Broadway/ Off-Broadway

Year Play Character Comment
2020 Frozen Hans

Location- St. James Theatre

2019  Scotland PA Mac 

production- Roundabout Theatre Company

off-broadway: Laura Pels Theatre

2019 South Pacific Lt. Cable

Aspen Music Festival

2018-19 Wicked Fiyero 

Broadway at Gershwin Theatre

2018 Mutt House Eddie Corbin

Location: Kirk Douglas Theatre

2013-4 Heathers: The Musical Jason Dean (J.D)

with Jessica Keenan Wynn & Elle McLemore;

Location- Off-Broadway at New World Stages



  • Ryan McCartan was one of the only 2 student performers to receive  Jimmy Award, he had performed the solo "Someone to Fall Back On" by Jason Robert Brown. Shauni Ruetz (best actress) from Rochester, New York was the other selected participant. Both of them received scholarships of $10,000. 
Year Won? Award Project Category Comments
2011 WON National High School Musical Theater Awards    Jimmy Award A prestigious award given to 2 outstanding student performers


News & Updates

  • 2019 November: He made his solo debut at the cabaret & restaurant "Feinstein's/54 Below" in New York City
  • 2016: Food Poisoning: Ryan was hospitalized in October 2016 for complications related to food-poisoning, diabetes and dehydration.
  • 2014: His role in Heathers: The Musical as J.D was quite well received by the audience and critics. Time Out printed that Ryan "smolders nicely as J.D.", The Wrap described him as "devilishly good", NBCNY appreciated his performance for "plenty of charisma"



  • Dove has decided this relationship isn't what she wants. We still love each other very much. Please be sensitive, as this is painful.
  • I love her to death, there is a lot of love there, she has made a decision, because I love her, I have to respect that.
  • Take the high road, there is less traffic (about blaming the other person after break-up)
  • Gossip is like Monopoly money. It is worth nothing unless you are willing to play a long, boring game.
  • In TV camera is on your face, everything is subtle, where as in theater you are performing for a larger. But as far as energy, work ethic, character development are involved there is not much difference.
  • Dove & I have a very very supportive relationship, lot of the times when actors date there is lot of politics and jealousy, that is not the case with us, we love each other very much, we are proud of what we do.
  • (When asked do you have any ideas for the next cover) We have ideas for like next 90 covers.
  • I put the hot in psychotic.
  • My sister is my inspiration.
  • It is easy to write songs about someone you love.
  • My inspiration comes from everywhere, I really like organic song writing
  • It is weird for many people to watch themselves on the screen, I swear I'm not being cocky, I love being on TV.
  • Lot of people think value for an actor comes from money and fame, but actually it comes from people, from fans.
  • You can choose to believe one of two things: Everything will fall into place, and then you’ll be happy or You will be happy, and then everything will fall into place.
  • If I die I want you to tell the obituary people it was FOMO that did me in
  • I'm un-offendable
  • If your dreams aren't coming true, it means the ones you're dreaming are too small for you
  • I don't usually cry, but when I do, it's in the car while I'm driving.
  • we can agree on the fact that watches are bracelets now. No one uses that s**t to tell time that's what phones are for.
  • The only people who refer to their customers as users are drug dealers and technicians
  • Everything happens for a reason, the universe takes good care of us.
  • Guilt spills itself for fear of being spilled
  • (On twitter vs instagram) I like cracking jokes in 140 characters or less.
  • I feel like the eye doctor is judging me when I think an E is an S
  • Why do I fix my hair in the mirror every night before going to bed?
  • There is nothing more powerful in the world than love and kindness; and, somehow, you need to trust that.
  • The only thing that's truly impossible is the notion that something is impossible. You got this, booboo.
  • I go to Universal Studios Hollywood twice a week. I'm never growing up.
  • The best relationships are ones where your love for each other exceeds your need for each other
  • There is no such thing as try, only succeed; there is no such thing as possibility, only certainty
  • Don't lose yourself in the pursuit of winning. Such a loss defeats the purpose of victory.
  • Calling Native-Americans "Indians" is getting old. I'm gonna start calling Mexicans "Chinese" now, see where that gets me.
  • I'm in love with a paradox; perfect sense just makes no sense to me
  • Don't use your brilliance to justify your insanity
  • Every day can't be the best day, do what you can right now don't hesitate
  • If you don't use social media to be ironic and iconic, then what's the point
  • I believe I'm a good person. You know, I think there's good in everyone.
  • Hello innocence, though it seems like we've been friends for years; I'm finishing, though I wish I had never begun
  • We live in a time where people are hated more for being hated than for hating in the first place. Remember our higher purpose is to love
  • People say for every door that closes there is another that opens, it isn't that way in film industry, for every 200 that close there is one that opens



  1. Ryan McCartan Wiki
  2. Conn McCartin on USA Today

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