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SpouseDanielle Kirlin
MarkTowering height
FactPassions include scuba diving, tennis, snowboarding, racquetball & most outdoor activities.

Ryan McPartlin is an American actor, director, and producer. He is best known for his role as Captain Steven Hiller in the film Independence Day and as Devon Woodcomb in the television series Chuck.

McPartlin was born in Chicago, Illinois, on July 3, 1976, to Kathleen, a homemaker, and Joseph McPartlin, a financial advisor. He has two sisters, Kerry and Amy. He was raised in a Catholic household in Wheaton, Illinois. He graduated from Wheaton Warrenville South High School in 1994. He attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he studied finance and accounting. He left college after one year to pursue a career in acting.

McPartlin made his acting debut in the television film The Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion! in 1997. He has since appeared in numerous television shows and films, including JAG, Passions, Love Boat: The Next Wave, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, 7th Heaven, The O.C., CSI: Miami, and Castle. His most notable role was as Captain Steven Hiller in the 1996 film Independence Day. He also starred as Devon Woodcomb in the television series Chuck from 2007 to 2012.

McPartlin has directed episodes of Chuck and Hawaii Five-0. He made his film directorial debut with the short film Knife Fight in 2013.

McPartlin has been married to actress Lisa Ann Russell since 2007. They have two children together.

McPartlin has a net worth of $4 million. He earns a salary of $75 thousand per episode of Chuck.

General Info

Full NameRyan McPartlin
Height1.9 m
ProfessionPersonal trainer, Voice Actor
EducationUniversity of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign


SpouseDanielle Kirlin
ChildrenDylan James McPartlin, Wyatt Duke McPartlin
ParentsSteve McPartlin, Lois McPartlin
SiblingsChris McPartlin


MoviesThe Right Kind of Wrong, Lego: The Adventures of Clutch Powers, Super Capers, Game Time: Tackling the Past, Underfunded, Babysitter's Black Book, Chance at Romance, A Kind of Magic, The Flight Before Christmas, Holly's Holiday, King of the Ants, Heaven Sent, Lego City: A Clutch Powers 4-D Adventure,...
TV ShowsSequestered, Mystery Girls, Chuck, Passions, Living with Fran, Ann Rule's Everything She Ever Wanted, Daybreak

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#Marks / Signs
1Towering height


1I'm a huge fan of John Hughes and can say that 'Planes, Trains and Automobiles' is easily a top 3 favorite. I'm also a huge fan of all the Second City talent, and I think my Dad and Bill Murray are long lost twins.
2I've been so blessed and so lucky to be a part of great shows like 'Chuck' and projects 'Daybreak.'
3I needed the 'Chuck' phase to appreciate the 'Captain Awesome' phase because otherwise I don't think I would have realized the flip side of that coin. I think I needed to see the world through Chuck's eyes before becoming Captain Awesome.
4I'm a mean beanbag tosser.
5Thankfully I'm a better actor than football player, or at least I hope so.
6I grew up in Glen Ellyn, which is about 20 miles west of Chicago. I attended Glenbard South High School and University of Illinois. I didn't study acting until I moved to Los Angeles after college, but the fact that I was raised in the Chicago area set the stage for all of my comedic and acting sensibilities.


1Auditioned twice for the role of Superman/Clark Kent in Bryan Singer's "Superman Returns".
2Graduated with a degree in Speech Communication from the University of Illinois where he played football in the Big Ten Conference.
3After graduating, decided to spend six months in Australia and New Zealand to explore the outback and decide which career path he should follow.
4Spends a great deal of his non-working time taking acting classes.
5Passions include scuba diving, tennis, snowboarding, racquetball & most outdoor activities.
6A board certified personal trainer.
7Moved to Southern California to pursue acting




Do It Yourself2015TV Movie completedTyler
Heaven Sent2015/Ipost-productionSean Miller
A Kind of Magic2015post-productionMatt
Babysitter's Black Book2015TV MovieMark
Bad Judge2014TV Series
Sequestered2014TV SeriesRyan
Mystery Girls2014TV SeriesDetective Duane Freeman
Friends with Better Lives2014TV SeriesSam
Playing House2014TV SeriesSteve
Hart of Dixie2013-2014TV SeriesCarter Covington
Salvation2014TV MovieBen Knox
Chance at Romance2013TV MovieHeath Madsen
The Right Kind of Wrong2013Danny
I Hate My Teenage Daughter2013TV SeriesChris Reynolds
Holly's Holiday2012TV MovieBo
Necessary Roughness2012TV SeriesTed
Rizzoli & Isles2012TV SeriesDale Bowman
Daybreak2012TV SeriesEric
CSI: Miami2012TV SeriesJosh Avery
Hot in Cleveland2012TV SeriesDavid
Chuck2007-2012TV SeriesDevon 'Captain Awesome' Woodcomb / Devon Woodcomb
Community2011TV SeriesFrisbee Student #3
J. Edgar2011Lawrence Richey
Game Time: Tackling the Past2011TV MovieJake Walker
Friends with Benefits2011TV SeriesEvan Macklam
A Clutch Powers 4D Adventure2010ShortClutch Powers
Lego: The Adventures of Clutch Powers2010Clutch Powers (voice)
Everything She Ever Wanted2009TV Mini-SeriesTom Allanson
Super Capers: The Origins of Ed and the Missing Bullion2009Will Powers
Mad Men2008TV SeriesGentleman
Swingtown2008TV SeriesLuke
Living with Fran2005-2007TV SeriesRiley Douglas Martin / Riley Martin
Notes from the Underbelly2007TV SeriesHunter
CSI: NY2007TV SeriesTerry Rockwell
Underfunded2006TV Movie
The Shadow Effect2006ShortChaz Martini
Pepper Dennis2006TV SeriesGrady Harper
Model Family2006TV ShortJake
What I Like About You2005TV SeriesRiley Martin
Passions2004TV SeriesHank Bennett
North Shore2004TV SeriesWilliam
Still Standing2004TV SeriesJeremy
According to Jim2003TV SeriesBob
King of the Ants2003/IIStraff
Three Sisters2001TV SeriesBrad
S Club 7 in L.A.2000TV SeriesRyan
Odd Man Out1999TV Series
The Nanny1999TV SeriesPerformer #3


Chuck2011TV Series performer - 1 episode


14th Annual PRISM Awards2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Chuck Fu and Dim Sum2010Video documentary shortHimself - 'Captain Awesome'
2010 New Now Next Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
The Wendy Williams Show2010TV SeriesHimself
SoapTalk2003TV SeriesHimself
The 28th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2001TV SpecialHimself

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