Ryan McCartan | Real Name, Bio, Age, Net Worth And Life Style
The Disney Channel sitcom “Liv and Maddie” (2013–17) and The Girl and the Dreamcatcher, a pop duo he founded with his “Liv” co-star Dove Cameron, were just two of the projects actor and singer Ryan McCartan parlayed his love of musical theatre into during his quickly ascending career. McCartan, who was born on June 14, 1993, in Excelsior, Minnesota, started acting in community theatre when he was eight years old and by the time he was a teenager had won top acting awards on the Minneapolis theatre scene. The top award for graduating students aspiring to a career in the arts was given to McCartan in 2011 when he won the Jimmy Award for Best Actor at the National High School Musical Theatre Awards.
He entered the University of Minnesota’s Guthrie BFA programme the following year, but left shortly after to try his hand at professional acting in Los Angeles.In the Disney Channel sitcom “Liv and Maddie,” McCartan was chosen to play Diggie Smalls, a high school basketball player and the love interest of former child actress Liv Rooney (Dove Cameron) and Maddie” rather quickly. Due to the show’s success, its cast members were invited to make guest appearances on prominent primetime shows like “The Middle” (ABC, 2009–) and “Royal Pains” (2009–16) on the USA Network. Additionally at this time, McCartan appeared in the 2014 Off-Broadway production of “Heathers,”McCartan played J.D., the villainous high school student portrayed by Christian Slater in the 1989 theatrical comedy that served as the basis for the musical. He released his first pop hit, “You Can’t Unlove Me,” the same year, and his debut solo album, Heart Attack, the following year. The Girl and the Dreamcatcher, a duet act he founded with “Liv” co-star and girlfriend Dove Cameron, quickly eclipsed his success as a solo artist. The duo put out a tonne of singles in 2015, the same year McCartan got the role of Brad in “The Rocky Horror Picture Show Event” (Fox, 2016), a television adaptation of the enduring cult musical starring Tim Curry, the star of the 1975 feature film, and Victoria Justice, another Disney star.