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Ryan McCartan
Biographical Information
Gender: Male
Date of birth: June 14, 1993
Age: 21
Height: 6'1
Nationality: United States
Occupation(s): Actor
Years active: 2011-present
Official Twitter: @ryanmccartan
Role: Diggie
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Ryan McCartan is an American actor, singer and public speaker. He portrays the character Diggie in the Disney Channel Original Comedy Series, Liv and Maddie.


Ryan McCartan is a recent Minnetonka High School graduate from Excelsior, Minnesota and a Triple Threat Award-winning participant in Hennepin Theatre Trust’s SpotLight Musical Theatre Program, and was named Best Actor at the June 27, 2011, National High School Musical Theater Awards held at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway in New York City. McCartan was one of two students to receive a Jimmy Award, the top honor in the program. He performed Jason Robert Brown’s “Someone to Fall Back On” as his solo. Shauni Ruetz of Rochester, NY was named Best Actress. McCartan and Ruetz received $10,000 scholarship awards and consideration for other professional advancement opportunities. He also was named a Presidential Scholar in the Arts. He is one of 20 high school students nationally to receive the award, and one of only two winners in theater. It is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon an artistically talented graduating senior. Selection was based on academic, civic and artistic achievement. His sister Allison is also an actor and recently toured the US with the musical version of Shrek. He briefly attended the University of Minnesota's Guthrie BFA Program before moving to Los Angeles to pursue acting. He has been cast by Disney Channel to play Diggie in the show Liv and Maddie.

In early 2014, McCartan began dating co-star Dove Cameron.



Name Role Year
Last Man Standing Unknown 2011
The Middle Ryan 2013
Monday Mornings Daniel 2013
Liv and Maddie Diggie 2013-present; Recurring

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  • Ryan has a lot of theatre experience, just like his Liv and Maddie co-stars DoveKali and Shelby.
  • Ryan has done a lot of spoken word and live stage performances.
  • He was in a Broadway Disney musical titled Night School Musical.
  • He is in 13 of the 21 episodes of Season 1 of Liv and Maddie.
  • He plays Diggie in the hit Disney Channel show, Liv and Maddie.
  • Ryan is dating his co-star, Dove Cameron. (See Dove and Ryan (relationship) for more information.)
  • He loves acting with his co-star/girlfriend, Dove Cameron.
  • His best friend is his co-star/girlfriend, Dove.
  • He has acted in a filmography with the name Ryan before.
  • His fan mail is 4545 Morse Ave, Studio City, CA 91604.


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  • not that cute

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    • Dovecameron(aka-kayla,morgan wrote:hes cute but not that cute i love you dove cameron email me at dove came...
    • i am obviously a ryan mccartan fan lol... i only watched an episode of liv and maddie to see him but he was perfect in heathers the musical

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