Ryan McCartan Bio: Age, Height, Girlfriend, Net Worth, Family, Facts

Ryan McCartan

Ryan McCartan is an American actor and singer who came into the limelight for his recurring role as Diggie Smalls on the Disney Channel sitcom Liv and Maddie. In 2011, he was one of the two top performers to receive the Best Performance by an Actor at the Jimmy Awards at the National High School Musical Theater Awards. He played Jason Dean “J.D.” in the Off-Broadway production of Heathers: The Musical from 2013 until 2014. He as well appeared in Broadway production of Wicked (2018-2019) and Frozen (2020), playing the role of Flyero and Hans, respectively. He’s also an aspiring singer and has contributed to the soundtracks of Heathers: The Musical and The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again.

Ryan McCartan Biography

Birth Name

Ryan McCartan

Nick Name



He was born on June 14, 1993, and is now 29 years old.

Birth Place

Excelsior, Minnesota, U.S.

Birth Sign



Actor, Singer





Family Details

  • Father: Conn McCartan (School Principal; Retired in 2018)
  • Mother: Pam McCartan
  • Siblings: He’s the only child.


Ryan attended Minnetonka High School in Excelsior, Minnesota. Due to an early interest in acting and singing, he became actively engaged in high school productions.

He was given a full scholarship to attend the Guthrie BFA Program at the University of Minnesota. However, he left behind the program after attending briefly and moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting.



Ryan McCartan Girlfriend / Love Life

The tall and handsome actor began dating actress and singer Dove Cameron in August 2013. After dating for more than three years, they broke up in October 2016. They both worked together in the TV series Liv & Maddie.

Ryan McCartan with girlfriend Samantha Fekete
Ryan McCartan with girlfriend Samantha Fekete

A year later, Ryan found his new love Samantha Fekete, who is a social media star and YouTuber. The pair are still together and they run a collaborative YouTube channel called Sam & Ryan.

Body Statistics


6 feet 1 inch or 185 cm


80 kg or 176 lbs

Body Build


Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color




Famous For

He’s best known for portraying the recurring role of Diggie on the Disney Channel Original Comedy Series, Liv and Maddie.

Also a stage actor, he was last seen on Broadway in Frozen. His off-Broadway credits include original casts of Scotland, PA and Heathers: The Musical.

Ryan McCartan Net Worth

As of 2024, Ryan McCartan has a net worth of $1 million.

Ryan McCartan

Ryan McCartan Facts

He was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes when he was a little boy.

McCartan was one half of the now-defunct pop duo The Girl and the Dreamcatcher. They released their first EP titled Negatives on July 29, 2016. The other half of the pop duo was his ex-girlfriend Dove Cameron.

He made his acting debut in 2011, portraying Jeff in the television movie, Extremely Decent.

He co-starred with Liza Koshy in season 2 of the TV series Freakish.

McCartan is active on Instagram where he has over 1.2 million followers.