Who is Ryan Paevey?
Ryan Paevey is an actor and model, probably best known for his role in the TV series “General Hospital” as Nathan West. Keep reading this biography to learn more about his birthday, childhood, career achievements, and family background.
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Ryan Paevey Birthday, Early Childhood, Family, and Education Background
He was born Ryan Jacob Paevey-Vlieger under the Libra Zodiac sign on 24 September 1984, in Torrance, California, USA, so of American nationality, and 36-years-old in September 2020. His parents are Les Vlieger and Linda Paevey, and he has one sibling, a younger sister named Kaitlyn Paevey, who is very close to him.
Ryan grew up with his family in Los Angeles, however, he also lived in Harlem for a short time during his childhood. While Ryan is an American by nationality, he inherited Indonesian and a Dutch ancestry from his father. He is fluent in both English and French, and can speak Japanese.
From a young age, Ryan was an athletic boy who ran cross country and track in high school. He would also play video games, cook, or surf with his father during his free time. Regarding his educational background, Ryan studied up to high school.
Ryan Paevey Career and Rise to Stardom
As a youth, Ryan helped his father with construction work, as well as bartending; at that point he didn’t have any plans of venturing into the showbiz industry. However, he was presented with numerous offers to work as a model, and although he turned them down at first, he eventually gave in.
In 2009, Ryan worked as a body double model for Robin Thicke in his music video dubbed “Sex Therapy.”
The following year, he appeared in Toni Braxton’s song video “Hands Tied”, after which a director Ryan had worked with previously offered him an opportunity to appear on Christina Aguilera’s music video for the song “Your Body” in 2012. Later, Ryan shot a campaign for Izod, and also featured in a Corona commercial.
During his early modeling days, Ryan also posed for numerous racy photoshoot pictures, which he isn’t proud of. In an interview, Ryan stated that there are many photos of him that anyone can access through Google, adding that he wishes he hadn’t shot them.
However, it’s his modeling career that later opened up his opportunities for acting. In 2011, he gave a shot at the short film “The Girl with the Gloves,” and in 2012 acted in the telefilm “4 Dead Girls: The Soul Taker”. The same year, Ryan landed a recurring role in “Hollywood Heights,” a drama series, then 2013 Ryan started with a guest appearance in an episode of “The Client List.”
By the end of the year 2013 he had landed what became his breakthrough role as Nathan West in “General Hospital,” a medical drama series, and appeared in 280 episodes of this series until it came to an end in 2018.
Although this is the role that Ryan is best known for, he has also worked on various other television films and shows. Concurrently in 2014, he was a guest co-host on “Extra”, and “The View” in 2015. Then in 2016, he appeared as a lead male actor in “Unleashing Mr. Darcy,” as Donovan Darcy, an original movie for the Hallmark Channel The film became extremely popular, which led to the sequel film “Marrying Mr. Darcy” in 2018, in which Ryan reprised his role.
He also appeared in the telefilm “Harvest Love” as Will Nash in 2017, and in 2018 landed the role of Mac in “Hope at Christmas.” The following year, Ryan appeared in “Dude Ranch” and “From Friend to Fiance.”
Ryan was the presenter of the Outstanding Morning Program award at the 42nd Daytime Emmy Awards that were held in 2015.
In his recent works, Ryan appeared as Richard Belmont in the romantic film “A Summer Romance” in 2019, then also appeared as Bryce in the BET series “Games People Play”.
His most recent work in 2020 is the Hallmark TV film “Matching Hearts”, in which he portrays the role of Daniel O’Connor.
Ryan Paevey Personal Life: Is He Married or Gay?
When it comes to Ryan’s personal life, he is a very secretive person, leading many people to speculate that he’s gay, since they haven’t seen him with a lady in public.
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However, there have also been rumors that Ryan dated Kirsten Storms, his co-star, and the model Jessa Hinton. Despite all the rumors and speculations, Ryan remains a single man as of 2020.
Apart from acting, Ryan also has a brand called Fortunate Wanderer, in which he sells custom photography prints from his travel adventures, plus outdoor gear and handmade jewelry.
He also considers himself a nature-boy, and hiking is one of his favorite outdoor activities, however, Ryan also has two motorcycles, which he has named Sage and Lillith. In July 2015, while riding Lillith, he was involved in a motorcycle accident that left him with a shattered wrist.
During his free time, Ryan also loves cooking, with his favorite meal being sushi.
Interesting Facts about Ryan Paevey
Here are some interesting facts about the actor.
He is still single, but in an interview Ryan confessed that he is a workaholic who doesn’t even own a dog due to his tight schedules. However, he believes in love at first sight.
Unlike the assumptions of many people, Ryan didn’t just quit “General Hospital,” and neither was he fired. He had an agreement with the producers for the period he was going to be working with them. Once that time elapsed he packed his stuff and left, no hard feelings from either party.
Ryan Paevey Net Worth
Ryan has had a successful acting and modeling career, which has helped him earn not only popularity but also wealth. His estimated income as a model is $120,000. Reputable sources estimate Ryan Paevey’s net worth to be around $3 million as of 2020.