(Det. Kevin Ryan)
Seamus Dever has played Det. Kevin Ryan for the past three very successful seasons of Castle
. An actor since the age of six, he has performed in over 60 plays and musicals in his lifetime. He credits his Drama teacher father and History professor mother for their support, balance and encouragement.
Dever is widely recognized to audiences from his breakthrough performances as Dr. Getti on Army Wives
, and Dr. Ian Devlin on ABC's General Hospital
. He pops up from time to time on repeats of his old guest star roles on all three CSI
shows, as well as NCIS
, Cold Case
and Without a Trace
. He also appeared on the big screen in Hollywoodland and in the independent comedy Ready or Not
Well known to Los Angeles Theatre audiences, Dever portrayed Alex in the LA Premiere of A Clockwork Orange
. He received rave reviews and nominations for an Ovation Award, Garland Award and Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award. One of the highlights of his LA theatre career was his notable performance in iWitness
at The Mark Taper Forum.
Dever was born in Flint, MI and moved to Bullhead City, AZ when he was six years old. Valedictorian of his high school, he received a bachelor's degree in theatre after only three years at Northern Arizona University. He was accepted into the graduate program at the prestigious Carnegie-Mellon University and The Moscow Art Theatre. He holds master's degrees in acting and is the youngest person to have completed this program. He is also a lifetime member of the renowned Actors Studio.
Dever's wife, Juliana, is known to Castle
fans as Jenny on the series. They are both proud vegetarians, are active in animal rights and animal rescue causes, and live happily in Los Angeles with their two rescue dogs.