A relative newcomer to the entertainment business, Ryan Paevey launched his career in December 2013 playing Detective Nathan West on ABC’s longest running soap opera “General Hospital.” His character instantly became a fan favorite, spawning counterfeit social media accounts across Twitter and Facebook as well as attracting thousands of followers. Paevey spent four years on the show and his departure became one of the most mourned deaths in the history of the soap.
During his time on “General Hospital,” he also starred in two Hallmark Channel Original Movies: “Unleashing Mr. Darcy” (2016) and “Harvest Love” (2017). In 2018, he appeared in the sequel “Marrying Mr. Darcy” and “Hope At Christmas.” His latest movie, “Friend to Fiancé” aired recently on the Hallmark Channel and he can currently be seen in a guest arc on BET’s new drama “Games People Play.”
Born and raised in Southern California, Paevey spent most of his childhood exploring the great outdoors. Acting was never on his radar growing up and he was happiest when outside, whether that be camping, hiking or rock climbing. Although a true outdoorsman at heart, Paevey’s striking features caught the attention of a modeling agency and he started to do a little modeling on the side for extra cash while he worked construction. Aside from print work, he was featured in Christina Aguilera’s music video “Your Body.”
On his days off, Paevey can be found (or actually, not found) scouting out uncharted territories for the occasional cliff jumping session, satisfying his craving for thrill seeking — sitting still is not an option. He is also a self-proclaimed nerd, loving all things tech and video games.
Best known for her starring role as Elizabeth Thornton in Hallmark Channel’s “When Calls the Heart,” which has been renewed for a seventh season premiering in 2020, and her recurring role on Lifetime Television’s “Army Wives,” Erin Krakow has graced both the stage and screen during her acting career.
Krakow is a classically trained actor and graduated with a BFA from The Juilliard School. She had starring roles in a number of the esteemed school’s productions, including Viola and Sebastian in Twelfth Night, Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Yelena in Black Russian. Beyond her work at Juilliard, Krakow has appeared in many prominent stage roles, including Cecily in The Importance of Being Earnest and Shelby in the stage adaptation of Steel Magnolias.
Krakow has transitioned from stage to screen, earning series regular, recurring and guest-starring roles on top television series. On Lifetime’s “Army Wives,” Krakow played the recurring role of Specialist Tanya Gabriel. She also earned the recurring role of Molly on CBS’s hit daytime soap “Guiding Light.” Krakow guest-starred on “Castle” for ABC, “NCIS: Los Angeles” and “NCIS” for CBS and “Good Girls Revolt” for Amazon/Sony.
Elizabeth Thornton on “When Calls the Heart” is not Krakow’s only beloved character for Hallmark Channel. She also played lead roles Samantha in “Chance at Romance” and Christie in “A Cookie Cutter Christmas.” On Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, Krakow played Miranda in “Finding Father Christmas” and “Engaging Father Christmas,” a role she reprises in “Marrying Father Christmas.”
Born in Philadelphia, Krakow grew up in South Florida where she attended Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts. She continued her dramatic studies at The Juilliard School in New York City. She now resides in Los Angeles when she isn’t filming in Vancouver, BC.