Ryan McQuaid
played by Nicholas Bishop
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Handsome, headstrong and charming, this former Navy SEAL has parlayed his considerable talents into a hugely successful career in the private sector by founding McQuaid Security.  AS CEO of the multi-billion-dollar private military company—and Arthur Campbell’s new boss—McQuaid has proven to be as skilled a businessman as he was a soldier.

When an act of terrorism on U.S. soil brings McQuaid and Annie together in the field, their initial antipathy soon turns to respect for each other’s abilities. They’re well-matched in more ways than one. The only problem is, the dashing private contractor may turn out to have an agenda—and a dangerous secret—of his own. 

Nicholas Bishop joins USA's hit original series COVERT AFFAIRS as Ryan McQuaid, a former Navy SEAL-turned-CEO of a multi billion-dollar private security company. 

England-born, Australia-bred Bishop is best known Down Under for his role as Detective Peter Baker in the hugely popular series "Home And Away” He has appeared in numerous other Australian television series, including “McLeod’s Daughters,” “Above the Law” and “Heartbreak High.” 

In the U.S., Bishop appeared for two seasons opposite Dana Delaney in ABC’s medical drama “Body of Proof.” He has guest starred on numerous TV series, including “Castle,” “CSI,” “NCIS: Los Angeles,” “Hot in Cleveland,” “The Glades,” and the USA original “Necessary Roughness.” 

Bishop can be seen in the critically acclaimed 2002 feature “Walking on Water” and opposite David Arquette in “Black Limousine.” He has completed shooting on the upcoming features “Stay Then Go” and “The Mentor.”