Dylan Neal returns to Hallmark — this time as the bad guy — in rodeo series Ride
Dylan Neal is back on the Hallmark Channel. The actor, who co-starred with Andie MacDowell in the Hallmark series Cedar Cove, has taken a role on the rodeo show Ride.
“I hope you’ll check out Hallmark’s new TV series called RIDE,” he wrote in an Instagram post. “…I have a recurring role on this show playing a different character than you’re used to seeing me play on this network.”
Neal plays Daniel Booker, the head of a wealthy oil family that is looking to buy the ranch from Isabel McMurray (played by Nancy Travis).
Neal has a long working relationship with Hallmark. In addition to playing Jack Griffith on the series Cedar Cove, he wrote and co-starred in the Gourmet Detective Mysteries movies.
He’s also starred in the Hallmark movies Looks Like Christmas (2016), Truly, Madly, Sweetly (2018), and Christmas She Wrote (2020).
In 2021, the actor moved to Portugal with his wife and two children. In an Instagram post, he told fans about his love for the country.
“It seems like the whole world is moving to Portugal right now — and for good reason,” he wrote. “Whether it’s the world-class beaches of the Algarve (those caves!), or Lisbon, Porto, Braga or the Silver Coast — Portugal and its citizens make it such an inviting and beautiful country.”
He added that he wasn’t retiring.
“We’ll be back in North America for work (Hallmark has my number) and to visit friends and family regularly,” he wrote.
Rodeo series Ride
Hallmark’s new series premiered on March 26. Starring Nancy Travis, Beau Mirchoff, Jake Foy, and Tiera Skovbye, the show follows a rodeo family trying to hold onto its Colorado ranch.
Matriarch Isabel is ready to sell to the Booker family, though she faces resistance from her sons. They begin to warm to the idea after meeting Gus Booker (played by Tyler Jacob Moore), Daniel’s son. But when Daniel shows up, his curt manner catches them off guard.
In a 2022 Instagram post, the actor talked about his long working relationship with Hallmark.
“Cedar Cove was Hallmark’s first ever TV series and while we only lasted three seasons, I made a lot of friends on that set and at the network, where I later created the Gourmet Detective series and a few other movies with my wife, Becky,” he wrote. “I’ve learned a lot while working with @hallmarkchannel and @hallmarkmovie and I’m grateful for the memories.”
Dylan Neal played Dylan Shaw on the soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful from 1994 to 1996. From 1998 to 2003 he played Doug Witter on the series Dawson’s Creek.
Neal has made appearances on CSI: Miami, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, 90210, Arrow, and JAG. He has also had a recurring role on the popular Canadian series Murdoch Mysteries as Sergeant Jasper Linney.
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