Who is Alan Ritchson?
American actor, model, singer, and composer Alan Michael Ritchson also writes songs. He made his acting début as Aquaman/Arthur Curry in a guest role on The CW superhero series Smallville between the fifth and tenth seasons.
Alan Ritchson bio
Vickie Ritchson, a high school English teacher, and David Ritchson, a former US Air Force Chief Master Sergeant, welcomed their second son, Alan, into the world on November 28, 1982 in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Before living in Niceville, Florida, Ritchson was raised in Rantoul, Illinois.
Alan Ritchson education
He studied there at Niceville High School, where he finally received his diploma in 2001. Ritchson obtained a bachelor of arts degree after enrolling at Okaloosa Walton Community College, which is now known as Northwest Florida State College.
Alan Ritchson career
For his role as Arthur Curry in the heroic television series “Smallville,” Alan Ritchson first rose to fame. In later years, he made appearances as the main character in television series like “Reacher,” “Blue Mountain State,” “Blood Drive,” and “Titans.” Ritchson has appeared in films like “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” on the big screen. His first film as a producer was “Dark Web: Cicada 3301” in 2021.
Ritchson made cameos in the Abercrombie & Fitch catalog before starting his modeling career. He gained more notoriety in 2004 when he competed in the reality television singing program “American Idol” and finished among the top 87 contestants.
Ritchson made his acting debut in 2005 and won his breakthrough part. He began making appearances as Arthur Curry, a.k.a. Aquaman, on the heroic television series “Smallville” in that year. Ritchson made two appearances in the program, once in the fifth season and once more in the tenth and final season in 2010.
During this period, he made appearances in the television films “Though None Go with Me” and “Midnight Bayou”. Ritchson portrayed Kevin Devlin “Thad” Castle, the captain of the collegiate football squad, in the comedy “Blue Mountain State” from 2010 to 2011.
The television shows “CSI: Miami,” “90210,” “Hawaii Five-0,” “New Girl,” “Workaholics,” and “Black Mirror” were among those in which Ritchson continued to appear.
Additionally, he regularly appeared on “I Can Do That,” a celebrity competition program that NBC aired for one season in 2015.
In the short-lived Syfy series “Blood Drive,” Ritchson portrayed LAPD detective Arthur Bailey in 2017. His co-stars included Christina Ochoa, Marama Corlett, Colin Cunningham, and Thomas Dominique. After that, Ritchson returned to the superhero category in 2018 by playing Hank Hall in the DC Universe series “Titans.”
He was granted a significant role for the second and third seasons even though his initial contract only called for two episodes. Ritchson recurred as Hank Hall on “Supergirl” and “Legends of Tomorrow” from the DC Universe.
In 2022, he debuted as the lead in the “Reacher” television series on Amazon Prime Video, which is based on the “Jack Reacher” book series. His next significant television appearance was in this.
In the horror film “The Butcher” from 2006, Ritchson made his feature film debut as one of the young people who, after a car mishap, are haunted by a family of psychopaths.
The following movie he was in was the thriller “Steam,” with Ruby Dee, Kate Siegel, and Ally Sheedy. Ritchson made an appearance as part of the large ensemble cast in the adolescent sex comedy “Fired Up!” a few years later. Later, he was cast in some significant Hollywood films.
Ritchson played the role of Gloss in the science fiction precursor “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” in 2013. In the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot the following year, he portrayed Raphael, and in the sequel “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows” in 2016, he reprised the role.
Ritchson appeared in “The Wedding Ringer,” a romantic comedy, and “Lazer Team,” an action comedy with a science fiction motif, in between the two films. He reprised his role as Thad Castle in the critically acclaimed television series “Blue Mountain State: The Emergence of Thadland.”
Ritchson costarred in the 2018 horror comedy “Office Revolt” alongside Zachary Levi, Brenton Thwaites, Jane Levy, Karan Soni, and others. Then, in 2019, he made two film appearances: “The Turkey Bowl,” a sports comedy featuring Matt Jones and Ryan Hansen, and “Above the Shadows,” a mystical romance starring Olivia Thirlby and Jim Gaffigan.
Ritchson and Brenton Thwaites reunited in the supernatural horror film “Ghosts of War” the following year. Ritchson made his directorial début in 2021 with the comedy-thriller “Dark Web: Cicada 3301,” which he also co-wrote and co-produced. He also shares a screen with Conor Leslie, Ron Funches, and Jack Kesy in the film.
Alan Ritchson net worth
Alan Ritchson, an actor and producer, is worth $6 million.
Alan Ritchson wife
With his partner Cathrine, Ritchson has three children. The family lives in Florida.