|Born||Alan Michael Ritchson
November 28, 1984
Grand Forks, North Dakota
|Occupation||Actor, singer, model, songwriter|
|Spouse(s)||Catherine Ritchson (m. 2006-present)|
|Relatives||Eric Ritchson (brother), Brian Ritchson (brother)|
Alan Michael Ritchson (born November 28, 1984) is an American actor, singer, and fashion model. He is best known for his modeling career as well as his portrayals of the superhero Aquaman on The CW's Smallville and Thad Castle on Spike TV's Blue Mountain State.
Ritchson was born in Grand Forks, North Dakota, the son of Vickie (born June 21, 1958), a high school teacher, and David Ritchson (born June 5, 1956), a retired U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sergeant. He is the middle of three brothers; Eric, the oldest, and Brian, the youngest. During his childhood, his family moved to Rantoul, Illinois. At age 10, Ritchson's family finally settled in Niceville, Florida. He attended Niceville High School and graduated in 2001. Performer Toby Turner was a classmate. Ritchson also tried out for American Idol and was knocked out in Hollywood week.
He began his modeling career in the Abercrombie and Fitch catalogue; he also modeled underwear for the men's online underwear store internationaljock.com. In 2008, he was signed to L.A. agency Vision Model Management and appeared on N2N Bodywear. By early 2009, Ritchson made his final appearance in his modelling career for Abercrombie and Fitch.
His television acting credits include a recurring guest star role on the TV series Smallville as Arthur Curry, a.k.a. Aquaman, a small role as an army officer in the 2006 Hallmark Channel movie Though None Go with Me alongside Cheryl Ladd, and the role of Lucian Manet in the 2009 Lifetime Original Movie, Nora Roberts' Midnight Bayou. His role in Smallville marked the first time that an actor portrayed Aquaman in an officially licensed live-action production. His Smallville co-star, Justin Hartley, has since portrayed Aquaman in an unaired pilot. Ritchson reprised his role as Aquaman for a cameo appearance in the animated film: Justice League: The New Frontier, and the final season of Smallville. In 2009, he appeared on a third season episode of Starz's Head Case in which he played a male stripper. Ritchson also made an appearance on CSI: Miami, in which he played a dead victim in episode 19 of Season 8. He also appeared in Season 3 of 90210 as a love interest for a main character Teddy. He played Thad Castle in Spike TV's Blue Mountain State as a senior captain on a college football team, until the show was cancelled in February 2012, after its third season.
Movie credits include a role in the 2006 movie The Butcher, as well as in 2008's Spring Break '83 and a minor role in 2009's Fired Up! In 2007, director Robert Zemeckis used Ritchson for his facial image, physique and movement for actor Ray Winstone of the title character of Beowulf.
Ritchson portrayed Gloss, a tribute in the 75th Hunger Games, in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013). Ritchson will play Raphael in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, a reboot to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film series after the four previous films.
- This is Next Time (2006)
|2006||Though None Go with Me||Army Officer||Television film|
|2008||Justice League: The New Frontier||Arthur Curry / Aquaman||Voice Role, Direct-to-DVD|
|Midnight Bayou||Lucian Manet||Television film|
|2013||Spring Break '83||Brad|
|The Hunger Games: Catching Fire||Gloss|
|2014||Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles||Raphael||Post-production|
|2004||American Idol||Himself||Season 3, Episode 1|
|2005—2010||Smallville||Arthur Curry / Aquaman||Episodes: "Aqua", "Justice", "Odyssey" & "Patriot"|
|2009||Head Case||Episode: "Tying the Not"|
|2010||CSI: Miami||Paul Arnett||Episode: "Spring Breakdown"|
|2010—2011||Blue Mountain State||Kevin "Thad" Castle|
|2011||90210||Tripp Willinson||Episode: "The Enchanted Donkey"|
|2012||Fred: The Show||Expired Cow||Episode: "Expired Cow"|
|2013||Hawaii Five-0||Freddie Hart||Episode: "Olelo Pa'a"|
|Super Fun Night||Jason||Episode: "Pilot: Multi-Camera Version"|
|2007||Beowulf: The Game||Beowulf||Character Model|
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- "Aquaman (TV 1984)". IMDb. May 1, 2009. Retrieved March 6, 2012.
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- Alan Ritchson Joins ’90210′ As Trevor Donovan’s New Love Interest[dead link]
- "Sam Jones and Alan Ritchson will be on Spike this summer in new college football comedy « OSCK Superman Fans of Smallville Blog". Osck.wordpress.com. Retrieved March 6, 2012.
- ""Lionsgate's 'Blue Mountain State' Cancelled by Spike", Hollywood Reporter accessed 16 March 2012". Hollywood Reporter. February 21, 2012. Retrieved March 6, 2012.
- ‘Hunger Games 2′s Alan Ritchson To Play Raphael In ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’
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