Ulrich in July 2010
|Born||Bryan Ray Trout
January 20, 1970
Lynchburg, Virginia, USA
Georgina Cates (1997–2005)Amelia Jackson-Gray (m. 2012)
Skeet Ulrich (born Bryan Ray Trout; January 20, 1970) is an American actor known for his roles as Billy Loomis in Scream and Chris Hooker in The Craft. He established a cult following for starring in the cult ABC drama Miracles. Another notable role of his is as Johnston Jacob "Jake" Green, Jr., in the television series Jericho. Jericho and Jake Green developed a cult following ever since the show first aired. Ulrich is also known for his role as L.A.P.D. Detective Rex Winters, an ex-Marine from the Law and Order franchise.
Ulrich was born Bryan Ray Trout in Lynchburg, Virginia. He was raised in Concord, North Carolina by his mother, Carolyn Elaine Wax (née Rudd), who owns the special events marketing agency Sports Management Group. Ulrich's father is a restaurateur, and his first stepfather was D. K. Ulrich, a NASCAR driver and team owner. Trout's mother has since remarried to Edward Lewis Wax. Ulrich's maternal uncle is retired NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Ricky Rudd, and his maternal grandfather was Alvin Ray Rudd, Sr., the president of Al Rudd Auto Parts.
The nickname "Skeet" originated from the nickname "Skeeter" he was given by his Little League coach because of his small stature. Along with his slight frame, he had poor health, including numerous bouts with pneumonia; he underwent open heart surgery at the age of 10. Ulrich graduated from Northwest Cabarrus High School. After enrolling at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington to study Marine Biology, he switched to New York University, where he was noticed by playwright David Mamet.
In his earliest screen appearances, Ulrich was an uncredited extra in films Weekend at Bernie's (1989) and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990). After joining the Atlantic Theater Company as an apprentice, Ulrich performed with the group, which got him noticed by director Stacy Cochran. She cast him in a CBS Schoolbreak Special. With her help he also received his first notable role on screen in 1996 as the loutish boyfriend of Winona Ryder in Boys. That same year he appeared in The Craft opposite Robin Tunney and Neve Campbell. He was also cast that same year to star alongside Neve Campbell, again, in Wes Craven's hit slasher film Scream.
In 1997, he had a small role as an emotionally conflicted gay hustler in As Good as It Gets (along with fellow Scream actor Jamie Kennedy). He appeared in films like The Newton Boys (1998) and Chill Factor (1999). He starred as Juvenal, a young man with stigmata and healing powers in the Paul Schrader film Touch (1997), and he appeared in Ride with the Devil (1999), an American Civil War drama directed by Ang Lee. In 2000, he played computer hacker Kevin Mitnick in the film Takedown.
On television, Ulrich starred in the short-lived ABC series Miracles and appeared in TNT's multiple Emmy-nominated miniseries Into the West (2005 in the US, 2006 in the UK). Alo in 2005, Ulrich acted with Keri Russell in the television film The Magic of Ordinary Days. Ulrich starred as Jake Green on the CBS post-apocalyptic drama Jericho, which premiered on September 20, 2006 and ended its run on March 25, 2008.
In 1997, Ulrich married English actress Georgina Cates, whom he met at an Academy Award party. Their wedding was a small ceremony held on their farmland in Madison County, Virginia, with only the preacher and their canine companions as guests. Together, the couple has twins, son Jakob Dylan and daughter Naiia Rose, born in 2001. Skeet and Georgina divorced in 2005, citing irreconcilable differences.
|1989||Weekend at Bernie's||Extra (uncredited)|
|1990||Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles||Thug (uncredited)|
|1996||Craft, TheThe Craft||Chris Hooker|
|1996||Albino Alligator||Danny Boudreaux|
|1997||Touch||Juvenal / Charlie Lawson|
|1997||As Good as It Gets||Vincent|
|1998||Newton Boys, TheThe Newton Boys||Joe Newton|
|1998||Soldier's Sweetheart, AA Soldier's Sweetheart||Mark Fossie|
|1999||Chill Factor||Tim Mason|
|1999||Ride with the Devil||Jack Bull Chiles|
|2000||Track Down||Kevin Mitnick|
|2001||Nobody's Baby||Billy Raedeen|
|2001||Soul Assassin||Kevin Burke|
|2001||Kevin of the North||Kevin Manley|
|2009||For Sale by Owner||Junior|
|2014||50 to 1||Chip Woolley|
|2014||The Clown Prince Of Crime||The Joker|
|1994||CBS Schoolbreak Special||Vinnie DiFazio||Episode: "Same Difference"|
|2003||Miracles||Paul Callan||13 episodes|
|2005||Magic of Ordinary Days, TheThe Magic of Ordinary Days||Ray Singleton||television film|
|2005||Into the West||Jethro Wheeler||TV miniseries|
|2006-2008||Jericho||Jake Green||29 episodes|
|2007 and 2009||Robot Chicken||Various (voice)||Episodes: "More Blood, More Chocolate", "PS: Yes, in that way" and "The Ramblings of Maurice"|
|2009||Back||Richard Miles||television film|
|2009||CSI: NY||Hollis Eckhart||3 episodes|
|2010||Gimme Shelter||Billy Jost||television film|
|2010||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Det. Rex Winters||Episode: "Behave"|
|2010-2011||Law & Order: LA||Det. Rex Winters||14 episodes|
|2011||Robot Chicken||Duke (voice)||Episode: "Big Trouble in Little Clerks 2"|
|2013||Anatomy of Violence||Adrian Raines||television film|
Awards and nominations
|1997||Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films||Best Supporting Actor||Nominated||Scream (1996 film)|
|2006||Character and Morality in Entertainment Awards||Won||The Magic of Ordinary Days|
|2006||Western Heritage Awards||Television Feature Film||Won||Into the West (miniseries)|
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- Skeet Ulrich at the Internet Movie Database
- Skeet Ulrich Bio at CBS - Jericho
- Skeet Ulrich interview