Tyson Jay Ritter (born April 24, 1984) is an American singer-songwriter and occasional model and actor, best known as the lead singer and bassist of the rock band The All-American Rejects.
Life and career
Ritter was born and raised in Stillwater, Oklahoma, and met his bandmates while he was bouncing a party in middle school. After Jesse Tabish quitting the band, and new additions of Mike Kennerty and Chris Gaylor, they were picked up by Doghouse Records, and later DreamWorks Records, finally with the current major label of Interscope Records. The All-American Rejects have released four albums to date, and have sold over 10 million albums worldwide, and 4 million singles.
Ritter has appeared in TV shows and movies such as; House, MD (2007), The House Bunny (2008), Betas (2013–present, recurring role), and Parenthood (2013–present, recurring role.) Also, Ritter will appear in upcoming things such as the 43-minute short, The Pinhole Affect, along with his fiance, and the upcoming John Cusack movie, Love & Mercy (2014).
- "Tyson Ritter On 'Parenthood' Season 5: All-American Rejects' Frontman Books Multi-Episode Arc (Exclusive)", The Huffington Post, August 2, 2013.
- Rachel Faylene, "Tyson Ritter Talks New Role on 'Parenthood,' Growing Up & What Comes Next", Variance Magazine, October 9, 2013.
- "Tyson Ritter releases new single "Air," to be featured on NBC's "Parenthood" Thursday", The Oklahoman, November 5, 2013.
- Stephen M. Silverman, "Tyson Ritter Engaged to Elena Satine", People, April 5, 2013.