Tyson Ritter

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Tyson Ritter
Birth name Tyson Jay Ritter
Born (1984-04-24) April 24, 1984 (age 29)
Stillwater, Oklahoma, U.S.
Spouse Elena Satine (m. 2013)

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[edit]

Ritter was born and raised in Stillwater, Oklahoma. His mother Tracey Rains is an employee at Stillwater Public Schools. He has an older brother Zach who is a dentist and a younger sister Bailey. They all graduated from Stillwater High School.[1] He met his bandmates while he was bouncing a party in middle school. After Jesse Tabish quit the band, and with the additions of Mike Kennerty and Chris Gaylor, The All-American Rejects 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 (2007), The House Bunny (2008), Betas (2013–present, recurring role), and Parenthood (2013–present, recurring role).[2][3] On November 5, 2013, Ritter released the song "Air" as a solo song to help "ride between the Rejects' next record", which was featured on Parenthood.[4][5]

His next projects include the 43-minute short, The Pinhole Affect, which he will co-star along with his wife, and the upcoming John Cusack movie, Love and Mercy (2014).[6] He has also been cast as the lead role in the biopic Midnight Rider, directed by Randall Miller, in which he will portray singer Gregg Allman.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Ritter and Elena Satine were engaged in April 2013 and married on New Year's Eve of the same year.[8][9]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2008 The House Bunny Colby Supporting Role
2014 Midnight Rider Young Gregg Allman Lead Role
2014 Love and Mercy (film) Hipster #1 Minor Role
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2007 House (TV series) Himself Exaggerated Version of Himself
2012 90210 (TV series) Himself
2013-2014 Betas Dane Recurring Role; 5 Episodes
2013-present Parenthood (2010 TV series) Oliver Rome Recurring Role; 9 Episodes

References[edit]

  1. ^ Keys, Elizabeth (July 21, 2013). "Stillwater's rockin' mum". Stillwater NewsPress. Retrieved December 30, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Tyson Ritter On 'Parenthood' Season 5: All-American Rejects' Frontman Books Multi-Episode Arc (Exclusive)". The Huffington Post. August 2, 2013. Retrieved November 16, 2013. 
  3. ^ Faylene, Rachel (October 9, 2013). "Tyson Ritter Talks New Role on 'Parenthood,' Growing Up & What Comes Next". Variance Magazine. Retrieved November 16, 2013. 
  4. ^ McDonnell, Brandy (November 5, 2013). "Video: Tyson Ritter releases new single "Air," to be featured on NBC's "Parenthood" Thursday". The Oklahoman. Retrieved November 16, 2013. 
  5. ^ http://www.allamericanrejects.com/news/tyson-ritter-air-preview
  6. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1930711/?ref_=nv_sr_1
  7. ^ McNary, Dave (December 13, 2013). "Gregg Allman Biopic Casts Tyson Ritter as Lead Role". Variety. Retrieved December 29, 2013. 
  8. ^ Silverman, Stephen M. (April 5, 2013). "Tyson Ritter Engaged to Elena Satine". People. Retrieved November 16, 2013. 
  9. ^ Blumm, K.C.; Jordan, Julie (January 1, 2014). "Tyson Ritter and Elena Satine Are Married". People. Retrieved January 2, 2014. 

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