Tyson Ritter

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Tyson Ritter
The All-American Rejects in Seattle.jpg
Ritter in 2006
Background information
Born (1984-04-24) April 24, 1984 (age 31)
Stillwater, Oklahoma, U.S.
Genres Alternative rock, pop punk
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, musician, bassist, pianist, model, actor
Instruments Vocals, piano, bass guitar, guitar
Years active 1997–present
Labels Doghouse, DreamWorks, DGC, Interscope
Associated acts The All-American Rejects

Tyson Jay Ritter (born April 24, 1984) is an American singer-songwriter, actor and model, best known as the vocalist, bassist, pianist, and songwriter of the rock band The All-American Rejects. As an actor, Ritter appeared in a recurring role on Parenthood as rock musician Oliver Rome. Ritter had a supporting role is The House Bunny and is set to appear in the film Miss You Already.

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 Zack who is an endodontist 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 (2013–2014, recurring role), and Parenthood (2013–2015, 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 movie, 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. Midnight Rider has since halted production, and was ultimately cancelled, due to the death of camera assistant, Sarah Jones.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Ritter and Elena Satine were engaged in April 2013 and married on New Year's Eve of the same year. He has been friends with bandmate Nick Wheeler ever since they met in high school [8][9]


Year Title Role Notes
2008 House Bunny, TheThe House Bunny Colby
2014 Love and Mercy Hipster #1
2015 Miss You Already Filming
Year Title Role Notes
2006 The Andy Milonakis Show Himself 1 episode
2007 House Himself Episode: "Fetal Position"
2012 90210 Himself (with The All-American Rejects) Episode: "Trust, Truth and Traffic"
2013–14 Betas Dane 5 episodes
2013–2015 Parenthood Oliver Rome 10 episodes


  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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