|Birth name||Tyson Jay Ritter|
April 24, 1984 |
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
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. 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). 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.
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). 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.
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- McNary, Dave (December 13, 2013). "Gregg Allman Biopic Casts Tyson Ritter as Lead Role". Variety. Retrieved December 29, 2013.
- Silverman, Stephen M. (April 5, 2013). "Tyson Ritter Engaged to Elena Satine". People. Retrieved November 16, 2013.
- Blumm, K.C.; Jordan, Julie (January 1, 2014). "Tyson Ritter and Elena Satine Are Married". People. Retrieved January 2, 2014.