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Overview (2)

Born in Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Alan Ritchson has carved a space for himself on both the large and small screens since he made the trek from a small town in Florida to Los Angeles.

Alan Michael Ritchson was born in Grand Forks, North Dakota, to Vickie (Harrell), a high school teacher, and David Ritchson, a U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sergeant. He is of Czech, English, and German descent. Frequently relocating as the middle son of a military family, Alan learned to adapt and entertain in order to build friendships in new and unfamiliar environments. Certainly this has been a key ingredient in his success so far in the industry.

Alan's early credits include portraying Aquaman in the long running series Smallville. This marked the first portrayal of the superhero in an officially licensed live-action production.

Ritchson has also taken on grittier leading man roles in the independent film market with the modern-day western "Rex" and the dramatic love story of "Steam" alongside Ally Sheedy.

In contrast, he also made quite a comedic impression with his love-to-hate-him character of Thad Castle on the football comedy Blue Mountain State. He parlayed his comedic skills to work with Rebel Wilson in her CBS pilot Super Fun Night.

In addition to his acting repertoire, Alan also writes, produces and is a singer/songwriter.

Most recently Alan has can be seen as the District 1 victor, Gloss, in Catching Fire; the second installment of the hugely successful Hunger Games franchise. He also portrayed the cool-but-crude Raphael in the Michael Bay produced reboot of TMNT.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anon

Spouse (1)

Catherine Ritchson (May 2006 - present) ( 3 children)

Trivia (13)

Is a singer/songwriter.
He ends up writing almost all of his songs while driving.
Didn't touch alcohol until his 21st birthday, when he had a glass of wine with his parents.
Appeared as Aquaman opposite Justin Hartley, who plays Green Arrow on Smallville (2001). Hartley was supposed to play the young Aquaman on the abandoned Aquaman (2006) series, even though he's 5 years older than Alan Ritchson.
Reprised the role of Aquaman for the direct to DVD feature Justice League: The New Frontier (2008), based on Darwyn Cooke's DC: The New Frontier.
Working on film "Fired Up" [April 2008]
New Orleans, LA - shooting Midnight Bayou [October 2008]
Filming "Spring Break '83" in Louisiana [October 2007]
New Jersey filming "Steam." [December 2006]
In northern Georgia shooting the film Rex. [April 2007]
He is of Czech (from his maternal grandmother), English, and German descent.
Appeared on the RoosterTeeth 2014 Extra Life 24-hour livestream for charity.
Auditioned for and was rejected by American Idol.

Personal Quotes (6)

I have two or three shows that I follow, and even those are few and far, when I can see them on Netflix. I don't really watch anything on TV. It's not really a priority for me.
Anytime you have an opportunity as an actor to really grow along with your character, I think that's a real gift.
I would definitely like to continue playing Aquaman. Playing a superhero is a lot of fun. Creating these stories is a lot of fun. I do what I love. And what I love is entertaining people.
I didn't really grow up a comic book fanatic. I was a big baseball player, and my passion in life, in third grade, was collecting baseball cards. That was my childhood thing.
I was a big baseball player, and my passion in life, in third grade, was collecting baseball cards. That was my childhood thing.
I didn't really grow up a comic book fanatic.

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