Alan Ritchson is a prominent actor, model, and singer who began to gain credence after playing the role of Aquaman in the superhero series, Smallville, alongside Tom Welling. He further showed off his comedic skills when he played the role of Thad Castle, the captain of a football team in the series Blue Mountain State. He further showed he is the real deal in his work with Rebel Wilson in the CBS pilot of the TV show, Super Fun Night.
He also dropped an album titled “This Is Next Time” after which he appeared in a Russian commercial for Orbit gum. Alan also has a recurring role in a web series entitled Enormous Friends. With the foregoing, he has surely carved a niche for himself both the large and small screen, thus, read below for more interesting facts about the star.
Alan Ritchson – Bio, Age
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, on the 28th of November 1984. He has a Czech, English, and German descent. One thing he got to learn even as a young lad is the ability to adapt, socialize and build friendships in new and unfamiliar environments. This was due to his family’s frequent movements as a result of his father’s job as a military personnel.
He attended Niceville High School and between 1999 and 2003, he attended Okaloosa Walton Community College, now Northwest Florida State College, as a dual-enrollment student and graduated with an Associate of Arts degree. While still in school, he was a member of the Fine Arts division called Soundsations and Madrigal Singers.
Alan Ritchson first came to the limelight of the public in 2004 when he appeared on American Idol. An impression not to be forgotten in a hurry was the striptease where he playfully teased judge Paula Abdul in one of the episodes. After the American Idol, he moved on to play the role of an army officer in the Hallmark movie Though None Go with Me where he had the chance to work with Cheryl Ladd. He then played the role of Lucian Manet in Nora Robert’s Midnight Bayou. Alan Ritchson’s role in series Smallville was the first time an actor portrayed the superhero character Aquaman in an official production.
He later made a cameo appearance in the animated film Justice League: The New Frontier and also in the final season of Smallville. In 2009, he was featured in the third-season of Head Cas where he acted as a male stripper. Alan Ritchson has also appeared in CSI Miami and 90210 (2011). From 2015, Alan became regular on an Israeli variety show hosted by Marlon Wayans titled I Can Do That, alongside Nicole Scherzinger, Ciara, Joe Jonas, Cheryl Burke, Jeff Dye, and many others.
Alan Ritchson was also given the role Gloss, in the 2009 movie, Hunger Games: Catching Fire. He then went on to depict Raphael in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies, a reboot of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film series. He reprised his role as Thad Castle in the Blue Mountain State movie, Blue Mountain State: The Rise of Thadland.
Family – Wife, Kids
Alan is married to Catherine Ritchson. They tied the knot in 2006 and they kept their dating relationship, engagement and wedding private. Together, they have three boys who are named Calem, Edan and Amory. Not much is known about his wife and kids because they keep a low profile when it comes to the media.
Though Alan was a late bloomer and did not hit puberty till he was 17, he was still able to attain a height of 6 feet 2 inches. He averagely weighs 89 kg (196 lb) with a chest measuring 45 inches, his waist, 34 inches and his biceps being 16 inches. He also has blue eyes.
Furthermore, he is one of the most admired actors in Hollywood for his body structure and has a unique workout routine that helps him stay well in shape. Interestingly, Robert Zemeckis’ 2007 animated film Beowulf’s main character was modeled with Alan Ritchson’s body structure and statistics in view.
Alan Ritchson has worked as a model for Abercrombie and Fitch catalogue, and has also modeled for the men’s online underwear store internationaljock.com. Due to his contract signed with the Los Angeles agency, Vision Model Management. He was also featured on N2N Bodywear. In addition, Alan has also written several songs including; “Guppy”, “Invisible things”, “Eternity this time”,” Love poison”, “Take me away”, “Bad girl foolish me” amongst others which became hits. All these channels bring him an estimated net worth of $3 million dollars.
Is He Gay?
There are a number of reasons people why people think Alan Ritchson is gay. Some of these perceptions could be fueled by the actor’s television roles while others are based on his appearance in some modeling jobs. Being a former underwear model did raise a few eyebrows for sure because of the kind of briefs he wore for photo shoots, including that which he wore for the photo shoot for internationaljock.com. The raunchy and rather suggestive way he looked, caused a popular magazine to run a piece entitled, “Alan Ritchson’s sexy gay jock”. All this helped in giving him a gay narrative.
Another reason gay rumors have floated around about Alan is the extremely passionate gay kiss scene he shared with Trevor Donovan on the television show, 90210. However, all these might just be mere speculations as Alan has never come out to confirm or deny the rumors. He might also have kept mum in an attempt to gain more popularity through such speculations. More so, given the fact that he has been married to Catherine for over ten years he seems to be as straight as can be.