Who is Tyler Ritter?
Tyler is an American actor who is best known for roles such as Mr. Zarr in “Grey’s Anatomy”, Ronny McCarthy in “The McCarthy’s”, and Thomas Ward in “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D”. He is also a bassist and lead singer of “The All-American Rejects” alternative rock band which released its debut hit song “Swing, Swing”.
Tyler Ritter Age, Early Life, Family, and Education Background
Ritter was born on 31 January 1985 in Los Angeles, California, so under the Aquarius Zodiac, and 34 years-old. Tyler is an American by nationality, belongs to white ethnicity, and is a Christian by religion. He was born into a family of actors since he is the son of the famous late John Ritter who was popular in the ‘80s, and his mother, Nancy Morgan was also an actress.
Tyler is the middle child in a family of three kids; he has a brother, Jason Ritter and a sister Carly Ritter both of whom are professional actors too. His parents divorced in 1997 after being married for 18 years ,and his father remarried to Amy Yasbeck; together they had a daughter, Stellar Rita, Tyler’s stepsister who is also an actress. Tyler grew up in Los Angeles, but when he was a teenager, his father died suddenly, and the trauma decided him not to pursue acting as a career, although that was to change years later.
While in high school, Tyler was involved in a number of student films as well as plays. In 2007, when he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, Tyler decided to work as a teacher, and taught for three years in Argentina. However, at the age of 25, he moved back to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting.
Tyler Ritter Professional Career
Terry started his career by starring in “Good Dick” in 2008 as a young handsome man. In 2011, he was in the movie “Weekends at Bellevue”, and also appeared in numerous short movies including “Defeat the Label”, “Slice”, “Go Fish”, “Girlfriend Lies”, and “Life in Text”. Later, his career took another leap, and he landed roles to star in television series, including “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Modern Family”.
In 2014, Tyler’s breakthrough came when he got a chance to appear in the sitcom “The McCarthys”, in which he played the role of Ronny McCarthy, a gay son raised in a family of six. In 2015, he appeared in “NCIS” playing Abby Sciuto’s brother, and also appeared in “NCIS: New Orleans” as the same character. The next year, Tyler had two recurring roles, firstly as Adam in the fourth season of “Young and Hungry”, a Freeform’s comedy, and secondly he was cast in the CW series “Arrow” as Detective Billy Malone during the series fifth season.
Tyler Ritter on “The Good Doctor” Film
Tyler has recently starred in “The Good Doctor” as a distressed patient, George Reynolds who was reluctantly attracted to kids, but who never acted on his urges and was trying very hard to get rid of those feelings to ensure he did not endanger any child’s life. Although in the series he is initially treated like a criminal by one of the doctors (Morgan Reznik), another doctor (Dr. Claire Browne) feels that he has monstrous desires but he is not a monster himself. George has worries that these monstrous desires will one day make him become what he loathes the most, so wants the surgeons to castrate him, but they cannot as it is against the rules to remove healthy organs to curb crimes. In a desperate attempt to get help, he self-harms but the doctors will not oblige his request. Seeing that there is no one coming to his aid, he jumps in front of a moving vehicle and is killed instantly. This was a bold storyline for both Tyler and the show and he did it perfectly.
Tyler Ritter Personal Life, Marriage, and Children
In the past, Tyler has been rumored to be gay due to some of the roles he’s undertaken playing a gay man. However, in real life, he is straight and married to Lelia Parma, an Argentinean film director. The two tied the knot in 2007 after dating for over eight years. Unfortunately, Parma never got to meet Tyler’s dad as he died before the two even met.
How a little tater tot can turn you into one big couch potato pic.twitter.com/ALsBbqbC3x
— Tyler Ritter (@TylerRitter) March 1, 2018
The couple is always posting photos of themselves on their social media; theirs is a public affair as they do not shy away from sharing their personal lives. For example, on Tyler’s wife birthday, he shared a photo of them on a beach with her showing off a big baby bump, and he wrote the birthday message ‘Feliz cumpleanõs to the love of my life. We have a lucky muchacho on the way who has the fortune of calling you his mama, but he is waiting it out so this day can be all yours!’ – this showed that they already knew the baby would be a boy.
Their baby was born on 9 June 2017 and Tyler took to Instagram to let his fans know all about it. He posted a photo where he was cradling the baby, and wrote a sweet message ‘it is a new dawn, it’s a new day, and it is a new life. He is Benjamin Parma Ritter. And we are feeling good’.
Tyler Ritter Net Worth
Tyler has appeared in numerous films and television series. This means that he has managed to earn a good amount of money over the years to enable him to live a good life with his family. As of 2019, reputable sites estimate his net worth to be over $6 million, with his income varying according to projects during each year.