Alan Ritchson Bio, Movies, Age, Family, Wife, Net Worth

Alan Ritchson

Alan Ritchson Biography

Alan Michael Ritchson is an American actor, model, singer, and songwriter who made his acting debut as Aquaman on The CW superhero series Smallville (2005-2010). He gained further acclaim for portraying Thad Castle on Blue Mountain State (2010-12). He even reprised this role in the series sequel in 2016.

Alan Ritchson Education

Born in Grand Forks, North Dakota, he attended Niceville High School and graduated in 2001. From 1999-2003, he attended as a dual-enrollment student and graduated with an Associate of Arts degree at Okaloosa Walton Community College, now Northwest Florida State College. Ritchson was a member of the Fine Arts division’s Soundstations and Madrigal Singers.

Moreover, he was granted a full music scholarship for singing and started to attend college but dropped out because he didn’t feel fulfilled. He then went to Los Angeles, where he worked as a model for a few years.

Alan Ritchson Career

Ritchson began his modelling career in the Abercrombie & Fitch catalogue. Later, he came to the attention of the public in 2004 when he appeared on American Idol as one of the top 87 contestants in the third season before being cut in Hollywood. In 2010, he started playing in the main role of Thad Castle, the captain of the College football team, in Spike TV’s Blue Mountain State. Unfortunately, the show was cancelled in February 2012.

Outside of television, he played Raphael in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014). He reprised this role in its sequel in 2016. He also appeared in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013). In addition, he made his directorial debut in 2021 and co-starred in the action-comedy Dark Web: Cicada 3301.

His television acting credits include Smallville as Arthur Curry, a.k.a. Aquaman, a small role as an army officer in Though None Go with Me and the role of Lucian Manet in  Nora Roberts’ Midnight Bayou. Moreover, his role in Smallville marked the first time that an actor portrayed Aquaman in an officially licensed live-action production. In 2009, he appeared on a third-season episode of Head Case in which he played a stripper. Additionally, Ritchson also made an appearance on CSI: Miami, playing a dead victim in episode 19 of season 8.

He also appeared in an episode of season 3 of 90210 as a love interest for the main character. Furthermore, he also appeared in several television shows including Hawaii Five-0, I Can Do That (based on the Israeli variety show), and Nosedive. In 2017, he played the main character in Blood Drive and in 2018, was when he played the recurring role of Hank Hall / Hawk in Titans. Nevertheless, Alan was announced to be playing the role of Jack Reacher in an eponymous series.

Additionally, Ritchson is a professing Christian who frequently discusses the significance of his Christian faith. In January 2022, he started the YouTube channel InstaChurch where he discusses his Christian convictions. Despite his success as an actor, Alan has struggled with bipolar disorder and has spoken openly about it.

Alan Ritchson Age

How old is Ritchson? Michael Ritchson is 41 years old as of 2023. He was born on November 28, 1984, in Grand Forks, North Dakota, in the United States of America. In addition, he celebrates his birthday on November 28 every year and his zodiac sign is Sagittarius.

Alan Ritchson Height | Weight

How old is Alan Ritchson? Alan Michael Ritchson stands at an average height of 6 feet 3 inches (1.88 m) and is of moderate weight 89 kg (196 lbs). He has light brown hair and blue eyes.

On his website, he was asked how tall he was and he replied that he is 6’2″. Recently in 2022, he also added that on Barefoot, he is Six Three. For some reason the internet thinks he is 6’2, and that’s way off. In the action film Reacher, he’s 6’5″ weighing 220. However, he claims he is 6’3.5″ and was 235 lbs. when he started filming. According to his IMDB resume, he listed his Weight as “205 lbs”.

Alan Ritchson Family | Parents

Ritchson is the second son of three sons of David Ritchson (father) and Vickie Richson (mother). His father is a retired U.S. Air Force chief master sergeant and his mother was a high school teacher. During his childhood, his family moved to Rantoul, Illinois and when he was 10 they moved to Niceville, Florida. His brother Brian Ritchson is a software engineer and transportation systems analyst while Eric Ritchson is currently the Director of Facilities and Operations at Pizza Port Brewing.

Alan Ritchson Wife | Spouse

Is Alan Ritchson married? Alan Michael Ritchson is a married man currently enjoying his marriage to his loving wife, Catherine a financial planner. They got married in 2006 and are proud parents of three children, Calem (9 years old), Edan ( 7 years old), and Amory, (6 years old). In 2023, the couple sold their home and lived on the road, to allow Ritchson to spend the utmost time with and be a caretaker for his family, even while he is filming. The family stays in Airbnb and a hotel where his wife homeschools their sons.

Alan Ritchson Net Worth

Ritchson has an estimated net worth of $20 Million which includes his assets and income.

Alan Ritchson Salary

Through acting and modelling contracts, Alan garners around $4 million annually.

Alan Ritchson Movies, Films and TV Shows

  • Frasier (1 episode) as Thad (1993)
  • Smallville (4 episodes) as Arthur Curry (2001)
  • CSI: Miami (1 episode) as Paul Arnett (2002)
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live! (1 episode) as Self (2003)
  • RT Shorts (1 episode) as Adam (2004)
  • The Butcher as Mark (2006)
  • Steam as Roy (2007)
  • Rex as Chase (2008)
  • Nora Roberts’ Midnight Bayou as Lucian Manet (2009)
  • Blue Mountain State (39 episodes) as Thad Castle (2010)
  • New Girl (1 episode) as Matt (2011)
  • Fred: The Show (1 episode) as Expired Cow (2012)
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine (1 episode) as Young Scully (2013)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as Raphael (2014)
  • I Can Do That (6 episodes) as Himself – Contestant (2015)
  • Lazer Team as Adam (2016)
  • Blood Drive (13 episodes) as Arthur Bailey (2017)
  • Office Uprising as Bob (2018)
  • The Turkey Bowl as Ronnie Best (2019)
  • Ghosts of War as Butchie (2020)
  • Dark Web: Cicada 3301 as Agent Carver (2021)
  • Reacher (16 episodes) as Jack Reacher (2022)
  • Fast X as Aimes (2023)
  • Fast X: Part 2 as Aimes (2025)

Directed, Produced, Written and Upcoming Films

Aside from being an actor, he has also produced, directed and written films like Dark Web: Cicada 3301, Blue Mountain State: The Rise of Thadland and Tree House Time Machine. Moreover, he is expected to appear in 2026 films like The Man with the Bag as Vance, Motor City as John Miller, and Prattle: Your Words Are Empty and So Is Your Heart as Balthazar.