Ricky Schroder

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Ricky Schroder
Rick Schroder.jpg
Schroder in November 2008
BornRichard Bartlett Schroder
(1970-04-13) April 13, 1970 (age 44)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Other namesRick Schroder
OccupationActor, film director
Years active1979–present
Spouse(s)Andrea Bernard (1992-present; 4 children)
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Ricky Schroder
Rick Schroder.jpg
Schroder in November 2008
BornRichard Bartlett Schroder
(1970-04-13) April 13, 1970 (age 44)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Other namesRick Schroder
OccupationActor, film director
Years active1979–present
Spouse(s)Andrea Bernard (1992-present; 4 children)

Richard Bartlett "Ricky" Schroder, Jr. (born April 13, 1970) is an American actor and film director.

He debuted in the 1979 hit film The Champ, going on to become a child star on the sitcom Silver Spoons. He has continued acting as an adult, notably on the western Lonesome Dove and the television crime drama NYPD Blue. He is also known for starring in 24 as Mike Doyle.

Early life and career[edit]

Schroder was born in Brooklyn, New York City, New York and raised on Staten Island, New York City. He is the son of Diane, a telephone company employee, and Richard Bartlett Schroder, Sr., a telephone company district manager. He has a sister, Dawn.[1] His maternal great-great-grandmother was from Oslo, Norway, while his paternal grandparents came from Hamburg, Germany.[2] Schroder debuted in the 1979 remake of the movie The Champ, winning the Golden Globe Award for Best New Male Star of the Year in a Motion Picture at the age of nine.

In the following year, he made a Walt Disney feature film called The Last Flight of Noah's Ark with Elliott Gould. He also starred as the title character in the film Little Lord Fauntleroy alongside Alec Guinness in 1980.

He became well known as the star of the television series Silver Spoons, when he played the lead character Ricky Stratton. He made an appearance as the guest timekeeper in Wrestlemania 2 for The Main Event steel cage match between Hulk Hogan and King Kong Bundy. After Silver Spoons ended, he attended Calabasas High School for his senior year.[3] As he grew older, he struggled to become known as an adult actor. He changed his name credit from Ricky to Rick and preferred to take roles which helped him to stretch as an actor.

Schroder was ranked #18 in VH1’s list of the 100 Greatest Kid Stars and #33 in VH1’s list of the 100 Greatest Teen Stars.

Adult career[edit]

Schroder's co-starring role in the Western mini-series Lonesome Dove and its sequel, Return to Lonesome Dove, helped in his attempt to be recognized in more mature roles. His roles as Danny Sorenson on three seasons of NYPD Blue, nurse Paul Flowers in Scrubs, Dr. Dylan West on Strong Medicine, and Mike Doyle on the 2007 season of 24 worked to cement that perception with the viewing audience.

In 2004, Ricky Schroder wrote and directed the feature film Black Cloud, a drama about a Navajo boxer. The same year he directed and starred in the music video for "Whiskey Lullaby",[4] a song by Brad Paisley and Alison Krauss. Schroeder's son Luke and daughter Cambrie also appeared in the video. In 2005 CMT Music Awards, the video won the "Collaborative Video of the Year" award, while director of the video Schroder won "Director of the Year" award.

In 2007, Schroder announced that he was changing his credit back to "Ricky" beginning with his role on 24.[5] In an interview, he admitted that changing his name from "Ricky" to "Rick" at 18, upon prompting by his agent, was a mistake. "'Rick' never really fit,” he said. “I tried for 18 years to make it work, and no one wanted to call me 'Rick'. It should always have been 'Ricky'. That’s what it always should have been, so I’m going back to it.”[6]

In 2009, he directed the adventure horror film Hellhounds.[7]

Schroder guest-starred in a January 2011 episode of ABC's No Ordinary Family.[8]

His production company Ricky Schroder Productions currently is producing Starting Strong a TV show for the US Army as well as other projects including The Fighting Season.

In 2013, Ricky Schroder Productions produced Hallmark movie "Our Wild Hearts." where Ricky starred with his daughter Cambrie.

Personal life[edit]

Schroder married Andrea Bernard on September 26, 1992. Together, they have four children: Holden Richard Schroder (born January 8, 1992), Luke William Schroder (born August 14, 1993), Cambrie Schroder (born November 27, 1996), and Faith Anne Schroder (born August 8, 2001). Andrea Bernard Schroder is an interior designer and was a contestant on Season Two of Top Design on Bravo. Andrea is a regular on Hallmark's Home and Family and owns a candle company[9] with distribution through Hallmark retail and Nordstroms. Holden was named after Schroder's The Earthling co-star William Holden.[10] Luke Schroder, after starring in A Mile in His Shoes opposite Dean Cain, decided to apply for West Point Military Academy and was accepted (class of 2017).

Schroder is an active celebrity ambassador for the child abuse prevention and treatment non-profit organization Childhelp. Schroder is working with Paul Mitchell Hair Schools to build water wells in Guatemala via Wells of Hope. Schroder is active in support of the Cadet Youth Academy program.



1979Champ, TheThe ChampT.J.Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actor
Nominated—Young Artist Award for Best Juvenile Actor in a Motion Picture
1980Last Flight of Noah's Ark, TheThe Last Flight of Noah's ArkBobbyNominated—Young Artist Award for Best Young Actor in a Major Motion Picture
1980Earthling, TheThe EarthlingShawn DaleyYoung Artist Award for Best Young Motion Picture Actor
1980Little Lord FauntleroyCeddie Errol (Little Lord Fauntleroy)Nominated—Young Artist Award for Best Young Actor in a Made for Television Movie
1982Something So RightJoey BosnickTelevision film
1983Two Kinds of LoveRobbie FarleyTelevision film
1985Reason to Live, AA Reason to LiveAlex StewartTelevision film
1988Too Young the HeroCalvin GrahamTelevision film
1989Terror on Highway 91Clay NelsonTelevision film
1989Out on the EdgeDanny EvettsTelevision film
1990A Son's PromiseTerry O'KellyTelevision film
1990The Stranger WithinMarkTelevision film
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film
1991Across the TracksBilly Maloney
1991Blood RiverJimmy Pearls ("The Kid")Television film
1991My Son JohnnyJohnnyTelevision film
1992Miles from NowhereFrank ReillyTelevision film
1993Call of the WildJohn ThorntonTelevision film
1994James A. Michener's TexasOtto MacNabTelevision film
1994To My Daughter with LoveJoey CutterTelevision film
1994There Goes My BabyStick
1995Crimson TideLt. Paul Hellerman
1996Innocent VictimsBilly RichardsonTelevision film
1997EbenezerSamuel BensonTelevision film
1997Too Close to HomeNick DonahueTelevision film
1997Detention: The Siege at Johnson HighJason CopelandTelevision film
1997Heart Full of RainIsaiah DockettTelevision film
1999What We Did That NightHenryTelevision film
2001Lost Battalion, TheThe Lost BattalionMajor Charles White WhittleseyTelevision film
2002Poolhall JunkiesBrad
2003Face of TerrorNick Harper
2003ConsequenceJohn Wolfe
2004Black CloudEddie
200514 HoursDr. FosterTelevision film
2008Journey to the Center of the EarthJonathan BrockTelevision film
2009Locker 13Tommy Novak
2010Blood Done Sign My NameVernon Tyson
2010Get Him to the GreekHimself
2011To the MatAaronTelevision film
2013Our Wild HeartsJack ThomasTelevision film


1982–1987Silver SpoonsRicky Stratton116 episodes
Young Artist Award for Best Young Actor in a Comedy Series
Young Artist Award for Best Young Actor in a New Television Series
1983Faerie Tale TheatreHanselEpisode: "Hansel and Gretel"
1989Lonesome DoveNewt Dobbs4 episodes
1993Return to Lonesome DoveNewt Dobbs4 episodes
1994In the Heat of the NightA bad guyEpisode: "Dangerous Engagement"
1998–2001NYPD BlueDet. Danny Sorenson58 episodes
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Nominated—Viewers for Quality Television Award for Best Actor in a Quality Drama Series
2003ScrubsNurse Paul Flowers4 episodes
2005–2006Strong MedicineDr. Dylan West19 episodes
2006Robot ChickenCloudkeeperEpisode: "Password: Swordfish"
200724Mike Doyle12 episodes
2008Andromeda Strain, TheThe Andromeda StrainMajor Bill Keane MD4 episodes
2010No Ordinary FamilyDave CottenEpisode: "No Ordinary Friends"



  1. ^ "Rick Schroder Biography (1970-)". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 2012-03-09. 
  2. ^ "German anchestry". Stern.de. 2012-02-06. Retrieved 2012-03-09. 
  3. ^ Morrison, Mark (1999-07-11). "A little Schroder. A little wiser. Former child star Rick (a k a Ricky) Schroder's grown-up role on NYPD Blue could earn him a nod in next week's Emmy nominations.". USA Today. Retrieved 2007-11-10. When I finished Silver Spoons and I went back to Calabasas High School for senior year, I had a tough time. 
  4. ^ "Video clip for ''Whiskey Lullaby'' directed and starred by Rick Scroder". YouTube. Retrieved 2012-03-09. 
  5. ^ "Cast of "24" Discuss TV Show". Larry King Live. CNN.com. 2007-01-20. Retrieved 2009-08-10. 
  6. ^ Celizic, Mike (2008-05-26). "Ricky Schroder: From 'Silver Spoons' to scary sci-fi". today.msnbc.msn.com. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  7. ^ Barton, Steve (2010-02-01). "Exclusive Clip: Hellhounds". Dread Central. Retrieved 2012-03-09. 
  8. ^ "Rick Schroder Cast on No Ordinary Family". TVGuide.com. Retrieved November 2, 2010. 
  9. ^ "AndreaSchroder.com Candles & Gifts". 
  10. ^ "The religion of William Holden, actor". Adherents.com. Retrieved 2013-03-21. 
  11. ^ Wixson, Heather (2010-02-11). "Rick Schroder Talks Hellhounds". Dread Central. Retrieved 2012-03-09. 
  12. ^ Barton, Steve (2009-12-16). "Succumb to the Hellhounds of Rick Schroder or Risk Death by Way of Sharpened Silver Spoon". Dread Central. Retrieved 2012-03-09. 
  13. ^ "Our Wild Hearts - About the Movie". Hallmark Movie Channel. Retrieved 2013-03-22. 

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