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 43)
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 43)
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 raised in 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. The film bombed at the box office. 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 a serious 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, Rick 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 and daughter 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]

He currently has a reality show project for the US Army.

In 2013, he starred in a Hallmark movie "Our Wild Hearts." His daughter Cambrie co-starred with him. He was also interviewed on Talk Stoop.[9]

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. Holden was named after Schroder's The Earthling co-star William Holden.[10]

Politically, Schroder is a Life Member of the National Rifle Association and a Republican who supported George W. Bush in 2000 and 2004, and John McCain in 2008. He also spoke at the 2000 Republican National Convention in Philadelphia.

He is a convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.[11] In April 2000, he was baptized into the Church by his father-in-law.

Schroder is an active celebrity ambassador for the child abuse prevention and treatment non-profit organization Childhelp.



1979Champ, TheThe ChampT.J.
1980Last Flight of Noah's Ark, TheThe Last Flight of Noah's ArkBobby
1980Earthling, TheThe EarthlingShawn Daley
1980Little Lord FauntleroyCeddie Errol (Little Lord Fauntleroy)
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
1989Lonesome DoveNewt DobbsTelevision mini-series
1990Son's Promise, AA Son's PromiseTerry O'KellyTelevision film
1990The Stranger WithinMarkTelevision 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
1993"Return to Lonesome Dove"Newt DobbsTelevision mini-series
1994TexasOtto 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 CloudEddieDirectorial debut
200514 HoursDr. FosterTelevision film
2008Journey to the Center of the EarthJonathan BrockTelevision film
2009Locker 13Tommy Novak
2009Blood Done Sign My NameVernon Tyson
2010Get Him to the GreekHimself
2013Our Wild HeartsJack ThomasTelevision Film Hallmark channel

Television series[edit]

1982–87Silver SpoonsRicky StrattonSeasons 1-5
1998–2001NYPD BlueDet. Danny SorensonSeasons 6-8
2005–06Strong MedicineDr. Dylan WestSeason 6
200724Mike DoyleSeason 6; credited as Ricky Schroder
2008Andromeda Strain, TheThe Andromeda StrainMajor Bill Keane MDTelevision miniseries
2011To the MatAaronTelevision Movie

Television appearances[edit]

1983Faerie Tale TheatreHanselCredited as Ricky Schroder; Episode: "Hansel and Gretel"
1994In the Heat of the NightA bad guyEpisode: "Dangerous Engagement"
2003ScrubsNurse Paul FlowersEpisodes: "His Story", "My Karma", "My T.C.W." & "My Kingdom"
2006Robot ChickenCloudkeeperEpisode: "Password: Swordfish"
2010No Ordinary FamilyDave CottenEpisode: "No Ordinary Friends"



  1. ^ "Rick Schroder Biography (1970-)". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 2012-03-09. 
  2. ^ "German anchestry". Stern.de. 6 February 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-09. 
  3. ^ Morrison, Mark. "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, 11 July 1999. Accessed November 10, 2007. "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.com. Retrieved 2012-03-09. 
  5. ^ "Cast of "24" Discuss TV Show". Larry King Live. CNN.com. 2007-01-20. Retrieved 2009-08-10. 
  6. ^ "Ricky Schroder: From ‘Silver Spoons’ to scary sci-fi". today.msnbc.msn.com. 2008-05-26. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  7. ^ Creepy, Uncle (2010-02-01). "Exclusive Clip: Hellhounds". Dreadcentral.com. Retrieved 2012-03-09. 
  8. ^ "Rick Schroder Cast on No Ordinary Family". TVGuide.com. Retrieved November 2, 2010. 
  9. ^ http://www.therichest.com/video/ricky-schroder-interview-talk-stoop/
  10. ^ "The religion of William Holden, actor". Adherents.com. Retrieved 2013-03-21. 
  11. ^ Craig Outhier (2004-09-26). "From child star to director". Eastvalleytribune.com. Retrieved 2012-03-09. 
  12. ^ By thehorrorchick February 11th, 2010 (2010-02-11). "Rick Schroder Talks Hellhounds". Dreadcentral.com. Retrieved 2012-03-09. 
  13. ^ Creepy, Uncle (2009-12-16). "Succumb to the Hellhounds of Rick Schroder or Risk Death by Way of Sharpened Silver Spoon". Dreadcentral.com. Retrieved 2012-03-09. 
  14. ^ "Our Wild Hearts - About the Movie". Hallmark Movie Channel. Retrieved 2013-03-22. 

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