Tyler Ritter (born January 31, 1985) is an American actor best known as the star of The McCarthys.
Lelia Parma (m. 2007)
Ritter is the son of the actor John Ritter and brother of actor Jason Ritter. His grandfather was country singer Tex Ritter. He grew up in Los Angeles. Despite having acted in high school plays and student films, following his father's unexpected death while Ritter was still in his teens, he originally decided not to pursue acting professionally. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania in 2007, he worked for three years as a teacher in Argentina. At the age of 25, he made the decision to return to Los Angeles and pursue an acting career
After featuring in guest roles on Modern Family and Grey's Anatomy, Ritter landed his first starring role on the 2014 sitcom The McCarthys, playing Ronny McCarthy, the openly gay son in a family of six. Ritter has discussed in interviews the bittersweet nature of his casting, with regard to the death of his father.
2016 saw Ritter cast in two recurring roles. He was cast in the role of Adam on the fourth season of Freeform's comedy Young and Hungry, and was cast in the role of Detective Billy Malone on the fifth season of the CW series Arrow.
|2011||Weekends at Bellevue||Short Film|
|2012||Defeat the Label||Short Film|
|2013||Life in Text||Benjamin||Short Film|
|2014||Girlfriend Lies||Gonz||Short Film|
|2014||Go Fish||Gabe||Short Film|
|2008||Good Dick||Young Handsome Man||Television film|
|2013||Modern Family||Randall||Episode: "Larry's Wife"|
|2014||Grey's Anatomy||Mr. Zarr||Episode: "Everything I Try to Do, Nothing Seems to Turn Out Right"|
|2014||Work Mom||Marc Rhodes||Television film|
|2014||An Evergreen Christmas||Adam||Television film|
|2014-2015||The McCarthys||Ronny McCarthy||Main Role|
|2015||Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.||Thomas Ward||Episode: "Closure"|
|2015||Hot in Cleveland||Bart||Episode: "Vegas Baby/I Hate Goodbyes"|
|2016||NCIS||Luca Sciuto||Episode: "Sister City (Part I)"|
|2016||NCIS: New Orleans||Luca Sciuto||Episode: "Sister City (Part II)"|
|2016||Young & Hungry||Adam Foley||Episodes: "Young & Hawaii", "Young & Hurricane"|
|2016||Arrow||Detective Billy Malone||Recurring Role; Season 5|
|2017||Chicago P.D.||Rex Goldwin||Episode: Last Minute Resistance|
|2018||The Good Doctor||George Reynolds||Episode: Empathy|
- "Tyler Ritter talks to GSN about famous Dad, brother Jason and being mistaken for gay" "Gay Star News", Retrieved December 28, 2016.
- "Tyler Rotter follows in Dad's footsteps with new comedy the McCarthys" "New York Post", Retrieved December 28, 2016.
- Bentley, Rick (September 23, 2014). "Top 10 actors to watch in fall's new TV shows", McClatchy-Tribune News Service. Reprinted in Times & Transcript, p. C1.
- "Tyler Ritter to play the lead in CBS comedy pilot The McCarthys" "Deadline Hollywood", Retrieved December 28, 2016.
- "Exactly 20 years after Three's Company went off the air, Tyler Ritter is following in his Dad's footsteps" "EOnline", Retrieved December 28, 2016.
- "NCIC casts Tyler Ritter as Abby's brother Lucas" "TVLine", Retrieved December 28, 2016.
- "Young and Hungry casts Tyler Ritter in recurring role" "The Wrap", Retrieved December 28, 2016.
- "EXCLUSIVE: 'Arrow' Newcomer Tyler Ritter on the Death of His Acting Icon Dad and Finding His Way to Star City" "ET Online", Retrieved December 28, 2016.
- "Arrow's Tyler Ritter will restore your faith in good neighbours after his wedding ring goes missing" "ET Online", Retrieved December 28, 2016.
- "Tyler Ritter Welcomes Son Benjamin". PEOPLE.com. Retrieved 2018-03-23.
- "'Arrow' actor Tyler Ritter welcomes first child". UPI. Retrieved 2018-03-23.