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Tyler Ritter (born January 31, 1985) is an American actor best known as the star of The McCarthys.

Tyler Ritter
Born (1985-01-31) January 31, 1985 (age 34)
Years active2007–present
Lelia Parma (m. 2007)

Early lifeEdit

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.[1] At the age of 25, he made the decision to return to Los Angeles and pursue an acting career[2]


After featuring in guest roles on Modern Family and Grey's Anatomy,[3] Ritter landed his first starring role on the 2014 sitcom The McCarthys, playing Ronny McCarthy, the openly gay son in a family of six.[4] Ritter has discussed in interviews the bittersweet nature of his casting, with regard to the death of his father.[5]

In 2015, Ritter was cast in NCIS as Abby Sciuto's brother, appearing in both an episode of NCIS and NCIS: New Orleans.[6]

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,[7] and was cast in the role of Detective Billy Malone on the fifth season of the CW series Arrow.[8]

Personal lifeEdit

Ritter married Argentine film director Lelia Parma in 2007.[9] In 2017, they welcomed their first child, a son.[10][11]



Year Title Role Notes
2011 Weekends at Bellevue Short Film
2012 Defeat the Label Short Film
2013 Life in Text Benjamin Short Film
2013 Slice Morgan Short Film
2014 Girlfriend Lies Gonz Short Film
2014 Go Fish Gabe Short Film
2018 Stillwater Dawson Film


Year Title Role Notes
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


  1. ^ "Tyler Ritter talks to GSN about famous Dad, brother Jason and being mistaken for gay" "Gay Star News", Retrieved December 28, 2016.
  2. ^ "Tyler Rotter follows in Dad's footsteps with new comedy the McCarthys" "New York Post", Retrieved December 28, 2016.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ "Tyler Ritter to play the lead in CBS comedy pilot The McCarthys" "Deadline Hollywood", Retrieved December 28, 2016.
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ "NCIC casts Tyler Ritter as Abby's brother Lucas" "TVLine", Retrieved December 28, 2016.
  7. ^ "Young and Hungry casts Tyler Ritter in recurring role" "The Wrap", Retrieved December 28, 2016.
  8. ^ "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.
  9. ^ "Arrow's Tyler Ritter will restore your faith in good neighbours after his wedding ring goes missing" "ET Online", Retrieved December 28, 2016.
  10. ^ "Tyler Ritter Welcomes Son Benjamin". Retrieved 2018-03-23.
  11. ^ "'Arrow' actor Tyler Ritter welcomes first child". UPI. Retrieved 2018-03-23.

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