Ricky Schroder - Biography

Last Modified: Oct 10, 2022

Ricky Schroder
Nick Name: The Ricker, Ricky
Profession: Actor, Director
Best Known For: NYPD Blue (TV series)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $25 million

Personal Details

Born on : April 13, 1970 (age 53)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Richard Bartlett Schroder
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Horoscope: Aries
Father's Name: Richard Schroder Sr.
Mother's Name: Diane Schroder
Siblings: 1

Dawn Gregg (older sister)

High School: Calabasas High School
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (Norwegian, German)
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: September 26, 1992
Wife's Name: Andrea Schroder (filed for divorce)
Children: 4

Holden Richard Schroder (son)
Luke William Schroder (son)
Cambrie Schroder (daughter)
Faith Anne Schroder (daughter)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.78 meter (5 feet 10 inch)
Weight: 75 kg (165.35 lb)
Hair Color: Blond
Eye Color: Blue
Shoe Size: 11 US
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Ricky Schroder?

Ricky Schroder is an actor, film director by profession, and American by nationality. He is best known for his roles in The Champ, Silver Spoons, Lonesome Dove, and NYPD Blue.

Ricky Schroder – Age, Parents, Siblings

Ricky Schroder’s birth took place on April 13, 1970, in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He was born Richard Bartlett Schroder to his mother Diane Schroder and his father Richard Schroder Sr., both former employees of AT&T

He is not the only child of his parents and has a sibling, an older sister named Dawn Gregg, who is now married to Bradley Gregg.

Source: Instagram (young Ricky Schroder)

Education, Ethnicity

For education, he attended Calabasas High School. His ethnicity is Norwegian and German.

Ricky Schroder – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Ricky Schroder married his longtime girlfriend Andrea Schroder on 26 September 1992. He and his wife have welcomed four children together. Their son Holden Richard Schroder was born on January 8, 1992, followed by the birth of their son Luke William Schroder on August 1, 1993.

The couple’s third child, daughter Cambrie Schroder was born on September 14, 1997, while their fourth child, also a daughter Faith Anne Schroder was born on August 8, 2001.

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After years almost 24 years of marriage, Andrea filed for divorce in October 2016. As of 2023, their divorce might be ongoing as there have been no updates since 2019.

On May 2, 2019, Schroder was arrested on the charge of domestic violence and was held on $50,000 bail. This is his second arrest in the last 30 days on domestic violence charge with the same girlfriend.

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Ricky Schroder – Career

Before fame

Schroder started his career young and his mother used to take him to photoshoots when he was just three months old. As a child, he had appeared in many catalogs and by the age of six, Ricky Schroder had appeared in 60 advertisements. 

He soon went on to become a child star. In 1979, he was cast in The Champ as the son of Jon Voight's character. This role gave him immediate fame and a series of TV and film roles followed him.

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Worked in

After starring in The Champ, he and his mother moved to Los Angeles where he appeared in  The Last Flight of Noah's Ark. This was followed by roles in films The Earthling (1980), Little Lord Fauntleroy (1980), and in the TV series Silver Spoons (1982-1987), Too Young the Hero (1988).

In his adult years, Schroder struggled to land mature roles. Through his struggles, he dropped the “y” from his name and also starred in TV series My Son Johnny (1991), Return to Lonesome Dove (1993), NYPD Blue (1992-2001), Scrubs (2003), 24 (2007), Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors (2015, 2016).

He also starred in the films Across the Tracks (1991), Crimson Tide (1995), Poolhall Junkies (2002), Locker 13 (2009), and Get Him to the Greek (2010).

As a director, he directed the film Black Cloud, Hellhounds, and the music video for the song Whiskey Lullaby. He also has a production company, Ricky Schroder Productions which has been producing a TV show for the US army Starting Strong since 2013.

Source: Hollywood Show (Ricky Schroder, Dennis Franz in NYPD Blue)

Worked with

He has been professionally associated with Elliott Gould, Alec Guinness, Brad Paisley, and Alison Krauss.

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Ricky Schroder – Awards, Nominations

At the age of 9, he won a Golden Globe award for Best New Male Star of the Year in a Motion Picture, and three Young Artist Awards.

He also has other three Young Artist Award nominations, a 1990’s Golden Globe Award nomination, and two Screen Actors Guild Award nominations.

Ricky Schroder – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth of Schroder is estimated at around $25 million while the figure for his annual salary is unknown.

Ricky Schroder – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

Ricky Schroder is active on Instagram and Facebook but is absent from Twitter. He also has an official website - rickyschroderproductions.com.

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