Alan Michael Ritchson (born November 28, 1984 in Grand Forks, North Dakota) is an American actor, model, and singer.
Ritchson is best known for his portrayal of DC Comics characters in both live-action and animation. He was the first actor to portray Arthur Curry / Aquaman in live action, in the WB's Smallville, and later reprised the role in Justice League: The New Frontier, the animated 2008 adaptation of DC: The New Frontier. He later took the role of Hank Hall / Hawk in DC Universe's Titans.
Outside of DC projects, Ritchson is known for his role of Thad Castle on Spike TV's Blue Mountain State, as well as its follow-up movie Blue Mountain State: The Rise of Thadland. Ritchson also portrayed Raphael in the 2010s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot films, providing motion capture and his voice.
He is scheduled to headline an upcoming Jack Reacher series that will air on Prime Video at an unspecified date. Ritchson has also moved into behind the camera work, with his directorial debut Dark Web: Cicada 3301 heading to digital platforms in 2021.
Little-known fact about Ritchson: his first credit in television or film was actually American Idol in 2004, wherein he auditioned as a contestant and made it as far as the Hollywood round. Paula Abdul especially took a liking to him.
- American Idol (2004) as himself
- Smallville (2005 — 2010) as Arthur Curry / Aquaman
- Beowulf (2007) as Beowulf (reference model)
- Justice League: The New Frontier (2008) as Arthur Curry / Aquaman (voice)
- Fired Up (2009) as Bruce
- Blue Mountain State (2010 — 2011) as Kevin Devlin "Thad" Castle
- Blue Mountain State: The Rise of Thadland (2016)
- The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) as Gloss
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) as Raphael (voice & motion capture)
- The Wedding Ringer (2015) as Kip/ Carew
- Lazer Team (2016) as Adam
- Black Mirror: Nosedive (2016) as Paul
- Blood Drive (2017) as Arthur Bailey
- Titans (2018 — present) as Hank Hall / Hawk
- Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2019) as young Norm Scully (episode: "Hitchcock and Scully")
- Above the Shadows (2019) as Shayne
- Jack Reacher (TBD) as Jack Reacher