Rider Strong

TV Actor

Rider Strong was born in San Francisco, California, United States on December 11th, 1979 and is the TV Actor. At the age of 43, Rider Strong biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, movies, TV shows, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
December 11, 1979
United States
Place of Birth
San Francisco, California, United States
43 years old
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$3 Million
Film Actor, Film Director, Screenwriter, Stage Actor, Television Actor, Voice Actor
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Columbia University (BA), Bennington College (MFA)
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Alexandra Barreto ​(m. 2013)​
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Shiloh Strong (brother)
Rider Strong Career

Strong began his acting career at the age of nine, when he starred as Gavroche in the San Francisco production of Les Misérables, alongside Larisa Oleynik as Young Cosette. After the stage production, he appeared in small screen roles on television.

In 1992, he received his first regular television series role as Julie Andrews's son on Julie. When the series was canceled, Strong made his debut on film as Amy Irving's son in Benefit of the Doubt. It was not until he was chosen for the role of Shawn Hunter in the ABC series Boy Meets World that he received widespread recognition. During the seven-year run, he was nominated twice for the Young Artist Award and nominated once for The Hollywood Reporter YoungStar Award. He found it difficult coping with his newfound fame, citing at least one breakdown at 15 when he was on a "Sail With the Stars" charity cruise. However, in a later interview, Strong also stated that he was inconsiderate with his power, having previously set up weekly six hour roundtrip commutes back to Sonoma with his mother and brother.

Strong permanently moved to Los Angeles at 16 and later attended morning classes at Occidental College. After Boy Meets World ended in 2000, he moved to New York to attend Columbia University. At that time, actors Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Julia Stiles, and Anna Paquin were all registered students at the university. Strong took one semester off to star as Paul in the indie horror film Cabin Fever (2002), directed by Eli Roth. He took another semester off to star in a Broadway production of The Graduate, opposite Jerry Hall as Mrs. Robinson.

In 2006, he returned to television for a regular series role in Pepper Dennis on The WB. The show was short-lived and was not chosen as one of the transferring shows to The CW. That same year, Strong recorded a reading for the audio version of the Anthony Kiedis biography, Scar Tissue. He had a brief cameo appearance in 2009's Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever, the sequel to Cabin Fever.

Along with his brother, Shiloh Strong, he wrote and directed the short film, Irish Twins, which premiered at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival. It went on to win both the Jury Award and Audience Award at the Woods Hole Film Festival, a Special Jury Prize in the Action/Cut Short Film Competition and Best First-Time Director at DC Shorts. Speaking to Pure Movies in 2010 he expressed that he wanted to expand his writing and directing career: "Acting is always there and I enjoy it but it's kind of got a little unfulfilling lately. You know, I'm in the low budget horror world. ... I have a whole lot of other stuff I want to do."

In 2010, Strong starred in the science fiction-thriller film Darkening Sky alongside Ezra Buzzington, Charley Rossman, Sally Berman, Daniel Kirschner and LaShan Anderson under the direction of Victor Bornia. He also appeared in Your Lucky Day which premiered at the Seattle International Film Festival that same year.

In late 2012, Strong declined an offer to reprise his role as Shawn Hunter in the spinoff, Girl Meets World. However, during production of the pilot in March 2013, Strong along with other cast members, who were also unconfirmed to return, appeared on the set sparking rumors of a cameo or return to the new series. Creator Michael Jacobs stated "I think there's more than a chance, I think there's a strong chance" when commenting on Strong and other original series cast members returning. Other current cast members commented on Strong's return indicating that his return might be a secret not ready to be revealed. In June 2013, a Boy Meets World reunion was held with Strong attending along with many of his former cast members. On March 19, 2014, it was confirmed that Strong would reprise his role as Shawn Hunter, the first being a holiday-themed episode along with former cast members Betsy Randle and William Russ. He has managed to leverage his reprisal of Shawn on the condition that he and his brother would get to direct a few episodes.

In March 2012, Strong, Julia Pistell, and Tod Goldberg, started Literary Disco, a podcast about books and writing. In September 2019, Strong debuted Never Ever Land, his play inspired by the 1993 child sexual abuse accusations against Michael Jackson, in Los Angeles.

He has hosted the Boy Meets World rewatch podcast Pod Meets World with Danielle Fishel and Will Friedle since 2022.


Adam Scott reveals 'traumatic' interaction he had with Boy Meets World co-star

www.dailymail.co.uk, January 26, 2023
It took 29-years, but Adam Scott finally got some closure on an awkward moment after wrapping season two of Boy Meets World in 1994. Speaking with former co-stars Rider Strong, Will Friedle, and Danielle Fishel on the Pod Meets World, Scott - who played Griffin 'Griff' Hawkins - recalled a 'horrifying' on set interaction that has been bothering him for nearly three decades. Scott detailed the events that led up to him seemingly being snubbed by Strong, who played Shawn Hunter, when he went in for a congratulatory hug after shooting the final scene.

Lance Bass and Danielle Fishel reveal they are working on a movie together

www.dailymail.co.uk, August 30, 2022
Danielle Fishel recently revealed during her podcast titled, Pod Meets World, that a film is being made based on her romance with former NSYNC member, Lance Bass. The talented actress, 41, started her podcast earlier this year with her Boy Meets World co-stars, Will Friedle and Rider Strong, and Lance was a recent guest on an episode. The mom of two dated the boy band singer, 43, when she was still filming the hit Disney show in the late '90s.

Danielle Fishel reveals former crush on Boy Meets World co-star Rider Strong

www.dailymail.co.uk, August 28, 2022
Danielle Fishel has broken her silence and revealed a secret she's been keeping for three decades. The former teen star, 41, had a crush on co-star Rider Strong,42, when they were working on Boy Meets World. The truth came out during the latest episode of their Pod Meets World rewatch podcast, when a fan asked if any of the cast members were crushing on each other during the ABC sitcom's run from 1993 to 2000.
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