Rick Schroder

Highest Rated: 88% Crimson Tide (1995)
Lowest Rated: 13% Locker 13 (2014)
Birthday: Apr 13, 1970
Birthplace: Staten Island, New York, USA
A Staten Island native, Rick Schroder was billed as Ricky Schroder in the fledgling stage of his acting career, which began when he was just a baby (working on commercials) and has persevered ever since. By the time he made his film debut at nine-years-old as the emotionally tortured son of a washed-up boxer (Jon Voight) in The Champ (1979), Schroder had more than 60 television appearances to his name, many of which had been filmed before he had even learned to speak. Schroder played another traumatized boy in The Earthling (1980) and fared well in several subsequent made-for-TV features, but his breakout role wouldn't come until the 1982 premiere of Silver Spoons. The NBC sitcom starred Schroder as young Ricky Stratten, the wealthy son of a toy-store mogul, and employed the winning '80s formula of single parent + wealth + cute kid + wacky best friend = hit.After the 1986 cancellation of Silver Spoons, the child actor officially became Rick Schroder and starred in several unremarkable small-screen features until landing the coming-of-age role of Newt Dobbs in the award-winning 1989 miniseries Lonesome Dove. This would become a trend for Schroder; despite his attempts to make a transition into the film world (his most notable successes being a supporting role in Crimson Tide [1995] and a performance opposite a very young Brad Pitt in Across the Tracks [1991]), the actor would find a much warmer reception in the television community. From bad seeds (1990's The Stranger Within and 1991's My Son, Johnny) to survivalists (1992's Miles From Nowhere and 1993's Return to Lonesome Dove), Schroder's roles were continually met with praise, and he seemed to have escaped the curse suffered by so many child actors.As an adult, Schroder was fatefully cast as Detective Danny Sorenson in ABC's long-running cop drama NYPD Blue. Though he was decried by NYPD Blue loyalists as little more than a former child sitcom star, it wasn't long before his aptitude at the dramatic role convinced both critics and audiences of his acting capability. When Schroder left the series in 2001, it was a great disappointment to the fan following he had developed during his time on the series. However, fans of Schroder weren't left entirely in the lurch; in 2002, Schroder joined the cast of Poolhall Junkies along with Rod Steiger and Chazz Palminteri, and also starred in the German-helmed Consequence in 2003.

Highest Rated Movies



57% Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love Robert Lee Parton 2016
78% Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors Robert Lee Parton 2015
13% Locker 13 Tommy Novak (segment "Down and Out") 2014
No Score Yet Our Wild Hearts Jack Thomas Screenwriter Executive Producer Director 2013
No Score Yet Goodnight for Justice: Queen of Hearts Cyril Knox 2013
72% Get Him to the Greek Himself $61M 2010
52% Blood Done Sign My Name Vernon Tyson $83.2K 2010
No Score Yet Hellhounds Director 2009
40% The Andromeda Strain Actor 2008
No Score Yet Journey to the Center of the Earth Jonathan Brock 2008
No Score Yet 14 Hours Dr. Tom Foster 2005
29% Black Cloud Director Screenwriter Producer Eddie 2005
No Score Yet Face of Terror Nick Harper 2003
No Score Yet Consequence John Wolfe 2003
33% Poolhall Junkies Brad $0.6M 2002
No Score Yet The Lost Battalion Maj. Charles Whittlesey 2001
No Score Yet What We Did That Night Henry 1999
27% I Woke Up Early the Day I Died Cruiser Cop #2 1998
No Score Yet Hostage High Jason Copeland 1997
No Score Yet Too Close to Home Nick Donahue 1997
No Score Yet Ebenezer Actor 1997
No Score Yet Innocent Victims Billy Richardson 1996
88% Crimson Tide Paul Hellerman 1995
No Score Yet Texas Actor 1995
No Score Yet There Goes My Baby Stick 1994
No Score Yet Call of the Wild John Thornton 1993
No Score Yet Blood River Jimmy Pearls/The Kid 1991
No Score Yet The Stranger Within Mark 1990
No Score Yet A Son's Promise Terry O'Kelley 1990
No Score Yet Lonesome Dove - The Making of An Epic Actor 1990
No Score Yet Out on the Edge Danny Evetts 1989
No Score Yet Across the Tracks Billy Maloney 1989
No Score Yet Too Young the Hero Calvin Graham 1988
No Score Yet Two Kinds of Love Robbie Farley 1983
No Score Yet Little Lord Fauntleroy Lord Fauntleroy/Ceddie Errol 1980
No Score Yet The Earthling Shawn Daley 1980
40% The Last Flight of Noah's Ark Bobby 1980
40% The Champ T.J. 1979


84% NYPD Blue
Det. Danny Sorenson
  • 2019
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
No Score Yet Rachael Ray
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Talk
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
73% No Ordinary Family
Dave Cotten
  • 2011
86% 24
Mike Doyle
  • 2010
  • 2008
  • 2007
No Score Yet Strong Medicine
Director Dr. Dylan West
  • 2006
  • 2005
84% Scrubs
Nurse Paul
  • 2003
  • 2002
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
  • 2000
No Score Yet Lonesome Dove
Newt Dobbs
  • 1989