Skeet Ulrich

Highest Rated: 100% United We Fan (2018)
Lowest Rated: 0% Nobody's Baby (2001)
Birthday: Jan 20, 1970
Birthplace: Lynchburg, Virginia, USA
From his first onscreen appearance opposite Winona Ryder in the 1996 coming-of-age tale Boys, Skeet Ulrich has invited comparisons with actors ranging from Johnny Depp to James Dean. With his cool stare and glacier-cut cheekbones, Ulrich has repeatedly been hailed as one of Young Hollywood's hottest, brightest stars, an accolade he has attempted to live up to with steady, if uneven, work.Born Brian Ray Ulrich on January 20, 1970, the actor was raised in North Carolina by his divorced father. Ulrich acquired his unusual nickname from a Little League coach who dubbed him "Skeeter" because he was small, like a mosquito. Following high school, Ulrich enrolled at New York University where he was "discovered" by playwright David Mamet, who invited him to join his celebrated Atlantic Theater Company as an apprentice. Ulrich performed in a number of productions, and during one of them, he was spotted by director Stacy Cochran, who cast him in an ABC Afterschool Special. Cochran then gave Ulrich his first screen role in Boys, in which he was cast as Winona Ryder's brutish boyfriend. 1996 proved to be a prolific year for the newly discovered actor, who followed his debut with performances in The Craft (which also featured his future Scream co-star, Neve Campbell), the Sharon Stone prison drama Last Dance, Albino Alligator, and, most notably, Scream, in which Ulrich played Campbell's unhinged boyfriend.1997 emerged as a quieter year for Ulrich, who appeared only in a small part (that, it should be noted, was much larger before the tyranny of the cutting-room floor) in James L. Brooks' critically acclaimed As Good As It Gets, and in the leading role in the largely unseen Touch. 1998 saw Ulrich take part in two more films: the obscure Vietnam drama A Soldier's Sweetheart (in which Ulrich starred with his future wife, Georgina Cates) and Richard Linklater's much-anticipated The Newton Boys, a film expected to mine box-office gold in part because of its ridiculously photogenic cast, which, in addition to Ulrich, included Matthew McConaughey, Ethan Hawke, and Vincent D'Onofrio. Despite such a powerful combination of tanned skin, flawless dentistry, and charmingly exuded testosterone, the film failed to find favor among critics or audiences. Ulrich's next feature, 1999's Chill Factor, met a similar fate, causing some to ponder what would come next for an actor who just three years earlier had been toasted as one of the most tantalizing samples that Hollywood had to offer. Ulrich fared somewhat better with Ride With the Devil: a Civil War drama directed by Ang Lee and co-starring Tobey Maguire, Jonathan Rhys Myers, Jeffrey Wright, and Jewel, it received a moderately favorable critical response.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
100% United We Fan Actor 2018
23% Austin Found Billy 2017
No Score Yet I Am Elizabeth Smart Brian David Mitchell 2017
No Score Yet Escape Room Brice 2017
17% 50 to 1 Chip Woolley $1.1M 2014
50% Deliverance Creek Actor 2014
40% Armored Dobbs $16M 2009
No Score Yet For Sale by Owner Actor 2009
No Score Yet Magic of Ordinary Days Ray Singleton 2005
No Score Yet Soul Assassin Actor 2002
0% Nobody's Baby Billy 2001
No Score Yet Chilly Dogs Kevin Manley 2001
No Score Yet Track Down Kevin Mitnick 2000
No Score Yet Takedown Actor 2000
63% Ride With the Devil Jack Bull Chiles 1999
11% Chill Factor Tim Mason 1999
No Score Yet A Soldier's Sweetheart Mark Fossie 1998
63% The Newton Boys Joe Newton 1998
85% As Good as It Gets Vincent 1997
33% Touch Juvenal 1997
79% Scream Billy Loomis 1996
50% Albino Alligator Danny 1996
15% Boys Bud Valentine 1996
32% Last Dance Billy 1996
53% The Craft Chris 1996

TV

CREDIT
87% Riverdale
2017
FP Jones FP
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
No Score Yet Unforgettable
2011-2016
Eddie Martin
  • 2015
  • 2011
59% Law & Order: LA
2010-2011
Det. Winters Det. Rex Winters
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Det. Rex Winters
  • 2010
No Score Yet CSI: NY
2004-2013
Hollis Eckhart
  • 2009
54% Jericho
2006-2008
Jake Green
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006

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