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Skeet Ulrich

Highest Rated:   86% As Good as It Gets (1997)
Lowest Rated:   0% Nobody's Baby (2001)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
20% Austin Found
  • Billy
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
62% The Newton Boys
  • Joe Newton
1998
86% As Good as It Gets
  • Vincent
1997
33% Touch
  • Juvenal
1997
79% Scream
  • Billy Loomis
1996
44% Albino Alligator
  • Danny
1996
15% Boys
  • Bud Valentine
1996
29% Last Dance
  • Billy
1996
50% The Craft
  • Chris
1996

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
89% Riverdale
2017
  • FP Jones FP
  • 2017
No Score Yet Unforgettable
2011-2016
  • Eddie Martin
  • 2015
  • 2011
57% 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

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