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Bryan Ray "Skeet" Ulrich (born Bryan Ray Trout; January 20, 1970) is an American actor. He is best known for his roles in popular 1990s films, as Billy Loomis in Scream and Chris Hooker in The Craft. Since 2017, he has starred as FP Jones on The CW's Riverdale. His other television roles include Paul Callan in the short-lived ABC drama Miracles, Johnston Jacob "Jake" Green, Jr. in the television series Jericho, and L.A.P.D. Detective Rex Winters, a Marine Veteran from the Law & Order franchise.

Early lifeEdit

Bryan Ray Trout was born on January 20, 1970, in Lynchburg, Virginia. His mother, Carolyn Elaine Wax (née Rudd), owns the special events marketing agency Sports Management Group, and his father is a restaurateur.[1] His first stepfather was D. K. Ulrich, a NASCAR driver and team owner. Trout's mother has since remarried to Edward Lewis Wax.[2][3] However, he still regards D. K. Ulrich as his father.[4] Ulrich's maternal uncle is a retired Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Ricky Rudd,[5] and his maternal grandfather was Alvin Ray Rudd, Sr., the president of Al Rudd Auto Parts.[6]

Ulrich claims his father kidnapped him and his brother when he was six years old, and they spent the next three years moving from Florida to New York and then to Pennsylvania. They were reunited with their mother in North Carolina, where his father disappeared from his life.[7]

The nickname "Skeet" originated from the nickname "Skeeter" he was given by his Little League coach because of his small stature.[7] Along with his slight frame, he had poor health, including numerous bouts with pneumonia; he underwent open heart surgery to repair a defective ventricle at the age of 10.[8] Ulrich graduated from Northwest Cabarrus High School. After enrolling at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington to study Marine Biology, he switched to New York University, where he was noticed by playwright David Mamet.[9]

References Edit

  1. Skeet Ulrich Biography (1969?-)”. Filmreference.com. http://www.filmreference.com/film/82/Skeet-Ulrich.html. Accesat la 2011-01-19. 
  2. Skeet Ulrich - Profile, Latest News and Related Articles”. eonline.com. Archived from the original on 2007-12-12. https://web.archive.org/web/20071212112458/http://www.eonline.com/celebrities/profile/index.jsp?uuid=00364864-ef4b-42c5-9ce0-8e3255a7851a. 
  3. "Ms. Rudd Is Wed To Edward Wax". The New York Times. December 9, 1990. Retrieved May 23, 2010.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  4. Hoban, Phoebe (1997-03-16). "An Actor Building a Career as Not-Johnny-Depp". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2018-04-25. 
  5. In Print/Skeet Ulrich”. Webcitation.org. Archived from the original on October 25, 2009. https://www.webcitation.org/5kmtP71Py?url=http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Academy/2530/details.html. Accesat la 2011-01-19. 
  6. "Obituaries (HamptonRoads.com/PilotOnline.com)". Virginian-Pilot. Archived from the original on 2007-08-08. 
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Talking Shop With Skeet Ulrich - Los Angeles Magazine". Los Angeles Magazine. 2010-10-01. Retrieved 2018-04-25. 
  8. The rebirth of Skeet”. 2006-09-12. http://tmoodaddicts.blogspot.com/2006/09/new-interviews-with-skeet.html. Accesat la 2015-06-06. 
  9. Henley, Ken W. (2011-01-11). „iMovies.ge :: სკიტ ულრიჰი / Skeet Ulrich”. Fangoria. http://www.imovies.ge/cast_member/14352. Accesat la 2011-01-19. 

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