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Rider Strong is an American actor of the ‘Boy Meets World’ fame

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BirthdayDecember 11, 1979
NationalityAmerican
FamousFilm & Theater Personalities, Actors
City/StateCalifornia
SpousesAlexandra Barreto (m. 2013)
SiblingsShiloh Strong
Childrens Indigo
Birth PlaceSan Francisco, California, United States
Height173cm
GenderMale
FatherKing Arthur Strong
MotherLin (née Warner)
Net Worth$6 Million as of jan 2017
Sun SignSagittarius
Born inSan Francisco, California, United States
Famous asActor
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Who is Rider Strong?

Rider Strong is an American actor best known for his role as Shawn Hunter in the super hit television series ‘Boy Meets World’. A prodigious child, Strong’s acting career took off much early in life. Even before turning nine, Strong had his hands full with work in television. Though he appeared in several television shows and sitcoms, it was the film ‘Benefit of Doubt’ that brought him attention. However, the biggest breakthrough came in when he starred as Shawn Hunter in ABC’s ‘Boy Meets World’. The sitcom gave him widespread recognition and appreciation. Following the success of ‘Boy Meets World’, Strong had a steady flow of guest roles in a number of television series. Film offers also came rolling in for him. Just when his acting career looked steady, Rider Strong tried his hand behind the camera. He wore the cap of a writer cum director for the short film, ‘Irish Twin’, together with his brother. The film was largely appreciated thus opening a new career avenue for Strong. For the spinoff of ‘Boy Meets World’ titled ‘Girl Meets World’, Rider Strong not just reprised his character of Shawn Hunter but also served as its director. He is definitely turning out to be an all-rounder of the current generation of entertainers.

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Childhood & Early Life

Rider King Strong was born on December 11, 1979 in San Francisco, California. His mother, Lin, is a nutritionist and teacher, while his father King Arthur Strong was a firefighter. He was second of the two boys born to the couple, the elder being Shiloh Strong.

In 1998, he graduated from a high school in Sebastopol. He then attended Occidental College. Later, he enrolled at Columbia University and graduated as magna cum laude in English major, in 2004. In 2009, he attained his Master of Fine Arts degree from Bennington College.

Career

Rider Strong’s acting career began even before he hit the double digits. He was first seen portraying the role of Gavroche in San Francisco production ‘Les Miserables’ in 1988. He was only nine then. Following this, he starred in small roles for television.

His first recurring appearance for television came with the role of Julie Andrews’ son in the series ‘Julie’. However, ironically, the show was cancelled. Not the one to be bowed down, he instead took the big leap and landed himself a role as Amy Irving’s son in the 1993 film ‘Benefit of Doubt’.

The big breakthrough for Strong came in when he essayed the role of Shawn Hunter in the ABC television series ‘Boy Meets World’ in 1993. The series gave him immense popularity and widespread recognition. Running for seven seasons until 2000, the sitcom was hugely appreciated. It earned Strong several award nominations as well.

Following the phenomenal success of ‘Boy Meets World’, television roles kept coming in for Strong. He guest appeared in a number of shows including ‘Maybe This Time’, ‘Party of Five’, ‘Oddville’, ‘Hercules’, ‘Invasion America’, ‘The Practice’, ‘Batman Beyond’, ‘Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicle Pvt.’, ‘Kim Possible’ and so on. Meanwhile, he did films as well, including the indie horror film ‘Cabin Fever’, family drama ‘Paradise, Texas’, horror ‘Borderland’ and dramedy ‘Spy School’.

In 2006, Rider Strong returned to television for a recurring role in WB’s ‘Pepper Dennis’. In it, he played Chick Dirka. His role lasted for thirteen episodes. After a couple of guest appearances in ‘Veronica Mars’, ‘Bones’, ‘Castle’, ‘100 Questions’, ‘Chosen’ and so on. For the big screen, he gave a cameo appearance in the sequel ‘Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever’.

Acting apart, Strong ventured into the field of writing and direction. Together with his brother, he wrote and directed the short film ‘Irish Twins’. The film released at the Tribeca film Festival in 2008. Despite being a maiden venture, it received overwhelming response from the jury, critics and the audience. At the Woods Hole Film festival, it bagged two awards including Jury Award and Audience Award. It also received the Special Jury Prize in the Action/Cut Short Film Competition and Best First-Time Director at DC Shorts.

Post the magnanimous success of ‘Irish Twins’ Rider Strong intended to expand his writing and direction career. The brother duo assisted by Strong’s then-girlfriend Alexandra Barreto created a 30-sec television ad supporting Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama. Of the 1100 ads submitted, theirs’ was amongst the 15 finalists chosen. The ad aired on MTV and Comedy Central.

In 2010, he returned to acting with the science fiction-thriller ‘The Darkening Sky’. Same time, he also appeared in films like ‘The Penthouse’ and short films ‘Your Lucky Day’ and ‘Ruff Love’.

In 2014, Rider Strong reprised his famed role of Shawn Hunter for the spinoff ‘Girl Meets World’. Interesting other than playing the recurring character, Strong even put on the Director’s cap for the sequel.

Currently, he is giving voiceover for the character of Tom in Disney’s animated television series ‘Star vs. the Forces of Evil’.

Major Works

The magnum opus of Rider Strong’s acting career came with the ABC sitcom ‘Boy Meets World’ in 1993. In it, he played a recurring character of Shawn Hunter. Strong’s brilliant portrayal of his character earned him immense popularity and widespread recognition. The show was a great hit and lasted for seven seasons with a total of 158 episodes.

Awards & Achievements

Rider Strong received two nominations at the Young Artist Award for his character of Shawn Hunter in 1994. In 2000, together with Ben Savage, he received Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards for Favourite Television Friends for ‘Boy Meets Girl’.

Personal Life & Legacy

Rider Strong first met Alexandra Barreto while the two were filming the television series ‘Pepper Dennis’ in 2006. They hit it off really well and started dating each other. In December 2012, the couple got engaged and got married almost a year later on October 20, 2013 in Oregon. They were blessed with a son, Indigo ‘Indy’ Barreto Strong, in December 2014.

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  • // 11th Dec 1979
    Rider King Strong was born on December 11, 1979 in San Francisco, California. His mother, Lin, is a nutritionist and teacher, while his father King Arthur Strong was a firefighter. He was second of the two boys born to the couple, the elder being Shiloh Strong.
  • // 1988
    Rider Strong’s acting career began even before he hit the double digits. He was first seen portraying the role of Gavroche in San Francisco production ‘Les Miserables’ in 1988. He was only nine then. Following this, he starred in small roles for television.
  • // 1993
    His first recurring appearance for television came with the role of Julie Andrews’ son in the series ‘Julie’. However, ironically, the show was cancelled. Not the one to be bowed down, he instead took the big leap and landed himself a role as Amy Irving’s son in the 1993 film ‘Benefit of Doubt’.
  • // 1993
    The big breakthrough for Strong came in when he essayed the role of Shawn Hunter in the ABC television series ‘Boy Meets World’ in 1993. The series gave him immense popularity and widespread recognition. Running for seven seasons until 2000, the sitcom was hugely appreciated. It earned Strong several award nominations as well.
  • // 1993
    The magnum opus of Rider Strong’s acting career came with the ABC sitcom ‘Boy Meets World’ in 1993. In it, he played a recurring character of Shawn Hunter. Strong’s brilliant portrayal of his character earned him immense popularity and widespread recognition. The show was a great hit and lasted for seven seasons with a total of 158 episodes.
  • // 1994
    Rider Strong received two nominations at the Young Artist Award for his character of Shawn Hunter in 1994. In 2000, together with Ben Savage, he received Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards for Favourite Television Friends for ‘Boy Meets Girl’.
  • // 1998
    In 1998, he graduated from a high school in Sebastopol. He then attended Occidental College. Later, he enrolled at Columbia University and graduated as magna cum laude in English major, in 2004. In 2009, he attained his Master of Fine Arts degree from Bennington College.
  • // 2006
    In 2006, Rider Strong returned to television for a recurring role in WB’s ‘Pepper Dennis’. In it, he played Chick Dirka. His role lasted for thirteen episodes. After a couple of guest appearances in ‘Veronica Mars’, ‘Bones’, ‘Castle’, ‘100 Questions’, ‘Chosen’ and so on. For the big screen, he gave a cameo appearance in the sequel ‘Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever’.
  • // 2006
    Rider Strong first met Alexandra Barreto while the two were filming the television series ‘Pepper Dennis’ in 2006. They hit it off really well and started dating each other. In December 2012, the couple got engaged and got married almost a year later on October 20, 2013 in Oregon. They were blessed with a son, Indigo ‘Indy’ Barreto Strong, in December 2014.
  • // 2008
    Acting apart, Strong ventured into the field of writing and direction. Together with his brother, he wrote and directed the short film ‘Irish Twins’. The film released at the Tribeca film Festival in 2008. Despite being a maiden venture, it received overwhelming response from the jury, critics and the audience. At the Woods Hole Film festival, it bagged two awards including Jury Award and Audience Award. It also received the Special Jury Prize in the Action/Cut Short Film Competition and Best First-Time Director at DC Shorts.
  • // 2010
    In 2010, he returned to acting with the science fiction-thriller ‘The Darkening Sky’. Same time, he also appeared in films like ‘The Penthouse’ and short films ‘Your Lucky Day’ and ‘Ruff Love’.
  • // 2014
    In 2014, Rider Strong reprised his famed role of Shawn Hunter for the spinoff ‘Girl Meets World’. Interesting other than playing the recurring character, Strong even put on the Director’s cap for the sequel.

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  • What is Rider Strong birthday?

    Rider Strong was born at 1979-12-11

  • Where is Rider Strong's birth place?

    Rider Strong was born in San Francisco, California, United States

  • What is Rider Strong nationalities?

    Rider Strong's nationalities is American

  • Who is Rider Strong spouses?

    Rider Strong's spouses is Alexandra Barreto (m. 2013)

  • Who is Rider Strong siblings?

    Rider Strong's siblings is Shiloh Strong

  • Who is Rider Strong childrens?

    Rider Strong's childrens is Indigo

  • How tall is Rider Strong?

    Rider Strong's height is 173

  • Who is Rider Strong's father?

    Rider Strong's father is King Arthur Strong

  • Who is Rider Strong's mother?

    Rider Strong's mother is Lin (née Warner)

  • What is Rider Strong's sun sign?

    Rider Strong is Sagittarius

  • How famous is Rider Strong?

    Rider Strong is famouse as Actor

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    Rider Strong's twitter is https://twitter.com/riderstrong