The guy who plays the stud linebacker on "Blue Mountain State" got his ass kicked by 3 attack dogs yesterday ... and he couldn't have been happier about it. Alan Ritchson ... along with 3 AWESOME… READ MORE >
Alan Ritchson (born November 28, 1984) is an American fashion model turned actor/singer. He is most famous for his modeling career as well as his portrayals of the superhero Aquaman on The CW's Smallville and Thad Castle on Spike TV's Blue Mountain State. Ritchson was born in Grand Forks, North Dakota to David, a retired U.S. Air Force master sergeant father, and Vickie, a high school teacher mother. He is the middle of three brothers; Eric, the oldest and Brian, the youngest. During his childhood, his family moved to Rantoul, Illinois. At age 10, Ritchson's family finally settled in Niceville, Florida. He attended Niceville High School and graduated in 2001. He began his modeling career in the Abercrombie and Fitch catalogue; he also modeled underwear for the men's online underwear store internationaljock.com. In 2008, he was signed to L.A. agency Vision Model Management and appeared on N2N Bodywear.