American Idol has been already known to start the careers of more than just singers but many other types of entertainers. Alan Ritchson did not even make the top 10 ( he was in the top 87 of season 3) but he is most remembered for playing up to judge Paula Abdul during an audition.
All that six pack charm led him to a modeling career and later to an acting career. He is best known for his role as Aquaman in the CW series, Smallville. He was also cast in Spike Lee‘s Blue Mountain State. He has appeared in several TV movies and series.
In 90210, he plays the new love interest of the gay character , Teddy (Trevor Donavan) and the scene of their first meeting is spring break. The debut episode of their relationship is Episode 318 to air in March.
Ritchson’s journey shows the power of American Idol in being a unique platform for discovering all kinds of talent. Alan Ritchson’s star continues to shine.
- Alan Ritchson to Bed Trevor Donovan on ‘90210’ (towleroad.com)
- Alan Ritchson Exclusive Interview SMALLVILLE (collider.com)
- ‘Smallville’ Aquaman Returns To TV Series, Hints At Solo Movie (splashpage.mtv.com)
- ‘Smallville’ Season 10, Episode 9 Images: ‘Patriot’ (splashpage.mtv.com)
- ‘Aquaman’ Movie Happening… After ‘Wonder Woman’ & ‘The Flash’ (screenrant.com)
- “Paula Abdul Talks American Idol! Singer Paula Abdul Supports Showâ€™s New Judges!” and related posts (showbizspy.com)
- ‘Smallville’ Season 10, Episode 9 Preview Clips: ‘Patriot’ (splashpage.mtv.com)
- Preview and Clip from SMALLVILLE’S PATRIOT (geektyrant.com)
- Fox Expands ‘American Idol,’ Bumps ‘Human Target’ on January 26 (tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com)
- Kara DioGuardi: Stop Asking Me About American Idol (It Will All Be in My Book!) (omg.yahoo.com)
- Even More Changes for ‘American Idol’ (Again) (buddytv.com)
- Paula Abdul’s ‘Idol’ Dressing Room Snafu: ‘I’m Knocking & No One’s Answering!’ (omg.yahoo.com)
- Ryan Seacrest On ‘Idol’s’ Season 10’s ‘Extremely Competitive’ Contestants: ‘I Don’t Know If It’s Sabotage Yet’ (omg.yahoo.com)