Ok “secret” is probably a stretch, since he’s likely graced both large and small screens your own; however, few may realize the true extent of how our Stillwater sweetheart has spent time between platinum record releases.
Like many of his eyelined emo brethren, dear Tyson has gone through many aesthetic stages. Pete Wentz, Gerard Way, Billie Joe Armstrong, perhaps Brendon Urie to name a few—it goes without saying the musical circle always had a flair for the on-stage dramatics.
But it's a low-key reemergence in other entertainment capacities setting Tyson apart from fellow pop-punk paragons...and we don’t mean cheesy cameos alone.
Exploring on-screen saddles of film as well as television, he’s flirted with acting for a number of years.
We first saw him as Emma Stone’s "in-frat-uating" crush Colby in lovable rom-com The House Bunny (a cinematic embodiment of everything that is 2008), but other roles have since extended to Beach Boy biopic Love & Mercy and British Drew Barrymore film Miss You Already. He was also casted as the glorious Gregg Allman in once-anticipated Allman Brothers biography Midnight Rider, but the project was ill-fatedly cancelled due to a crew member’s untimely death on set.
In the TV world he’s known as rock musician Oliver in NBC drama Parenthood, artsy designer Dane in Amazon original comedy Betas and “Bucket" the drug dealer in painfully short-lived ABC series Wicked City (alongside Ed Westwick, no less).
With these titles to start, he seems to have many more production endeavors on the horizon.
So whether you remember him for the Rejects' string of beloved chart-topping hits or as an adorably familiar face embracing additional outlets of creative performance, Tyson Ritter shows how far we’ve all luckily come since the gilded 2000s age of Myspace, AIM, X-ed hands and shaggy hair.
Good news, kids: growing up is real.