Date of Birth
8 December 1991, Littleton, Colorado, USA
Riker Anthony Lynch
6' 1½" (1.87 m)
Riker Anthony Lynch (born Nov 8, 1991) is an all around entertainer. In 2007 he moved with his family to Los Angeles to pursue acting and it was in LA where he and his siblings started the pop/rock band R5. Playing bass and singing for the band, they toured the world playing on five continents and over 300 shows. Riker also gained popularity as an actor in 2010 when he appeared in Fox's Hit TV Show "Glee". He joined the cast on the "Glee Live Tour" in 2011 which included shooting a live 3D concert film in New York.
For most of 2012 through 2014, Riker's acting career would be on hold due to four major record releases and heavy touring with R5. In the spring of 2015, Riker joined the cast of "Dancing With The Stars" season 20 and finished 2nd place in the contest. In the summer of 2015, Riker and the rest of R5 embarked on their biggest tour to date playing large amphitheater venues across the world including filming a live concert DVD at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. Promotion for the tour included performances on The American Music Awards, Jimmy Kimmel, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Good Morning America, Live with Kelly and Michael, and The Radio Disney Music Awards.
Following the 2015 R5 tour, Riker's acting career continued when he landed lead roles in the high school comedy film "Colossal Youth" and the psychological thriller film "Voyeur". Riker also hosted The World Choreography Awards in 2015 and again in 2016. With those hosting experiences under his belt, in 2018, Riker launched a YouTube and Podcast show called "Glass Half Full with Riker Lynch." He would also go on to make five more films that year with the feel-good family film "Turnover", the mystery-thriller "The Nameless", the satire-comedy "Purge of Kingdoms", the romantic short "Don't Write Me Off" and voice acting in the new animated film "The Adventures of Pinocchio".
For his latest project he took on writing and directing his first short film "Lyft Me Up." Today, Riker plays bass for the alternative band, The Driver Era, and has started his own music side project called Riker and The Beachcombers. With many other projects on the way including producing and starring in a major motion picture set to film in 2020, Riker is continuing to have a major impact in the entertainment world.
Moved from Littleton, CO to LA in 2007.
Plays guitar, piano, and drums.
He is in a band, called "R5", with his family: Rocky Lynch, Ross Lynch, Rydel Lynch, and their best friend, Ellington Ratliff.
Has 3 brothers, Rocky Lynch, Ross Lynch, Ryland Lynch, and 1 sister, Rydel Lynch.
He is a second cousin of dancers Derek Hough and Julianne Hough. Their maternal grandmothers are sisters. His ancestry includes German, Irish, English, 1/16th Danish, and smaller amounts of French, Scottish, and Welsh.
There is nothing more awesome than being yourself.
[on touring with his two brothers,(Ross Lynch, Rocky Lynch) sister,(Rydel Lynch) and family friend(Ellington Ratliff) as 'R5'] There's definitely moments here and there where we'll be rehearsing and we'll disagree about playing this song first, or closing with that song, and it will turn into a mini argument. But most of the time we're all actually pretty good with each other and all get along.