- Full Name Rider King Strong
- Nickname Rider Strong
- Occupation Actor, Director, Writer & Producer
- Nationality American
- Birthplace San Francisco, California, USA.
- Birth Date 1979-13-11
- Age N/A
- Net Worth 3 Million USD
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He started his acting career at the age of ten when he played Gavroche in the musical 'Les Misérables' (1980) in San Francisco. After being cast in 'Les Misérables', he starred in several other movies and TV shows. In 1991, Strong appeared in the movie 'Long Road Home' as Benjy Robertson. He appeared on the TV series 'Going Places' and 'Davis Rules' the same year. Then, in 1992, he appeared in four series, including 'Julie,' 'Empty Nest', 'Home Improvement', and 'Evening Shade.'
Rider Strong is an actor well-known as Shawn Hunter on the sitcom Boy Meets World in the 1990s.
Who is Rider Strong?
Rider Strong is a producer, director, screenwriter, and actor who started his acting career at the age of ten when he played Gavroche in the musical Les Misérables (1980) in San Francisco. After being cast in Les Misérables, he starred in several other movies and TV shows. In 1991, Strong appeared in the movie Long Road Home as Benjy Robertson. He appeared on the TV series Going Places and Davis Rules the same year. Then, in 1992, he appeared in four series, including Julie, Empty Nest, Home Improvement, and Evening Shade.
However, Strong is best known for playing Shawn Hunter in the ABC TV series Boy Meets World from 1993 to 2000. He also appeared in its sequel Girl Meets World from 2014 to 2017. Boy Meets World ran for seven seasons and followed the story of an adolescent with two siblings who put his various life theories to the test while growing up with a good friend. The other cast members of the show included Will Friedle (Eric Matthews), Trina McGee (Angela Moore), Matthew Lawrence (Jack Hunter), Danielle Fishel (Topanga Lawrence), and more.
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For his performance in Boy Meets World, he was nominated for the 'Young Artist Award' twice and received a nomination for the 'Hollywood Reporter Young Star Award.' Later in his career, he appeared in major films such as Cabin Fever (2002) and was a regular cast member on the WB Network's Pepper Dennis (2006). Most recently, he was featured in the movie Cosmic Radio in 2021.0
Besides acting, Strong has written and directed short films. His works have been screened at over 60 festivals around the world and have also received several awards.
Age and Early Bio
Rider Strong was born Rider King Strong on 11 December 1979 in San Francisco, California, USA. He is the second son of his parents, King Arthur Strong and Lin (née Warner). He earned his MFA in Fiction & Literature from Bennington College and graduated as magna cum laude from Columbia University.
Strong got married to Alexandra Baretto on 20 October 2013. The couple's first child, a son named Indigo Barreto Strong, was born on 28 December 2014,
Barreto is also an actress and producer who has worked on films such as All American (2018), Mayans MC (2018), and The Fosters (2013). Besides, her directorial debut, Lady Hater, aired at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2019. It was named one of the 'Top 5 Not-to-Be-Missed Shorts from the Tribeca Film Festival' by Forbes. Baretto has also produced the movie Too Late, which starred Academy Award nominees Robert Forster and John Hawkes. It was released theatrically in over thirty cities and was acquired by Netflix for a worldwide distribution deal.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Strong's net worth as of January 2022 is $3 million. His primary source of income is through his career as an actor, director, and producer.