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Riker Lynch
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Gender: Male
Age: 23
Born: November 8, 1991
Character: Jeff
Occupation: Actor, Singer
Years Active: 2008-Present

Riker Anthony Lynch, born November 8, 1991, is a 23-year-old American singer-songwriter, musician, actor, and dancer. Lynch portrays Jeff, one of The Warblers, on Glee and is a member of the band R5.

Personal life

Lynch is the oldest child of Mark and Stormie Lynch. He has three brothers, Rocky, Ross, and Ryland, and one sister, Rydel. Lynch is cousins of Derek and Julianne Hough.

Lynch and Curt Mega (Nick) paid tribute to their late co-star Cory by singing "The Scientist" to their Glee fans in July 2013.[1]

Career

Him and his band (R5) have written a number of songs, such as: Can't Get Enough of You, Never, Without You, and Say You'll Stay as well as doing covers on popular songs and doing small concerts. R5 consists of Riker, his brothers Ross and Rocky, and his sister Rydel plus one of their closest friends, Ratliff (surname). Their youngest brother, Ryland, is their Manager. His brother Ross Lynch currently stars on Disney Channel's Austin & Ally.

His band had a small EP on iTunes called Ready Set Rock which includes most of their original songs (Ready Set Rock, Can't Get Enough Of You, Without You, Never) , yet was removed when Ross got a role on Austin & Ally. They released an EP called Loud in February 2013 which has 4 of their songs (Loud, I Want You Bad, Fallin' For You, Here Comes Forever). R5 also released their album Louder which contains repeated songs from their EP Loud, and other songs (Pass Me By, Forget About You, Ain't No Way We're Goin' Home, If I Can't Be With You, Love Me Like That, One Last Dance, Cali Girls). The Louder Deluxe Edition includes 5 bonus tracks (Fallin' For You (Acoustic), I Want You Bad (Acoustic), Wishing I Was 23, Crazy Stupid Love, Christmas Is Coming).

Riker went on the Glee tour as one of the Warblers chosen to go.

In Glee Live the songs he dances, sings or is featured in are:

Riker started singing and acting at an early age of three and started dancing at the age of nine. He and his sister Rydel soon became dance partners and competed in dance competitions together. Soon after, his brothers one by one started following in his footsteps in dancing, singing and playing instruments.

Riker's band was only acoustic before they moved to Los Angeles, meeting their new best friend Ellington Ratliff. Once learning that he could play the drums, they added their final member of the band and using his last name, R5 was completed. Riker's younger brother Rocky (who taught himself how to play the guitar) was the one to teach him how to play Bass.

He has aired on television in:

  • PassportTo Explore (Himself as Host)
  • Zeke and Luther (Principle Dancer)
  • The Fresh Beat Band (Principle Dancer)
  • So You Think You Can Dance (Guest)

He has been in the music videos for:

  • Say You'll Stay - R5
  • Without You - R5
  • Love Me - R5 (Justin Bieber Cover)
  • Never - R5
  • Can't Get Enough of You - R5
  • Marry You - R5 (Bruno Mars Cover)
  • Ordinary Girl - Hannah Montana
  • Loud - R5
  • Pass Me By - R5
  • Love Me Again - R5 (John Newman Cover)
  • Counting Stars - R5 (OneRepublic Cover)
  • Girls - R5 (The 1975 Cover)
  • (I Can't) Forget About You - R5
  • Heart Made Up On You - R5

Riker is one of the most popular of the Warbler actors. He is friends with Curt Mega, who plays Nick, in real life, coincidentally showing it on the show.

Riker is known for his small crush on Dianna Agron. During the glee tour, he and Dianna Agron tweeted some times, allowing fans to pair both characters together. Curt Mega, Dominic Barnes, and he are known on twitter for having twitter conversations about New Direction girls, usually Quinn, and hashtagging them "Jeff tweet" or "Nick tweet."

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Sunday School Musical Crossroads Choir Member video
2010 Zeke and Luther Goin' zoomin Dancer ("Goin' Zoomin'")
Suicide Dolls Hip Kid
Glee Jeff 2010 -
2011 Passport to Explore Riker 2011 - 2012 ("Vancouver", "Portland", "Seattle")
A Day as Holly's Kids Johnny short
2012 Lost Angeles Sketch Ball
2013 Buffering Martin Riggs ("It's All Part of the Plan")

Gallery

References

Videos

R5 - Without You - Official Music Video03:51

R5 - Without You - Official Music Video

Without You- R5- Official Music Video

Say You'll Stay (acoustic version)03:05

Say You'll Stay (acoustic version)

R5- Say You'll Stay (Acoustic Version)

Marry You (Bruno Mars cover) - R502:55

Marry You (Bruno Mars cover) - R5

Marry You (Bruno Mars cover) by R5

Justin Bieber06:09

Justin Bieber

R5- Love Me- Rock Version

R5 - Loud (Official Video)03:43

R5 - Loud (Official Video)

R5 - Loud (Official Video)

R5 - (I Can't) Forget About You (Official Video)04:06

R5 - (I Can't) Forget About You (Official Video)

R5 - (I Can't) Forget About You (Official Video)

R5 - Here Comes Forever (Acoustic)03:31

R5 - Here Comes Forever (Acoustic)

R5 - Here Comes Forever (Acoustic)

R5 - Fallin' for You (Acoustic)03:39

R5 - Fallin' for You (Acoustic)

R5 - Fallin' for You (Acoustic)

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