|Birthday:||November 8th, 1991|
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|Family:|| Mark Lynch
Riker Anthony Lynch, born November 8, 1991 in Littleton, CO, is an American actor who plays Jeff, one of The Warblers, on the FOX show Glee. Riker is a member of the band R5. Their website can be found here.
He and his band 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, yet was removed when Ross got a role on Austin and Ally. They have a new EP called Loud which has 4 of their new songs.
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 there 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. Riker is also the cousin of Derek and Julianne Hough.
He has aired on television in:
- Passpore To 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
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".