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  1. Ricky Schroder made his Hollywood debut at 9 years of age as the emotionally tortured son of a washed-up boxer in the 1979 remake of the drama The Champ. The performance earned him a Golden Globe® for new star of the year and launched the beginning of his successful career. When Schroder was 12, he starred as Ricky Stratton in the hit television series Silver Spoons (1982-1987). Six years later, he experienced another career high when he starred as Newt Dobbs in the acclaimed 1989......  Read Full Bio »

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  1. Ricky Schroder made his Hollywood debut at 9 years of age as the emotionally tortured son of a washed-up boxer in the 1979 remake of the drama The Champ. The performance earned him a Golden Globe® for new star of the year and launched the beginning of his successful career. When Schroder was 12, he starred as Ricky Stratton in the hit television series Silver Spoons (1982-1987). Six years later, he experienced another career high when he starred as Newt Dobbs in the acclaimed 1989 television miniseries Lonesome Dove. In 1998, Schroder joined the cast of NYPD Blue as detective Danny Sorenson. Additional television credits include recurring roles on Scrubs and season six of the Emmy® award-winning 24.

    Schroder made his directorial debut with the 2004 feature Black Cloud and later that year, he won a CMA and CMT Music Award for his direction of the music video "Whisky Lullaby" sung by Brad Paisley and Alison Krauss. Recently, Schroder starred in writer-director Jeb Stuart's indie film Blood Done Sign My Name, based on the book by Tim Tyson, and he just wrapped the feature Wild Hearts, which he directed and starred opposite his daughter, Cambrie, in her first role.

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