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Rider Strong is a Actor, Director and Scriptwriter American born on 11 december 1979 at San Francisco (USA)

Rider Strong

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Birth name Rider King Strong
Nationality USA
Birth 11 december 1979 (44 years) at San Francisco (USA)

Rider King Strong (born December 11, 1979) is an American actor, director, producer and screenwriter. He is best known for his role as Shawn Hunter on the 1990s sitcom Boy Meets World and its 2014 sequel Girl Meets World.


Early life
Rider King Strong was born in San Francisco, California, the second of 2 boys born for Lin (née Warner), a teacher and nutritionist, and King Strong, a firefighter. He graduated from high school in Sebastopol, California in 1998. His elder brother is Shiloh Strong, an actor and still photographer.

Strong began his acting career at the age of nine, when he starred as Gavroche in the San Francisco production of Les Misérables. After the stage production, he appeared in small screen roles on television. In 1992, he received his first regular television series role as Julie Andrews's son on Julie. When the series was canceled, Strong made his debut on film as Amy Irving's son in Benefit of the Doubt. It was not until he was chosen for the role of Shawn Hunter in the ABC series Boy Meets World that he received widespread recognition.

During the seven-year run he was nominated twice for the Young Artist Award and nominated for a Hollywood Reporter YoungStar Award. When the series ended, Strong returned to the big screen to star as Paul in the indie horror film Cabin Fever, directed by Eli Roth. In 2006, he returned to television for a regular series role in Pepper Dennis on the WB. The show was short-lived and was not chosen as one of the transferring shows to The CW Television Network. That same year, Strong recorded a reading for the audio version of the Anthony Kiedis biography, Scar Tissue. He had a brief cameo appearance in 2009's Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever, the sequel to Cabin Fever.

Along with his brother, Shiloh Strong, he wrote and directed the short film, Irish Twins, which premiered at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival. It went on to win both the Jury Award and Audience Award at the Woods Hole Film Festival, a Special Jury Prize in the Action/Cut Short Film Competition and Best First-Time Director at DC Shorts. Speaking to Pure Movies in 2010 he expressed that he wanted to expand his writing and directing career: 'Acting is always there and I enjoy it but it’s kind of got a little unfulfilling lately. You know, I’m in the low budget horror world… I have a whole lot of other stuff I want to do.'

In April 2008, Strong, along with his brother Shiloh and his then-girlfriend (now wife) actress Alexandra Barreto, co-created a 30-second television ad in support of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama titled, "It Could Happen to You." The ad, submitted to, became one of 15 finalists from a pool of over 1,100 submitted ads, and was chosen as the funniest ad in May 2008. In August, MoveOn raised $200,000 to air the ad on MTV and Comedy Central; it was the first political commercial to ever appear on Comedy Central. In early 2009, Strong narrated the audiobook of The Obama Revolution by Alan Kennedy-Shaffer. In 2010, Strong starred in the science fiction-thriller film The Darkening Sky alongside Ezra Buzzington, Charley Rossman, Sally Berman, Daniel Kirschner and LaShan Anderson under the direction of Victor Bornia.

In late 2012, Strong declined an offer to reprise his role as Shawn Hunter in the upcoming spinoff, Girl Meets World. However, during production of the pilot in March 2013, Strong along with other cast members, who were also unconfirmed to return, appeared on the set sparking rumors of a cameo or return to the new series. Creator Michael Jacobs stated "I think there's more than a chance, I think there's a strong chance" when commenting on Strong and other original series cast members returning. Other current cast members commented on Strong's return indicating that his return might be a secret not ready to be revealed. In June 2013, a Boy Meets World reunion was held with Strong attending along with many of his former cast members. On March 19, 2014, it was confirmed that Strong would reprise his role as Shawn Hunter, the first being a holiday-themed episode along with former cast members Betsy Randle and William Russ. In addition, Strong will also direct episodes.

In early 2013, Strong, Julia Pistell, and Tod Goldberg, started Literary Disco, a podcast about books and writing.

Usually with

Shiloh Strong
Shiloh Strong
(1 films)
Toby Wilkins
Toby Wilkins
(1 films)
Eli Roth
Eli Roth
(1 films)
John DiMaggio
John DiMaggio
(2 films)
Billy Crystal
Billy Crystal
(1 films)
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Filmography of Rider Strong (14 films)

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Too Late
Too Late (2016)

Genres Drama, Crime
Actors John Hawkes, Joanna Cassidy, Jeff Fahey, Robert Forster, Dichen Lachman, Dash Mihok
Roles Matthew
Rating67% 3.3505853.3505853.3505853.3505853.350585
Un enquêteur privé parcourt les rues de Los Angeles pour retrouver une femme disparue de son passé. Il se retrouve alors emmêlé dans un scandale minable impliquant des clubs de striptease, des petits revendeurs de drogue et des filles disparues.
Darkening Sky
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about extraterrestrial life, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Rider Strong, Ezra Buzzington, Time Winters
Roles Eric Rainer
Rating43% 2.1821952.1821952.1821952.1821952.182195
Grad student, Eric Rainer, has a thesis: UFOs and ETs are modern-day myths designed to explain events that seem unexplainable. But after a disturbing alien abduction nightmare, Eric must face the sudden and mysterious disappearance of his girlfriend.
The Penthouse, 1h26
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Rider Strong, April Scott, James DeBello, Kaley Cuoco, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Jon Abrahams
Roles Kieran
Rating35% 1.764031.764031.764031.764031.76403
The winner of a reality television show invites his two best friends to share the Los Angeles penthouse he won for coming in first place, and quickly finds out why living with your pals is not always the best idea. Realising that a bachelor pad is no fun when you are flying solo, Tyler (Large) invites Kieran (Strong) and another friend to come partake in the debauchery. A struggling writer who is reluctant to commit to his longtime girlfriend, Kieran quickly takes Tyler up on the offer, and before long life is one non-stop party. The strains in Tyler and Kieran's friendship start to show, however, when Tyler's flirtatious younger sister arrives for a visit, and puts the moves on Kieran.
Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever, 1h26
Directed by Ti West
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about viral outbreaks, Comedy horror films, Disaster films
Actors Rider Strong, Giuseppe Andrews, Judah Friedlander, Michael Bowen, Noah Segan, Mark Borchardt
Roles Paul
Rating43% 2.153812.153812.153812.153812.15381
A very disfigured Paul (Rider Strong) escapes from the creek and wanders through the woods, leaving pieces of his own flesh along the way. When he finally makes it to the highway, his body explodes when he is hit by a school bus. His remains are checked by Deputy Winston Olsen (Giuseppe Andrews), the local policeman from the previous film. Winston assures the shocked bus driver that he had hit a moose.
Irish Twins, 20minutes
Directed by Rider Strong, Shiloh Strong
Origin USA
Actors John DiMaggio, Rider Strong, Shiloh Strong
Roles Michael Sullivan
Rating72% 3.6265353.6265353.6265353.6265353.626535
Spy School
Spy School (2008)
, 1h23
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action, Adventure
Themes Children's films
Actors Forrest Landis, AnnaSophia Robb, Taylor Momsen, Rider Strong, Lea Thompson, D. L. Hughley
Roles Mr. Randall
Rating45% 2.261812.261812.261812.261812.26181
A twelve-year-old boy known for telling tall tales, overhears a plot to kidnap the President's daughter. When he goes public with his story, no one believes him, and he is forced to save her on his own.
Pulse 3
Pulse 3 (2008)
, 1h31
Directed by Joel Soisson
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Horror
Themes Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Ghost films, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Noureen DeWulf, Brittany Finamore, Karley Scott Collins, Rider Strong, Brittany Finamore, Diane Ayala Goldner
Roles Adam
Rating37% 1.871161.871161.871161.871161.87116
Seven years into the invasion, humankind has fled the cities where billions have died from a plague spread through the internet. Justine dreams of a life beyond her squalid refugee camp where all technology is taboo. She discovers the last working laptop and opens it like Pandora's box. Someone is waiting for her online. And that someone wants desperately to meet her. The only catch, she must return to the city. With a longing that surpasses fear, Justine embarks on a terrifying journey back to the heart of where it all began. What waits there is something she could not possibly have imagined.
Borderland (2007)
, 1h45
Origin Mexique
Genres Thriller, Horror, Crime
Actors Brian Presley, Rider Strong, Damián Alcázar, Sean Astin, Martha Higareda, Mircea Monroe
Roles Phil
Rating55% 2.798212.798212.798212.798212.79821
The action begins with Mexico City policemen banging on the door of what seems to be an abandoned house. Ulises (Damian Alcazar) and his partner enter the house and find gruesome remnants of animal sacrifices and human remains. The two are ambushed by the occupants and Ulises is forced to watch them torture and mutilate his partner until he is decapitated. Ulises is shot in the leg and is allowed to live to warn other law enforcement officials to stay out of their way.
Tooth and Nail
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Horror
Themes Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Rachel Miner, Rider Strong, Michael Kelly, Robert Carradine, Michael Madsen, Vinnie Jones
Roles Ford
Rating47% 2.352562.352562.352562.352562.35256
Tooth and Nail is a post-apocalyptic movie where mankind has depleted all fossil fuel reserves and civilization has collapsed. A group of survivors called Foragers take cover in an abandoned hospital where the group attempt to re-build society. After saving a young girl from being killed and eaten by a group of vicious cannibals called Rovers, the Foragers find themselves on the run from the cannibals, who stalk the survivors and brutally kill them off one-by-one as the Foragers begin to fight back, causing a chaotic battle of blood and mayhem.
Paradise Texas, 1h30
Directed by Lorraine Senna
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Timothy Bottoms, Meredith Baxter, Sheryl Lee, Brandon Mychal Smith, Polly Bergen, Rider Strong
Roles Charlie
Rating58% 2.908562.908562.908562.908562.90856
The film follows aging, overworked actor Mack Cameron (Timothy Bottoms) as he struggles to keep up with the demands of career and family life. Cameron accepts a lead role in a low-budget independent film despite schedule conflicts with a major movie role he's lined up for, because it will be filmed in his small hometown of Littleton, Texas. Cameron sees the project as an opportunity to mend fraying relationships with his wife, Liz (Meredith Baxter), and sons Tyler (Dylan Michael Patton) and Joe (Emilio Mazur). Cameron's frustration boils over when he learns he has been removed from his role in the upcoming blockbuster because of his decision to work close to home. Cameron lashes out at the people around him, further alienating his family and wreaking havoc on the set. Cameron's child co-star, CJ Kinney (Ben Estus) is particularly affected. CJ's desire for a performing career alienates him from his peers and family, especially from his overbearing father Cal (Brandon Smith). Interaction with CJ inspires Cameron to re-assess his priorities; ultimately, he opts to put his family and life in his hometown ahead of his career.
Kim Possible Movie: So the Drama, 1h8
Directed by Chris Bailey
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Children's films, Robot films
Actors Christy Carlson Romano, Will Friedle, Ricky Ullman, Nancy Cartwright, Tahj Mowry, Raven-Symoné
Roles Brick Flagg (voice; uncredited)
Rating70% 3.544963.544963.544963.544963.54496
In his attempt to take over the world, Kim Possible and Ron Stoppable's nemesis, Dr. Drakken, has developed an elaborate new master plan that baffles everyone, even his assistant, Shego. Among the plan's stages are the procurement of a sketch of a new toy; the development of "Synthodrones", advanced androids; and a bizarre research project investigating the lifestyles of teenage girls.
Cabin Fever, 1h34
Directed by Eli Roth
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about viral outbreaks, Comedy horror films, Disaster films
Actors Rider Strong, Jordan Ladd, James DeBello, Cerina Vincent, Joey Kern, Arie Verveen
Roles Paul
Rating56% 2.8006052.8006052.8006052.8006052.800605
A hermit walking in the woods comes across his dog. He tries to get the dog's attention, but the dog is dead due to a bloody infection, and the hermit comes into contact with the infected blood.
My Giant
My Giant (1998)
, 1h43
Directed by Michael Lehmann
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Billy Crystal, Jere Burns, Kathleen Denise Quinlan, Harold Gould, Joanna Pacuła, Steven Seagal
Roles Justin Allen
Rating50% 2.502572.502572.502572.502572.50257
A huckster named Sammy (Billy Crystal) travels to Romania on business after splitting up with his wife. After a disappointment with his client, he crashes his car and is rescued while unconscious by an enormous Romanian man named Max (Gheorghe Mureșan) who is close to 8 feet tall.
Benefit of the Doubt
Genres Thriller
Themes Films about families
Actors Donald Sutherland, Amy Irving, Rider Strong, Christopher McDonald, Graham Greene, Theodore Bikel
Roles Pete Braswell
Rating51% 2.5585652.5585652.5585652.5585652.558565
Karen Bruswell est hantée depuis l'âge de douze ans par la mort de sa mère, elle se remémore une violente dispute entre ses parents et se souvient avoir vu ou cru voir, son père, Frank, précipiter cette dernière au bas de l'escalier. Elle revit périodiquement le procès où sa déposition, accablante, entraîna la condamnation de celui-ci pour homicide volontaire et elle l'entend encore lui souffler à l'oreille avant de partir en prison, Papa, n'oubliera jamais. Vingt deux ans plus tard, elle travaille comme serveuse dans un bar et élève toute seule, son petit garçon de onze ans, Pete. Lorsqu'elle apprend que son père a été libéré sur parole, elle implore la protection du shériff Bob Calhoun et insiste pour qu'il soit chassé de la ville. Ce dernier proteste car il n'en a pas le droit tant qu'aucune infraction n'a été commise. Or Frank observe un comportement exemplaire, témoignant ainsi d'un sincère désir de rachat.