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Rider Strong

Rider Strong is a well-famed actor, producer, director, and screenwriter from the United States. Rider Strong is widely known for his role as Shawn Hunter in the super hit television series “Boy Meets World.”

Early Life

On the 11th of December 1979, Rider Strong was born in San Francisco, California, in the United States of America. His full name is Rider King Strong and he holds an American nationality. He is currently 44 years old and has a zodiac sign of Sagittarius. Additionally, he belongs to a mixed ethnicity of English-Irish while his religious beliefs are unknown.

He was born to his parents King Arthur Strong (father) and Lin Strong (mother). By profession, his father was a firefighter while his mother was a nutritionist and teacher. Strong was raised along with his elder Shiloh Strong. His brother is also an actor and photographer.

Rider Strong – Education

Talking about his academic background, he attended Nonesuch School in Sebastopol, California, and graduated in 1998. Later, he enrolled at Occidental College in the morning shift. He graduated from Columbia University with a magna cum laude in English. In addition, in June 2009, he received his Master of Fine Arts in Fiction and Literature from Bennington College.

Professional Career

At the age of nine, Rider Strong starred as Gavroche in the San Francisco production of “Les Misérables,” alongside Larisa Oleynik as Young Cosette. Later, he played several minor roles in television. He was cast in a recurring role as Julie Andrews’ son in the 1992 sitcom “Julie.” The next year, he landed the role of Amy Irving’s son in the 1993 film “Benefit of Doubt.”

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Caption: The poster of the super hit television series, Boy Meets World (Source: eBay)

Strong’s big break came when he played Shawn Hunter in the ABC television series “Boy Meets World” in 1993. The series helped him gain immense popularity and recognition. Mover, the sitcom was a huge success, lasting seven seasons until 2000. It also earned Strong several award nominations.

Other appearances

Following the phenomenal success of “Boy Meets World,” he continued to appear in television roles. He appeared as a guest star in a variety of shows, including “Maybe This Time,” “Party of Five,” “Oddville,” “Hercules,” “Invasion America,” “The Practice,” “Batman Beyond,” “Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicle Pvt.,” “Kim Possible,” and others. Meanwhile, he worked on films such as “Cabin Fever,” “Paradise, Texas,” “Borderland,” and “Spy School.”

Strong made his recurring role of Chick Dirka in WB’s “Pepper Dennis” in the year 2006. His role appeared in thirteen episodes. After that, he made a few guest appearances on “Veronica Mars,” “Bones,” “Castle,” “100 Questions,” “Chosen,” and other shows. He made a cameo appearance in the sequel “Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever” for the big screen.

In 2010, he played Eric Rainer in the science fiction thriller “The Darkening Sky.” At the same time, he appeared in films such as “The Penthouse” and short films such as “Your Lucky Day” and “Ruff Love.” He reprised the role of Shawn Hunter in the spinoff “Girl Meets World.”

Direction, Writing, and voice-works

Apart from acting, Strong worked in writing and directing. He co-wrote and directed the short film “Irish Twins” with his brother. In 2008, the film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Despite being a first attempt, it received a positive response from the jury, critics, and audience. It was able to win several awards and recognitions. He also lent his voice animated series “Star vs. the Forces of Evil” (2015-19) and “Mighty Magiswords’ (2017-18).


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Caption: Rider Strong with Ben Savage at the 13th Kids Choice Awards Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles 2000 (Source: Redbubble)

Till now, Strong has won three awards and eight nominations. In 2000, he won the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite Television Friends category in “Boy Meets World.” He won Best Short Film at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival. In 2015, he won the Young Artist Award for Former Child Star Lifetime Achievement Award.

Net Worth 2024

Strong has a net worth of $3 million. His earnings come from his work as an actor, producer, and writer. His exact salary and income are currently unavailable.

Relationship Status

On the 20th of October 2013, Rider Strong married Alexandra Barreto. His wife is also an actress. The couple started began dating in 2006 and only exchanged their vows after 7 years.

With the relationship, the couple is blessed with a son named Indigo “Indy” Barreto Strong. With his current wife and brother, he co-created a 30-second television ad in support of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama titled “It Could Happen to You” in April 2008.

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Caption: Rider Strong with his wife (Source: TooFab)

To date, he has avoided rumors and controversies. Meanwhile, he has maintained a clean profile and is focused on his personal and professional career.

Body Measurements

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Caption: Rider Strong attending a program (Source: The Sun)

Strong stands 5 feet 8 inches tall (1.73 m) and weighs around 72 kg (158 lbs). Likewise, he has a pair of hazel eyes with black hair color and wears a shoe size of 12 US.

Social Media

On his Instagram page ‘@rider_strong’ there are over 267k followers. Likewise, there are over 201.9k followers on his Twitter page ‘@RiderStrong’ and he is not present on Facebook.