• Ritchie Coster is a British actor, best known for his role in the action comedy science fiction film “The Tuxedo”
• He studied at Latymer School and Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and appeared in 50 films and TV series
• His most notable performances include “Traffic”, “Luck”, “True Detective”, “Billions” and “Happy!”
• He has voiced characters in video games and enjoys traveling, listening to jazz and blues music, playing chess and golf
• As of September 2020, his net worth is estimated to be over $14 million
Who is Ritchie Coster?
Ritchie Coster was born in London, England on July 1, 1967 – his zodiac sign is Cancer and he holds British nationality. He’s an actorwho is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Dietrich Banning in the action-comedy science fiction film “The Tuxedo”, which also starred Jackie Chan, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Jason Isaacs, and which follows a driver who becomes a secret agent and receives a special high-tech tuxedo – the film won two awards and was nominated for one other.
Early life, family and education
Ritchie grew up in London alongside his three older brothers through their father, who worked in the real estate industry, and their mother who was a cashier at a local supermarket – Ritchie is the only member of the family to become an actor.
He attended the Latymer School in Edmonton, North London, where he became interested in acting and began acting in school plays – he decided to focus on acting, and after matriculation in 1986, enrolled at the Guildhall School of Music and Dramawhere he graduated in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in theatre. He acted in plays for the next eight years, before getting a chance to show his skills on the screens.
Roles in TV series
Ritchie has appeared in about 50 movies and TV series, and we’re about to list some of his memorable performances in this article.
He made his TV series debut in 1997 when he guest-starred in the “Hell’s Kitchen” episode of the crime drama “Dellaventura”, and in the following years appeared in some episodes of many series such as the crime drama “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” in 1999, the romantic comedy drama “Sex and the City” in 2000 and the soap opera “As the World Turns”. Ritchie gained recognition in 2004 when he was invited to play Fazal, one of the main characters in the crime thriller mini-series “Traffic”, which also starred Nelson Lee and Tony Musante and is about smuggling guns, drugs and even people. “Traffic” was a success, winning one award and being nominated for 13 others, including three Primetime Emmys.
In 2005, he played a supporting character in the action crime drama “Jonny Zero”, then appeared in the 2006 crime drama “Kidnapped” episode “Sorry, Wrong Number” the episode “Join or Die”. of the mini-series “John Adams” in 2008, and the “Ghosts” episode of the sci-fi crime drama “Person of Interest” in 2011.
In 2012, Ritchie starred as Renzo in the sports drama “Luck”, also starring Dustin Hoffman, Dennis Farina and John Ortiz, which is about the lives of several people who like to bet on horses. In 2015, Ritchie guest-starred as Mayor Austin Cheesani in seven episodes of the anthology crime drama “True Detective”, and two years later played Donald Thayer in three episodes of the drama “Billions”.
His most recent and also one of his most notable TV series appearances was in the live-action/animated black comedy “Happy!”, starring as Francisco ‘Mr. Blue’ Scaramucci alongside Christopher Meloni and Lili Mirojnick, and which follows an injured assassin who befriends an imaginary flying unicorn – the series aired from 2017 to 2019.
Roles in movies
Ritchie made his screen debut in 1999 when he was cast to play Janos in the romantic thriller film “The Thomas Crown Affair” starring Pierce Brosnan, Rene Russo and Denis Leary, and follows a rich and powerful man who likes to steal art of galleries, and who is now being investigated by an attractive female detective.
In the year 2000, he played supporting characters in both the comedy “The Photographer” and the American-Canadian action comedy “Bait”, and the following year appeared in the crime action thriller movie “15 Minutes”, both written and directed by John Herzfeld, starring Robert De Niro and Edward Burns, is about a homicide detective and his colleague trying to catch two killers who videotape their crimes. In 2002, Ritchie appeared in the romantic comedy “Pipe Dream” by John C. Walsh, and was subsequently cast in the political action thriller “The Sentinel” in 2006, the critically acclaimed crime biographical film “American Gangster” in 2007, and the 2008 superhero film ” The Dark Knight,” starring Christian Bale and the late Heath Ledger.
In 2010, he played the supporting character Ray in the action comedy “The Bounty Hunter”, starring Gerard Butler and Jennifer Aniston, and is about a bounty hunter who is hired to bring his ex-wife to justice.
In 2014, Ritchie appeared in his first short film “Rose”, and three of his most recent roles in movies were in the mystery drama “Submission” in 2017, the crime mystery drama “The Bygone” and the horror mystery “Jacob’s Ladder”. both in 2019.
Ritchie has also voiced characters in video games – Blog in the racing game “Midnight Club II” in 2003 and Bill McDonagh in the first-person shooter game “BioShock” in 2007.
Woman and children
Ritchie prefers to keep his personal affairs to himself, so not much is known about his other half, Jan Coster.
Rumors are circulating on the internet that the two met while attending college and they got married not long after they both graduated – it is widely believed that they have been together for three decades. The two have agreed not to have children as they both want to focus on their careers.
Ritchie has not spoken of other women he could date before meeting Jan, and many believe her to be his first love. As of September 2020, he is married and has no children.
Hobbies and other interests
Ritchie’s main hobby is traveling – his acting career has taken him all over Europe, and some of his favorite places to visit are Rome in Italy, Barcelona in Spain and Paris in France. He has also been to many US states for both work and pleasure.
In his spare time he enjoys listening to jazz and blues music, and two of his favorite artists are Frank and Nancy Sinatra. Ritchie likes to play chess and checkers and is also a very good golfer.
He has his own favorite actors and actresses, including the late Robin Williams, Will Smith, and Emma Watson, and some of his favorite movies include “Patch Adams,” “I, Robot,” and “Sleepless in Seattle.”
Ritchie is 53 years old. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, is 1.85 m tall and weighs about 75 kg.
As of September 2020, his net worth is estimated at over $14 million.