Who Is Ritchie Coster?
Ritchie Coster was born on July 1, 1967, in London, England; his zodiac sign is Cancer, and he is of British nationality. He is an actor best known for his role as Dietrich Banning in the action comedy science fiction film “The Tuxedo,” which also starred Jackie Chan, Jennifer Love Hewitt, and Jason Isaacs and follows a chauffeur who becomes a secret agent and receives a special high-tech tuxedo – the film won two awards and was nominated for one more.
Childhood, Family, And Education
Ritchie Coster was reared in London with his three elder brothers by their father, who worked in real estate, and their mother, who worked as a cashier at a local supermarket – Ritchie is the only member of the family who went on to become an actor.
He attended the Latymer School in Edmonton, North London, where he became interested in acting and began starring in school plays. After matriculation in 1986, he enrolled at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in theatre in 1989. He spent the next eight years performing in stage plays before being offered the opportunity to showcase his talents on the big screen.
TV Series Characters
Ritchie has appeared in about 50 films and television programs, and we will discuss some of his memorable performances in this post.
In 1997, he made his first TV series appearance in the episode “Hell’s Kitchen” of the crime drama “Dellaventura,” and in the years since, he has appeared in single episodes of numerous series, including 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 rose to prominence in 2004 when he was cast as Fazal, one of the main characters in the crime thriller mini-series “Traffic,” which also starred Nelson Lee and Tony Musante and was about the smuggling of weapons, drugs, and even humans. “Traffic” was a hit, winning one award and receiving 13 nominations, including three Primetime Emmys.
He first appeared as a supporting character in the action crime drama “Jonny Zero” in 2005, and then in the crime drama “Kidnapped” episode “Sorry, Wrong Number” in 2006, the mini-series “John Adams” episode “Join or Die” in 2008, and the science fiction crime drama “Person of Interest” episode “Ghosts” in 2011.
In 2012, Ritchie starred as Renzo in the sports drama “Luck,” which also starred Dustin Hoffman, Dennis Farina, and John Ortiz and is about the lives of numerous people who adore horse racing. Ritchie appeared as Mayor Austin Cheesani in seven episodes of the anthology crime drama “True Detective” in 2015, and as Donald Thayer in three episodes of the drama “Billions” two years later.
His most recent and notable TV series performance was as Francisco ‘Mr. Blue’ Scaramucci in the live-action/animated black comedy “Happy!”, alongside Christopher Meloni and Lili Mirojnick, which follows an injured hitman who befriends an imaginary flying unicorn – the series aired from 2017 to 2019.
Ritchie made his film debut in 1999, when he was cast as Janos in the romantic thriller film “The Thomas Crown Affair,” starring Pierce Brosnan, Rene Russo, and Denis Leary, and following a rich and powerful man who likes to steal art from galleries and is now being investigated by an attractive female detective.
In the year 2000, he appeared as a supporting character in both the comedy “The Photographer” and the American-Canadian action comedy “Bait,” and the following year he appeared in the crime action thriller movie “15 Minutes,” both written and directed by John Herzfeld, and is about a homicide detective and his colleague who are trying to catch two killers who videotape their crimes. Ritchie first featured in John C. Walsh’s romantic comedy “Pipe Dream” in 2002, followed by the political action thriller “The Sentinel” in 2006, the critically praised historical crime drama “American Gangster” in 2007, and the superhero film “The Dark Knight” in 2008.
In 2010, he portrayed the supporting character Ray in Gerard Butler and Jennifer Aniston’s action comedy “The Bounty Hunter,” which is about a bounty hunter hired to bring his ex-wife to justice.
Ritchie debuted in his first short film, “Rose,” in 2014, and his most recent feature appearances include the mystery drama “Submission” in 2017, the criminal mystery drama “The Bygone,” and the horror mystery “Jacob’s Ladder,” both in 2019.
Ritchie has also voiced characters in video games, including Blog in the 2003 racing game “Midnight Club II” and Bill McDonagh in the 2007 first-person shooting game “BioShock.”
Ritchie prefers to keep his private life private, therefore nothing is known about his other half, Jan Coster.
Tales are circulating on the internet that the two met in college and married not long after they both graduated – it is popularly assumed that they have been together for three decades. They have agreed not to have children since they both want to concentrate on their professions.
Ritchie hasn’t spoken about any other women he may have dated before meeting Jan, and many assume she is his first love. He is married and has no children as of September 2020.
Other Interests And Hobbies
Ritchie’s main pastime is traveling; his acting profession has taken him throughout Europe, and some of his favorite destinations to visit include Rome, Barcelona, and Paris. He has also visited numerous US states for both business and pleasure.
He enjoys listening to jazz and blues music in his spare time, and two of his favorite performers are Frank and Nancy Sinatra. Ritchie enjoys chess and checkers and is known to be an excellent golfer.
He has favorite performers and actresses, including the late Robin Williams, Will Smith, and Emma Watson, and his favorite films include “Patch Adams,” “I, Robot,” and “Sleepless in Seattle.”
Body Structure And Net Worth
Ritchie is 53 years old. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, is 6ft 1in (1.85m) tall, and weighs about 165lbs (75kgs).
His net worth is predicted to be more than $14 million as of September 2020.