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Skeet Ulrich

Skeet Ulrich is a compelling and engaging actor who makes an indelible impression through his unique talent for conveying the true heart of his characters. Ulrich starred as Jake Green in the CBS drama Jericho. Although CBS cancelled the series at the end of the first season, due to an overwhelming outpouring of fan protests and support, the network revived the series. Jericho made TV history as only the second show ever to be renewed following cancellation. The result was a seven-episode reprieve that aired in the spring of 2008.

Ulrich's past film credits include James L. Brooks' critically acclaimed film As Good as It Gets, Ang Lee's Civil War-era drama Ride with the Devil, and a break-out role in Wes Craven's hit horror film Scream. Additionally, he appeared in The Newton Boys, The Craft, Nobody's Baby, Albino Alligator, Chill Factor, Soul Assassin, Takedown, Kevin of the North, A Soldier's Sweetheart, Last Dance and Boys.

On TV, Ulrich made his mark in the 2005 award-winning Steven Spielberg TNT miniseries Into the West, alongside Keri Russell, Josh Brolin and Matthew Settle. Ulrich previously starred with Keri Russell in the Hallmark Hall of Fame TV movie The Magic of Ordinary Days, and his lead role on the short-lived but critically acclaimed ABC series Miracles made a lasting impression.

Born and raised in Virginia, Ulrich was discovered in a stage production at New York University by David Mamet. Ulrich worked as an apprentice to the legendary writer and director at the acclaimed Atlantic Theater Company, performing in a number of the company's productions, including Reckless and Hedda Gabler. He also performed with the Naked Angels Theater Company and with the Drama Dept. Ulrich's transition to movies came courtesy of film director Stacey Cochran, who cast him in the CBS Schoolbreak Special Same Difference and subsequently in her writing/directing debut, Boys.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2009.
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Skeet Ulrich Facts

Birth NameBryan Ray Trout
BirthdayJanuary 20, 1970 (52)
BirthplaceLynchburg, Virginia, USA
Height6' (1m83)  How tall is Skeet Ulrich compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Jericho (CBS) (2006) tv user recommendation as Jake Green
Miracles (2003) tv as Paul Callan
Track Down (2000) as Kevin Mitnik
Chill Factor (1999) as Tim Mason
Ride with the Devil (1999) as Jack
A Soldier's Sweetheart (1998) as Fossie
The Newton Boys (1998) as Joe Newton
As Good As It Gets (1997) as Vinvent Lopiano
Touch (1997) as Charlie Lawson
Albino Alligator (1996) as Danny Boudreaux
Boys (1996) as Bud Valentine
Last Dance (1996) as Billy,Cindy's Brother
Scream (1996) as Billy Loomis
The Craft (1996) as Chris Hooker
Week-end At Bernies (1989)
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