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Birth Name: Robert James Ritchie

Birth Place: Romeo, MI

Birthday: January 17, 1971, Capricorn

Profession: Rap/rock artist, Actor

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Fast Facts

  • Despite his urban rap lyrics, he grew up in a suburban, lakefront home, with chores that included picking apples from the family orchard and feeding horses.
  • Started out as a DJ at parties and clubs in and around Detroit.
  • Appeared with diminutive sidekick Joe C. on a 2000 episode of The Simpsons.
  • While in Baghdad to sign autographs for the troops in 2003, put on an impromptu concert using instruments designated for a military band.
  • Cover art for his 2006 live album, Live Trucker, pays tribute to Bob Seger's Live Bullet.
  • Supports the charity Operation Homefront, which benefits military families.


  • 2003, CMT Music Awards — Flameworthy Male Video of the Year: Nominee
  • 2011, CMT Music Awards — Collaborative Video of the Year: Nominee
  • 2009, CMT Music Awards — Wide Open Country Video of the Year: Winner
  • 2009, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Rock Song: Winner
  • 2009, CMT Music Awards — Video of the Year: Nominee


  • Robert James Ritchie Jr. — Son
  • Pamela Anderson — Ex-wife
  • Susan Ritchie — Mother
  • Bill Ritchie — Father
  • Billy Ritchie — Brother
  • Carol — Sister