Fast Facts

  • Started making TV commercials when he was 3 months old, and by 7 had appeared in 60 ads.
  • An auto-racing enthusiast and a past winner of the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race in Long Beach, CA.
  • Made his directorial debut in the 2004 independent film Black Cloud, which he also wrote and acted in. The movie, about a Native American's hopes of becoming an Olympic boxer, was financed with backing from American tribes.
  • In 2004, won a Country Music Association Award for his direction of the video "Whiskey Lullaby," a duet by Brad Paisley and Alison Krauss.
  • Is active in the non-profit organization Childhelp, which focuses on the prevention of child abuse.


  • 1980, Golden Globe — New Star of the Year - Actor: Winner
  • 1991, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 2005, CMT Music Awards — Video Director of the Year: Winner
  • 1999, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1999, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee


  • Dawn Schroder — Sister
  • Holden Richard Schroder — Son
  • Faith Anne Schroder — Daughter
  • Cambrie Schroder — Daughter
  • Andrea Bernard — Wife (separated)
  • Diane Schroder — Mother
  • Luke William Schroder — Son
  • Richard Schroder — Father


  • Attended Mesa State College, Grand Junction, Colorado, United States


  • Birth Name: Richard Bartlett Schroder Jr.
  • Birth Place: Staten Island, New York, United States
  • Profession: Actor

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