Friday Morning Man: Tyler Ritter!
So I checked out the premiere of the new CBS sitcom The McCarthys last night and liked it a lot.
It’s always great to see Laurie Metcalf in anything but how great to have her playing the mother of four adult children – including a gay son who she faithfully watches The Good Wife with.
The son is played by Tyler Ritter and he is quite appealing and he’s today’s Morning Man.
‘The show starts out with him already having come out a few years before, and the family is totally OK and accepting of him,’ Tyler tells The Wrap. ‘Aside from the fact that he’s in the dating world and meeting new guys, it really isn’t that big of a plot, because these guys could easily be girls. The actual sexuality in and of itself isn’t what makes this show tick. It’s the characters themselves, it’s the conflicts they run into.‘
Prior to landing the role in The McCarthys, Tyler had appeared in guest spots on Modern Family and Grey’s Anatomy and has completed work on two upcoming films: Work Mom and An Evergreen Christmas.
Acting is the family business: He’s the son of the late John Ritter, grandson of the late Tex Ritter and brother of actor Jason Ritter.
But Tyler did not pursue acting professionally until he was 25. After college, he worked as a teacher in Argentina for three years and married Argentinian director Lelia Parma before moving back to LA to pursue acting.