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Ricky Schroder Signs With UTA (Exclusive)

The former "NYPD Blue" actor is best known for his childhood turn on the 1980s sitcom "Silver Spoons."

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Ricky Schroder

Ricky Schroder has signed with UTA.

The former child actor won a Golden Globe as a 9-year-old for his feature film debut in The Champ (1979). From 1982 to 1986, Schroder starred on the hit NBC sitcom Silver Spoons. Schroder's turn as Ricky Stratton on the television show about a rich family that grapples with everyday problems made him a star.

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His later television credits include 24, NYPD Blue and the Emmy-winning miniseries Lonesome Dove. Schroder appeared on 64 episodes of Blue from 1998 to 2001 and was nominated for a SAG award for his work on the show in 2000.

Schroder's other television credits include Scrubs, Strong Medicine and telefilm The Lost Battalion (2002), which was nominated for three Emmys. 

Schroder also is represented by manager Becca Kovacik at The Hofflund Company.

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