Ricky Schroder

Founder & President, Reel American Heroes Foundation/Actor/Director

Ricky Schroder is the founder and president of Reel American Heroes Foundation, a nonprofit organization that exists to provide content that celebrates America’s true heroes. He began his acting career at age nine in The Champ, earned a Golden Globe®, and kicked off a multifaceted career as an Actor, Producer, Writer, and Director. Renowned for roles in Silver Spoons, Lonesome Dove, Scrubs, and 24, he transitioned to directing with Black Cloud, winning accolades for directing Brad Paisley and Alison Krauss's "Whiskey Lullaby" music video. His directorial prowess extended to Hallmark's OUR WILD HEARTS and documenting the U.S. Army in Afghanistan, yielding The Fighting Season and subsequent series like My Fighting Season and The Volunteers. Collaborating with Kevin Haskin, he co-wrote screenplays including Mile 0, chronicling Navy Seal Chris Ring's Mississippi River swim honoring Gold Star Families, and Wanat, depicting the deadliest battle in Operation Enduring Freedom's history. 

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