Who is Riker Lynch on Dancing With the Stars 2015 Season 20
Who is Riker Lynch? Appearing on the Dancing With the Stars with his cousins, Derek Hough (professional dancer) and Julianne Hough (judge) Lynch is an actor, musician, songwriter originally from Littleton, CO.
If Riker Lynch looks familiar it’s because he has appeared on the hit television series, Glee. Lynch was one of the members of the Warblers, the acappella group featured in Glee. Riker played the character Jeff on Glee.
Riker is currently a singer and bassist in the recording act R5, along with his siblings Rydel, Rocky and Ross Lynch (who plays Austin on Disney’s Austin & Ally) and best friend Ellington Ratliff. R5 has toured extensively throughout the world, playing over 150 shows in the last two years to sold out audiences, rapidly emerging as an exciting new voice in the world of pop rock, Riker will be partnered with Allison Holker.
More about Riker:
- Riker was born in Littleton, Colorado.
- Oldest of five children
- At the age of three, Riker started learning to sing and act at Colorado Productions and later began taking dance lessons.
- He was in singing groups that performed all around Denver
- Rocker is the bassist in R5
- Also plays piano and drums
- He is a second cousin of dancers Derek Hough and Julianne Hough. Their maternal grandmothers are sisters.
- His ancestry includes Irish, English, 1/16th Danish, with smaller amounts of French, German, Scottish, and Welsh.
- Riker’s siblings names all begin with an R. Rocky Lynch, Ross Lynch, Ryland Lynch, and 1 sister, Rydel Lynch.
- He and his family moved to LA in 2007
What do you think of Riker being on Dancing With the Stars? Do you think Julia Hough will be harder on him because they are related or will she give her ocusing a break?