Richard Bartlett Schroder, Jr. was born on 13th April 1970, in Brooklyn, New York City USA, and is an actor and director, perhaps best known to the world for appearing in the sitcom “Silver Spoons” (1982-1987) as Ricky Stratton, in the crime drama series “NYPD Blue” (1998-2001) as Det. Danny Sorenson, and in the film “Crimson Tide” (1995), as Lt. Paul Hellerman, among other roles. His career has been active since 1979.
Have you ever wondered how rich Ricky Schroder is, as of late 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Ricky`s net worth is as high as $8 million, earned through his successful career in the entertainment industry. Apart from acting, Ricky is a famed director, credited with such films as “Black Cloud” (2004), and “Our Wild Hearts” (2013), which have also improved his wealth.
Ricky Schroder Net Worth $8 Million
Ricky grew up in Staten Island, with his sister Dawn, raised by his homestay mother, who quit her job at AT&T and took him to photo shoots from when he was three months old. This led to appearances in numerous catalogs, but also to featuring in sixty commercials before he turned six. Little by little, his interest in acting intensified, and in 1979 he made his film debut in “The Champ”, directed by Franco Zeffirelli, and starring Jon Voigt and Faye Dunaway. He continued successfully in the early 1980s, appearing in the films “The Last Fight of Noah`s Ark” (1980), directed by Charles Jarrott and starring Elliott Gould, while he also starred in “Little Lord Fauntleroy” and “The Earthling” in the same year.
In 1982 he was cast as Ricky Stratton in the sitcom “Silver Spoons”, and until 1987 appeared in 116 episodes, which increased his net worth by a large margin. Concurrently, he also appeared in several films, including “A Reason to Live” (1985), and “Apt Pupil” (1987), which were both successes and increased further his net worth. After the show ended, he enrolled at Calabasas High School, but had trouble adjusting to this new environment, and soon returned to acting, although he still attended lessons. By the end of the 1980s, he had appeared in the films “Too Young the Hero” (1988), and “Out on the Edge” (1989); his net worth was established.
With the beginning of the 1990s, he finished high school and enrolled Mesa State College, while also landing roles in several films made for television, including the “Call of the Wild” (1992), “To My Daughter With Love” (1994), and in 1995 he was cast in Tony Scott`s Oscar-nominated “Crimson Tide”, alongside Gene Hackman and Denzel Washington, while continuing with television movies such as “Too Close to Home” (1997), “Heart Full of Rain” (1997), and a role in the TV series “NYPD Blue” (1998-2001), which further increased his net worth.
In 2001 he starred in Russell Mulcahy`s “The Lost Battalion” with Phil McKee and Jamie Harris, and in 2003 appeared with Armand Assante and Lola Glaudini in the action thriller “Consequence”. In 2005, he was cast as Dr. Dylan West in “Strong Medicine” (2005-2006), while in 2007 he featured in the TV series “24”, adding further to his net worth, thanks to the success of the productions. Since then he hasn`t recorded any notable roles, but still appeared in such films as “Blood Done Sign My Name” (2010), and “Get Him to the Greek”, the same year, while in 2013 he featured in Martin Wood`s “Goodnight for Justice: Queen of Hearts” (2013). Most recently he has appeared as Robert Lee Parton in “Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors” (2015), and “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love” (2016).
Thanks to his skills, Ricky has received several prestigious nominations and awards, including a Golden Globe Award in the category New Star of the Year in a Motion Picture – Male for his work on the film “The Champ”, while he also won two Young Artist Awards for his work on the TV series “Silver Spoons”, in categories Best Young Actor in a Comedy Series, and Best Young Actor in a New Television Series, while he also won one Young Artist Award in the category Best Young Motion Picture Actor, for his work on the film “The Earthling”.
Regarding his personal life, Ricky has been married to Andrea Bernard since 1992; the couple has four children. However, according to recent reports, Andrea has filed for divorce as of 13th September 2016.
Ricky is active in different charity organizations, including Childhelp and Racing for Kids, among others.
Currently living with his wife and four kids in Grand Junction, Colorado on their 15,000-acre ranch. 
Scottsdale, Arizona [September 2004]
He and his wife put their Mesa Mood Ranch in Grand Junction, Colorado, up for sale and bought a 21-acre ranch in Topanga, California. [June 2005]
Is of Norwegian and German descent. His great grandmother (whose name was Larsen) came to America from Oslo, Norway. His father's parents (named Schröder) emigrated in the 1940s from Hamburg, Germany, to the United States.
Award: Won the Best Music Video award at the Nashville Film Festival in 2005 for "Whiskey Lullaby".
Ranked #18 in VH1's list of the 100 Greatest Kid Stars.
He was absent from NYPD Blue (1993)'s May 2001 season finale and later announced he would not return to the show because he wanted to devote time to his growing family. His fourth child was due that August.
Member of the National Rifle Association.
Spoke at the Republican National Convention in honor of George W. Bush, 2000.
Listed (as Ricky Schroder) as one of twelve Promising New Actors of 1979 in "John Willis's Screen World," Vol. 31.
In 1987 he was cast to play Todd Bowden in Apt Pupil (1998). This first attempt to film this story ran over budget and stopped production. It was to co-star Nicol Williamson, and it was to be directed by Alan Bridges.
[on changing his credited name] When I turned 18, my agent was like, 'You should change from Ricky to Rick.' So I thought it was a good idea. Rick never really fit. I tried for 18 years to make it work, and no one wanted to call me Rick. It should always have been Ricky. That's what it always should have been, so I'm going back to it.
[on his '80s sitcom Silver Spoons (1982)]: I was never really comfortable doing comedy. Though it was good the first couple of years, there were problems, and it became a stifling experience. I was happy it ended.