Ricky Whittle

Ricky Whittle

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Updated On June 25, 2022
Oldham, England
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Oldham, England

Ricky Whittle is an amazing actor and model who first rose to fame after working for Reebok as a model in the early 2000s. Ricky Whittle is popular all over the United Kingdom in the British soap opera, “Hollyoaks” as Calvin Valentine.

Early Life

Ricky Whittle’s birthdate is 31st December 1981 and his birthplace is Oldham, Greater Manchester, England. Whittle is a British native and has been following Christianity. Similarly, Ricky Whittle’s sun sign is Capricorn and his age as of 2022 is thirty-nine years old. Ricky’s birth name is Richard Whittle and he is of mixed (American-English) ethnicity. The name of Ricky’s parents is Harry Whittle and Maggie née Godwin. His father is an African-Caribbean from Jamaica who was working in the Royal Air Force.

On the other hand, Ricky’s mother is a Caucasian from England. Ricky also has 2 younger siblings whose names are Chris and Debbie. He and his family used to move very often due to his father’s profession. Sadly, Ricky was frequently teased and bullied because of his dark skin at school. After Ricky told his mom that he desired to have white skin, his mom told him that she would admire his unique complexion. Since then, Ricky has been taking the comments without hurting himself.

After completing his schooling, Ricky was scouted to take part in professional football both clubs, Arsenal and Celtic. But a sequence of wounds put a close to his desire of being a professional football player. In 1999, Ricky went to the Solent University, Southampton to get an education in law and criminology. At that time, Ricky resumed to surpass in sports and ultimately turned to be the caption of a football team. During the same time, Whittle began modeling and also modeled for the Reebok campaign in the year 2000.

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Caption: Ricky Whittle with his grandfather and father (Source: Instagram)

Career and Professional Life

Ricky Whittle started his career as an actor in the year 2002 when he got the role of Ryan Naysmith in the 6th season of “Dream Team”. It is a British TV series all about a fictitious football group. Soon after that, Ricky quit the university to focus on his career as an actor. Alongside Ryan Naysmith in “Dream Team”, Ricky resumed playing football. But when he was taking part in a charity football match, he injured his legs and Ricky took a lengthy break. The plot of “Dream Team” was made, and in a short time, he got back to resume playing the character of a lady’s man.

Till May 2006, he working for “Dream Team” to its 9th season. In the year 2004, Ricky was present as David Richards in the episode, ‘You Can Choose Your Friends’ of a British medical series, “Holby City” that was premiered on BBC One. After two years in 2006, Ricky was present as police officer Calvin Valentine in a famous British soap opera, “Hollyoaks”, which premiered on Channel 4. Starting on 17th July 2006, Whittle stayed with the show till 16th February 2011, being present in a total of 238 episodes.

In the year 2009, Ricky took part in the 7th season of the famous TV dance competition, “Strictly Come Dancing”. Whittle worked with Natalie Lowe for the contest and ultimately turned to be the runner-up. At this time, Ricky was present as a celebrity guest in many other shows. After leaving “Hollyoaks”, he was present as Eddie Shannon in one of the episodes of “Candy Cabs”, which premiered on 12th April 2011 on BBC One. Then, he made his first appearance in movie with the role of Samuel in a short movie, “Losing Sam” in the same year.

Some more

In the year 2011, Ricky went to Los Angeles to work in the American film industry. He eventually was contracted by the LA talent manager, Ken Jacobson. He also helped Ricky to get the role of Captain George East in the television series, “Austenland”. Then, he got back to England to start filming for the show in the summer of 2012. In the same year, he got the role of Charles in 8 episodes of the American TV show, “Single Ladies”. Then, the actor was present as Lincoln in the “Detour” episode of the police procedural TV series, “NCIS”, premiered on 26th February 2013.

In the year 2014, Ricky got the role of Lincoln in the series, “The 100” and the role of Daniel Zamora in ABC’s series, “Mistresses”. Ricky resumed being present in both of the productions till 2016. Then, the actor quit from “The 100” as the show’s producer was “bullying” him by giving him side roles. As of now, the actor has got the main character of Shadow Moon in the fantasy series, “American Gods”. The series was out on 30th April 2017 and was premiered to that day. Then, in the year 2018, the actor was present as Clint in the Netflix original film, “Nappily Ever After”.

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Caption: Ricky Whittle at a show (Source: Instagram)

Net Worth

Ricky Whittle has been working very hard since he was very young so that he could make a good place in the entertainment industry. As of now, Ricky Whittle has an impressive amount of net worth with a massive amount of fame. The estimated net worth of Ricky Whittle is around $15 million. Some years before, the net worth of the British actor was just around $1 million. Product endorsement.

Relationship Status

Talking about the relationship status, Ricky Whittle has been in a couple of relationships with some girls to this day.  Recently, the actor was in a relationship with actress Kirstina Colonna from the year 2016 to the year 2018. Before this, Ricky Whittle was in a romantic relationship with his ‘Hollyoaks’ co-star Carley Stenson. This happened between the years 2007 and 2009. Even after breaking up with each other, Ricky Whittle and Carley Stenson are close friends now. Other than this, Ricky Whittle has never been in controversy and rumors as well.

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Caption: Ricky Whittle with his ex-girlfriend (Source: Instagram)

Body Measurement

As for the body measurements of Ricky Whittle, he has a good height of 5 feet 9 inches or else 175 cm or 1.75 m. Ricky Whittle also has a muscular body type with a suitable body weight of 72 kg or 154 lbs. Similarly, the British actor’s body measurements are 38 inches, 32inches, and 35 inches. The size of Ricky Whittle’s biceps is 14.5 inches and he has been wearing a shoe size of 8 (US). Furthermore, Ricky Whittle has a dark complexion with a pair of black eyes and black short hair.

Social Media

Coming to the social media part, Ricky Whittle has been quite active there for a long time now. Ricky Whittle has several social media accounts where he has already gained thousands of followers. As on Instagram, Ricky Whittle has 1.1 million followers. Similarly, Ricky Whittle has already gained 397.5 thousand followers on his Twitter account as of July 2021. The British actor also has a Facebook page with a number of followers. However, it looks like Ricky Whittle is no more active on Facebook.