Official: Alan Ritchson Cast as Gloss Thursday 09 August, 2012

Lionsgate just announced that Alan Ritchson will be playing Gloss in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire! Admittedly, we haven’t seen him in anything, but does he look the part or what? You may remember that Alan was a rumored Finnick contender! Fun fact: Just like Alexander Ludwig, Alan is a former Abercrombie & Fitch model!

You can follow him on Twitter at @alanritchson.

Update: We talked all about Alan on Episode 71! Go check it out!

Click here for the full press release.
Click here to watch Alan’s American Idol audition — he was in the top 87 contestants on Season 3!
And click here for a short interview with Alan about his role in Smallville.

About the Character:
A former Career tribute from District 1, Gloss and his sister Cashmere (who is also competing in the Games) are enamored of the Capitol.

Alan Ritchson:
Alan Ritchson is the middle son of a retired US Air Force Chief Master Sergeant and a high school teacher. He began his career as a model, working for Abercrombie and Fitch and was also the model for the title character in BEOWULF, with Angelina Jolie.

Ritchson most recently starred in the CBS comedy pilot SUPER FUN NIGHT with Rebel Wilson, and BLUE MOUNTAIN STATE, which aired on Spike TV for three seasons. Previously, Ritchson recurred as “Aquaman” on CW’s SMALLVILLE and appeared in Season 3 of 90210 as a love interest to the character “Teddy Montgomery.”

In addition to acting, Alan continues to pursue music. He released an album in 2005 called “This Is Next Time.” He currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.


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