Bryan Ray "Skeet" Ulrich is an American actor. He is best known for his roles in popular 1990s films, as Billy Loomis in Scream and Chris Hooker in The Craft. Since 2017, he has starred as FP Jones on The CW's Riverdale, his other television roles include Paul Callan in the short-lived ABC drama Miracles, Johnston Jacob "Jake" Green, Jr. in the television series Jericho, L. A. P. D. Detective Rex Winters, a former Marine from the Law & Order franchise. Bryan Ray Trout was born on January 1970, in Lynchburg, Virginia, his mother, Carolyn Elaine Wax, owns the special events marketing agency Sports Management Group, his father is a restaurateur. His first stepfather was a NASCAR driver and team owner. Trout's mother has since remarried to Edward Lewis Wax. However, he still regards D. K. Ulrich as his father. Ulrich's maternal uncle is a retired Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Ricky Rudd, his maternal grandfather was Alvin Ray Rudd, Sr. the president of Al Rudd Auto Parts. Ulrich claims his father kidnapped him and his brother when he was six years old, they spent the next three years moving from Florida to New York and to Pennsylvania.
They were reunited with their mother in North Carolina. The nickname "Skeet" originated from the nickname "Skeeter" he was given by his Little League coach because of his small stature. Along with his slight frame, he had poor health, including numerous bouts with pneumonia. Ulrich graduated from Northwest Cabarrus High School. After enrolling at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington to study Marine Biology, he switched to New York University, where he was noticed by playwright David Mamet. In his earliest screen appearances, Ulrich was an uncredited extra in films Weekend at Bernie's and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. After joining the Atlantic Theater Company as an apprentice, Ulrich performed with the group, which got him noticed by director Stacy Cochran, she cast him in a CBS Schoolbreak Special. With her help he received his first notable role on screen in 1996 as the loutish boyfriend of Winona Ryder in Boys; that same year he appeared in The Craft opposite Neve Campbell. He was cast that same year to star alongside Neve Campbell, again, in Wes Craven's hit slasher film Scream.
In 1997, he had a small role as an conflicted gay hustler in As Good as It Gets. He appeared in films like The Newton Boys and Chill Factor, he starred as Juvenal, a young man with stigmata and healing powers in the Paul Schrader film Touch, he appeared in Ride with the Devil, an American Civil War drama directed by Ang Lee. In 2000, he played computer hacker Kevin Mitnick in the film Takedown. On television, Ulrich starred in the short-lived ABC series Miracles and appeared in TNT's multiple Emmy-nominated miniseries Into the West. In 2005, Ulrich acted with Keri Russell in the television film The Magic of Ordinary Days. Ulrich starred as Jake Green on the CBS post-apocalyptic drama Jericho, which premiered on September 20, 2006 and ended its run on March 25, 2008. Ulrich is a recurring guest voice actor on the Adult Swim animated stop-motion sketch comedy series Robot Chicken. In sketches based on G. I. Joe, Ulrich voices the character Duke. Ulrich guest starred in three episodes of CSI: NY as a disturbed killer.
The episodes began airing October 7, 2009. He signed on to star in Law & Order: LA as LAPD Detective Rex Winters but was released from his contract, his character was killed in a drive-by shooting of his house in the ninth episode. As of 2017, he stars as Forsythe Pendleton Jones II, the father of Jughead Jones, in Riverdale on The CW, loosely based on the Archie comic book series. Ulrich appeared in the 2017 Lifetime film I Am Elizabeth Smart as Brian David Mitchell, based on the 2002 abduction and captivity of Elizabeth Smart, he played as Brice in the horror movie Escape Room In 1997, Ulrich married English actress Georgina Cates, whom he met at an Academy Awards party. Their wedding was a small ceremony held on their farmland in Madison County, with only the preacher and their canine companions as guests. Together, the couple have twins, son Jakob Dylan and daughter Naiia Rose, born in 2001. Skeet and Georgina divorced in 2005. In February 2013, Ulrich was in court for a contempt hearing in which it was alleged he owed his former wife $284,861.84 in missed child support payments, to which he pled not guilty.
He married Amelia Jackson-Gray in 2012, they divorced in 2015. In 2016, Ulrich became engaged to model Rose Costa but the couple split in November 2017. Ulrich avoided walking red carpets in the past as he hates getting his picture taken, he felt ambivalent to the fame claiming it was "...not something I was interested in, I was interested in doing things that challenged me."Throughout his life he was into building things such as a tree house and furniture, which he enjoys as, "...with woodworking, I'm in control. That's something I don't get in acting." Skeet Ulrich on IMDb Skeet Ulrich Bio at CBS - Jericho Skeet Ulrich interview
Skeet shooting is a recreational and competitive activity where participants, using shotguns, attempt to break clay targets mechanically flung into the air from two fixed stations at high speed from a variety of angles. Skeet is one of the three major disciplines of competitive clay pigeon shooting; the others are trap sporting clays. There are several types of skeet, including one with Olympic status and many with only national recognition. For the American version of the game, the clay discs are 4 5⁄16 inches in diameter, 1 1⁄8 inches thick, fly a distance of 62 yards; the international version of skeet uses a target, larger in diameter, thinner in cross section, has a thicker dome center, making it harder to break. International targets are thrown a longer distance from similar heights, resulting in a faster target speed; the firearm of choice for this task is a high-quality, double-barreled over and under shotgun with 26- to 30-inch barrels and open chokes. Shooters will choose an improved cylinder choke or a skeet choke, but this is a matter of preference.
Some gun shops refer to this type of shotgun as a skeet gun. Skeet chokes are designed to be a 30-inch circle at 21 yards distance. Alternatively a sporting gun or a trap gun is sometimes used; these have tighter choke. Many shooters of American skeet and other national versions use semi-automatic and pump-action shotguns; the event is in part meant to simulate the action of bird hunting. The shooter shoots from seven positions on a semicircle with a radius of 21 yards, an eighth position halfway between stations 1 and 7. There are two houses that hold devices known as "traps" that launch the targets, one at each corner of the semicircle; the traps launch the targets to a point 15 feet above ground and 18 feet outside of station 8. One trap launches targets from 10 feet above the ground and the other launches it from 3 feet above ground. At stations 1 and 2 the shooter shoots at single targets launched from the high house and the low house shoots a double where the two targets are launched but shooting the high house target first.
At stations 3, 4, 5 the shooter shoots at single targets launched from the high house and the low house. At stations 6 and 7 the shooter shoots at single targets launched from the high house and the low house shoots a double, shooting the low house target first the high house target. At station 8 the shooter shoots one low target; the shooter must re-shoot his first missed target or, if no targets are missed, must shoot his 25th shell at the low house station 8. This 25th shot was once referred to as the shooter's option, as he was able to take it where he preferred. Now, to speed up rounds in competition, the shooter must shoot the low 8 twice for a perfect score. Charles Davis and William Harnden Foster of Andover, Massachusetts invented skeet shooting. In 1920 Davis, an avid grouse hunter, Foster, an avid hunter, painter and author of "New England Grouse Hunting", developed a game, informally called "Shooting around the clock"; the original course took the form of a circle with a radius of 25 yards with its circumference marked off like the face of a clock and a trap set at the 12-o'clock position.
The practice of shooting from all directions had to cease, when a chicken farm started next door. The game evolved to its current setup by 1923 when one of the shooters, William Harnden Foster, solved the problem by placing a second trap at the 6-o'clock position and cutting the course in half. Foster noticed the appeal of this kind of competition shooting, set out to make it a national sport; the game was introduced in the February 1926 issues of National Sportsman and Hunting and Fishing magazines, a prize of 100 dollars was offered to anyone who could come up with a name for the new sport. The winning entry was "skeet"; the word "skeet" derived from the Norwegian word for "shoot". During World War II the American military used skeet to teach gunners the principles of leading and timing on a flying target; the first National Skeet Championship took place in 1926. Shortly thereafter, the National Skeet Shooting Association formed. For his role in perfecting and developing the sport, William "Bill" Foster was named as one of the first members to the National Skeet Shooters Association Hall of Fame in 1970, is now known as "The Father of Skeet".
Olympic and international skeet is one of the ISSF shooting events. It has had Olympic status since 1968, until 1992, was open to both sexes. After that year, all ISSF events have been open to only one sex, so women were disallowed to compete in the Olympic skeet competitions; this was controversial because the 1992 Olympic Champion was a woman, Zhang Shan of China. However, women had their own World Championships, in 2000, a female skeet event was introduced to the Olympic program. In Olympic skeet, there is a random delay of between 0 and 3 seconds after the shooter has called for the target; the shooter must hold his gun so that the buttstock is at mid-torso level until the target appears. Another difference with American skeet is that the sequence to complete the 25 targets in a round of Olympic skeet requires shooters to shoot at doubles, not only in stations 1, 2, 6, 7, as in American skeet, but on 3, 4, 5; this includes a reverse double on station 4. This last double was introduced in the sequence s
Volney Ralph "Skeet" Quinlan was an American football halfback in the National Football League. He played five seasons for the Cleveland Browns. Quinlan was one of the first star running backs to emerge from Texas, he was a college star at San Diego State, though these teams did not experience much success overshadowed by the more prestigious larger programs at USC and UCLA. However, these teams were known for having some of the early forebears of the spread passing attack seen today, using a variety of medium- to long-range passes that would create running lanes for Quinlan, he was regarded as a "speed" back jukeing between defenders in a distinctive motion known as "skeeting." This term has since gone into disuse