Riker was born in Littleton, Colorado. He is the eldest of five children born to Mark and Stormie Lynch. 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, and in the summer he would act in kid versions of plays such as Peter Pan, Aladdin, Annie Get Your Gun, A Chorus Line, and Grease. Riker and his siblings would constantly put on concerts in their basement for the rest of the family singing and dancing to Michael Jackson, Elvis, Backstreet Boys, and *NSYNC. Riker and his sister Rydel took piano lessons and competed as partners in dance competitions.
In 2007, Riker moved with his family to California to pursue a career as a young entertainer.
After moving to Los Angeles, one of Riker's brothers, Rocky Lynch, began showing interest in playing the guitar; he taught himself how to play and got into bands like Fall Out Boy and Green Day. Rocky later taught their younger brother Ross to play guitar and taught Riker to play the bass. Rydel, already knowing how to play a little piano, took up the instrument again, and in October 2009 the family met Ellington Ratliff at a dance studio. Learning that Ratliff could play drums they added the final member and using Ratliff's last name they completed R5.
Riker Lynch - Age 20 Riker's Headshots
6' 0" 150 lbs
Skills and Training:
All Dance Styles, Singing, Gymnastics, Capoeira, XMA, Basketball, Hockey, Soccer, Swimming, Archery, Guitar, Drums