Riker, Rydel, Rocky, and Ross are four of five siblings. Ellington goes by his last name Ratliff in order to fit with the pattern of names all starting with "R."
Ross Shor Lynch (born December 29, 1995 in Littleton, Colorado) is the fourth child of five siblings. His favorite color is yellow, movie Romeo and Juliet, band The Script, and sport Ice Hockey. Lynch can play the piano, drums, and bass and sing; however, he specializes in guitar and singing. He danced for the Rage Boyz Crew, a group founded by a dance company in Southern California.
Ross Lynch has been on So You Think You Can Dance and has had guest appearances on shows like Moises Rules!, and can be seen in movies such as Grapple. From 2011 to 2016, he appeared in the Disney Channel television show entitled Austin & Ally, playing the lead male role of Austin Moon, a teenage singer who becomes an overnight sensation and forms a partnership with Ally, a shy songwriter. In early 2012, Lynch began work on the Disney Channel Original Movie, Teen Beach Movie. His first promotional single, "A Billion Hits", was released on April 2, 2012. On July 13, 2012, Lynch released the single "Heard It on the Radio" and, on September 12, 2012, released his debut soundtrack, Austin & Ally from the show of the same name. Lynch had a cameo appearance in the movie Muppets Most Wanted in 2014. He returned in Teen Beach 2 in 2015. Lynch appeared Status Update, which was his first major non-Disney acting project. He also starred in the film My Friend Dahmer, playing the role of serial killer Jeffery Dahmer. Ross and Rocky now have their own band called "The Driver Era" the bands first single is Preacher Man.
Riker Anthony Lynch (born November 8, 1991 in Littleton, Colorado) to parents Mark and Stormie Lynch. He is the oldest of five children, one sister, Rydel, and three brothers, Rocky, Ross, and Ryland. While living in Colorado, the Lynch siblings made up and put on shows for their family when some of them were as young as four or five. In 2008, Riker, decided that he wanted to move to Los Angeles when he was 18 to pursue an acting career. So their parents, Stormie and Mark Lynch, moved the whole family to and Marks business in Los Angeles. so that they could stay together. In the summer he would act in children's versions of plays such as Peter Pan, Aladdin, Annie Get Your Gun, A Chorus Line, and Grease. Riker and his sister Rydel took piano lessons and competed as partners in dance competition.
In October 2009, the family met Ellington Ratliff at a dance studio in California The Rage, where he lived. He is not in the Lynch family; he is a friend. Upon learning that Ellington could play drums, they added the final member, and formed the current R5. Riker is one of the Dalton Academy Warblers on Fox's hit show Glee. He was specifically introduced as Jeff in the season 2 episode "Special Education", appearing there after as one of the Warbler singers in nine more episodes through seasons 2, 3, and 4. He also appeared as a Warbler in the 2011 edition of the Glee Live! In Concert! tour, which performed from May through July 3, 2011 in the U.S., Canada, England and Ireland. A movie was filmed of the tour concert, which includes scenes with Riker performing as Jeff: Glee: The 3D Concert Movie was released on August 12, 2011. The film was released on DVD and Blu-ray on December 20, 2011 under the title Glee: The Concert Movie.