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Walker, Sean


  • LAST NAME: Walker
  • FIRST NAME: Sean
  • OCCUPATION: Video Game Programmer
  • HOMETOWN: Chicago, Illinois


Quintessential boy next-door and self-proclaimed geek. Graduate of MIT. in Computer Science and a (mostly) reformed hacker, Sean spent his college days in front of a computer, and now freelances as a video game programmer and                                                &. Smart and confident, he wears his heart on his sleeve.

Sean grew up in a low-income household in the suburbs of Chicago. He showed a gift for computer programming from an early age. As his family could not afford a computer of its own, Sean would spend his spare time at his school's computer lab or at the library, often losing track of time and spending hours upon hours writing games and programs of all kinds.

This passion became his only refuge when at the age of 10,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sean's high school years were spent moving around, going wherever his father could find a job.


As soon as he graduated high school, Sean left home and headed out to MIT. Thanks to his wits, his amazing computer skills, three jobs, and a lot of financial aid, Sean started a bachelor's in computer engineering.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Sean was also an active member of his school's swim team.                                                                                                                   Although their relationship has gone through ups and downs, Sean is absolutely confident that Leila is the woman he will marry and spend the rest of his life with. Over the years, the Buchanans have become a surrogate family of sorts.

Finally ready to propose,                                                                                              & Sean headed out                                                & having planned every minute detail of his proposal.

Except nothing went according to plan.


  • Sean was addicted to World of Warcraft until Leila made him give it up.
  • A big Stephen King lover, he has read "The Stand" seven times.

Jason Ritter

Jason Ritter as Sean Walker

Jason Ritter stars as Sean Walker, an unlikely hero who gets entangled in an immense government conspiracy when his would-be fianc�e Leila (Sarah Roemer) mysteriously disappears during their Caribbean cruise in NBC's new high-octane conspiracy thriller The Event.

Ritter will next be seen in the independent film "The Dry Land," opposite America Ferrera, Ryan O'Nan and Melissa Leo. The film premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, and recently won the prize for international premiere at the 2010 Edinburgh Film Festival.

Ritter has just completed production on "The Perfect Family," opposite Emily Deschanel and Kathleen Turner. He also recently finished filming the independent features "A Bag of Hammers," opposite Rebecca Hall, and "Morning" opposite Laura Linney and Jeanne Tripplehorn.

Ritter was last seen starring onscreen in "Peter and Vandy," opposite Jess Weixler. The film premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize. Ritter also starred in and co-produced "Good Dick," written and directed by Marianna Palka, which was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance in 2008.

Among Ritter's other film credits are "The Education of Charlie Banks," "Our Very Own," "Happy Endings," "Mumford," and "Raise Your Voice."

Ritter recently guest-starred in a multi-episode arc on NBC's critically acclaimed "Parenthood." His other television credits include series regular roles on "The Class" and "Joan of Arcadia."

Ritter starred as the lead in the Lincoln Center production of Wendy Wasserstein's "Third," opposite Dianne Wiest, Charles Durning, Amy Aquino, and Gaby Hoffmann, directed by Daniel Sullivan. His additional theater credits include the off-Broadway production of Tom Donaghy's "The Beginning of August" and the role of Tim in the world premiere of Neil LaBute's play "The Distance from Here" at London's Almeida Theatre (directed by David Leveaux).

Ritter is a graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where he studied at the Atlantic Theatre Company. He also studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London.